Expert Advice is a must
Linda Briggs has spent the last nine years
researching surgeons, clinics and the different country options available to
have surgery in, whether it is cosmetic, general, orthopaedic or dentistry. The
options are vast. Here she outlines her experiences and advises any prospective medical
tourists on the best options for you.
“Surgeons are all different in experience and training, so you need to
find the surgeon who is the one most likely to be able to give you what you
might think that considering cosmetic surgery would be a simple thing to
do in this age of the Internet and TV. However it
can turn out to be the most complicated and stressful thing that you will do
How do you find a
good option? This is where Linda Briggs comes in with her research abilities
and a knack of finding out information that is not usually available to the
general public. Linda has now found over 26 countries around the world that can
offer surgery to residents of Ireland and the UK and the services on offer are very
high. There are of course, good and bad surgeons
all over the world. Having a beautiful web site
does not necessarily mean the surgeon is a good surgeon.
in Hungary for dentistry
You can have cosmetic
surgery overseas to save money, which is usually the reason most patients want
to go overseas, but the rich and famous will take this option for privacy and
to have time to recover without the press finding them and they would use the
top clinics available.
There are all sorts
of reasons why people want to have medical treatment overseas including wanting
to avoid hospital-acquired infections, which are prevalent in the UK at
The best places to
go. says Linda Briggs "for dentistry try Budapest in Hungary but a lot of
Eastern European countries have some very good dentists like Croatia and
Poland. Most countries will have some good general hospitals with surgeons
specialising is cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. You have to bear in mind
the styles and shapes of the women in those countries, for instance, women in
Brazil are curvier than in Europe, so the Brazilian Butt Lift will make you the
shape of a Brazilian. There is a very good surgeon in Paris carrying out this
technique. Don't go to South America if you want European looking breasts, as
they tend to make the breasts look too high.
Overall you can't say one country is better than
another for a procedure, as most surgeons will travel
the world to learn new techniques. When looking for a face-lift, consider that
most English surgeons are very conservative and if you want a longer lasting
face-lift, you should consider America.
countries have their equivalent of the GMC
All countries will
have their equivalent of the GMC, which is a statutory body that all medical
professionals must be registered with, in order to be able to work. There are
also a lot of memberships that surgeons can have. These do not necessarily mean
they are better surgeons than someone who is not registered but it does show
where their particular interests lie.
Patient's expectations are sometimes very high and
cosmetic surgery is not an exact science.
If you are after absolute perfection,
don't go for cosmetic surgery, as you could be disappointed. Surgeons are all
different in experience and training, so you need to find the surgeon who is
the one most likely to be able to give you what you want.
Going on holiday and having surgery at the same
time is the norm these days, with many people only getting their annual leave
in which to do it. It makes sense to use your holiday, so that you
don't have to rush back to work or feel under pressure to feed the kids or the
It is very important to remember if you want to travel overseas, you need the
surgeon for your needs, he/she also needs to consider your needs as a medical
tourist and be sympathetic to the fact you need to fly back home at some point
and that suitable provision has been made for you to contact someone in the UK
if you need to.
Going overseas for
cosmetic surgery is by no means cut and dried. It's not easy, but is
possible to arrange. Patients need to be
sensible and listen to all advice given. There is no such thing as a lunchtime
boob job; the body still needs time to heal, no matter how long the surgery
more information visit www.lindabriggs.co.uk