Medical tourism on the rise for plastic surgery

Published On: Jul 19 2012 12:59:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2012 03:51:15 PM EDT

As plastic surgery costs in the United States rise, medical tourism is also on the rise.  Famous for beautiful beaches and bodies, Brazil has become the plastic surgery capital of the world. 

Thousands of Americans travel to Brazil each year to undergo plastic surgery at a more affordable price. Medical tourism agencies help book packages for patients providing everything from airport pickup to lodging during one’s stay. 


Although the price and the thought of walking a beach while wearing a Brazilian bikini is tempting, it is important to be cautious and be aware of the risks involved in plastic surgery.