Cosmetic procedures abroad

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cosmetic (3)The number of people heading abroad for cosmetic treatment is increasing year on year, mainly due to the cost difference between the UK and other countries, but which types of treatment are the most popular, how much money could you save and is it really safe to have treatment overseas?

Cosmetic treatments abroad

Cosmetic treatments, which aim to make you look better, have become incredibly popular in the last 20 years. In the past, these treatments were largely restricted to the rich and famous, but today, they are much more accessible and the range of treatments has also diversified massively. There is now a solution available for almost any potential issue or cosmetic flaw you could imagine, from sticking out ears and a large nose, to excessive buttock fat, drooping eyelids and missing teeth.

The most popular cosmetic procedures, which are carried out overseas include:

  • rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • eyelid lift
  • facelift
  • dental implants
  • liposuction
  • breast augmentation
  • orthodontic treatments

How much money could I save?
The amount of money you spend on cosmetic treatment will depend on the type of procedure and the clinic you visit. In some countries, fees are up to 80 per cent lower than in the UK and other Western European countries, the USA, Australia and New Zealand; however, costs vary significantly and it is worth bearing in mind that you will need to factor in transport and accommodation costs, living costs while you are there and any additional trips you may need to make for follow-up treatment.

The average cost for dental implant treatment in the UK is £1,800, compared to around £500 in Hungary, while dentures cost around £300 less in Bangkok than they do at home in the UK. The average cost of a nose job in the UK is around £3,500, while the same procedure will set you back just £850 in the Czech Republic.

cosmetic (2)If you are considering having treatment abroad, it is important to get a full written quote before you decide to go ahead and have treatment; make sure that any price you are quoted includes everything, including any consultations you have prior to the procedure and any follow-up care that is required. Places such as Harley Street Dental Studio cost more, but they are reliable and it is easy to return if you have any issues.

Is having cosmetic treatment abroad safe?

Thousands of people have treatment abroad without any worries, but there are also horror stories and health professionals in the UK report a significant number of botched jobs, which end up being corrected when patients return home. There are factors to consider if you’re pondering going overseas for treatment, including the quality of care, the level of expertise of doctors and dentists and policies and procedures related to infection control and sterilisation. The reality is that regulations are stringent in the UK and this may not be the case in other countries. If you are looking into travelling abroad for treatment, it is essential to do thorough research and make sure that you are seeing a dentist or doctor with the relevant experience and qualifications and attending an approved clinic, which has a reputation for high standards of patient care and complies with health and safety standards.

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