The Economic Voice recently posted a piece discussing medical tourism abroad, specifically as it relates to the plastic surgery market. The article lists Mexico as one of the two main medical tourism destinations for plastic surgery, and highlights costs that are a fraction of those charged in the U.S. The article gives the example of Dr. Manuel Gutierrez Romero, a surgeon in Mexico City who offers facelifts for up to 70% less than prices one would pay in the United States. Excluding hotel accommodations and transportation, one can expect to spend as little as $1,000 by a board certified surgeon in Mexico — such a cost is largely unheard of by U.S. standards.
Other countries noted for it’s standing as a plastic surgery destination include Brazil, Tunisia, Thailand, Korea and India. Read more on the advances of plastic surgery in countries such as Mexico, and what makes them leaders in this bracket of the medical tourism industry.