Why you should avoid going abroad for cosmetic surgery?

Alan Park UK plastic surgeon

We noted this recent cosmetic surgery scare story in Daily Mirror with real concern. For any patient to have their life ruined by surgery is intensely sad. The field of cosmetic surgery is intended to do good for people… for their health and for their well being. Several points come out of cases like this.

Why cosmetic surgery abroad is so risky?

First, if surgery is this cheap, there is a reason. Secondly, any surgery abroad, in particular surgery of this complexity, could be considered very risky. There is a big recovery process for abdominoplasty. We would not advise a patient to be up and about quickly after, nor would we be advising patients to fly almost immediately afterwards. To increase your risk of complication, under any circumstances, is not a good thing to do.

Finally, why go anywhere else when we have some of the finest surgeons in the world right here on your doorstep? It is definitely worth mentioning that the savings and the gap between prices at home and abroad is certainly not as big as people think!

Choose a local plastic surgeon

To qualify in the UK in plastic surgery, it is an intense training regime. It takes around 13 years from qualification as a doctor to reach the coveted level FRCS (plast). Surgeons like Mr Alan Park are regarded as experts in this country.

Alan Park has been clinical lead at a specialist NHS hospital for 7 years. He sits on the committee at his local private hospital representing plastic surgery. It’s your body. If you are considering abdominoplasty, breast augmentation (boob job), facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job) or any other procedure, think about your choice of surgeon above anything else. Choose the best you can.

Come and talk to us. We have clinics in Coventry, Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. Call us on 01926 436332 or 01926 436310 or contact us for a plastic surgery consultation.