The idea of a cost-effective way to enhance your appearance may be appealing, but would you invest in discount open heart surgery? Traveling overseas to get cheaper plastic surgery carries the same level of risk as doing so for any other medical procedure, yet this medical tourism trend continues to rise. According to Sky News in the United Kingdom, this trend is putting lives in unnecessary risk, and often without any payoff. Frequently, patients who travel to East Asia, South America or other places where "cheap" plastic surgery is offered find the results are less than desirable.
"You would check your electrician's credentials. You would check your plumber's credentials. Why on Earth wouldn't you check your surgeon's credentials," Nigel Mercer, president of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, told the news source. "You wouldn't go for cut price brain surgery or cut price gall bladder surgery — you would want the best that you can get. Cosmetic surgery is not something to be taken lightly and yet thousands of people are putting themselves at serious risk by rushing in to major procedures recklessly, without consideration for their own safety."
This trend has been spreading over the last few years, with the latest warnings coming from officials in China targeting citizens traveling to South Korea for unlicensed surgical procedures. According to Thanh Nien News, Chinese businessmen and women have been traveling to South Korea in increasing numbers to get cosmetic surgery from unlicensed practices, despite efforts from the South Korean government to crack down on this trendwithin its own borders.
The safest way to get any cosmetic procedure done and ensure the quality of the work is to travel to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. If you're considering cosmetic surgery, contact the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. James Marotta, for more information on how to achieve the look you desire.