How the excellence of Brazilian plastic surgery attracts foreigners


How the excellence of Brazilian plastic surgery attracts foreigners


The aesthetic tourism in Brazil has grown a lot because of two main aspects: the country has some of the best surgeons in the world and the prices are lower in comparison with other places. Just to talk about this difference, a surgical procedure in Brazil can cost up to 70% less than a similar one performed in the United States, for example.


“By submitting to an aesthetic procedure in Brazil, one of the countries that performs the biggest number of plastic surgeries in the world, the patient must establish an entire routine of lodging for the period in which he is in the country and, somtimes, services such as AirBnB facilitate the recovering process in the postoperative period, before returning to the country of origin”, explains plastic surgeon Dr. Laertes Thomaz Junior.


According to estimates by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, foreigners who perform plastic surgeries correspond to more than 50,000 per year in Brazil – the second largest in terms of plastic surgeries in the world.


Aesthetic tourism, in addition to the much lower prices of surgical procedures, is due to the reference of the country’s quality in plastic surgeries and the high qualification of its doctors, who work with the curves of Brazilian women, making them even more beautiful.


Currently, women are still the ones who come to Brazil to undergo plastic surgeries, but men are also adhering to this tendency, correcting facial or body problems. Among them, most patients seek body contouring surgery, such as liposuction, liposculpture, abdominoplasty, breast prosthesis and gluteal prosthesis. Then come the surgeries on the face, especially on the eyelids, neck, nose and ears.


To ensure that overseas plastic surgery has the expected results, it is critical that the patient prepare the hosting structure, taking into account the recovery time and possible contingencies, and perform all preoperative exams to ensure that he is ready to do the procedure.


“It may take some trips to Brazil before the surgery becuse we must know the patient and evaluate his case, also verify exams, which can be sent by email”, says Dr. Laertes, emphasizing that simpler surgeries such as rhinoplasty, breast prosthesis, blepharoplasty or otoplasty require, at least, one week in Brazil after surgery.


Surgeries such as lifting, liposuction, mastopexy with prostheses, gluteal prostheses, abdominoplasty and liposculpture require at least three weeks in the country after surgery. “In this case, the ideal situation would be a trip of, at least, 25 days,” he says.


At LTJ Clinic we offer informations about lodging, transportation, travel agencies and more. Contact us and come to Brazil to perform your plastic surgery! Our telephone number is +55 (11) 2613-1033.

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