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Cheap cosmetic surgery

Some things just don’t seem worth the extra money. Surely a bag of sugar is a bag of sugar whether the package says “no frills” or something a bit fancier? In countless cases the generic or “cheap” option is every bit as good as the branded version. But when it comes to a lifelong investment like cosmetic surgery, it pays to dig a little deeper.

What do you get for your money if you go to a premium operator instead of something that presents as a bargain? Cheaper cosmetic surgery options often feature package deals to foreign countries. It can sound quite seductive: for less than you’ll pay for a liposuction or breast augmentation procedure in Australia, you can have a holiday in Thailand, surgery, a bit of downtime and when you get back you’ll be minus a few fat rolls and sporting a deep tan. Sometimes it works out well but not always. You see, surgically altering your body is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make about your appearance and you’ll have to live with the results forever. Imagine you’ve invested in a package deal and then found yourself in a foreign country. You are about to go under anaesthetic and hand your body over to a surgeon you’ve only just met. His English is pretty good, but you wonder if he has completely understood what you want. After the surgery, the results look quite good. It’s sort of hard to tell though for the first few weeks while the area is swollen and the incision points are healing. By the time you start seeing results you’ve been home a few weeks. Maybe it’s not as even as you’d hoped. Maybe there’s a hollow where you don’t think it should be. Perhaps there’s some lumpiness and you’re not sure if it’s ever going to settle completely. It would be great to pop back to your surgeon to check that it’s all ok. Or to see if things can be evened up. Except you can’t – not without jumping on a ten hour flight. Maybe it’s even worse than that, what if there’s an infection or if you’re horribly scarred and the result is nowhere near what you were expecting? What then?

If your surgery was performed in Australia  there are protocols in place to make sure you’re protected. If your surgeon is reputable he or she will have informed you – after careful consultation – exactly what to expect. The same guarantees can’t be given overseas.

Much like the temptation to buy a fake Louis Vuitton handbag in an Asian resort town – the lure of cheap cosmetic surgery seldom ends well. That handbag might look almost as good on the surface but often the handles start to weaken within a month or two of use. The logo wears off and and the zip breaks and you know it’s not quite as good as the real thing. The salesperson was so convincing and told you it was no different from the real thing, that it was even made in the same factory. But that genuine bag your friend has is going strong five years later and yours is looking a bit shabby and embarrassing after a few weeks of wear.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery; something that will forever change the way you and the rest of the world view your appearance, it’s better to do nothing than to get it wrong.

The money you spend on going to a professional clinic pays for the Doctor’s expertise and insurance, qualified nursing staff, a clean sterile environment, approved medications and most importantly thorough before and after care. Are any of those things you’d consider un-necessary?

By all means, save money on a bag of sugar, but when it comes to luxury purchases consider living without it until you can get it right.

Before you dig into your pockets, you have to dig into your psyche and evaluate why you want to change your appearance. People who don’t do this are left vulnerable to being coaxed by the wrong reasons. Daily deals websites deliver cheap cosmetic surgery options – offered on the proviso you take the offer up quickly. Be wary of anyone who is asking you to make such a big decision on impulse. Why won’t they allow you time to fully consider the offer before you? Impulse buying a dress? Fine. Impulse buying lasting changes to your appearance? Not such a great idea. If you end up regretting the dress it might make you feel a bit guilty while it gathers dust in your cupboard. If you end up regretting the physical changes to your face or body they are with you and everyone who sees you forever. If the price is tempting – ask for more time to fully think it through. Make sure you meet the doctor who you’ll be placing your trust in before you part with any money.

If it’s too cheap then be suspicious of where they are cutting costs. Remember you pay for what you get.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Hi my name is cherie and I am 27yrs old and looking to getting buttock implants soon asap and would like a quote
    Thank you

  2. Hi Cherie

    One of our medical staff have emailed you privately.

    Thanks

  3. Deciding to have cosmetic surgery isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. Cosmetic surgery can be time consuming. The results can’t be guaranteed. Therefore it’s important that you give careful thought and consideration when deciding to have cosmetic surgery. It’s a good idea to discuss your plans with your GP before going ahead with private treatment. If you decide to have surgery, be absolutely sure about your reasons for wanting to have it.

  4. I am looking to reshape tip of my nose minor changes ,no size change.would like to know about the procedure, cost , consultation n payment method.
    Your info will be appreciated

    Thank you

    Chadani

  5. Hi Chadani,

    Here at Cosmos Clinic we use Dermal Fillers for our non-surgical nose reshaping. Dermal Fillers comes in different varieties to treat various areas and concerns. It is safe and is made from Hyaluronic Acid which naturally occurs in the body and over time is slowly absorbed. The price for Dermal Fillers in the nose starts from $680 for Dermal Fillers Plus up to $950 for Dermal Fillers V which is the longest lasting Dermal Fillers filler and the most popular option with the results in the nose lasting two years. The filler option and cost variation depends on the person and the desired changes you wish to see in your nose.

    The recovery period from this treatment is minimal. Most people get the procedure done and experience some slight swelling which goes away.

    Please don’t hesitate to call the clinic on 1300 138 797 or email if you have any more questions or if you would like to make an appointment.

    Kindest regards,
    Cosmos Clinic

  6. Hello ,
    The recovery time duration of this treatment is minimal and most of the people get the procedure done and some slight sweling goes away .

    Thanks
    Dr saras and Team

  7. Hi looking to get breast implants after having a baby can someone please send me some quotes. Thanks

  8. Hi Laura

    Thank you for your email. Here at Cosmos Clinic we offer breast augmentation using a proven rapid recovery technique, making it possible to recuperate from a breast augmentation in as quickly as one day. Dr Beldholm’s rapid recovery techniques is a combination of proven surgical techniques with specific types of anesthesia and surgical instruments, which can reduce recuperation times from weeks to a few days – or less. Although individual responses can vary, 90 per cent of patients advise that they only require pain relief medication for less than two days. Moreover, almost all feel well enough to resume all low impact activities within three days.

    Dr Beldholm has experience in using the wide range of implants available and will discuss the best implant for your individual needs. The most popular options are modern silicone gel implants, with the most superior being the Polyurethane foam implants or “Furry Brazilians”. These recently reintroduced implants which are produced in Brazil, have a polyurethane foam coating that feels like a soft fur (hence their nickname). This foam is incorporated into the body’s surrounding tissues meaning the implant will not rotate or drop, which greatly reduces the risk of capsular contracture. This “furry” design feature makes them the most superior of all silicon implants for the breast. Please find below a link to more information on breast augmentation on our website.

    http://www.cosmosclinic.com.au/breast/breast-augmentation/

    The cost of the procedure is $11,500 and a consultation with the Doctor is recommended to ensure that all your questions are answered, he is next available for a consultation on the 23rd of December would this time suit you? I hope this information is useful and please don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any further questions or if you would like to make an appointment.
    Hope this helps.

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