PATRICIA VAN POPPEL, RMT, CLT, CHP
With the revolutionary advancement in the field of medicine, plastic surgery is growing massively popular around the world.
This has resulted in rapidly increasing medical tourism, which has made people look for the best places to get plastic surgery overseas.
The global medical tourism market is expected to reach the market value of around $162 billion by 2026.
Over a quarter of the world's cosmetic procedures occur in the U.S. or Brazil, followed by Mexico and Columbia.
Patients may pursue medical care abroad for a variety of reasons, such as decreased cost, a preference for care from providers from a similar culture, or to receive a procedure or therapy not available in their country of residence.
Affordability and greater patient savings were the primary motives to seek medical care abroad.
The five most popular procedures requested by women are Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty and Breast Lift.
The top five cosmetic procedures requested by men are Eyelid Surgery, Gynecomastia, Rhinoplasty, Liposuction and Hair Transplant.
Several professional organizations have developed guidance that includes questions useful for travelers when discussing medical or dental care abroad, either with the facility providing the care or with the group facilitating the trip.
It is recommend that prospective medical tourists use facilities that are internationally accredited.
Examples of accrediting entities include Joint Commission International, DNV International Accreditation for Hospitals, and the International Society for Quality in Health Care, which have lists of standards that facilities need to meet to be accredited.
Canadian Cosmetic Surgeons
The Plastic Surgery Centre
Calgary Institute of Cosmetic Surgery
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Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute
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Remington Laser Dermatology Centre
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