Although some people may think that going overseas to have cosmetic surgery is the cheaper option, this may not actually be the case. The cost of the procedure may be lower, but there are other hidden costs to account for and take into consideration when making your final decision. 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.
Infection is a serious danger for travelling patients as well, in addition to increased swelling, blood-clots, and in severe cases, pulmonary embolisms. The ASPS includes protruding scars, hematomas, and unsatisfactory results as additional risks of surgery overseas.
Complications such as infection may require a secondary medical procedure. While a surgeon here 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 or materials used. These factors make the secondary procedure more difficult and risk further complications. This all adds to the cost of the total procedure performed initially.
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.