Surgeons warn of plastic surgery performed abroad
UK surgeons have seen a marked decline in ‘botch jobs’ performed abroad over the past 18 months
With the further easing of travel restrictions coming into effect, UK surgeons are urging caution to those considering cosmetic and medical procedures abroad. This comes after UK surgeons have seen a marked decline in the amount of revision surgery required from patients who have undergone surgery abroad over the past 18 months, both within the NHS and in private practice, which is more than likely simply due to travel restrictions not allowing people to travel for cosmetic procedures.
Dr Bessam Farjo, Hair Restoration Surgeon at the Farjo Hair Institute, is one of the surgeons who is particularly concerned about seeing vulnerable patients lured in with cheap offers now the travel industry is opening back up. “Hair transplants when performed correctly by a doctor in a safe setting can be transformative for the patient. However, it’s no secret that certain destinations abroad have been at the heart of a growing market of cheap medical tourism targeting vulnerable hair loss patients” he said.
“At the Farjo Hair Institute we’ve seen a marked decrease in revision cases from hair transplants performed abroad this past year and I can only hope that we don’t see a rise again now travel restrictions are being eased.”