by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Oct. 16, 2014, 1:31 p.m.
When it comes to plastic surgery abroad, do your research first. Patients often think that plastic surgery abroad is less costly, however, you should consider any potential savings against potential risks.
Think about the following before making your decision:
1. Bargain surgery may not be a bargain in the end
Revision surgeries tend to be more costly. If there is need for revision, costs for revision surgeries and complications may cost more than the cost of operation if it was initially performed in the United States.
2. You may be endangering your health with vacation related activities after undergoing surgery
Often, cosmetic surgery abroad is advertised with vacation packages. It is important to be well informed about the procedure that you are undergoing as with some cosmetic surgery procedures, vacation activities are restricted. Depending on the surgery, patients are advised to stay out of the sun, avoid drinking and certain physical activities in order to reduce the risk of complications and heal properly. Cosmetic surgery trips are often marketed as vacations. It is recommended that vacation activities should be limited or avoided after surgery to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.
3. Cosmetic surgery is real surgery, and no surgery is risk free
No surgery is risk free, complications after surgery may increase during vacation related plastic surgery. “Our priority here is to provide patients with utmost quality of care. Our office provides patients with follow-up care after surgery, and detailed after-care instructions. Patients don’t always find adequate care abroad after undergoing plastic surgery,” says Dr. Kassir
Always remember that there are no shortcuts to quality!
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