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Surgical Travel, anyone??

Old 11-06-2021, 10:32 AM
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Surgical Travel, anyone??

Medical tourism is becoming extremely popular for different reasons: patients seeking specialists that offer procedures not found locally (ie: silicone breast implants over 800cc, or specific reconstructive procedures). Many travel destinations offer state of the art facilities and top-notch internationally renowned doctors (such as Dubai, which has become one of the most popular cosmetic destinations in the world over the last few years). Other destinations offer the same surgeries offered in the USA, but at a discounted price (ie: traveling to Latin America or Istanbul for surgeries one could not necessarily afford stateside). Not to mention, the idea of combining a vacation with plastic surgery is like two birds with one stone, with a built-in perfect excuse to be unavailable in the days following a procedure.

Drawbacks would include: potential recovery complications during air travel (especially for procedures involving the booty, in which you aren't supposed to sit in the weeks following surgery... for this reason I am having my BBL done locally; I am VERY lucky because my BBL surgeon is local but also an internationally renowned pioneer in this regard). Another drawback would be insurance (mentioned in another thread), and the fact that most of the "vacation" will not be spent vacationing. Another obvious drawback would be the extra research involved in making sure the surgeon is well-qualified and that all safety protocol is adhered to (ie: clean facilities are important to ensuring no future complications like infection or capsular contraction). Not to mention: follow-up care; I imagine the more local the surgeon, the better the follow-up care, especially if complications arise. Language barriers would also be a factor to consider, and an issue I have come across while researching qualified European surgeons who specialize in XL BAs.

Thoughts?? Has anyone else traveled abroad for surgery, or considering traveling abroad for surgery? What were your experiences, concerns, questions, advice? I'd love to hear from others interested in this subject, so we can all weigh the pro's and con's of surgical travel in order to better navigate our options.

Thanks, ladies! Crossing my fingers that this forum is still active enough to ignite this thread lol.

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Old 11-08-2021, 07:28 AM
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Following. I'm curious too.

I believe @pale_princess is stateside and recently flew to Dr. Plovier (Belgium) for a BA. But she hasn't been on here in a few months, so I don't know for sure.
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Old 11-10-2021, 05:48 PM
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I have had 3 surgeries and plan to travel abroad for my 2nd Brazilian Butt Lift. The results just look sooo much better and facilities are just as nice. Also my team has translators because they get a ton of overseas patients and the surgeon speaks English as well. My first surgeon did an ok job but, Colombia is just waayy better at smooth lipo lol that's my primary motivator ...a more flawless finish without all the rocky road uneven places. My boyfriend also speaks Spanish so im blessed. I also want to do porcelain veneers while im over there. Many celebrities go to Colombia for that as well. So we will see.

After that I will get cellulite treatment (Cellfina) with Dr. Bandy in L.A. about 6-9months later.
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Old 11-11-2021, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Melanincurls_XL View Post
I have had 3 surgeries and plan to travel abroad for my 2nd Brazilian Butt Lift. The results just look sooo much better and facilities are just as nice. Also my team has translators because they get a ton of overseas patients and the surgeon speaks English as well. My first surgeon did an ok job but, Colombia is just waayy better at smooth lipo lol that's my primary motivator ...a more flawless finish without all the rocky road uneven places. My boyfriend also speaks Spanish so im blessed. I also want to do porcelain veneers while im over there. Many celebrities go to Colombia for that as well. So we will see.

After that I will get cellulite treatment (Cellfina) with Dr. Bandy in L.A. about 6-9months later.
Out of curiosity, since you're stateside and have travelled abroad, do you have any knowledge of what happens in a medical malpractice situation out of the country? I'm not sure if you've encountered that, or obtained any legal advice on it. I definitely wouldn't wish it on anyone, but for the sake of being fully informed, I'm kind of curious how that goes.
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