When you decide to get plastic surgery, you expect to take a step toward achieving the appearance that you desire. Unfortunately, many people try to take the “easy” way out by traveling to places like Tijuana to have the procedure done. However, it’s important to understand that there are various dangers associated with doing this. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people against having plastic surgery in Tijuana, as it’s been found that 11 Americans who have had surgeries there recently have came home with infections that are resistant to antibiotics.
A common danger after plastic surgery in Tijuana involves getting an infection. This could develop because there were bacteria in your body before your surgery or from the instruments used during the procedure and/or a lack of hygiene. It could also occur because of the environment where your surgery was performed.
Unfortunately, some Americans travel to Tijuana looking for less expensive plastic surgery options, but these low-cost procedures are risky and should be avoided. As the old adage goes, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. As such, if you are tempted by the offering of a “cheap” procedure in Tijuana, you have to understand that you are going to get just that – a cheap procedure in a cheap place that does not follow the guidelines.
Although the Mexican government has taken some action, experts still advise that patients thoroughly investigate the history and reputation of the hospital or facility where the plastic surgery procedure will take place and read any past patient reviews.
In short, avoid getting plastic surgery in Tijuana and don’t let suspiciously low costs fool you. The benefits of choosing a qualified plastic surgeon cannot be overstated, as it can mean the difference between a safe, successful procedure and a risky surgery that leaves you with infections and other issues.
If you are interested in plastic surgery, make an appointment at the office of Mark P. Solomon, MD, located in Philadelphia and Beverly Hills. You can count on our board-certified plastic surgeon and his team of experienced professionals. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started. We look forward to speaking with you!