While most of the foreign patients visiting Malaysia are interested in curative or alternative medical treatments, cosmetic surgery is not too far behind when it comes to medical tourism figures.
Online PR News – 27-April-2011 – – While most of the foreign patients visiting Malaysia are interested in curative or alternative medical treatments, cosmetic surgery is not too far behind when it comes to medical tourism figures.
Presently, there are at least 35 hospitals in Malaysia catering to medical tourism. Almost all of them offer cosmetic surgery at very affordable packages. Penang island, for example, is joining the medical tourism bandwagon, even dangling very attractive health plans for tourists to compete hospitals in Kuala Lumpur.
Loraine Reinsfield, Managing Director of the website Beautiful You Holidays (http://beautifulyouholidays.co.uk), reveals that the most popular cosmetic surgeries for foreigners according to their survey are liposuction, breast augmentation and implants, face lifts or brow lifts and tummy tucks.
She says medical tourism catering to cosmetic surgery procedures has gained popularity over the years through word-of-mouth advertisement. One of the misconceptions about Malaysia hospitals and medical practitioners is that they are incompetent, although this kind of thinking has been reversed by looking at the success rate of satisfied customers.
“Before I founded Beautiful You Holidays I had minor plastic surgery in New Zealand. Some-time later a career move took me to Kuala Lumpur which I immediately fell in love with. After some enquiry, I discovered that here, there are some world class cosmetic surgeons with impeccable track records and world-class practices,” she says.
The company has developed what it calls as the Six Easy Stages to provide tourists a grand time during the duration of their stay for a cosmetic surgery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
First is the initial contact where the prospective client chooses the type of cosmetic surgery she wants to undergo. From the first inquiry to the fill-up of forms, the applicant is in no way obliged to deal with Beautiful You Holidays, Ms. Reinsfield claims.
The next step is to get a cosmetic surgery quote which will also be given with no conditions.
“Stage three is the cosmetic surgery travel confirmation. Following the receipt of your medical history and photos, we will be able to schedule a tentative trip date for your cosmetic plastic surgery holiday in Malaysia suitable to your needs,” she says, adding that each client will be apprised of the length of stay or the estimated cost of all charges.
To secure a confirmation, a client will have to pay a deposit through credit card or bank transfer. Then it’s off to the scheduling of the cosmetic surgery, which Beautiful You Holidays will personally handle, from hospital accommodations, transportation, post-operative care, hotel and a tour of the city if the patient asks for it.
On the day of your cosmetic surgery, the website will also send somebody to pick you up from the hotel to the hospital. She adds: “Our patient coordinator will visit you each day, and will be there to pick you up when you are discharged after your plastic surgery. You will then be driven back to the hotel accommodation for complete rest and relaxation to fully recover from your cosmetic surgery.”