Plastic Surgery in Brazil still ahead of competition worldwide

Brazil is leader in nip and tuck tourism
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Dec. 14, 2009 - PRLog -- For decades Brazil has been considered a thriving centre for cosmetic surgery, and it is now at the heart of a growing wave of surgery tourism, with foreigners jetting in for a few days on the cutting board and a week's recuperation on the beach. After the United States, home to 5,000 registered cosmetic surgeons, Brazil comes in a close second, with around 4,500.

Plastic surgery long ago ceased to be taboo in Brazilian society. Celebrities talk openly in the media about their respective facelifts, wrinkle reductions and bum tucks, while several glossy magazines dedicated to the topic appear on newspaper stands across the country.

Brazil's love affair with plastic surgery is rooted in three factors: mentality, climate and legislation.

"The mentality of the Brazilian people ... is a very open kind of mentality compared with that of the Europeans. Brazilians have a much greater ease in seeking out plastic surgery," says Vincent CHASTEL, Director of Estetica Brasil, Fortaleza-based leading plastic surgery tourism facilitator. "It is a tropical country, where people enjoy exposing their bodies. This helps stimulate people to have surgery."

"The tendency of Brazilians is the body as they show off their bodies on the beach: they will mainly opt for liposuction or work on the abdomen," says Chastel, explaining why Brazilian surgeons lead the trend worldwide when it comes to barrigas (tummies) or bundas (buttocks).

"These techniques come predominantly from Brazil," he says, "but the surgeons have also grown very skilled for all the face work, including the facelifts, because of the heavy tropical sun, that tends to damage the skin at an earlier age".

Full-service operators try to eliminate some of the worry by helping prospective patients perform due diligence on physicians and hospitals, an often difficult task given language barriers and an unfamiliar bureaucracy. “We take the time to check on the surgeons, to see, for example, if they have any complaints registered against them,” says Chastel.

A truely full service company, Estetica Brasil meets patients at the airport, provides bilingual guides and arranges all of the logistics, including lodging and transfers to and from the hospital. Patients are taken care of as they complete their recovery periods in hotel rooms or short-term rental apartments after release from the hospital.

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