Tempting ads promising great prices and a discreet surgery can lure you abroad for your plastic surgery. But, there are many reasons to stay in Miami when getting cosmetic work. The promise of refreshing your appearance while on vacation or on business travel can be enticing. Some people turn to international destinations like the Dominican Republic or Colombia for cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift and body sculpting, at a fraction of the price. Operations abroad can be dangerous. Here are a few reasons why you should get Miami plastic surgery.
First, it’s hard to verify your surgeon is board certified outside of the country. Cosmetic surgery is a major surgery, and should be performed only by a physician who has vast experience. Another thing to consider is your wellbeing. Will your surgeon abroad be able to get a thorough medical evaluation, and how will post surgery checkups be handled once you leave the country? Yet another concern is language barriers. If you do not speak the language of the country you’re going to, consider if you’ll have access to interpreter services. Miscommunication can be a serious problem where your health is concerned. You’ll also have no way of knowing the technology and products, such as breast implants, being used meet U.S. standards. Here, these things are closely regulated and monitored. Post surgery, you’ll be away from family and friends, who may be vital during your recovery period.
Finally, once your surgery is done, you’ll have to return to the U.S. But traveling too soon can be risky. It can increase your chances for complications such as swelling, infection, or even worse, blood clots or a pulmonary embolism. So why not stay at home? At Coral Gables Cosmetic Center, you get the experience of board certified plastic surgeons right in your backyard.