Cosmetic Surgery Abroad Has Many Risks
For many reasons, more and more patients have chosen to undergo cosmetic surgery abroad. While the lower costs may make this seem like a good idea, there are risks associated with leaving the UK for procedures.
Picking plastic surgery UK instead of overseas means you’ll be getting a service that’s been regulated. Your surgeon will be part of a health organisation and your hospital will be able to deal with any issues as they arise.
This week a young English mother died at a cosmetic clinic in Turkey after complications associated with buttock augmentation surgery. While issues can occur in any country, in the UK the hospitals can be more equipped to help.
In this week’s blog, we look at the reasons you should choose to undergo cosmetic procedures such as facelift surgery, fat transfer or rhinoplasty here in the UK.
Cost V Reward
The main reason a patient chooses cosmetic surgery abroad is likely to be the cost. In countries such as Turkey, the price of procedures can be as little as half of that as plastic surgery UK.
Unfortunately, you often get what you pay for. The reasons costs are higher in the UK is because training and surgeon standards are often higher.
Cost should not be the sole factor in choosing your surgeon or hospital for cosmetic surgery. If you would like a quote for a procedure with Mr Ross please email the clinic.
In the UK surgeons are trained to incredibly high standards. All reputable surgeons are members of safety organisations.
As well as this, abroad you may not even meet your surgeon prior to the procedure taking place, meaning you don’t get to form a relationship.
A fancy website may make your hospital look more like a spa retreat, but the truth is that cosmetic procedures are serious operations. You need to be in a regulated hospital facility.
In the UK we have excellent private hospital facilities and the staff that work in them understand how to help patients. The care you receive before and after treatment is important.
Speaking The Language
In keeping with the last point, it’s helpful to speak the language. A procedure in Europe may save you £1000 but how much do you value communication.
Some clinics abroad may not speak English, with makes communicating any wants or concerns tricky.
If Something Goes Wrong
Sometimes things go wrong. Even in the best hospitals with the best surgeons, things can go differently than expected. In the event that issues arise it’s comforting to know you can trace your surgeon or hospital to report any problems.
If you have cosmetic surgery abroad you might not be able to communicate with the surgical team. We hear many stories about botched surgeries that the clinics abroad then won’t fix – worse still, any communication regarding the matter is ignored.
Being Close To Home
Being close to home means if something doesn’t go to plan you not only have access to premium health care you also have your family and friends.
You will need someone to drive you home once you’re released from the hospital in the UK, but in Europe, you may have to fly home alone. This can be a daunting experience.
If you would like more information about the benefits of choosing a UK cosmetic surgeon and clinic, please contact us