Medical Tourism

India favourite for cheap cosmetic surgery

Many people from the US and other western countries are travelling to India for less expensive cosmetic surgeries such as rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure, a new study has found.

Prompted by the ease and relatively low costs of travel, more patients from these countries are travelling to the developing world to access less costly medical and surgical procedures, researchers said.

Because cosmetic plastic surgery procedures aren’t covered by insurance, they make up a major part of the burgeoning medical tourism market.

India alone may have more than one million medical tourists per year, according to the study.

Other countries with growing medical tourism industries include Mexico, Dubai, South Africa, Thailand and Singapore.

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