I have read some concerns on the quality of having an affordable plastic surgery abroad. So I thought I'd share some info on how to have a safe medical trip.
- It may be cliche but you really have to make sure that your Plastic Surgeon is board certified and a qualified specialist in Plastic, Cosmetic or Reparative Surgery (only Speciality legally recognised to practise Cosmetic Surgery is that of Plastic, Cosmetic and Reparative Surgery).
- Check if the medical clinic or hospital you're going into is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) or other similar organizations.
- It may be difficult to know but try to check if your plastic surgeon uses facilities that are accredited by JCI or similar agencies.
- Another cliche - do some research. Try to check the surgeon's records - number of successful operations, repeat operations, etc.
If you don't know where to start searching for a potential surgeon abroad, check out some medical tourism agencies. They can give you names of trusted surgeons in that country. From then on, you'll know what to search next.
Some patients may be afraid of the horror stories about going abroad for plastic surgery. Actually, even in the US, there are "horror stories." This happens if you got a low quality service. .
I hope these little info of mine can help anyone. Please post in here if you have anything to add...