Travelling overseas to receive cosmetic treatment can be dangerous and costly. Although some people may think that it’s the cheaper option, that might not end up being the case. The actual cost of the procedure may be lower, but there are other hidden costs to account for. Typically, surgeons in the U.S. include postoperative care and follow-up visits when providing the total cost, and these are not always included (or paid for) when going overseas.
Additionally, many of the activities you’ll be doing during your post-operation greatly increase the risk for complications. Your ability to move around or reposition your body is limited in a car, airplane, or train. Bag lifting, standing for long periods of time, and limited access to normal comforts can compromise recovery and increase the risk for complications. These can range from infection, increased swelling, blood-clots, and in severe cases, pulmonary embolisms. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons includes protruding scars, hematomas, and unsatisfactory results as additional risks of surgery overseas.
Serious complication may even require a secondary medical procedure. While a surgeon in the U.S. is likely equipped to perform the secondary procedure, they may not be aware of the initial surgeon’s plan for the first procedure or the type of technology/materials used. These factors make the secondary procedure more difficult and risk further complications. These are all serious dangers to your health and add-ons to the total cost.
Remember, it is hard to put a price on your health and safety. If price is the main concern drawing you overseas, ask us about our credit payment plan. We’re happy to work with you to find a method that fits your budget. There is nothing more important than having a safe and positive experience with satisfying results, and you can trust us to ensure that.