Medical tourism has recently gained some popularity, but the glamorized aspects of traveling for a cosmetic procedure hide the possible risks. It is best to have your procedure done in the United States to ensure a safe procedure with a surgeon you can trust to deliver great results.
Although it is not always a bad idea to travel outside of the country for surgery or cosmetic procedures, simply traveling to have surgery at a lower cost can be a bad idea with unexpected consequences. These are a few things to keep in mind if you have considered medical tourism for your breast augmentation.
Plastic surgery requires years of training and skill development from board-certified surgeons. The breast implant procedure takes precision and accuracy to improve the breast shape, size, proportion, and volume. Only surgeons with experience and training can safely alter the body correctly with minimal recovery time for healing. In the United States, a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Kayastha is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and this level of certification is not guaranteed in other countries.
In the United States, there are strict laws and regulations that protect patients and ensure a safe surgical procedure. For example, we perform all of our surgeries in an accredited surgery center that is consistently kept up-to-date with the latest safety measures and regulations. Traveling outside of the country to have surgery leaves you at risk of having a procedure done in a non-sterile environment. This can impact your safety during cosmetic surgery and leave you prone to risks of infection and other complications.
Patients are seen way too often to correct or revise surgeries done by surgeons out of the country. Capsular contracture, implant failure, infection of the breast tissue, and unsafe implant materials can all require revision breast surgery. Patients may get a deal and vacation in another country, but they end up paying more in revisions and taking more time off work and school to recover, all because their breast implants were done by an unqualified physician.
Every single medical tourism excursion has its risks and some of the advantages promised are just too good to be true. Don’t let those affordable rates fool you and lose track of all safety concerns. Patients need to know the potential risks and side effects before undergoing any type of surgery. There are many facilities outside of the United States that do not even examine the patient to determine if they are healthy for the breast implant surgery. Do not be persuaded by non-practicing surgeons that do not have medical knowledge or qualifications. Many of these facilities benefit from ill-advised patients and, unfortunately, they continue to thrive without any regrets.
While it may be fun to explore and have an adventure in another country, it is recommended to leave plastic surgery to the professionals who have been in practice with the procedures you are wishing for. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha can help you achieve your breast implant goals and provides all of his patients with knowledge and reassurance about having a safe and successful procedure. Schedule your consultation today to discuss your options for breast augmentation surgery in New York at K Plastic Surgery.