Your Guide For Plastic Surgery Abroad (Singapore vs Malaysia)
Many hear alot of stories about having plastic surgery abroad. And number of international patients seeking cosmetic surgery is on the rise. But is it safe? What are the risks? What countries are in the lead? is it worth it?
In the phase of planning many questions float in our heads, however the most critical one is about the risks and safety. There has been countless incidents for patients who have gone makeover and ended up in a more worse situation, here are few:
Or being stuck with a cheap nose job (gone wrong)
We can state endless stories on “plastic surgeries abroad gone wrong” their is always a dark side to everything. Although, there are no statistics for the numbers of operations that go wrong. But we have to point everything out to understand what’s going on in the industry. The one key element the drives most patients for surgery abroad is “Cheapness – even including travel and accommodation costs.” For that reason, many hospitals opened their doors to international patients.
The main question is, Who is regulating this !?
No one. It all depends on how much homework done by patient in searching for the right facility and doctor.
What makes plastic surgeries go wrong?
1- A total of 92 per cent of surgeons surveyed by the British Association Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) said “they’re most concerned with the lack of aftercare provided.”
2- dangers of flying too soon after major surgery.
3- Overseas providers aren’t able to offer patients this level of care. and most medical information provided by “whoever dedicated on the line” is in accurate and unreliable.
So what should you consider?
- Care standards
- Check the clinic has a phone number and address, not just a website . Organisations should make it easy for you to contact them.
- Check that the surgeon speaks good English.
- Only deal with a company that has a medical representative – not a travel agent –
- Surgeon credentials
- Before and aftercare
- What place will you stay after op?
- Is there a care taker provided or not and are they trained?
- How long do you need to stay overseas before going back home?
- After deciding on a destination and doctor, get the details of your agreement in writing, including the treatment, supplies, care and any extra amenities covered.
- Ask about recovery times and what happens if there are complications either straight after surgery or after you return back home.
What You should expect once you arrive for surgery in a foreign country?
Ideally, the medical-travel facilitator or the hospital will arrange to receive your medical records and make sure home and foreign doctors are in agreement about the treatment. You will likely be picked up at the airport by an English-speaking concierge and taken to the hospital for tests or blood work and to meet with the surgeon. Some medical tourists spend the night in a hotel before being admitted to the hospital. In many cases someone will be by your side throughout your hospital stay.
After you’re discharged, expect to stay in the hotel for a few days or more, depending on the surgery, receiving any appropriate post-surgery therapy on-site. If it’s part of the package, you may be driven to some local attractions. (But don’t sunbathe, swim or drink alcohol without a doctor’s clearance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] cautions.) When it’s safe to travel, you’ll be taken to the airport and your records will be sent to your doctor at home.
Why Plastic Surgery in Malaysia rather than Singapore?
In case you missed the memo, the place for plastic surgery is Asia. While many people head to Bangkok and Seoul for assorted nips and tucks. The place where many are refer as new holiday destination for Cosmetic surgery are Kuala lumpur in Malaysia and Singapore.
In a recent article (October 2011), British newspaper The Telegraph reported on the Singapore healthcare service and the reporter highlighted the fact that despite Singapore’s medical sector long having been seen as “a centre for excellence”, people in the region are now looking to Malaysia as the place to go for healthcare.
Bupa International, a global health insurance service and market leader, suggested that the high prices in Singapore are beginning to send people north to Malaysia instead, where the quality of hospitals and doctors is impressive and yet the prices are much lower than neighbouring Singapore.
Plastic Surgery Cost in Singapore Vs Malaysia (USD)
|*prices source are based on average pricing provided by hospitals in both countries.|
Although, it looks Malaysia is cheaper but not generalised on all operations. That is why it’s important to research and ask experts first. We find the treatment price might not be the only factor that drives people to Malaysia. It’s also the fees of accommodation and transportation much cheaper than Singapore. Not to mention the vast amount of beaches, islands and green life.
We at Makeover Vacations been dealing with hundreds of patients every month from the moment they plan in their home town till they arrive at the heart of Kuala lumpur Malaysia. The integrity of our knowledge on health care, plastic surgery and dental treatments helps to enhance the process to much higher degree of satisfaction with guaranteed results. You are welcome to contact us and know more about pricing, doctors, facilities, etc. We would love to be a helping hand and see that smile lends us energy to keep going.