In recent years, medical and dental tourism have boomed and new clinics have popped up all over the world, with the aim of enticing clients from overseas. The major draw of going abroad for treatment is the cost. Patients from the USA, UK, Australia and other Western European countries can expect to pay around 30-70 percent less for treatment abroad than at home and most people manage to save hundreds of pounds, even once they have factored in the cost of transport and accommodation.
Eastern Europe has emerged as the destination of choice for medical and dental patients from Scandinavia and Western Europe, with Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland all attracting a growing number of visitors year on year. For tourists from the USA and Canada, countries in Central and South America are very popular and Thailand, India and Pakistan are becoming increasingly popular with people from Australia and New Zealand.
In recent years, a treatment called VASER lipo has become increasingly popular. The treatment is less invasive than traditional liposuction and effectively sculpts the body, creating an attractive aesthetic and giving people the confidence to feel comfortable in their own skin.
VASER liposuction is not a cheap treatment at any given privateclinic and in the UK you can expect to pay upwards of £2,400 for a small area and considerably more if you are planning to have several areas of your body treated. If you want to have the treatment but don’t have the money to pay for it, you may wish to consider going abroad, where prices can be up to 70 percent lower. However, it is worth remembering that you will need to add transport and accommodation costs and this will also apply for any follow-up visits you require.
Considerations for having VASER liposuction abroad
Going abroad for treatment has become very fashionable and some people have a very positive experience, as well as saving lots of money. However, doctors in the UK are eager for medical tourists to be wary when they travel overseas for treatment, as regulation is often not as stringent in the UK. It is important to check that the clinic is approved and the doctor you are seeing has the relevant qualifications and expertise, as it will probably cost you a lot more in the long-run to have a botched job fixed when you get home.