Surgery Abroad: Mythbusting!
There are a lot of myths about surgery abroad; some people say it’s unreliable, or the quality is poor, and some people really just don’t know what to think. In one way, this is good: it’s important to be choosy about any kind of surgery, and to make sure the surgery you’re signing up for offers high quality, hygiene and care.
However, most of these rumours are just untrue – there’s really nothing ‘poor’ in the surgery abroad. This doesn’t mean every non-UK surgery clinic is good quality – we can’t vouch for anyone else – but they certainly don’t have to be. Here are some myths about surgery abroad – and the real truth behind them.
Surgery abroad is too cheap to be true – that means the quality of the work is poor. Surgery abroad is cheaper because living costs are cheaper in places like Poland. This doesn’t mean the work is poor quality, though; just as you might get great quality wine cheap in France, or an iPad will cost you half the price in the US as in the UK, you can get great cosmetic surgery in Europe for a fraction of the Harley Street prices.
The surgeons are not properly qualified abroad. Again – total myth. All of our surgeons have undergone the most rigorous training in Europe, which doesn’t just meet Polish surgery standards, but global standards, too. There probably aren’t many UK clinics that can say that!
Having surgery outside the UK is dangerous, because you can’t see your surgeon after the operation. Nonsense. We’ll keep you in the clinic in Poland for a day or two after the operation anyway, but in terms of aftercare – there is plenty provided in the UK. Our VIP package includes UK aftercare in any of our UK clinics, where you’ll be treated with the same warmth and professionalism as you were in Poland.
In other words, just because surgery abroad is a bargain, doesn’t mean it’s not as good as surgery in the UK. It’s just a bargain!