In the last few years, medical tourism has skyrocketed in popularity. More and more people are now traveling outside of the country to receive medical treatment or surgery at a discounted rate. However, just because plastic surgery in another country is cheaper does not mean it is your best option. In fact, plastic surgery performed in another country can be risky, since it may not always be clear what kind of care you will receive there.
Recently, the New York Daily News covered the story of a young mother from Bronx, New York, who traveled to the Dominican Republic to undergo a routine tummy tuck procedure. Sadly, the woman died of a pulmonary embolism on the operating table.
The appeal of going to other countries for plastic surgery has always been the inexpensive prices. While deaths following plastic surgery procedures are fortunately quite rare, your health should never be compromised for an inexpensive surgical procedure. Before you decide to travel outside the United States for plastic surgery, it is important to do your homework about the procedure, and also look into your surgeon’s background. Naturally, it is best to get information from a surgeon closer to your home.
Prior to surgery, be certain to ask your plastic surgeon the following questions:
- How many years of experience do you have, and how many of these surgeries have you performed?
- How and where will this surgery be performed?
- What are the risks associated with this procedure?
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of support will you offer me during during my recovery?
- Can you show me photos of past results associated with the procedure?
The primary concern of any plastic surgeon should be caring for you, and making sure that you receive the best care possible. It is also important to remember that there are plastic surgeons near your home that are more than willing to work with you. Most doctors offer financing plans that will allow you to receive the surgery you need to look and feel more confident about your body!
Plastic surgeon in West Orange and Jersey City
There is no need to travel for plastic surgery! If you’re interested in finding out more about the tummy tuck procedure or any surgery we offer, contact us today and schedule an appointment. You can reach our West Orange office at 973-324-9455, and our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to hearing from you.