Low-cost aesthetic procedures account for much of modern medical tourism. Many travelers seek injectable skin fillers at foreign hospitals and clinics. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive procedures that change facial appearance. They are used to plump lips, soften creases, remove wrinkles, enhance contours and conceal scars. Many medical tourists seek skin fillers as a lower-cost alternative to surgical facelifts. These “liquid facelifts” are commonplace procedures in global medical tourism.
Plastic surgeons may recommend other skin rejuvenation treatments in conjunction with dermal fillers. Medical tourism can address this need. The surgeons are highly-trained professionals who can assess patient needs accurately and effectively. Cosmetic surgeons practice in medical centers around the world. Some of the best-known surgeons in global tourism practice in Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Guatemala, Spain, Argentina and Turkey.