Hello. I am going to be traveling to a different country for Dental Implant surgery. I will be getting about 8-12 implants, and extractions as well and will have IV anesthesia for the procedure. I am interested in also getting a tummy tuck. I will be there for 7-10 days, so the tummy tuck and implants would have to be done at about the same time. Is it safe to do both at once?
I would recommend that you not travel outside the US for your surgery or your dental implants. If cost is an issue, look at dental schools and plastic surgery training programs.
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I would like to echo my colleagues here and strongly advise you to not go abroad for these procedures. Some of the most horrible complications I have seen from cosmetic surgery have been from people who have gone to Mexico, & DR. Fixing a complication could end up costing you more than the original surgery.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.
Best not to pursue medical tourism, but depending on the reason for the dental implants it may be wise to wait until you have completely healed before considering other surgeries.
There are many reasons to not travel out of the US for dental or surgery procedures. Your health should be valued and it could be more expensive in the long run. Search out less expensive options in your area.
I would agree with those other surgeons above who recommended that you not travel outside to another country for your surgery or your dental implants. The suggestion to look at dental schools and plastic surgery training programs to help reduce cost if money is an issue.