Why are people traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery?
Medical tourists can save anywhere from 25% to 90% in medical bills, depending on the procedure they get and the country they travel to. There are several factors that play into this:
- The cost of diagnostic testing and medications is particularly expensive in the United States.
- The cost of pre- and post-procedure labor is often dramatically lower overseas. This includes labor costs for nurses, aides, surgeons, pharmacists, physical therapists, and more.
- High cost of malpractice insurance—the insurance that protects medical professionals against lawsuits—in the United States.
- Hospital stays cost far less in many overseas countries compared to the United States. In other words, quality care, hospital meals, and rehabilitation are far more affordable abroad for many people.