Plastic Surgery in Dallas Instead of Overseas

Dallas, TX- Looks are important and when men and women look into the mirror and don’t like what they see, they weigh their options. A person can just learn to live with their imperfections or the signs of aging or they can have plastic surgery. And more often people are choosing plastic surgery, but once that decision has been made they then have decide to if they will have a procedure locally or go overseas. Our recommendation is to go local, stay in the states because you never know what problems may arise.

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Doing an internet search for facial plastic surgery will yield tons of results. Ads luring people to travel overseas for a face-list or nose job for half the price abound on the internet. Travel agencies and tour groups offer packages that combine plastic surgery with a glamorous vacation to an exotic locale in South America or Europe. The temptation is great since it appeals to the individual’s sense of adventure, and their frugal nature, it’s like getting two things for the price of one.

Nose jobs, eye lifts, chin implants, and face lifts are all surgical procedures; they require anesthesia, incisions and time to recover.  Although these plastic surgery vacation packages offer you posh accommodations, sightseeing itineraries and pampering at lush spas. It’s all very tempting but what you save by combining you vacation with surgery may end up costing more in the long run.

Plastic surgery is not a decision that should be taken lightly and the single most important thing a person can do is check the credentials of the surgeon you chose.  Just picking a surgeon at random from a vacation package can have disastrous results.

Take for instance the story of a woman featured in U.S. New Health, Felicia Pappas. She went to Bolivia to have a tummy tuck, liposuction and a breast augmentation without thoroughly vetting the surgeon and things went wrong, terribly, terribly wrong. Pappas ended up with an infection which killed nipple tissue and she required a blood transfusion. When she returned to the states she also found it difficult to find a U.S. doctor that would perform corrective surgery because of malpractice laws.

Every person heals at a different rate and it could be weeks before full recovery. During this time you need to make periodic visits to your doctor to track your progress and make certain you are healing properly. Most people don’t have the luxury of spending the next two months at their vacation destination and as U.S. News points out many vacation activities such as sun bathing and swimming should be done while you are recovering.

If you really want to combine a vacation with a facial cosmetic procedure do it in the states. Dallas, Texas is a great place to visit and home of Dr. John Freeman who has many years of experience specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Freeman and his wife have a beautiful, luxurious facility and will give you the pampering you need.