Dr. Calvert Advises Others against Foreign Breast Augmentation
10/06/2010

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery Beverly Hills procedures. Whether women, and sometimes men, get breast implants for work, self-confidence reasons or as part of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy hundreds of thousands of Americans get them every year.

Online PR News – 06-October-2010 – – Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery Beverly Hills procedures. Whether women, and sometimes men, get breast implants for work, self-confidence reasons or as part of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy hundreds of thousands of Americans get them every year.

Thanks to economic times being difficult many patients who would normally never consider having plastic surgery outside the United States are now having these surgeries done in foreign countries. There are numerous dangers to doing this, as Dr. Calvert recently addressed on the Tyra Show.

First, it is virtually impossible to regulate plastic surgeons in third world or second world countries where many patients are having these surgeries performed. The government simply doesn’t have the money or infrastructure to support a governing body on plastic surgeons or, for the most part, any medical practices.

Second, there is no way to contact previous patients of the chosen surgeons to see what their results were and to know what the level of satisfaction is. Corruption runs rampant in third world countries. It is very easy for doctors to pay a poor woman to say she has had breast augmentation and is thrilled with the results when the woman isn’t a patient at all. Even if potential patients are lucky enough to find a previous patient of their chosen surgeon the likelihood of them speaking English well enough to communicate any problems or issues is extremely low.

Third, if complications occur what can be done about it? Plastic surgery that is botched can have life threatening consequences, especially when inexperienced doctors try to fix problems they’ve created. If patients are lucky enough to survive after a serious complication there probably will not be any financial remuneration. Courts in third world countries are a lot more concerned with murder and rape cases than medical malpractice. If patients are lucky enough to get their day in court and can actually get some sort of settlement, the financial rewards will be extremely low. After all, the patient paid a discount rate. How much money will that doctor have? Probably not even enough to cover the cost of having breast reconstruction.

It’s a much better idea to stay within US borders and have a plastic surgeon Los Angeles take the case. A good breast augmentation may cost more in the states, but it’s worth it. Be smart and avoid breast reconstruction by staying here for surgery.

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