Is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Cheaper Abroad?


A significant number of people consider travelling abroad for forms of cosmetic surgery, as Europe prices are generally cheaper that the UK cost for cosmetic eyelid surgery. The price is approximately around £1000 for blepharoplasty in Europe as compared to the £1000-£4000 price range in the UK. However, careful consideration and research must be undertaken as there are risks to going abroad including hidden costs and misleading surgeries.

Research is important

It is very important that you find the right surgeon to do the operation. Although the price is very appealing abroad, there is a higher risk of choosing the wrong surgeon. Just as you would in the UK, you need to research the surgeon, ask about their credentials and experience. It's also a good idea to look at their results if possible. You should never go to a surgeon that isn't board certified, as they will be performing the surgery illegally. Ask for advice and talk to someone who has had the surgery with a particular surgeon if that is possible as then you can get a first hand account of their work. It is important to remember that if you choose to have surgery abroad, when you come home, the surgeon is not just around the corner if there is a complication. It would be a long trip back to sort out a problem and if it's an emergency then there could be problems.

Hidden costs

Everyone sees the price of cosmetic eyelid surgery abroad and assumes that it would be cheaper to get the surgery abroad rather than in the UK. However, this is not often the case as there are a lot of hidden costs that you need to think about. Firstly, you need to pay for flights to get out there and then you need to pay for your accommodation. You will not be able to fly back home straight away after surgery so you will have to take into consideration how much you are paying for accommodation whilst you are healing. This also means that you will be off work for a period of weeks. It is also best that you have someone you can rely on after the surgery so you need to factor in someone who can help you after that time so flights and accommodation prices will increase.

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