On the surface, it can appear cheaper to travel overseas for cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures; however it can be too good to be true. Costs can increase dramatically if there are complications or revisionary surgery is required after the patient returns home to Perth.
The temptation of an overseas holiday combined with a cosmetic surgical procedure can seem like a great idea. However, all surgery carries risks and swimming in the hotel pool a few days after a surgical procedure can promote infection and wound healing issues. Flying back and forth to see your overseas surgeon regarding complications can become very costly and impact both work and life commitments. Patients need to be aware that there is a chance that not all post-operative complications can be corrected to achieve a normal aesthetic appearance.
For more information and advice on cosmetic tourism visit the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons website – www.plasticsurgery.org.au