Medical tourism is an increasingly popular practice. And when you have to deal with Toronto winters, the idea of going away somewhere tropical for cosmetic surgery sounds great. But is it always the best option? This piece examines the subject for those who have been considering a cosmetic getaway for a rhinoplasty.
Why People Go For Cosmetic Tourism?
So, beyond being a great excuse to go travel somewhere sunny, why is it that people will ditch rhinoplasties in Toronto, or facelifts in Toronto, and head off to another country for cosmetic tourism?
Well, actually, the climate is a big part of it for many people. Recovering from cosmetic surgeries can often require a little bit of downtime. So if you’re taking a break anyways, why not do it in a tropical resort? It’s true that many of the top countries for cosmetic tourism are also noted as great tourist destinations – think Mexico, Thailand, and India.
Another major reason for cosmetic tourism is that in the countries popular for it, the procedure is often much cheaper. Your Canadian dollars will also tend to go much further in these countries as well, paying for both the surgery itself and your stay.
Things to Consider For Cosmetic Tourism
Before you go booking your tickets, there are a few things you should consider before engaging in cosmetic tourism.
Most importantly, you should understand that getting cosmetic surgery outside of Canada may be significantly less safe than getting something like a rhinoplasty in Toronto. One of the major dangers of getting cosmetic surgery overseas comes from infections.
Countries outside of Canada may not have the same rigorous standards when it comes to hygiene, with the chance of getting infections from surgical equipment greatly increased. This could lead to an unsatisfactory recovery, illness, or in the most extreme cases death due to infection complications during rhinoplasty recovery.
Even if the surgery is perfectly hygienic, your rhinoplasty or facelift recovery could still be at risk of infection. Your body is going to be much less used to the bacteria and diseases of a foreign country compared to what it is used to in Canada.
The rhinoplasty recovery can be unpleasant overseas for other reasons as well. Foreign options for anesthetics and painkillers may not be up to the standard you are accustomed to in Canada itself. The sunny weather you went chasing could potentially complicate your recovery period for a rhinoplasty.
There’s also the concern about getting the rhinoplasty that is best for you. Plenty of clinics overseas perform excellent rhinoplasty work, which is why cosmetic tourism is so popular. However, at Rival, we believe that the best rhinoplasty depends on the patient in question. With the language barrier in place, it may be difficult to properly communicate exactly what you want. By the same token, it may be difficult for a foreign doctor to properly explain all parts of the surgery and recovery to you.
There’s also the issue that it’s rarely a good idea to fly right after cosmetic surgery. This means you have to plan for an extended stay – which may end up defeating the purpose of saving money, depending on where you are staying.
Getting Procedures Done In Toronto
As you can see, there are plenty of pros and cons to embarking on cosmetic tourism. For some jet setters, the whole process may make sense. However, for many of us, it makes sense to look closer to home. This is especially true for your first rhinoplasty when you will want to be able to work closely with a cosmetic surgeon to get the best results and recover in the comfort of your own home, knowing that you can quickly contact your surgeon with any complications. So if you’re looking for rhinoplasty in Toronto, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time – we’re happy to answer questions.