Thinking About Having Cosmetic Surgery in Another Country? Here’s A Few Things You Need To Know…

Cosmetic procedures can be less expensive outside of Canada and U.S., however, like most things, with a significant price reduction — you might have to deal with a number of serious issues you’re not expecting:

1) Unknown credentials of the surgeon and upkeep of their facility.

2) Different bacteria and bacterial resistant organisms.

3) Last minute “change” in type of anesthetic administered and location of surgery.

4) Implant/filler types not common to North America.

5) Minimal, and in some cases, no follow-up.

There’s no doubt that you can find excellent plastic surgeons all over the world in many countries, and you might not run into these problems. However, talented surgeons know the value of their work, and don’t typically offer deep discounts on surgical procedures. Buyer beware.

As the saying goes — you get what you pay for. If the price seems too good to be true, there’s usually a reason for it. Ask anyone who has undergone revision surgery, it’s a lot less expensive to get it done right, the first time.

The Risks Involved With Medical Tourism

Here’s a recent story of a Dallas woman who went to Mexico for plastic surgery, returning to U.S on life support:

There’s a Big Difference Between Cosmetic Surgeons and Board Certified Plastic Surgeons

Physicians who call themselves “Cosmetic Surgeons” are not necessarily plastic surgeons.

The title “Cosmetic Surgeon”can be used by doctors who simply participated in a one weekend aesthetics course. They might not be formally trained (or even properly assessed) for competency in performing surgeries.

Unfortunately, there’s no regulatory board that oversees these doctors who call themselves “Cosmetic Surgeons” — and there’s no proper examination or basic standards that apply. Some doctors add “Cosmetic Surgeon” to their title simply because they have an interest in cosmetic surgery.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have at least 5 to 7 years of proper training in plastic surgery during their residency. Many Board Certified Plastic Surgeons also become specialists, which includes additional years of formal training, and extensive surgical experience.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have to pass rigorous examinations, and have achieved a high level of competency, which is professionally assessed.  National regulatory boards provide certification to become a Plastic Surgeon. Only those formally trained in plastic surgery can claim they are a Plastic Surgeon.

When you see Dr. Avi Islur at The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre You Get Access To:

1) Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

2) Fully accredited surgical centre

3) Board Certified Anesthesiologist

4) The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre is a pristine surgical environment. We do not perform surgery on patients with antibiotic resistant bacteria, nor do we perform bowel or dental surgery at First Glance. We operate in a purely cosmetic, pristine surgical environment.

5) We use FDA and Health Canada approved implants/fillers.

6) You will have access to Dr. Avi Islur and his professional medical team 24/7, 365

7) Dr. Avi Islur is the Head of Plastic Surgery at St Boniface Hospital. If there is an emergency, or urgent matter, Dr. Islur and his team have full access to the hospital.