Is Traveling out of the Country for Breast Augmentation Surgery Safe?

Tampa Breast AugmentationEvery day, women seeking Breast Augmentation and other plastic surgery procedures come to Dr. Moraitis for his skill, experience and dedication to safety.  For some, they find that saving up for these procedures can take some time.  Occasionally, women will consider traveling internationally to get Breast Augmentation for a lower price, but there can be serious risks involved when going outside of the United States for a medical procedure.

In the U.S., Dr. Moraitis and other Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, are held to strict standards and regulations when it comes to Breast Augmentation Surgery and other plastic surgery procedures.  Depending on the country you consider traveling to, there may not be regulations regarding the type/manufacturer of implants used or what method is used to insert them. This can lead to serious complications and health problems.

The cost to travel out of the United States for cosmetic surgery, including hotel stay and paying for the surgery with no financing options can sometimes make for an even bigger bill than staying at home. If you have complications from your procedure and require medical care at home, this can also add to your total investment, especially if your breast implants need to be removed or replaced.

When women come to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Isidoros Moraitis in Tampa Bay, asking about the safety of traveling out of the country for Breast Augmentation or other plastic surgery procedures, this is what we tell them:

Anyone seeking cosmetic surgery in Tampa Bay and beyond needs to make informed choices before pursuing any procedure.  We feel that there are excellent plastic surgeons throughout the world, but considering surgery overseas requires an even greater level of knowledge and diligent research.  There are many factors to consider before planning your trip abroad.

Have you met the Surgeon and established a relationship with them?  What is the Surgeon’s training?  Is the Surgeon overseas board certified or governed by any society similar to what we have in the U.S. (American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Plastic Surgeons).  Are there any regulations regarding the type/manufacturer of Breast Implants used or what method is used to insert them?  What are the standards of anesthesia?  What about nursing care? Do the providers have credentials and what are the standards of those credentials?  If complications arise overseas, is there a local hospital that can provide care for you?  Are there any laws regarding medical malpractice and does the Plastic Surgeon have liability insurance?  Do the personnel providing your care in the office and operating room speak fluent English?  If you need a revision surgery, who will provide that?

Lastly, have you established a relationship with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at home that will see and treat you should you develop any complications upon returning to the U.S.?

At Moraitis Plastic Surgery, we believe that a successful doctor-patient relationship is founded on confidence, trust and safety, not on a perceived savings or price. You want to be completely comfortable and confident with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon providing your care.  Dr. Moraitis believes that establishing this relationships is priority.  At your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Moraitis, he listens to your interests and understands your goals with Breast Augmentation Surgery and other procedures.

If you are considering traveling outside of the U.S. for your cosmetic needs, we recommend consulting first with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Isidoros Moraitis, to weight your options and determine what is safest and best for your needs.  Talk with our office about various financing options we offer to help offset your investment, including 0% financing.

A consultation with Dr. Moraitis to discuss your options Breast Augmentation Surgery can help you decide what is best for you.

For more information on Breast Augmentation Surgery or to schedule a consultation at our Palm Harbor plastic surgery practice, please contact us by calling 727-773-9796 today or by completing our contact form to request a personal contact from our office.

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