Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj
Dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in nose surgery
New York City
Fixes per year: 10 to 15
What Needs Fixing. I most commonly fix poorly placed or infected nasal implants, persistent fatty or bulbous tips, and scarring.
Risk Assessment. I don’t think it’s an issue of poorer care but of rhinoplasty surgery being performed by inexperienced surgeons.
Misconceptions. Prospective patients are not aware that the licensing conditions for plastic surgery abroad differ vastly from those in the United States. There is a consequent danger that customers will focus on the promised outcome and the apparent cost savings, rather than analyzing the medical facilities and surgical competence of the team conducting the procedure.
Patients also do not think about the fact the complications could arise from their surgery once they are home or even immediately following surgery. When a patient chooses to have surgery in a foreign country, aftercare for their cosmetic procedure is most likely not included. Because medical standards vary abroad, you may end up leaving the surgical facility without being fully recovered.
Last, in the event that a complication does arise, most travel insurance policies will not cover the cost of repatriation or restorative surgery since traveling for the purpose of surgery or medical treatment is usually a disclaimer for all but a specialist.