Stay in Australia for your Breast Surgery
Surgical holidays or ‘cosmetic tourism’ to destinations like Thailand, Brazil and Mexico are ever popular but are they the best idea for you?
At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine in Sydney we pride ourselves on providing high quality services with attentive aftercare and support after surgery. While surgical holidays can be financially appealing, there are many other factors that must be considered when undergoing surgical procedures such as breast augmentation.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…
When you opt for a cosmetic holiday, while it sounds great you must consider your safety, after all you are undergoing surgery.
The promise of breast augmentation followed by a week of lounging on the beach sipping mojitos is often tempting however; there are many things to consider before joining the cosmetic tourism bandwagon. When you come to Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine in Sydney you know you’re being treated by qualified doctors, who speak English and will be there to provide you with the aftercare you require. Can you say the same for overseas cosmetics?
Qualified doctors should be your priority…
Breast surgery is just that…surgery, which is why it is so important to seek treatment from qualified professionals. Our doctors, Dr Ralph Thomas Bright and Dr Zhen Xu are both qualified doctors that can ensure your surgery will be operated on under Australian standards with a highly qualified team.
- Dr Ralph Thomas Bright – After graduating from the Otago University New Zealand in 1973, Dr Bright worked at the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Burwood Hospital Christchurch before moving to Australia in June 1974. Dr Bright is a fellow of the Faculty of Medicine ACCS and a member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery among others.
- Dr Zhen Xu – Dr Xu graduated from the University of NSW in 2003 and he is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He has trained with leading experts in various areas of cosmetic medicine and surgery.
You need to be able to communicate with your doctors…
All breast surgeries are different and communicating with your doctor is important, you need to establish a relationship and an understanding about what you hope to achieve from your surgery. Overseas doctors can be limited in their understanding of the English language, which can make it difficult to communicate exactly what you hope to achieve with your surgery.
Here at Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine we have a consultation where we can discuss your ideal shape, size and treatment options. We also educate our patients on what happens during the surgery and what to expect afterwards.
Aftercare is just as important as the surgery…
After your surgery your treatment is not done and while lying on a beach afterwards sounds relaxing you may not receive the aftercare you require. You also may run into problems down the road, everyone’s body reacts differently to breast surgery but after returning home from your cosmetic holiday you lose the support of your doctor. There’s no knowing what might happen to your body in the future and without the support from your doctor you may be left without the care you need. At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine we encourage our patients to contact us if an emergency or problem occurs after surgery. This support system lets our patients feel at ease when undergoing breast surgery.
If you’re considering an overseas breast surgery trip we encourage you to consider the benefits of staying in the country. You can’t put a price on your safety, which is why we encourage those looking for breast surgery to consider their safety before opting for overseas cosmetic holidays.