For many people, summer is not just about traveling to see the sights; it is also about cosmetic surgery. Hundreds of Americans leave the country each year to undergo low-cost cosmetic procedures or to have procedures that are unsanctioned in the United States. A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows that patients traveling to other countries for cosmetic surgery may get more than they bargained for - but in complications and costs.
There is no doubt that cosmetic surgery is a growing industry. New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' annual report, Plastic Surgery Statistics, show there is no slowdown in sight. More than 17 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2017 alone. The demand for procedures increases each year for many types of procedures. Dr. Alqulali performs cosmetic surgery and is the trusted provider of cosmetic services for many women.