If you've been dreaming about jetting off to an exotic island to enjoy a vacation - and get some cosmetic work done while you're there - it's becoming easier than ever to join the medical tourism trend. Surgical Tourism USA is just one of several travel companies that make it simple to book a getaway along with your cosmetic surgery procedure. Vacation packages from Surgical Tourism USA provide affordable and convenient options for finding a cosmetic surgeon and enjoying accomodations and outpatient care at nearby hotels and surgicenters.
Yasmeen Sayeed, president and CEO of Surgical Tourism Canada, Inc. explains that "Those who are uninsured, sometimes the cost of the surgery is so high that it may not be an option, but with our services, it becomes an option where they can get the same surgery but maybe a third of the cost of what it would be in the U.S." - Washington News
A quick search for medical tourism companies around the worlds shows dozens of other pre-designed tours and packages for both plastic, cosmetic and conventional surgery patients. World Med Assist offers customized medical packages abroad, and also offers MedLoan financing if needed.
Still, the convenience and cost of surgery overseas shouldn't be the only factor for ambitious travelers. Medical tourism does present some challenges, and there are several risks and dangers associated with working with a plastic surgeon overseas. The Top Ten Things You Should Know About Medical Tourism highlights a few safety concerns and trip-planning tips for med travel.