The American Society of Plastic Surgeons educates people about the risk of going outside the U.S. for procedures.
5 Things You Should Know About Plastic Surgery Tourism
1. Cosmetic surgery is real surgery and has some risks. Every surgery, including cosmetic surgery, has some risks involved. These risks may increase during vacation-related plastic surgery.
2. Vacation-related activities may compromise your health after having a procedure. Cosmetic surgery trips are marketed as vacations, but vacation activities should be avoided after surgery in order to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.
3. Travel + surgery significantly increases risk of complications. Did you know that long flights or surgery can increase the potential risk of developing pulmonary embolism and blood clots?
4. You may not be legally protected in the U.S.
There are no U.S. laws that protect patients or mandate the training and qualifications of physicians who perform plastic surgery outside the United States. There may be no legal recourse if surgical negligence occurs.
5. Bargain surgery may not be a bargain. Patients can incur additional costs for revision surgeries and complications that may total more than the cost of the initial operation if originally performed in the U.S.
Procedures in the U.S. Can Be Affordable
Dr. Robert Bolling and his staff provide unbeatable value and unparalleled expertise for cosmetic procedures in Fayette and Fairhope, Alabama. Many clients come from other states and overnight accommodations can be discussed. Dr. Bolling has a stellar rating with BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Surveys and the staff is available to answer any questions. Take the advice of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and do your homework before having any procedure done!