Cosmetic Surgery Made Affordable with Currency Exchange
What can we say about the US dollar?? At best, it is the cleanest dirty shirt on the rack. When it comes to Cosmetic Surgery, money translated to weaker currencies is money can produce value–if, you have done your homework.
Many surgeons who operate in other countries have also had education or a fellowship in the US. As the world gets smaller, it is possible to check out a physician’s qualifications. Here are some websites you can use:
Many international accrediting bodies are linked with the World Health Organization through the mother of all accreditors, the https://www.isqa.org. This association covers over twenty-five countries, doctors and facilities.
These days, with smart phone in hand, we are all suddenly reporters and reviewers. Odds are that whomever you are considering, someone out there has written a review. Keep in mind that a negative review is not a deal breaker: it could be for reasons other than performance of a surgeon or facility.
It also depends on what procedure you are interested in. Also, I would highly recommend that you plan to couple your surgery with a stay of at least two weeks in the location you choose. Many patients are going to Thailand, and an equal amount are making the same mistake: they get numerous procedures at one time, and they go home too soon.
Even if you are traveling to Manhattan from New Jersey, do not, under any circumstances get eight procedures at one time. The Australian government has reported that it spends an average of $30,000 on each patient returning from Thailand. (Australia has socialized medicine.) This should be a matter of common sense, but many simply do not utilize the grey matter between their ears.
Even two procedures at the same time puts undue strain on your body. One of my closest friends did that in the good old USA. Nothing terrible happened, but she reported a longer than expected recuperation time.
For Americans, the most popular places to find quality cosmetic surgery care are Costa Rico, Mexico and Brazil. Taking your time and taking advantage of the exchange rate of the dollar could get you a two-for. A fabulous holiday and a ” well-rested” look. To those nations, I will add Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
Why not escape the winter, or summer heat with a trip to South America? It’s fun once you know how!