Going abroad for plastic surgery

Written by 22 April 2010 943 views 4 Comments

They say plastic surgery is growing trend in America but plastic surgery is growing trend all around the world. Plastic surgery is deemed as safe in U.S and for the most part if the individual is aware of the risks and knows for certain that the procedure is what they want. In most places around the world and here in Phoenix breast augmentation is the most popular of all cosmetic surgeries. Like most all other plastics surgeries popularity began to rise in the 90s and women anywhere from 20-60 were having breast augmentation. All around the world and in Phoenix Cosmetic surgery has become so popular that girls as young as 14 are seeking out plastic surgeons to perform their procedures.

In the U.S most plastic surgeons will not perform cosmetic surgery on anyone under the age of 18. Plastic surgery is also very costly in the U.S in phoenix liposuction will cost more than likely double than what it might cost someone outside of the country. In the US some doctors have performed the lap band surgery on teenagers and after the weight loss these teenagers are now seeking to have a tummy tuck. In most places in the US and in Phoenix tummy tuck surgery is not to be done on anyone under 20 but some surgeons even prefer that their patient be a little older than child bearing age. Therefore the parents of these young girls and boys are taking them out of the country to have their surgeries. This is reoccurring in a lot of countries but in china it has become a bigger issue than most. One through two percent of all plastic surgery in china is botched; because of this majority of the population in china seeking plastic surgery go to South Korea to have cosmetic procedures.

Generally people seek out the cheapest plastic surgery, but not in China. The cost of plastic surgery in Korea is much higher than the cost in china some doctors some say it is because of the expertise of the surgeon, but Surgeons in China and even Korea where tons of Chinese patients are going for surgery are saying that it is a bad idea to go out of the country in which one lives for plastic surgery. When patients go abroad for surgery the well being and health of the patient may not be cared for. In most cases patients don’t know the qualifications of their surgeons and might not be going to a skilled surgeon who has their best interest in mind. Patients who leave the U.S to have plastic surgery usually do so because surgeons in the US will not perform on patients with a history of serious medical problems. In other countries they might not look at the patient’s medical history and the risk of death has increased for that patient.

A lot of doctors in the US have seen the damage that doctors out side of the country have done to some plastic surgery patients. Some times the damage is too great to fix and other times the damage might be fixable but the scarring will be a lot. Patients that went outside the country to have plastic surgery in order to save money now end up paying at least twice the amount they would have paid the first time having the surgery done by a qualified surgeon in their state.

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