21 September 2009

I'm so glad that more warnings have come out to try and explain to people why having cosmetic surgery on holiday isn't a good idea. Medical tourism is a massive risk in many cases, with people jetting off to be treated by doctors they've never met in unfamiliar surroundings yet somehow hoping that they will experience the professional and relaxing service they deserve. Sadly, that's not the way it turns out for lots of people who go abroad in search of cheaper prices for their cosmetic surgery. Many UK surgeons, both from private clinics and even from the NHS, have revealed that they find many patients coming to them with problems that have arisen from incompetent surgery aboard. Not only that, but I can't think of anything scarier than suffering complications and not having access to my doctor or maybe not even sharing the same language! If I wanted a breast enlargement or liposuction I would treasure the opportunity to speak to my doctor plenty of times both before and after the procedure so that I knew exactly what the process would involve and so that I could build a trusting relationship. Aside from all the risks, I have to say that on a personal level I can't really understand why people would choose to have their cosmetic surgery on holiday. When I go on holiday to other countries, I want to be able to spend that time either relaxing in the sun or exploring a different culture. When recuperating after any type of surgery, no matter how minor, I want my own creature comforts around me!