Medical tourism refers to the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country. Traditionally, people would travel from less-developed countries to major medical centres in highly developed countries for medical treatment that was unavailable in their own communities; the recent trend is for people to travel from developed countries to third-world countries for medical treatments because procedures can appear to be better value. Another reason for travel for medical treatment is that some treatments may not be legal in the home country.

The experienced practitioners at Nelson Plastic Surgery believe that it is of paramount importance that surgical procedures are undertaken in the country that you reside in. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into ensuring you get the right advice as you look at the options available to you, planning for your procedure, and ensuring that care throughout the pre and post-surgical treatment is of the highest quality. 

We focus on the the complete relationship we build  with our clients from initial meeting through to successful outcome from their surgery. We believe that the value Nelson Plastic Surgery offers over this whole process is second to none.

The benefits of having surgery locally:

  • You can personally visit the facilities and meet the staff before the procedure
  • You get to know who your surgeon is and establish a trusting relationship with them before the surgery – you can check their credentials and experience and get the reassurance that you are in very safe hands
  • You are able to easily find out the statistics on complications of the procedure performed by your doctor and the hospital you will be staying at
  • You will have continuity of care throughout the pre and post-surgical treatment as well as during the surgery
  • You won’t experience any travelling risks or associated discomfort. Travelling on a plane post surgically can be difficult – difficulty moving around, packing for and travelling can cause stress on wounds and may delay healing,
  • We are able to monitor any post-surgical complications – deep venous thrombosis (DVT’s ), infections etc...
  •  There are no language barriers