Considering cosmetic surgery abroad but I do not know where to start?!? I need advice, please help.
- Peoria, IL
- 10 months ago
I have been trying to research having cosmetic surgery abroad, specifically Brazil, for rhinoplasty with a chin implant and possible breast augmentation. My problem is I am finding little useful information. I know the rough cost difference of these surgeries compared to the US. I know how to find board certified doctors and their websites. I have read plenty of articles, and even have a few names of doctors and clinics. What I am having trouble finding information about is all of the other arrangements that need to be made. Travel, stay, possible nursing or medical care. Etc. So my questions are for anyone who has had cosmetic surgery in another country (not necessarily Brazil) and their experiences. (I understand these are general questions and everyone's experience if different any information wuld be helpful.) My Questions: Once you decided on a doctor and facility how did you find travel arrangements? Did you go through an agency that offered packages or make separate arrangements for air, lodging etc? (If you used an agency or website, which one?)(I have looked at cosmeticvacations.com but there was not useful information. I gave them my information, but I have a feeling I will be getting a lot of spam and solicitor phones calls.) If there are packaged deals out there how much did you spend (roughly) and was it worth it? (One of the reasons I am thinking about having surgery in a foreign country is to save money, but if the cost of travel and care negates the amount of money I would be saving I might as well stick with a local doctor.) Let’s say my recovery time for all three procedures is 6-8 weeks. Do I stay in Brazil (or whatever country I choose) for the full 6-8 weeks. In an apartment or hotel? Was medical care or nursing care after the surgery included or did you have to buy that at extra cost?Has anyone actually had surgery from a Brazilian doctor? Which one? Are you happy with your experience?(If I am posting a duplicate post or answers to my questions can be found in another post, please copy the link and send it to me. )