Have you or someone you know ever considered traveling abroad for more “affordable” plastic surgery treatments. Although this concept, known as ‘plastic surgery tourism’ is on the rise, it is important to understand that is significantly more dangerous than affordable.
According to Beauty World News , a women in her twenties recently traveled to Santo Domingo for a tummy tuck and passed away on the operation table the next day. This is because of procedure standards that do not meet the expectations American plastic surgery has developed.
To quote Dr. Weiner, an ASAPS member, “I advise any patients or individuals considering plastic surgery to play it safe and use a board-certified plastic surgeon for all procedures. The looser regulations allow more risks of bacteria and violations of bio-sanitary issues to be present in the operating rooms abroad. It’s simply not worth the risk to save a few bucks.”
According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control, at least 19 women have developed serious wound infections following cosmetic procedures from international surgeries. Do not be one of them! Call Island of Plastic Surgery at (516) 977-9922 today for a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gallagher. We have affordable payment plan options to help you receive a safe and effective treatment.