Breast Augmentation overseas can cost you more than you think!
Cosmetic surgery holidays are becoming increasingly popular for Australians
Around 10,000 Australians travelled to Thailand last year to receive discounted cosmetic surgery, and this is a trend that is on the rise annually. Flights, accommodation and the cost of the surgery in Thailand can be found for less than half of the price of the surgery alone in Australia.
Most patients are seeking breast augmentation overseas, and can pay as little as $2,000 for a surgery that would cost $10,000 to $17,000 in Australia. Sounds like a bargain doesn’t it?
The reality is that these discounted surgical procedures can end up costing far more in the long run.
It is highly common for complications to occur with these cosmetic surgical procedures in foreign countries. This is because countries such as Thailand do not have the quality control measures that are mandatory in Australia, and so complications are highly prevalent among these discounted surgical procedures.
Many patients outlay double or triple the amount of money they initially spent to return to the foreign country to have their procedure corrected, and sometimes return home with further issues. Cosmetic surgeons across Australia are correcting botched cosmetic surgical procedures that have been undertaken in countries such as Thailand, Brazil and South Africa every week. This risky behaviour from patients has alarmed Australian surgeons to such a level that they have started an online campaign about the risks associated with surgical procedures performed overseas (www.breast.com.au).
When you receive cosmetic surgery in Australia you are paying for quality assurance, safety and service
Australian plastic surgeons are among the best in the world, and have quality standards, health regulations and safety protocols to decrease the risks associated with cosmetic surgery. When you receive cosmetic treatment in Australia your specialist is accountable for your care, a factor which is lost during surgery in foreign countries. In a nutshell, the amount of money you save receiving discounted cosmetic surgery is not worth risking your health and safety!
At North Adelaide Medical Centre, Dr Margaret Anderson can help you achieve the breasts you desire whilst adhering to the highest quality and safety standards.