It is interesting to read this article as it exposes what we know in that patients from all countries fly abroad for surgery! It is not just happening from the UK: indeed, it is very common for patients to come to The Beauty Gurus from abroad.
The main difference though is that patients come to us for our reputation, not because we are a “cheap” option. Essentially there are 2 forces that push this surgical tourism as it is often referred to: Price and Quality. It is odd that these motivations are at either end of the scale!
Needless to say, we counsel any patient that flies in from abroad very carefully. The risks of having surgery then travelling are very real and if we felt a patient would not follow our advice willfully, or would simply not be able to fly home safely then we would not undertake the procedure.
Patient safety is paramount to The Beauty Gurus. We do not offer cheap surgery. We offer top professionals with years of experience. Our belief is that any surgical procedure is serious. It is even more serious if a patient elects to undergo it when they are fit and well. It’s our responsibility to ensure you understand the risks, pitfalls and potential outcomes before you undergo any treatment with us.
This is one reason why we adhere strictly to the 2 week cool off period. This allows patients to reflect on the consultation and to take their time in deciding to go ahead. Any provider that offers last minute treatments needs to be avoided! This is not in your interests, nor does it follow the guidelines we are given.
Travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly. Some of the best plastic surgeons are here in the UK. They are trained longer, have a better understanding of anatomy through NHS work and have guidelines to adhere to in relation to a cooling off period, aftercare and the like.
Do not travel abroad for price reasons. It’s your body. Take care of it as we will.
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