https://www.staianoplasticsurgery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/medical-tourism.png 3456 6912 admin@staiano https://www.staianoplasticsurgery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/logo.png admin@staiano2023-10-06 16:12:212023-10-18 16:17:16The Fallout from Medical Tourism
Would you take your car half way round the world if it needed fixing?
I very much doubt it…if you did, and a wheel falls off on your way home, what would you do?
OK, you may take it to a local garage mechanic who takes one look at it and they see the exhaust hasn’t been fitted correctly, one of the window seals doesn’t close , there’s an odd smell when you switch on the engine.
The mechanic realises they are faced with a whole list of problems left from the previous mechanic, before the car is safe to drive.
Would you want to take on someone else’s problems after they have walked away from their responsibilities?
This mechanic now finds themselves potentially in the firing line of blame for mistakes and errors, none of which were theirs in the first place.
It’s the same with Cosmetic Surgery- it’s much harder to take on someone else’s problems as the causes are not always obvious from the outside. There’s always potential for unravelling an even bigger problem.
Our lives depend on the good functioning of our amazing bodies, so why risk putting yourself in the hands of an unknown quantity for the sake of saving money.
Is it really worth it?
We’ve all heard the phrase “ buy cheap, buy twice”.
If something goes wrong you’re at high risk of abandonment by your Surgeon overseas- we’ve seen it time and time again. It’s upsetting, but it happens repeatedly. Is it worth that angst, when you could have peace of mind in the hands of a UK Surgeon from beginning to end of your
Please think carefully before you get “fixed up” abroad.
The BAAPS have issued a statement about complications from cosmetic tourism and I wrote about this back in 2017 and we are still hearing stories of patients who are being left with poor aftercare.