The United Kingdom’s National Health Service is the envy of the world. People depend upon the NHS to give them quality care and proper guidance on medical issues. That trust in the NHS for medical advice doesn’t help people who are looking for elective cosmetic surgery treatments. Cosmetic surgery is very popular, and there are more useful procedures being brought to the market every year. The ability of doctors to restore youthful looks, improve the figure, and reshape the body into more attractive contours is astounding, and every year the industry gains more experience and improves procedures to make them safer, less invasive, and more affordable. We’ve teamed up with Landauer Cosmetic Surgery Group, who offer a range of procedures including lap band surgery.
It’s the affordable part that’s important for many residents of the UK, because they’re unused to paying for healthcare, and nearly all elective plastic surgery isn’t covered by the NHS. Cosmetic surgery is a rare occurrence, and for some people, a once in a lifetime occurrence. Some potential patients are left to search for medical care for the first time in their lives. Because the average patient knows very little about the private health care industry that performs elective cosmetic surgery, they often fixate on the one aspect of the treatment that’s most easily understood — the price.
Concentrating on price over all other considerations has led people from the UK to go on so-called medical tourism holidays. When shopping around for prices on popular procedures, they notice that prices overseas are substantially lower, and assume that other factors don’t enter into it. The quality of the medical care that they currently receive is always the same, and they assume that they can shop for elective medical care solely on price, as they would for a television set or a set of golf clubs. For many people, that can lead to terrible consequences. Every year, the newspapers are filled with stories of people who travel to other countries in order to receive cut-rate plastic surgery, and are disfigured, sickened, or even killed by substandard levels of care and expertise.
While you’ll be entering the private medical market in the UK in order to receive your cosmetic surgery, the requirements for the standard of care are the same or higher for clinics in the country as they would be for anything at an NHS facility. You can be assured that the physicians that perform your procedures as properly trained and certified, and conditions in the operating theatres and examination rooms will be clean and modern. That’s the best guarantee you have that you’ll get your money’s worth when undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK, even if it does cost a little more.