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Stretching Your Dollars In Hair Transplant Outside The States
Still want to get a hair transplant amidst the economy meltdown? Call your travel agent.
By: Steff Spencer
Medical tourism have been around for sometime, and cosmetic surgery tourism may just be the next big thing. With the internet, the rise of a global market is here to stay, and people like Sanjay have good reasons to seek hair transplant outside America. HIs hair replacement surgery was done in a 5 star hospital by a Thai national doctor trained and certified in the U.S.A.
Compared to the $5 - $7 per graft charges in U.S based clinic, Sanjay was able to slash at least 2/3 of the price of by getting his transplantation done overseas. In order to allow the wound to heal, his honeymoon was extended to over 2 weeks, something Sanjay have no complaint about. "My honeymoon were paid for with those savings. The only thing is I have to be extremely careful not to let the travelling affect my wound."
Sanjay, a long term hair loss sufferer, has always thought that hair transplant is beyond his grasp, but all that changed when the happy couple were planning for their honeymoon in Thailand. "I have always been having thin hair as far as I can remember, but hair transplant was too far fetched for me, not to mention costly. This happened really fast. Basically I came across a reputable Thai hair transplant specialist online, and after some encouraging feedbacks from hair loss forum members, things just fall into place from there."
The catch? Under U.S. regulations, surgeons can be sued for malpractice should the surgery go haywire. Thus anyone who seek treatment outside of the States cannot enjoy the same protection for legal recourse. However, according to the shocking report by menshealth.com, there is only 0.29% of infection complications out of the 15,306 surgeries performed at Bumrungrad in 2007 while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated 1.7 million infected patients and 99,000 deaths in 2002.
One may be tempted to think that Sanjay was just lucky he didn't get a botched job and poor facilities from his impulse surgery, but he insist otherwise, "I did my hair transplant at the Bumrungrad International Hospital, the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia and their service was on par with American hospitals if not better. If you think about it, these specialists were making good money charging $2 - $3 per graft when the exchange rate is $35 Thai Baht to $1 USD. Everything was more advanced and modern than this American can imagine."
For Asha Sanjay, risks in surgeries will always be around anywhere in the world, and the statistic certainly look better compared to U.S. hospitals. With 200 out of 900 of its medical professionals that are U.S board certified, Sanjay have no issue about getting hair transplant in Bumrungrad at a fraction of what he would have to pay in U.S. clinics.
Apart from Thailand, countries such as India and Argentina are fast catching up to attract American hair transplant customers with quality hair restoration technology and skilled doctors. So, if you have been wanting to get hair transplant but can't afford it locally, seeking treatments overseas may just be the answer.
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