Plastic Surgery in Medellin, Colombia
Thinking about getting plastic surgery, but hesitant about the high cost of procedures in the US?
You might want to consider travelling overseas for your surgery—a practice commonly referred to as medical tourism.
Colombia is gaining in popularity as a destination hub for cosmetic procedures and now ranks in the top ten destinations for plastic surgery. If you want a top-notch plastic surgeon at a price lower than you’d pay in the US, you may want to book a flight to Medellin, Colombia.
Why Choose Colombia for Plastic Surgery?
Colombia is now one of the most sought-after destinations for plastic surgery. Here’s why:
Quality: Even without medical tourism, Colombia has a thriving cosmetic surgery community. The plastic surgeons here tend to do more procedures and work in busier offices. This equates to more experience than the average American plastic surgeon.
Cost: If you live in the US, then you know that the American medical system has out of control costs and fees. These exorbitant fee structures don’t exist in Colombia, so you get the same quality of care for a lower price.
Infrastructure: As a relatively populous country, Colombia has state-of-the-art infrastructure, including modern hospitals and advanced training centers.
Proximity and convenience: For much of the world, particularly North America and Europe, Colombia is easy to get to.
Relaxing recovery setting: Spend two to four weeks recovering in the beautiful Caribbean. Enjoy a vacation while you recover from plastic surgery in Colombia!
Cost Savings of Cosmetic Surgery in Medellin
The price of plastic surgery varies in Medellin, but on average, patients save between 25 – 50 percent when they choose Colombia as their cosmetic surgery destination.
The prices we quote at Plastic Surgery Medellin include more than just the procedure, so you’re getting an even better deal. Our price quotes also include the following (when applicable):
- Initial consultation
- Medical tests
- Hospital stays
- Post-surgical accessories
- Doctor and Nurse visits
- Unlimited follow-up appointments
This list is not all-inclusive. We can arrange other services not mentioned here such as meals, accommodation or transport at very reasonable rates.
Most Popular Types of Plastic Surgery Available in Colombia
By far, liposuction is the most popular type of plastic surgery in Colombia. Rhinoplasty and breast surgery are also near the top of the list.
The top seven types of plastic surgeries in Colombia include:
- Liposuction: Also called “lipo,” this procedure removes fat from the body, primarily in the tummy, legs, hips, arms, back, and neck.
- Rhinoplasty: Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty corrects the shape and size of the nose.
- Breast Augmentation: Increasing the size of the breasts, either through implants, a lift, or a reduction is another popular procedure.
- Abdominal Etching: This relatively new procedure is ideal for people who want to simulate the shape of six-pack abs.
- Brow Pexy: An eyebrow lift helps to redefine the face and accentuate the eyes. This procedure is especially popular among our senior patients.
- Buttock Augmentation: As society tends to favor rounder posteriors, buttock augmentation is growing in popularity.
- Tummy Tuck: This procedure removes skin from the abdominal area to create a flatter stomach. It’s a common choice following weight loss surgery or coupled with liposuction.
At Plastic Surgery Medellin, Dr. Felipe Munoz provides the most comprehensive array of procedures for both men and women, from overall reconstruction to sculpting the finest details to perfect your appearance.
How Safe is Medellin?
You might have heard stories about Medellin’s colorful past. It was once labeled the “most dangerous city in Colombia,” but thanks to concentrated efforts to clean up the city, crime has plummeted. Recent statistics show that the violent crime rate is less than half of what it is in large US cities like New Orleans.
Further, of the rare crimes that do occur (less than 20 per 100,000 people), these incidents happen in more remote areas that are far from tourist hubs where most travelers are.
We do recommend taking the same precautions you would take in any big city or tourist area. For example, avoid wearing accessories that make you stand out or immediately identify you as a tourist, such as flashy, expensive jewelry, and flip-flops.
When you schedule plastic surgery in Colombia, we’ll happily recommend accommodations and activities to make your recovery time feel like the vacation it’s meant to be.
Choose Plastic Surgery Medellin
At Plastic Surgery Medellin, we boast world-class medical facilities, experienced medical staff, and competitive prices for plastic surgery procedures. We are passionate about our mission to improve the quality of life for our patients and help them feel their best, by looking their best.
Contact us to discuss scheduling your plastic surgery in Colombia today.