With plastic surgery procedures in higher demand than ever, prices for the surgeries continue to rise in the United States. This is especially true for states like Florida with high rates of plastic surgery. Therefore, many patients are partaking in “plastic surgery tourism”, particularly in Mexico. Let’s look at some of the reasons why traveling for breast augmentation in Mexico is a bad idea.
First off, there are legitimate and qualified plastic surgeons in Mexico. However, their prices (when combined with travel costs) are going to be just as much as surgery in the United States, in many cases. Since Mexico sets different standards for its plastic surgeons, there is no guarantee that your surgeon will be as qualified or experienced as a surgeon in the US.
Secondly, language barriers can make it difficult for you and your surgeon to communicate effectively. This can lead to getting subpar results or misunderstandings about your procedure. The barrier can even become dangerous in the event of a complication.
Finally, if you do get a complication, even a minor one, reaching out to or being seen by your plastic surgeon is nearly impossible. This leaves you at the mercy of health professionals who do not know the specifics of your procedure.
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