Why Surgery Abroad?
People have been going abroad for surgery for years, and the overseas industry just continues to grow. Maybe it’s because it’s cheaper, maybe it’s because it sounds exotic, but it could also be the fact that it is a safe and viable option.
There are always horror stories – of course there are – although most appear to be extreme cases that have become tales used to win UK consumers into staying on these shores. With some proper research and knowledge on your side, you’ll be ready to take that trip abroad for surgery. With the media’s inclination for sensationalising everything, you’ll be happy to learn that surgery abroad is not the nightmare some make it out to be. On the whole, the service is very professional and the aftercare is excellent.
There a few things you can do to empower yourself before surgery abroad, but there’s probably one thing to ask yourself above all other considerations: ‘Is surgery abroad right for me?’ No matter what the credentials of the clinic are, and no matter how much you want to have the procedure done; if you can’t cope with being away from home, and the thought of leaving your family at home distresses you, undergoing surgery abroad might not be the right option for you.
If you think it is a viable option, then read more about the topic and glean all the information you can. Read the papers, watch television and chat to friends and family about the merits of seeking surgery in a foreign country. You can gain a lot from simply scanning the media, but make sure you’re not just skimming the front pages of tabloids. Go to one of the cosmetic surgery events that are regularly held all over the country to learn about procedures in countries as diverse as Poland and India.
Once you’ve got a basic idea of what surgery abroad entails, you’re ready to decide whether the option is something for you to consider. The fact that foreign surgeries may have shorter waiting lists – and be cleaner – than those under the NHS are two possible reasons to jet off for your procedure. Another? Simply the fact that you’ll be combining the surgery with a holiday in the country of your choice. You can chill out on a tropical beach, or soak up some culture in a capital, and all the while saving money simply because you’re outside the UK.
Secret Surgery takes the worry out of all of this for you by packaging the whole thing together so that you don’t need to think or worry about anything another than catching your flight!
Check out the next blog (Part 2) for ideas of where to go. In the mean time, get researching!