As things open back up due to coronavirus restrictions being lifted, we’ve noticed an unfortunate trend is coming back to life. The concept of medical tourism is one Dr. Davis has covered in the past, and it is a critical topic to discuss. Medical tourism is essentially traveling outside of the country to have a cosmetic procedure performed.
Whether the reason is that it would be cheaper, or a patient didn’t believe it could be done here in the states, this trend is very concerning for medical professionals. Often after people have procedures performed overseas, they come back home and need corrections done. Here at Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we’ve already been helping out a few patients who have unfortunately learned the downsides of medical tourism firsthand.
Let’s continue discussing medical tourism and why you should always do your research before committing to a specific procedure.
Hi everyone. Now that all of us are starting to get more involved in doing things because we feel that we’ve been vaccinated, or that the coronavirus is something that we know how to kind of navigate, one of the things that has unfortunately re-emerged is this whole idea of medical tourism.
And for you out there that really don’t know what that means, it’s going out of the country, and going other places to have cosmetic surgery procedures done, and then coming back home, and unfortunately, having some complications due to that.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve already seen two patients that have had this happen. And I just want to make sure that you know that before you really decide to do that because of cost, or other things that you think can’t be handled in your normal locale, just investigate it a little further because the two patients that I’m talking to you about both went out of the country because they really thought it was gonna be number one cheaper, and because they thought that that procedure is something that’s really only done there, which is really not something that at least I could tell you.
I’ve not had anybody before ask me for a procedure. And if I didn’t do it, I definitely know someone in the tri-state area that will do it. So again, just investigate it a little further because we want to make sure that everyone that goes to get cosmetic plastic surgery is having it done safely.
Dr. Steven Davis of Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey wants to ensure the comfort of all patients, which begins with education. We hope our video series can provide useful information for those with upcoming appointments or interested in the behind-the-scenes action of plastic surgery.