People Traveling Abroad For Cosmetic Surgery On A Rise in Kenya

There has been a constant rise in people opting for cosmetic surgery procedures in Kenya

Online PR News – 09-June-2009 – – With more and more people undergoing knife to enhance their looks, it is no wonder that plastic surgery has become a favorite word among young and old. A recent survey among Americans showed that people are more open to talk and accept that they have undergone cosmetic plastic surgery to enhance their looks.

Not only cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures are popular in western countries and among rich people, middle class people in places like Africa, Asia and middle east are also rising up to the fact that cosmetic surgery can give them a quick- fix solution to their personal hang ups.

Kenya is one of the countries where cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are on a rise. There has been a sharp rise in the number of people traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery procedures from Kenya. And India is one of the favorite destinations among Kenyans.

India offers several advantages to Kenyans looking for affordable plastic surgery procedures. The cosmetic surgery procedures are quite affordable in India as compared to what Kenyans had to pay in US or Europe. The cost is less than a third of what one has to pay in a western country for a similar cosmetic surgery procedure. The doctors in India are as good as their western counterparts and hospitals are equally good. It makes more sense for people in Kenya to come to India for a medical procedure or treatment rather than going to western country.

The exchange rate makes the whole value proposition quite favorable. Whereas 1000 Kenyan shilling fetches about 12 USD, the same amount buys about 610 Indian rupees.

“With advantages galore, India is the hot destinations among Kenyans looking for cosmetic surgery and many other treatment procedures in India. We get a lot of enquiries from Kenya and now cosmetic surgery demand has also picked up well. More and more women are asking for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to get the svelte slender look like westerners and the procedures like Liposuction, Tummy tuck and Breast reduction surgeries are the most popular procedures” says Dr Ruchika Malhotra from Indicure.

With India offering Ayurveda and yoga as its USP for rejuvenation and wellness, people are looking at complete wellness packages besides getting a quick makeover. A week at a wellness resort followed by a quick cosmetic surgery is what gives them a complete new look at a quite affordable price.

“The demand for preventive health checks by Kenyans is also on a rise. Many people opt for a complete health check when they are here. Not only because price tag for it is very low but it makes much sense for them as it saves a trip if they have to seek another procedure in India, though most of them said they would love to come back to explore more and more parts of India, retorts Dr Ruchika from Indicure.

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