South Korea officials announced in March of 2016 that any non-native getting plastic surgery in the country will be reimbursed for any taxes paid for their procedure. On the surface, this may sound like a reason to consider traveling to South Korea for plastic surgery, but experts urge men and women considering taking advantage of “medical tourism” to think twice.
The Dangers of Medical Tourism
Although it can seem enticing, medical tourism can pose health concerns that may outweigh the potential financial benefits. Medical tourism is exactly what it sounds like—people traveling to another country for the purpose of receiving specific medical treatment. But this can become a very dangerous problem, especially when surgical procedures are involved.
When shopping around for a breast augmentation or other plastic surgery procedure, getting the lowest price may not always be the best idea. Instead, the safety and effectiveness of your surgery should be at the top of your priority list.
The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If the price of a cosmetic procedure in another country sounds too good to be true, it probably is. While the cost may be lower, the quality of your experience and even your safety will likely suffer. If you’re considering getting plastic surgery, the last thing you want to sacrifice is your health and the quality of your results. That’s why choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who has your best interests in mind is such an important first step to achieving your desired look.
Dr. Glenn M Davis knows that not every patient has the same goals, and applies his years of experience and extensive education to create results that are personal and natural. Focusing mainly on facial plastic surgery procedures in the Raleigh, NC area, Dr. Davis also offers a selection of enhancements for the body and breasts, including abdominoplasty, liposuction, and combination breast lift and augmentation.
Dr. Davis received his medical doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and trained in general surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After refining and focusing his surgical technique in a plastic surgery residency at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Davis developed his skills as Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Davis is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is committed to utilizing the most up-to-date and successful techniques for each of his patients, and serves in leadership roles in multiple local and national plastic surgery organizations. A past president of 3 medical surgical organizations including the Raleigh Academy of Medicine, Dr. Davis has also chaired a number of committees for the American Society of Plastic surgeons, and continues to serve as Clinical Associate PRofessor of Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.