Cosmetic Surgery Abroad, Is It Worth The Risk?

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(Last Updated On: February 26, 2019)


When it comes to spending money, I try to never spend more than I have to. I stock up during Sephora sales, shop blog sales, and even swap over at Makeup Alley. When I’ve considered Cosmetic Surgery and other procedures, I’ve thought about how to get a better deal.However, as the boom in cosmetic surgeries rise, so does the number of people who are searching for the lowest prices, whether that be at home or abroad.

Although there has been recent success stories, such as the latest article that detailed how a woman who was refused weight loss surgery on the NHS, travelled abroad to receive the same procedure, there are other stories that are more like reading a horror novel. The uncomfortable truth is, even though the price can be a lot lower aboard, it can also mean corners have been cut in safety. That being said, you have the obvious fact that money is less of an issue, and, if you’ve been denied surgery in the UK, abroad procedures might be your better option.

Furthermore, when many of these patients return to the UK they have to deal with unexpected consequences and problems that wouldn’t happen here. This is because, unlike the UK, surgeons abroad don’t have to provide you with after surgery care or follow up session. This means that, any issues you have, you deal with yourself. Although this is the case, there are still many surgeons abroad that follow similar after care guidelines to the UK, and will make sure that you receive all the help, advice, and appropriate care that you need.

Another problem with surgery abroad is the time period you have to wait before you’re safe to fly home, normally patients can expect to wait up to six weeks before travelling on long haul flights, and four weeks on short haul ones. As a result, you can end up staying abroad for longer than anticipated, and therefore your costs rocket as you pay to keep yourself accommodated. In some cases you can even end up paying out more overall than you would in the UK.

If you’re thinking about cosmetic surgery, it’s important that you weigh up the pros and cons of domestic or abroad surgery for yourself. Look at what is better for you physically, mentally, financially, etc. Talking with industry specialists and advisers, such as the team at, can help give you the perspective you need.


Would you consider surgery abroad?