Cosmetic surgery is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, although statistics have shown many Brits are choosing to travel abroad to have their procedures done. Breast augmentation is the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, but many people are choosing to travel to Poland to have their surgery, as reported in the Daily Mail. The Czech Republic is where most British people go for a nose job, and Belgium is considered to be the best place to go for a tummy tuck.
Whether you like in the UK, US, or anywhere else in the world, there can be more risks when travelling abroad to have surgery, including the language barrier. If you cannot speak the same language as the clinic you are going to, or they cannot speak the same language as you, you may be faced with an uphill climb if anything goes wrong.
If you’re interested in medical tourism, there are reputable cosmetic surgeons in other countries but you need to make sure you can communicate effectively before any surgery takes place. The key thing is to research the clinic you are going to and see if they can speak your language and if they abide by any regulatory bodies. There are appropriate guidelines for clinics in England, and cosmetic surgery companies like MYA are very open about their customer care and follow all the right steps to ensure the safest possible experience for patients.
It is important to remember that cosmetic surgery is a decision that should not be taken lightly, whether you chose to have the procedure in the UK or abroad. Research everything about the procedure you are wanting, and make sure you have consultations with a qualified surgeon before agreeing to anything. Also ask about their patient aftercare, and if you feel somewhere is not up to scratch, don’t use them. It’s worth waiting and finding a full trained and qualified surgeon with a strong medical background before you undertake anything.
All surgery, cosmetic or otherwise, comes with risks and it’s important to understand this. If you chose to have your surgery abroad, and something were to go wrong on your arrival home, you might not be able to fly back out to have the problem fixed. It’s not a negative thing to have surgery abroad, but it something that needs to be thought about and researched properly.