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In a recent  Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery one of the first quantifiable articles on the data and outcomes of patients seeking plastic surgery abroad was published. This was possible due to the diligence of a single center study. Although the review was small (42 patients over a 36 month period) the findings are compelling.

45% of the patients had major complications of either infection or wound disruption and nearly 50% were not happy with the results or would not go abroad again for their procedures. The average cost to treat these complications was over $18000.

The cost involves not only your money but more importantly your health as well. There are many well qualified surgeons around the world. In the U.S. please take the time to seek out the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon (ASPS).

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