It has been reported this week that VIP-style girly city breaks abroad, incorporating cosmetic surgery are now widely available. The packages offer plastic surgery at bargain basement prices, tempting discounts and the promise of a celebrity lifestyle.
Cosmetic surgery packages for a range of popular procedures are being provided by UK companies which promote a ‘Saver Service’ which even include flights and accommodation. This development highlights that cosmetic surgery has become a global industry driven by consumer demand.
90% on Cut-Price Cosmetic Surgery Long Weekend…
According to the article, 90 per cent of the patients embarking on a cosmetic surgery long weekend makeover abroad are British women aged between 19 and 60 plus who will enjoy lavish dinners, boozy evenings and organised city tours.
While the companies promoting these quick-fix surgery packages claim they offer patients a 50 per cent saving off UK prices, both the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAs) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs) have raised concerns that patients can fall victim to negligent cosmetic surgery performed by inexperienced clinicians.
People in the UK are increasingly turning to the surgeon’s knife to perk themselves up with Britons spending around £2.3bn a year on cosmetic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and breast reduction. Cosmetic surgery procedures continue to become more popular year on year – in the UK alone more than 40,000 were carried out last year rising dramatically from just 22,000 in 2005.
Cut-price packages on offer abroad – up to a 50 per cent saving off UK prices – has seen so called ‘Cowboy Clinics’ become more and more attractive to patients desperate for treatment who are priced out of the UK. Faced with this significant price hike, patients often consider cheaper, unregulated alternatives in Europe even though bad cosmetic surgery is rife due to the fact that standards and guidelines are not strictly controlled.
Even though a personal shopping experience is offered as part of many of the cosmetic surgery packages on offer abroad, patients often feel anything but a million dollars. As a result of cosmetic surgery gone wrong
performed by unqualified surgeons that don’t meet patient’s expectations, cosmetic surgery claims
will often be pursued by discontented patients.
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