International Travel & Health Insurance Journal Article
Surgeons Warn of Plastic Surgery Performed Abroad
7th October 2021
With the further easing of travel restrictions coming into effect, UK surgeons are urging caution to those considering cosmetic and medical procedures abroad. This comes after UK surgeons have seen a marked decline in the amount of revision surgery required from patients who have undergone surgery abroad over the past 18 months. This is both within the NHS and in private practice. This is more than likely simply due to travel restrictions not allowing people to travel for cosmetic procedures.
Dr Bessam Farjo, Hair Restoration Surgeon at the Farjo Hair Institute. He is one of the surgeons who are particularly concerned about seeing vulnerable patients lured in with cheap offers now the travel industry is opening back up. “Hair transplants when performed correctly by a doctor in a safe setting can be transformative for the patient. However, it’s no secret that certain destinations abroad have been at the heart of a growing market of cheap medical tourism targeting vulnerable hair loss patients” he said.
“At the Farjo Hair Institute, we’ve seen a marked decrease in revision cases from hair transplants performed abroad this past year. I can only hope that we don’t see a rise again now travel restrictions are being eased.”