Monday, February 8, 2010

How Much Does Cosmetic Surgery Cost?

Monday, February 8, 2010One of the most popular reasons for medical tourism is to get cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery done. These are Americans who are looking either for not only lower prices but also hospitals that are taking advantage of the newest technologies. And don’t forget that you can also do some very exotic sight-seeing in places like Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama that are popular cosmetic surgery destinations.

When going abroad for plastic surgery, you should compare prices between countries and hospitals. Expect to pay 40% to 80% less than what you expect in the USA or the UK. The cost will be determined by your current condition, the type of surgery and other special features. Of course, getting top quality accommodations and other features will also equate to a more expensive medical tourism package. You can get any type of procedure available in America, such as tummy tucks, liposuction, nose jobs, face lifts, breast augmentation, chin repair and many more.

The price tag of tummy tucks in the States is around $8000 to $8500. Breast augmentation will cost you around $6000 to $6500 in America, but getting it in Southeast Asia will only cost you about $2000 to $3000. Expect to spend around $8000 to $8500 for breast lifts in the States. If you plan to get it overseas, you can slash costs by 40% to 75%. Breast reduction will charge you about $8000 to $9000 in first world countries. However, if you choose to go for a medical tourism package, you will only be charged around $5000. Lap-band surgery in America costs around $18000, but getting it in Asia only costs around $6000 to $10000. Read more about each country and determine which factors make it very competitive for medical tourism, specifically cosmetic surgery. For example, Thailand is highly recommended for its breast lifts and breast augmentation procedure. You can get excellent results when it comes to liposuction and tummy tucks in the Philippines. A lot of individuals travel to Jordan or Israel for lap-band surgery, facelifts and nose jobs.

Also make certain that the medical institution you are visiting is accredited by the JCI or Trent. Learn more about the available facilities and technology they have.

Most medical doctors recommend that you obtain insurance covering your treatment abroad, just in case you experience untoward incidents or are not fully satisfied with the results. There are policies available today covering traveling medical tourists. The coverage will include recovery period and follow-up procedures and surgeries if needed.


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