It is almost 2020, so there should definitely be no taboo while talking about different plastic surgeries. If a person is unsatisfied with the way they look, they should always feel motivated and encouraged to change it. Thanks to plenty of new technological advancements in the field of medicine, it is possible to change every little thing about your body that makes you feel less confident in yourself or self-conscious. Plastic surgery and its peak in popularity is also one of the main reasons for the development of so-called medical tourism – traveling long distances to undergo a medical procedure. But some countries are better than others when it comes to medical tourism. 

Not only is the price difference in different countries, but the quality of the procedure as well. And since this is something that will be visible, it needs to be done in the best possible way. This article will focus on the best places to get plastic surgery.  It will state why it is a place you need to visit if you want to change something about your body. 

United States of America

Obviously, the first option that you should have in mind when it comes to plastic surgery is the United States of America. Not because it is the most popular option.  But because this country is so vast, and there are literally hundreds of amazing doctors who can perform any beauty procedure that you want. It is always good to visit doctors who are trusted and who are highly recommended by other people. Americans are also people who love plastic surgery, with a big percentage of its citizenship having undergone at least one smaller procedure. The price in the USA might be higher than in the rest of the world, but if it is something you really want, perhaps you might even be able to save some money that you would otherwise spend on the plane ticket to and from another country. 


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Even though Brazilians are considered quite beautiful, they do indeed spend a lot of money on plastic surgery. For example, in 2013, more than fifteen million procedures were performed in the country. One more reason why plastic surgery in Brazil is so popular is the fact that the procedure is exempt from tax, which makes it quite affordable. Rio de Janeiro is now one of the most important hubs of medical tourism, and there are more than 4 thousand surgeons who can perform all kinds of beauty procedures. The most popular procedures are liposuction and breast enhancement, but they are quite big on other procedures such as lip fillers and bottom augmentation as well.

The Middle East

You might think that the people from the Middle East do not opt for plastic surgery quite often, but this depends greatly on what country of the Middle East you go to. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are, for example, extremely popular tourist destinations, but only that – people tend to move from the USA, Australia, or Europe and find a new home there. Yes, the Middle East can be a great business opportunity, so it is not unusual to find a successful aesthetic clinic in Dubai that will perform any beauty procedure that you want. Bear in mind that you will be able to find a plethora of different doctors there, starting from local ones to the ones who came from the USA to work there, so it would be good to do your homework beforehand and find someone who is trusted and experienced.


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If you want anti-aging surgery, then Italy is the first place you want to go to, especially if you are from Europe. Prices can vary a lot in Europe, so you might still be able to save money by buying a plane ticket to Italy and doing an anti-aging surgery there. Every year, Italians perform more than 800.000 procedures, and Botox and injectable fillers are the most popular ones. Apart from them, Italians also perform plenty of procedures on eyebrows, chin, and cheeks. Since all of these are non-invasive procedures, they are recommended to everyone. But speaking of invasive ones, liposuction is perhaps the most popular option in Italy, with more than 50.000 procedures performed every year. 


You might think that Thailand is just a country that you go to when you want to experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but this is where you would be wrong. Apart from the fact that it has plenty of interesting things to offer, it is also a popular hub for medical tourism, especially plastic surgery. Thousands of people every year decide to buy a ticket and fly from whichever country they are from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. All the procedures are very high-quality, performed by amazing doctors and specialists, and also low cost. If you want to kill two birds with one stone and experience something new, beautiful, exotic, and also have plastic surgery or some beauty procedure, Thailand might be the country for you.


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It is the neighbor of Brazil, but some people actually decide to visit Colombia to undergo the beauty procedure that they want. The trick with Colombia is that all procedures are low cost, but you need to pay attention not to choose the wrong clinic or doctor only to save some more bucks. Colombia is home to some of the best specialists in the world.  You need to do a bit of research to find the right one. Note that this choice can actually make or break your final outcome, especially in Colombia. Liposuction is the most popular option here, with more than 80 thousand procedures performed every single year.


Even though Italy is perhaps on the front of the list of European countries where you can perform anti-aging procedures, Germany is also slowly becoming a very important hub of medical tourism. This is a country where you might be able to undergo any procedure that you would like, at a low cost and receive high quality. This is the reason why plenty of Europeans run to Germany to get lip fillers, have their breast augmented, or have a nose job.

Dominican Republic

This country might not come straight to your mind upon hearing the words “plastic surgery.”  Still, the Dominican Republic is one of the most popular options for people who live in countries nearby and want a quality beauty procedure at a reasonable price. Patients have a bargaining power there.  So the price that you see might not actually be the price that you will pay.  You will be able to make it even lower if you’re good at bargaining. What is also good here is that, if the doctor that you choose is not good at the procedure that you want, they will recommend somebody else that you can turn to. Bear in mind, that you really know what you need and who to see as this country can also be a bit dangerous if you do not know who is performing your procedure.

Medical tourism is very popular right now.  Even though you might be able to find amazing doctors anywhere you go, try to do your research beforehand.  Stick to the countries and places that are trusted and tested. Not every country is amazing in this department.  You do not want to try and cut costs on plastic surgery. You will spend even more if you choose the wrong doctor.  Especially if you have to do the procedure once again to correct it. 

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