Face Lift Treatments Abroad

Face Lift surgery abroad is fast becoming a popular alternative to face lift surgery in the UK due to the reduced costs that can be found overseas. Face lift surgery in the UK can cost anywhere between £4,000 and £8,000. However, patients opting to have the surgery performed overseas can expect to pay only a small percentage of this. Facelifts in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland amongst others will generally cost between £1,000 and £2,000. While it is generally true that patients can expect to pay less for facelift surgery abroad, this is not true of all countries. For example, the cost of a facelift in Germany is typically between £3,000 and £10,000.

How does sugery abroad compare to surgery within the UK?

Although all forms of cosmetic surgery abroad are generally cheaper, this does not mean that the quality is affected in any way, shape or form. However, there are a significant number of clinics whose surgeons are not as highly qualified as those found in the UK. While this is true to an extent, finding a highly skilled, qualified surgeon with extensive experience is always possible. As with finding a surgeon in the UK, patients must do diligent research on any clinic to ensure that they find a highly reputable surgeon and a clinic which guarantees impeccable standards and service.

What are the advantages to surgery abroad?

There are both advantages and disadvantages of having a facelift abroad. The advantages include saving money, having the opportunity of visiting attractive regions abroad and the fact that patients are guaranteed more privacy and confidentiality when having surgery abroad. The disadvantages include verifying the credibility and credentials of the surgeon, the costs involved in travelling including flights and accommodation, the return flight itself may increase the possibility of experiencing complications and the fact that hot and humid conditions are not conducive to healing. As facelifts are major operations, a significant recovery time is thus needed. Therefore, one must plan carefully when having surgery abroad as it is recommended that patients wait for a minimum of a week before flying home. Flying home early or shortly after surgery can greatly increase the risk of complications.

Which are the best destinations for surgery abroad?

Popular destinations for having facelift surgery abroad include Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Thailand, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and of course the Czech Republic.

Things to Consider

One of the most important aspects of having a face lift abroad is that the patient feels comfortable with all features of the clinic especially the surgeon and the nursing staff. If at any point you feel uncomfortable of uneasy about having the surgery then it is best advised that you delay and plan your operation with another clinic which makes you feel more comfortable. When opting to have cosmetic surgery abroad, whether it’s a facelift of a breast enlargement patients have the option of planning it all themselves or visiting an agency to help with arrangements. While you have to pay the agency for their help, if you choose o plan it alone, you may run into difficulties that the agency would have helped avoid.