Cheaper doesn’t mean better
Before jetting off on an overseas or interstate cosmetic surgery ‘holiday’ it is important to think twice and consider the possible risks of putting your health in the hands of your travel agent.
Absolute Cosmetic Medicine can offer a qualified second opinion and provide comprehensive information so you can compare the costs and make an informed decision about your cosmetic surgery procedure.
While the sound of a cheaper surgical makeover abroad before relaxing pool-side to recover may sound appealing, the real costs to your purse, and health may be much higher than you anticipated.
Reduce your risk
All surgery carries risk, no matter where it is performed. But those risks are increased in countries where medical and health regulations are not as stringent as in Australia.
Increased chances of infection in tropical environments, implants and products that haven’t gone through the same rigorous approval process as Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Association and the risk of post-operative deep vein thrombosis on the flight home can all be potentially life-threatening.
Follow-up revisions and corrections can also add significant costs, as would return overseas travel to see your surgeon.
Despite regular warnings from medical professionals and other organisations, Australians continue to risk their health by travelling overseas for ‘cheap’ cosmetic surgery holidays.
It can happen in Australia too
Cosmetic clinics in Australia have been in the news for all the wrong reasons – offering low-cost breast augmentations that allegedly resulted in four different patients suffering cardiac arrests during surgery as a result of toxic overdoses of anaesthetic.
It’s imperative that a dedicated Anaesthetist is available throughout the sedation period whilst a patient is undergoing this kind of procedure to ensure your absolute safety.
Dr Murray has performed over 10,000 procedures using a local anaesthetic and has never suffered a toxicity reaction. Training, experience and your life are more important than cheap dodgy surgery.
For more information on what to consider when having breast surgery, read our breast augmentation blog.
Get a face-to-face consultation
Cosmetic surgery overseas is not as carefully regulated as in Australia. There’s much less face-to-face consultation to explain an operation and ensure informed decisions are made.
It’s in your best interests to find out as much information about your procedure as possible and ask your doctor any questions, including their qualifications and experience before you proceed.
Find out more about why you should avoid cheap cosmetic surgery holidays, or get a second opinion on your planned procedure. Book a consultation or contact us for more information.