Aesthetic tourism : which countries are the most popular ?
Aesthetic tourism is a form of tourism dedicated to plastic surgery. Patients prefer to relocate their care in order to benefit from better rates, without sacrificing the quality of care. We will first see which countries are the most popular and which operations are the most sought after.
Then, we will discuss the precautions to take if you decide to have surgery abroad.
Aesthetic tourism : zoom on the most popular countries
The plastic surgery allows you to put an end to your complexes thanks to an operation. In France, prices are high. This is why alternatives have quickly become widespread.
Aesthetic tourism has thus become a form of tourism that is popular with patients who wish to halve their bills.
Some countries are more renowned than others and have based a large part of their economy on medical tourism and particularly on aesthetic tourism.
On the one hand, we have the Maghreb countries such as Tunisia and Morocco which are famous for cosmetic surgeries related to the breast and weight. Breast implants, breast lifts, liposuction and anti-aging surgeries are performed locally at lower cost. There are agencies specialized in aesthetic tourism.
You can therefore travel to Tunisia to have cosmetic surgery more serenely by going through an intermediary who has a good reputation.
Spain has also managed to make a place for itself in the market of cosmetic surgery. Close to France and member of the’Spain inspires confidence. The most popular surgeries are rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and spinal surgery’breast augmentation, breast enlargement’abdominoplasty and blepharoplasty.
Just like Tunisia, Spain is a pleasant country that allows you to mix medical tourism and cultural tourism.
Then we can mention Hungary and Romania which are the first choices for dental surgery. These countries are indeed specialized in the realization of veneers and the installation of dental implants. Since dental implants are extremely expensive in France, having surgery in Hungary or Romania can save you a lot of money. In addition, Hungarian and Romanian clinics have an excellent reputation.
What are the most requested operations ?
The The most requested operations The cost of dental implants varies according to the country and its specialization. Nevertheless, in the world, we can address the following list :
- breast augmentation
- liposuction (blepharoplasty)
In addition to invasive surgery, we can mention non-invasive methods of aesthetic medicine such as Botox or hyaluronic acid injections and permanent laser hair removal.
The French represent more or less 2% of the world’s population who have plastic surgery every year. Americans and Brazilians are more fond of these methods to beautify themselves. As for France, it ranked 10th in the world based on the total number of operations performed’interventions that took place in 2016.
What precautions should you take if you decide to have an operation at the’foreigner ?
All reconstructive or aesthetic operations present risks. If we take into account the fact that Travel to have surgery, it is necessary to take more precautions.
First of all, make sure you choose the right clinic. It is recommended to go through an agency in order to facilitate all the steps and to ensure the quality of care on site.
Check your insurance to be covered in case of a problem on site. The same applies to your banking activity. Make sure that your card can be used in the country concerned.
Remember to take your medical file with you just in case. Your history should be available in case of a bad reaction to the anesthesia or surgical treatment.
Finally, don’t forget to check the mandatory vaccines to go to the country where you are going to have surgery.
Having surgery is not a trivial matter. This is why it is recommended to Take stock in France with your doctor. Ask for a complete check-up, including a blood test to verify your blood coagulation.
If you have a known pathology, it is preferable to opt for surgery in France, even if your illness has nothing to do with your cosmetic surgery. Your treatments could interfere with the anesthesia and it is better to avoid unnecessary risks.