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Who Can Trust?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of plastic and cosmetic
surgeries are performed worldwide. While most operations are
performed to high standards by fully qualified specialists, a
number are carried out by ill-prepared surgeons, in substandard
hospitals or private clinics.
Patients should be fully informed on the quality of the hospital
they are treated in, the qualifications and experience of those
carrying out the operations, the possible risks, and the after
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you should check out
the credentials of the clinic, the consultant who will treat
you, and what you are paying for.
What to look for?
Ensure your surgeon‘s registration
on the medical specialist register - as well as him meeting
other criteria, qualifying him/her for cosmetic surgery
procedures. Don’t take for granted that a specialist
registration, a plastic surgery diploma or consultancy qualifies
a surgeon to have expertise in “cosmetic” surgery procedures.
Ensure your surgeon has experience and formal education in
Especially full time consultants - surgeons in State Health Care
hospitals are often lacking experience and formal training in
aesthetic surgery procedures, as these procedures are not the
main goal of State Health Services. Therefore make sure your
registered specialist - consultant is not performing aesthetic
surgery as “a bit on the site”.
Ensure you're given the full details of your treatment you're
going to have and take your time to think about it.
Be prepared to ask questions,
and ask for a second consultation to make sure you understand
the risks and the expected outcome.
Make sure that these extra information sessions are free of
charge, as it is your own and your consultant’s duty to be fully
your private clinic - hospital with care.
The safety and quality of medical care is regulated by
Make sure the hospital – private clinic you choose for has an up
to date, official, internationally recognized, Quality
Certificate for Medical & Surgical care, and even more specific
for Plastic Aesthetic Surgery and cosmetic treatments.
that your initial consultation is with the treating consultant
surgeon himself and not with some surgeon or consultant hopping
around to collect patients for surgery abroad.
Make sure your aesthetic surgery is
not performed in the same operating theatre and facilities as
surgery for infected pathology.
Infections - Bacterial Cross-infection - should be avoided, but
especially so in healthy cosmetic surgery patients. Check if
your clinic - hospital has an overnight facility, or that you
will be discharged after the operation and taken to a hotel.
Many clinics or private hospitals in Europe and the USA have no
hospital rooms. Patients are taken to a nearby hotel with, at
best, some paramedical supervision. A hotel room is not
medically equipped and is not an ideal environment after more
Make sure the
fees are all inclusive.
Be aware of “cheap surgery”. Make sure that fees are reasonable.
Expensive is not a guarantee for high quality, but cheap isn’t
either. Be aware of some low budget clinics and assure
yourselves of the quality of the materials and the equipment
Make sure your reservation fee will be fully reimbursed in
case you will decide to cancel the operation.
Cosmetic surgery does not
require general anesthesia.
Keep in mind that some of the more serious risks of aesthetic
surgery are due to prolonged general anesthesia. Modern
aesthetic surgeons should offer alternatives such as
intravenous sedation techniques
to avoid these serious and unnecessary risks.
MAKEOVER TRAVEL DOES OFFER IT
Makeover Travel assures you to meet all of these criteria to
guarantee efficient and safe cosmetic surgery.
Our Consultants are fully trained in their aesthetic specialty
and are member of the official register of Surgical Specialists
medical doctors or Dentists (in Bolivia, in Brazil and Ibero
Latino American). All our consultants, surgical specialists,
medical doctors and dentists, have a valid diploma with official
with experience & formal education in Aesthetic Surgery
Our Consultants are carefully selected. They do not hold
full time jobs in General State Hospitals. They are experienced
in cosmetic procedures. They received specific formal training
in their cosmetic surgery – dentistry field. They are passionate
about cosmetic procedures.
inclusive fees & Free additional consultations:
Our prices are all inclusive: admission, hospital fees,
surgeon & doctor’s fees, anaesthetic fees, your stay in a
5*****star hotel, transportation, and all our after care.
Please make sure you have all your questions answered, and that
you fully understand the risks of the procedure.
Makeover Travel offers a free service for a second, third,
fourth… consultation wih your surgeon or the medical team.
Also all your after care visits are included.
Quality Certificate for all medical & surgical procedures,
ensuring not only a safe clinical environment, but also quality
control of all surgical and medical procedures preformed:
In our clinics each & every treatment, all materials and the
infrastructure is controlled for safety and effectiveness, with
the necessary scientific and legal back up, and this according
to the rules of the ISO quality control system.
No mixing of
healthy patients and patients with infectious diseases:
Control of cross-infection is essential in every medical or
dental setting but the problems of cross-infection are even more
serious in a standard hospital setting. Surgical wound infection
is an important class of hospital acquired (cross) infections.
Therefore in a safe setting, healthy cosmetic surgery patients
should not be treated in the same operation theatre, cared for
by the same health care workers and recover on the same wards as
patients with infectious diseases.
without a general anesthetic:
The technology and progress made in intravenous sedation has
helped to make extensive cosmetic interventions possible without
most of the side effects of a general anaesthetic.
When waking up after the surgery, you feel fine, without
suffering the common side effects of a traditional general
anaesthetic. With the help of modern sedation techniques, long
and extensive surgery is possible without taking unnecessary
Our medical teams we can offer intravenous sedation for all
cosmetic surgery procedures.