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Old 01-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #11
 
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It doesn't really matter whether or not there is twelve years of training. There's much more to it than just how long a doctor's training is. It's the quality, not quantity


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Old 01-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #12
 
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That would be interesting to hear more about the European system but 12-13 years of post graduate education, i.e., after undergraduate studies, is certainly equivalent to a surgeon in the United States. In Mexico as in many countries in Europe training begins in the last two years of high school with a rigorous undergraduate program as well. As in the US you need to be careful not only about accreditation but check into the medical school: the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico is the only med school to be regularly ranked in the top 50 worldwide in Latin America and is extremely competitive. About humidity not all of Mexico is tropical and the posted averages in Cuernavaca are usually in the 35-45% range except during the rainy summer months (according to zoover.co.uk), other cities in the interior are drier but Cuernavaca is renowned for its nice weather. Anyway this has been a really useful discussion! I just think that people can have good experiences and bad ones any part of the world and it is important not to generalize. Speaking from my own experience, which was very good, I found the medical care to be outstanding in Mexico. Incidentally I did have a procedure in the United States about seven years ago with an excellent doctor (now retired), aside from the fact I had to pay three times more than what I did in Mexico (and that was seven years ago), the anesthesiologist was terrible, and I became extremely ill following but they sent me home because it was the end of the day. The team I had for my surgery in Mexico were ALL skilled physicians who have been working together for years, the entire postoperative experience was excellent (attending physician and nurse stayed with me the entire time) and my recovery was very smooth. I made plans to stay for a three weeks but really felt well enough to go out by the end of the first week. Every one has their own story to tell but that is mine, I could not be happier with the results and it did truly change my life.

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:13 AM   #13
 
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Like I stated in a previous post, there are no guarantees with surgery regardless of where you get it, who performs it, where they went to school, or for how long. A close friend of mine actually got two procedures in Mexico ... and she regrets both. Every situation is different, and like you said Margaret, we cannot generalize.

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I agree with robnye00 there is a risk no matter where you get it done. So you need to research research research! I had mine done in Thailand for cost reasons (was about US$2700 or AU$3000) and got an amazing result. Was really worried to go there from the stories you hear about going abroad for BA but I researched for the best trained plastic surgeon experts and used the services of a local girl I stayed with who spoke the language and knew the best surgeons. So yes it can be done but you need to use referrals like you would in your home country otherwise it has the potential to end up not as you expected.


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But does it really make sense paying for travel to Thailand or somewhere else

I think it's better to get plastic surgery close to home, and probably ends up being the same as going abroad once you add in the travel costs.

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:53 PM   #16
 
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I agree with la_angel. After the cost of travel it's the same amont or even more. Plus Bangkok? Many surgeons there do NOT have to have any surgical accreditation

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Well all up including flights accom, surgery, hospital overnight stay, food etc I spent $4k, compared to 10-12k in Australia so definitely a huge saving. BUT I did go to a surgeon who was recommended to me by a few friends and had AUS and US accreditation. Which I would say most people wouldn't check or have recommendations to go by that go there. I wouldn't recommend people to go anywhere there, I was just lucky i knew how to do it right. Too many people can be silly and put themselves in danger by trusting the wrong people....a definite worry.

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I also agree with la_Angel. For example if you go abroad for just one surgery, as la_Angel says "probably ends up being the same as going abroad once you add in the travel costs".

I had my plastic surgery done in Bolivia but I decided to go abroad because I underwent 3 procedures (rhinoplasty, Breast implants and liposuction) and for 3 surgeries it's worth to go abroad!

However when you analyze the costs, you realize that traveling for one surgery, it's maybe not a good deal.

A friend of mine told me that she paid in Orlando 3500 US$ for her rhinoplasty. I don't know if it's true but in case it is, it doesn't worth to go abroad.

I personally paid much more for my first rhinoplasty I did in the US, but nowadays with the crisis itís possible that some plastic surgeons have reconsidered their prices.


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Kelly33,

Why are you profusely promoting? I think your message has already been received loud and clear.

Glad to hear you are satisfied with your results, but your posts are appearing quite suspicious.

Affiliated with the surgeon/surgery center? Please reveal that, or else you are breaking the law.

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Hello,
I am thinking of going abroad for surgery and I have found a place in Margarita island to have breast augmentation for $ 4500.00 included 12 days recovery in a guest house with private attention, two meals, personal assistant, full check up and all the medication related with the surgery. They say everything is included in this price. I wonder if it is a good price? Any recomendation?

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