Travelling Abroad for Canthoplasty

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The price of Canthoplasty is higher in the United Kingdom when compared to other European countries so some patients consider getting their surgery abroad. There are some advantages to this approach but there are also big disadvantages and hidden costs. If you are thinking of going down this route, make sure you understand the costs and the risks and research your surgery thoroughly before going ahead with it.

Why do people travel abroad for surgery?

The major reason that people choose to go abroad is the difference in price of the procedure. However, there are a number of hidden costs that you may not think about. Yes the surgery is cheaper abroad but you have to get there first. Flights can be expensive and then you need to pay for your accommodation. You will not be able to fly back home straight away so you will need accommodation for a number of days before and after the surgery. You’re not just travelling down the road so you will need more time of work than if you were having the surgery in the UK.

Finding the correct surgeon

You also need to make sure that you are finding a certified surgeon. The types of qualifications needed to perform the surgery differ between surgeons and you will need to do a lot of research to find a talented, qualified surgeon. Ask to see pictures of their previous surgeries and have a look at their credentials. Make sure that you are going to an established surgery. The best thing to do is find someone who has had the surgery abroad and see whom he or she recommends for the job. You can also see the results firsthand before you make your decision.

Remember, if you come home and have complications from the surgery, you’re a long way away from the surgeon who performed the operation to get their medical help. It is easier to have a surgeon in your own country because you can go and visit them immediately if there is a problem with your surgery.

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