Colombia is one of the most popular places in the world for plastic surgery. In fact, it’s the capital of Latin American in that respect! The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) reports there’s a procedure performed every five minutes in that country. Liposuction and breast implants are the most common procedures.
The rise in Colombia’s popularity for aesthetic procedures has led many people to purchase vacation packages intended for plastic or cosmetic procedures. These are offered by travel agencies, and the surgeons performing the surgeries. They can easily be found online as well.
One would think that plastic surgeons in Colombia have a lot of experience due to all of the people receiving their services, but sadly that is not the case. The procedures are often low-cost and offered by surgeons who are new in the industry.
Many of the procedures are not performed in regulated medical settings, which compounds the health risks that are already evident due to the inexperience of the surgeons.
What many patients don’t realize is that these surgeons are using cheap substitutes for fillers and implants. These are highly dangerous substances. For example, biopolymers and other substances for buttock augmentation have resulted in many cases of malpractice.
Patients who are allergic to the substances end up suffering for the rest of their lives because they aren’t easily removed once inserted in the body, according to Lina Triana from the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery.
Garage Clinics in Colombia Are Not Worth It
Many patients come back to America suffering from their plastic and cosmetic procedures. Unfortunately, nothing much can be done legally since they are performed in Colombia by unlicensed surgeons.
While revisions can be done by experienced plastic surgeons in the United States, not all complications can be 100% corrected. This can come as a major disappointment to many of the patients who seek help with their botched plastic surgery.
The time and money you may have to invest for cheap surgery in another country is not worth it. It is your body, and it needs to be handled with the utmost care.
Turn to the professional, fully-trained, plastic and cosmetic surgeons at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York. We perform our procedures in either our accredited surgical suites or in a local hospital setting.
Call us today for a free plastic surgery consultation in Long Island or NYC to discuss the changes you would like to see. We have appointments available Monday through Friday, including evenings. We also have Saturday appointments open right now.
We look forward to giving you a safe and positive experience!