Popularity of Dental Care Abroad
Patients who want to give Medical Tourism a try will often try a dental care procedure first. It is one of the most common and ever-increasing areas of medical tourism today. The benefit typically found when getting dental work done abroad is that most facilities will have various different dental specialties located in the same office. Typically in the US, you will go to your regular dentist who will refer you to an Oral Surgeon, who might then refer you to yet another professional to get the work you need done. One stop shopping is certainly more convenient. Spending your recovery time in a spa or wellness retreat is a bonus to now having those beautiful teeth you’ve always wanted at a fraction of the cost you would pay back home.
What is Hip Resurfacing?
Hip resurfacing is something to consider when facing the choice of a total hip replacement. Unlike the traditional total hip replacement surgery, hip resurfacing (also known as surface replacement arthroplasty) involves only replacing the top of the worn and painful ball joint with a chrome alloy cap. With total hip replacement, the recovery period is longer, bone mass is lost and possible complications increase. Hip resurfacing in the US is not as popular among surgeons as total hip replacement and it may be harder to find doctors trained in this specialty procedure. By going abroad, you may have access to newer and more advanced surgeries than are currently available in the US and at a significantly lower cost. Suitability for hip resurfacing vs. total hip replacement can be determined by your doctor and is decided based on the patient’s anatomy and ability to recover from the surgery.
What is cosmetic surgery?
This broad term for Medical Tourism covers all plastic surgery procedures designed to improve or enhance personal appearance. From facelifts, breast augmentation, uplift or reduction to tummy tucks and liposuction; combining cosmetic surgery with a getaway to an exotic land may be an option for several reasons. Services abroad can save 50-80% of US or UK prices. For example, a full facelift that would cost $12,000 in the US runs about $1,800 in Brazil (an 85% savings!). Having cosmetic surgery done while on vacation allows you to come back home with both your body and your mind changed for the better.