Is Cosmetic Surgery Abroad Worth The Risk?


Why staying closer to home for cosmetic procedures can be the most beneficial for your safety.

In modern society people consider plastic surgery in the pursuit to build on self confidence. The market is filled with treatments that can help with hair loss, breast alterations, stretches and scars. With treatment temptation on the rise, more and more Brits have openly admitted to jetting off aboard for cheaper cosmetic procedures. Even though the cost may be higher in the UK, so are the safety guidelines and after-care treatment standards.


Most cosmetic procedures involve going under the knife, coming with potential risks to your health, that are elevated if undergone abroad. We at ComparetheTreatment always suggest that you seek a BAAPS and/or BAPRAS approved surgeon. Surgeons with these qualifications have to follow certain disciplines to enhance their skills, experience, understanding and safety, including:

  • A minimum of 6 years training as a Cosmetic Surgeon.
  • The delivery of an annual safety audit of their work.
  • Attend instruction and scientific meetings.
  • Eligibility to work in the NHS.
  • Offer a professional consultation.
  • On the General Medical Councils register.

Other countries do not have the same qualification or training structures which means they will not be as competent as UK surgeons.  It is always vital before any cosmetic procedure to ensure that you know as much as possible about your practitioner's qualifications.

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