Dangers of Medical Tourism

Cosmetic surgery tourism is a price-driven phenomenon that has experienced increased growth over the past decade. Numerous companies offering all-inclusive vacation packages that include cosmetic surgery are popping up all over the world and can be easily located via the Internet.

Some of the most popular cosmetic surgery tourism destinations are India, Mexico, the Philippines, Costa Rica and China. However, though there are many skilled and qualified physicians practicing all over world, it may be difficult for patients to assess the training and credentials of surgeons outside of the United States.

Aired on C-Span, here ASPS Member Surgeons offer testimony about the many problems and concerns associated with medical tourism.