Medical Tourism – Trend of the Century

Posted on January 5, 2009. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , |

Many new agencies and countries that offer affordable plastic surgery are appearing everywhere. These countries aim to deliver world class surgeries at very affordable plastic surgery cost to patients who are willing to fly abroad for either urgent or elective medical procedures. What was known before as risky and life threatening – is now known as “medical tourism” and is fast becoming a world wide multibillion-dollar industry.

There are several reasons why patients fly half way around the world for health care. Medical tourist from the U.S. are overburdened by high plastic surgery cost and the same goes to their health insurance policies that don’t cover overseas medical services. This resulted to a growing number of American medical tourists that seek affordable plastic surgery in Argentina where health care is much more affordable but without bargaining quality. Many Americans are also flying to India, Brazil and Costa Rica for affordable plastic surgery and dental work.

Patients from Canada are often frustrated to be accomodated immediately. Good news is, medical tourism has no waiting times, you can consult and make future appointments to physicians and surgeons abroad and they will be happy to receive you as soon as you get there.

Britons can’t wait for treatment by the National Health Service but also can’t afford to see a physician in private practice. The reason why patients from Great Britain are opting to get plastic surgery in Argentina, in India or Brazil.

For others, the chance of visiting foreign countries for affordable plastic surgery while enjoying a tropical vacation is a great experience. Plastic surgery in Argentina, in India, Brazil and almost every country that offers medical tourism has combined packages for patients who want to spend a week or two in the fascinating recuperation resorts in their country of choice. This trend has seduced millions of patients from the United States to the sunny beach paradise of famous medical tourism destinations.

Patients must also consider the dangers and risks that comes with medical tourism. There are several factors one must pay close attention to if you have finally decided to undergo surgery abroad. For those who wrinkle their noses at the thought of going under the knife in a foreign, let alone still-developing, country, the American Medical Association introduced a set of guidelines for medical tourism. The AMA advocates that insurance companies, employers and others involved in the medical tourism field provide proper follow-up care, tell patients of their rights and legal recourse, use only accredited facilities, and inform patients of “the potential risks of combining surgical procedures with long flights and vacation activities,” among other recommendations.

See AMA guidelines

If you want to know more information on how to redesign your body in Argentina, you can visit GoSculptura and get your free surgeon consultation and a free preview of how you will look like after the surgery.


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