Medical Tourism and the Cosmetic Surgery Industry
How popular is cosmetic surgery in medical tourism? According to a 2014 study conducted by researchers at the University of Leeds, voluntary plastic surgery accounts for nearly half of the medical tourism industry — and this statistic grows even higher when you account for cosmetic dental and obesity-related work.
Cosmetic surgery is one of the most popular areas for medical tourism around the world. It offers travellers the opportunity to heal away from the public eye, and it gives them a chance to escape any scrutiny from their loved ones. As medical tourism becomes more commonplace, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures being done abroad is also expected to rise.
Before you jet-off for your next beauty treatment, take a look at the world of medical tourism and cosmetic surgery.