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27 January 2012 :: 21:01:41 pm 61587

The Best Plastic Surgery Procedures from the Top Countries Offering Med Tourism

Medical tourism is a global phenomenon for wellness spas, Ayurvedic healing and plastic surgery procedures as it become more popular to people who realize that affordable plastic surgery is also available in countries abroad.
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Just by the year 2006, The National Coalition for Health Care stated that more than 500, 000 Americans traveled abroad to undergo surgery from skillful plastic surgeons and superior hospitals. South Africa, Central America and Asia offer medical tourism for plastic surgery procedures that have success rates second to none in the world.

According to a report published by The Global Industry Analysts, Inc. last February of this year, the Cosmetic Procedures Market of United States will have reach to US$17.5 Billion by 2015. This is despite the current economic trend and recession in the country. Several factors contribute to this growing demand of both surgical and non-surgical enhancements to the Americans, including youth who desire to look good and earn higher degree of competition at work. Media is considered as one of the top factors in the growth of the market after broadcasting several weight loss and reality television programs.

After the United States, Brazil is the next largest market for plastic surgery. Brazilian women give importance to their appearance and considering that the place is near the cost and beach, Brazilians set to beauty and diet regime. The country offers procedures for very low cost and gives a high quality of service, which make it more attractive for traveling patients. Some procedures are one-third of the price for the same procedure in the U.S. The face and neck lift procedures at the clinic of Ivo Pitanguy are sought after by people from all over the world.

Singapore has some excellent hospitals and is world famous for its biotechnology. They are very strong in stem cell research and regenerative therapies. Singapore is also well known for their organ transplant surgeries. Best plastic surgeons should only be considered for reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgery because they can make sure of the patient’s safe and successful surgery.

In Costa Rica, Central America, the people pride themselves on age management. They have medical spas that are welcoming people from all over the world for cosmetic surgery. They offer every type of procedure including breast implants, liposuction, abdominoplasty, cosmetic dentistry and much more. Along with Costa Rica, Panama also offers face lifts for one fourth of their price in the U.S.

The phrase Scalpel Safari has been coined in South Africa to describe the growing number of people who come for plastic surgery and stay for wild life adventure. The face lifts are also very affordable at less than a fourth of the cost in the U.S. They also specialize in cosmetic dental surgery at very affordable prices.

Hungary is a popular medical tourism destination for Austrians and Germans as well as people from all over Europe. It is very nearby so they don’t have to travel far. Affordable plastic surgery procedures are an attraction to tourists. Cosmetic dentistry is the most popular and most procedures are a third to a half the cost in the U.S. and U.K.

In Asia, South Korea is the cosmetic surgery capital. South Koreans have the most plastic surgery per capita of any other country. Their plastic surgeons are well trained, and this along with their clean, modern clinics attracts over 19,000 patients a year for some cosmetic surgery procedure. The surgeons are experts at blepharoplasty also known as eyelid surgery. Patients come from Japan looking for nose jobs, facelifts and skin-whitening as well as eyelid surgery.

The medical tourism industry in Malaysia has grown rapidly in the last few years. Cosmetic surgery is a specialty and the excellent health care infrastructure along with the very low prices is attracting medical tourists by the thousands.

India offers the most affordable plastic surgery of all medical tourism destinations. Some procedures are a tenth of the cost in the U.S. They have private health care chains that have highly trained surgeons and the latest medical technology. One other benefit of plastic surgery in India is English. It is important that all medical records are kept in English for patients from the U.S. or U.K.

The health care system in Thailand has been modernized through funding by the Rockefeller Foundation. They funded American medical education for Thai men and women, so they can have a world class medical system. They are famous for their plastic surgery procedures including otoplasty and blepharoplasty.

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