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Linda Briggs in Hungary


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Advice about dentists in Budapest, Hungary

Expert Advice is a must

Linda Briggs has spent manyyears researching surgeons, clinics and the different country options available for treatmentsm  whether  cosmetic, general, orthopaedic or dental surgery. 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 want.


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 for years.
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, full of gushing reviews does not necessarily mean the surgeon is a good surgeon!  


Try Budapest in Hungary for dentistry
Also, did you know that Budapest has some of the strictest medical laws in Europe - thus ensuring maximum patient safety and care?

You can have cosmeticsurgery overseas in order  to save money, which is usually the reason most patients want to go overseas, but the rich and famous like this option for the complete privacy and anonymity it affords -  and to have sufficient time to recover without the press tracking them down -  but of course they use the top clinics and  the most expensive offering sublime luxury!.

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. Others also like the idea of the anonymity - recovering in a relaxing environment away from the daily tasks of home - nosey neighbours - and having  several days of complete 'Me Time' - often for the first time in many years!.

The best place to go. says Linda Briggs for dentistry is without a doubt Budapest in Hungary - although there are now several Eastern European countries offering dentistry..  Some of these though do insist on much longer patient stays as they are only just getting geared up for foreign medical tourism - and sometimes this can be over 2 weeks (so do check on this before making plans). Most countries will have some good clinics and hospitals with surgeons specialising is cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. You have to bear in mind the styles/fashions 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 to other countries, attending congresses/training seminars, to keep up to date with new techniques. When looking for a facelift, consider that most English surgeons are very conservative and if you want a longer lastingfacelift - but very expensive , you should consider America. However, European countries do have excellent surgeons at much more affordable prices.

Budapest surgeons and dentists follow very strict guidelines regarding medical and dental procedures and are highly regulated. 

All 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 (sometimes even impossible) and cosmetic surgery is not an exact science. As with any surgery, there are no guarantees.  A good surgeon will, however, tell you exactly what he can and cannot do to fulfil your expectations - and it is essential that you fully understand this.  Also a good surgeon will always do his very best, based on the patients's wants/desires, but will expect the patient to 'do his/her part' in ensuring the most successful result/outcome - ie by following the post-operative instructions exactly - and by being patient!

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 (or as hear as possible to it)..

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 husband!  If you do this, and do not have supportive companions with ou, then go alone - as stress and hassle is the last thing you want when recovering from surgery!  Remember sun is a total 'No no' after surgery - the operated areas must be covered and kept out of the sun.

It is very important to remember if you want to travel overseas that you take on board the advice given by the medical experts. Some patients, even before asking about the price, ask 'how long must I stay' - and are wanting to rush home one/two days after the surgery - only if you are having a small procedure and with the agreement of your surgeon/doctor should you even think about doing this!. You need to stay for as long as the surgeon recommends - and are discharged as fit to travel home.

Going overseas for cosmetic surgery is by no means cut and dried. It's not easy, but is certainly  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 took."  

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