Foreign Countries, Foreign Procedures
Since the surgery I have learned a lot about elective surgeries, and even non-elective but postponeable surgeries, that are happening in other countries. I get that it may be cheap in Guatemala to get a nip and tuck, or even an appendectomy for that matter, but doesn’t it seem counterintuitive to go to a place where people live in poverty to get a medical procedure of ANY kind, let alone something as invasive as surgery?
Last night M was reading the website Consumerist.com and I happened to look over his shoulder and see this article about someone who thought it would be a good idea to get bariatric surgery in Tijuana. Don’t even get me started on how many ways I think this is terrible, but in truth I can’t have much sympathy for this person because they brought it upon themself! Here’s another story of a person who got extra skin removed in Costa Rica and had complications as well. When will people learn that you get what you pay for?
Let the articles be a lesson to you: If you can’t drink the water there, don’t think about getting surgery there.
Thanks for reading! – A