Over the last several years, plastic surgery has steadily risen in popularity all around the globe, and surgeons in several countries are becoming known for specializing in specific types of procedures. This regionalized specialization, combined with lower cosmetic surgery prices abroad, has led to many people traveling to foreign countries in order to get operations performed. So where should you go if you're looking to go under the knife? Here is a plastic surgery travel guide, detailing the best place to get some of the most popular procedures.
Plastic surgery is incredibly common in South Korea. In fact, approximately one in five women in the country have undergone some type of procedure, and facelifts account for a high percentage of the operations performed each year. And the cost when compared to the U.S. is significantly lower, averaging about $6,000 to $7,000 less.
Brazil is known the world over for its voluptuous women, so the doctors there have a leg up when it comes to adding curves. In recent years, the country has become one of the top destinations for both breast and butt augmentations. And not only are the patients there typically satisfied with the results, but they get to spend their recovery time looking at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Due to the high volume of rhinoplasty procedures performed there, Iran was recently (and unofficially) named the nose job capital of the world. According to recent statistics, cosmetic surgeons in Iran perform more than seven times the number of rhinoplasty operations that U.S. doctors do each year. While Iran may not be the safest travel destination, especially for Americans, there are relatively safe areas in the country where patients can get a world-class nose job.
Over the last couple of decades, eyelid surgery has gained popularity in China. Supposedly, this increase is the result of western influences changing some of the country’s beauty ideals, but whatever the cause, the fact is that Chinese cosmetic surgeons currently perform more than two million eyelid surgeries a year. Although the price has risen slightly in recent years, at roughly $1,500 the cost is still lower than the U.S. average.
If you're thinking about having cosmetic surgery, then traveling abroad may be the way to go. Recently, a number of specialized travel agencies have cropped up that can orchestrate your hotel stay as well as schedule your surgical procedures. Not only do these services make the whole process more convenient, but they can also help ensure that your cosmetic procedure is performed by a reputable doctor.
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