Have caution with surgeons abroad


Friday 24th October 2008

More and more people who are thinking of going under the knife are contemplating going overseas to take advantage of the dramatically lower prices than here in the UK. But what do you value most – your happiness, health and wellbeing or a few measly pounds?

Having cosmetic surgery is not a quick decision, and if you are thinking about it, it’s so important to do your research and really get to know your potential surgeon. Sure there are some reputable clinics abroad, but there are also many rogue practices.

Firstly, you must find out all you can about the clinic, how many patients they’ve had, what they had done, success rates, are they registered with an approriate regulating body – it’s also a good idea to go and visit the clinic before you make any decisions. Spending money on an extra trip would save you from a lifetime of misery if things went wrong. It sounds stupid, but making sure you and your surgeon speak a common language is also very important to ensure clear communication and so they can inform you of any risks.

Everyone loves a bargain, but it’s only a bargain if it’s successful. Investigate whether the clinic offers any follow up health-checks, warranties etc. To read about this from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, please click here, and feel free to discuss amongst yourselves below.


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