Looking at area plastic surgeons and feeling discouraged at your options? If you are not in a large, metropolitan city, it may feel daunting to locate an experienced cosmetic surgeon that fits your needs and budget. Traveling for a breast augmentation can be a good idea, as long as you carefully weigh your options to ensure a safe procedure.
Safely Traveling for a Breast Augmentation
It is of utmost importance to settle on a doctor that can offer a stellar reputation and lots of satisfied breast augmentation patients. Just because the surgeon has been around for a while does not mean he or she is good at what they offer. For this reason, it is often worth your time and effort to schedule your procedure out of town. A board-certified plastic surgeon, with decades of breast augmentation experience, may be worth traveling for. He/she may also offer varied payment options, including medical financing, making their top-notch services available on any budget.
Determine how far you can comfortably travel, not only for the surgery, but for pre and post-op visits. Follow-ups are an important part of the breast augmentation recovery process, so make sure you can be available for these appointments. Be sure to tell your operating surgeon where you live, and during your consultation, see if they have a plan in place to work with patients from across the country. Your physician will tell you when it is safe to travel after your BA, either by car or by plane. Plan on spending several nights at an area recovery center, hotel, or Airbnb until you are ready to travel back home.
The Breast Augmentation at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is Tailored for Out-of-Town Patients
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is one of Houston’s oldest and most recognizable plastic surgery providers. Founder, Dr. Paul Vitenas, has more than three decades of breast augmentation experience. Over the years, after performing thousands of breast augmentation procedures, Dr. Vitenas has developed an innovative style that consistently achieves desired results. To make his services available to everyone, not just those in the Houston-area, Dr. Vitenas offers a custom-tailored breast augmentation experience for out-of-town patients.
Reasons to Travel to Houston for a Breast Augmentation:
- Dr. Vitenas is a board certified plastic surgeon, with 30 years of experience
- Each breast augmentation is performed in one of Dr. Vitenas’s private surgical suites at the Houston Surgery Center
- Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has an optional, 24-hour recovery suite for stress-free healing
- Consultations with Dr. Vitenas can be completed online via email and Skype
- New patient consultations with Dr. Vitenas are free
- Dr. Vitenas is well known for consistently providing proportionate, natural-looking BA results
- Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery offers travel recommendations and assistance with local reservations
- Houston is full of fine dining, luxury accommodations, and world-class shopping options
Think Twice Before Leaving the Country
Medical tourism is a booming business. Each year, thousands of people opt to travel to places like Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Costa Rica for cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation. Unfortunately, even though these clinics may offer shockingly good prices, services are far from the same you would get in the United States, as hospitals and operating physicians are not held to the same rigorous standards.
Follow-up appointments are often impossible to arrange outside of the country, leaving you to recover on your own at home. If complications arise, you will not have a doctor available for care, and many respected plastic surgeons may be cautious about taking on your post-op care. The bottom line, no matter how much money you think you will save by traveling outside of the U.S. for a breast augmentation, it is simple not worth the risk.
Speak with a Provider You Can Trust
Get all of the details on Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery’s online consultation process by calling our office at 281.407.7428 or filling out our Contact Us form. Our patient coordinator will make sure you are armed with all of the details on traveling to Houston for your breast augmentation procedure. We can even help make your travel arrangements. Above all, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is committed to patient safety and satisfaction.