In the past decade, cosmetic surgery tourism became a phenomenon. All-inclusive vacation packages include cosmetic surgery for more affordable prices than cosmetic procedures in the United States. There are popular destinations where a patient can enjoy a vacation simultaneously with cosmetic surgery from skilled and trained surgeons.
Many people who are planning for plastic surgery are discouraged by health care risks and the exorbitant prices of cosmetic procedures. A perfect solution is to go to Turkey that ranks 2nd in Europe and 9th globally in the number of plastic surgeons. In fact, Turkey has become a popular destination for medical tourism.
In 2018, medical tourism in Turkey was estimated at about £1.8 billion. The growth in demand can be attributed to the high number of well educated, talented and experienced surgeons. Cosmetic procedures are performed for a much lower price compared to the UK and the rest of Europe. Labour and operational costs are much lower in Turkey that is why it can offer more affordable cosmetic procedures.
The most popular treatments that UK patients undergo while in Turkey include liposuction, breast implants, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, breast lift and facial surgery. Aside from the lower costs, patients return to the UK with great satisfaction.
Meanwhile, Gulsultan Dogan, founder of MCAN Health is concerned about the negative news about medical tourism in Turkey. Misinformation is misleading patients in the UK. People must not generalize because there are good and bad surgeons everywhere, not only in Turkey. Risks can be minimized during plastic surgery if the patient chooses experienced surgeons at accredited hospitals.
Gulsultan advises people who are planning for plastic surgery to choose a trustworthy and reliable travel agency that offers medical tourism. Research carefully and choose a company with an outstanding track record and prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of travellers to Turkey.
There are many countries across the world that offers cosmetic surgery tourism to travellers. Both vacation and cosmetic surgery are offered in the travel package. However, there are countries that are more popular for specific treatments. Do your research to get affordable treatments to enhance your looks through highly trained medical professionals.