Nip And Tuck Tourism: Plastic surgery in Colombia is big business!

More and more tourists are heading to Colombia for plastic surgery.

It’s normal to return from holiday with a dark tan, but how about coming home with larger breasts, a nip and tuck and a newly sculpted nose. Vacations offering such physical transformations are being promoted by travel agents and plastic surgeons in Colombia, one of those countries along with Venezuela and Brazil where there’s no shame in taking your body in for alterations.

BRENDA FUENTES describes what she would like to adjust in her face (Photo: Profimedia)

Vacations promising such corporeal transformations are being promoted by travel agents and plastic surgeons in Colombia, one of those countries along with Venezuela and Brazil where there’s no shame in taking your body in for alterations.

Dr. MORALES and his crew perform the liposuction (Photo: Profimedia)

 

Given the lower staff costs and building costs, Colombia’s plastic surgeons are able to offer procedures for a significantly lower price than in the United States, for example. Some such treatments can be as much as 70% cheaper in Colombia compared to those available in more developed countries.

Dr. MORALES during the first part of the operation: the liposuction (Photo: Profimedia)

There are other advantages too. Waiting lists tend to be much shorter here, Many also chose to combine their surgery with a short holiday.

Liquid, which includes fat, blood and water, is sucked out of Brenda’s body (Photo: Profimedia)

These factors have led to an increasing number of international visitors coming to the country for their cosmetic surgery. An estimated 40,000 trips to Colombia are made annually for such a purpose, with liposuction and breast augmentation being the most popular sorts of surgery requested by foreigners.

For the liquids to leave the body and the skin to heal faster, the post-op treatment is very important. Every day after the surgery, BRENDA goes back to the clinic to receive her massage (Photo: Profimedia)
BRENDA FUENTES waits in the surgery room (Photo: Profimedia)
There is not much for BRENDA to do in the apartment, which is included in the package trip she bought from Dr. Morales, but watch TV and be on the internet. Before the operation she needs to rest, and after her body hurts too much to go out and be a tourist (Photo: Profimedia)
A cross hangs in a patient’s room at Dr. Morales clinic Medical Spa (Photo: Profimedia)
part of the post-op treatment, BRENDA FUENTES needs to sit in a capsule one hour a day, to rehydrate the skin and make it heal faster (Photo: Profimedia)
BRENDA FUENTES just before getting anesthetized at Medical Spa clinic (Photo: Profimedia)

 

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