• Cosmetic Surgery: It’s More Fun in the Philippines!

    Traveling to countries from one place to another to seek medical treatment continues to grow especially today where science and technology find its way to help society in every aspect of our life.

    Cosmetic surgery

    Cosmetic surgery: It's is more fun in the Philippines

    Philippines is not new to the spotlight of medicine. Since the 1970’s the country pioneered the East Asia with world-class facilities from Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute and National Lung Cancer and other established institutions just to name a few.

    Today, the country belongs to the elite medical tourism destinations in Asia together with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

    For those people who raised their eyebrows in accepting that Philippines is globally competitive in cosmetic surgeries and other medical treatments think again. Here are many reasons why people from all over the world should enhance their beauty in the isle of the Philippines.

    World-class doctors and professionals

    Large number of Filipino professionals working abroad is in the medical industry. Some of them even have medical degree in took another related course to work outside the country.

    In addition, top doctors in the country such as Dr. Francisco Lucero and Dr. Carlos Lasa used the advantage of the Internet, using it to target cosmetic and plastic surgery patients from Europe and US.

    Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona of Philippine Plastic Surgeon and Philippine Cosmetic Plastic Surgery also maximizes the use of the internet by developing his website to cater services not only in the country but also offshore.

    High quality facilities

    Tertiary-level hospitals like St. Luke’s Medical Center, Medical City, Asian Hospital and Makati Medical Center are state-of-the-art facilities that the Philippines can offer.

    Culture and Language

    Coming into the Philippines is coming home to your second family. Filipinos are known to be very friendly and hospitable especially to tourist. Also, spoken or written, Filipinos are well versed in the English Language.

    Geographical proximity

    Since Philippines is in the mouth of Asia, it can be easily visited compared to other countries with expensive health services like Guam and Micronesia, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

    Affordability

    According to the study of Michael E. Porter, the country has very competitive cost of services since it has same quality with the developed countries in a cheaper price.

    Top tourist destinations

    Why not experience awesome destinations and delicacies that Philippines have to offer while recovering from the rhinoplasty surgery? After a successful breast augmentation, it’s time to strut that body on the beaches of Boracay and Palawan.
    Medical Tourism in the country continues to prosper

    According to 2011 study entitled “Philippine Medical Tourism Compendium 2011: Facts, Figures & Strategies” which was also featured in an article in lifestyle.inquirer.net, the country has gained a total of $1.30 billion from 2006 to 2010.

    It also foresees the country to reach an additional $1 billion in near 2018 or would invest in healthcare facilities to cater the medical tourism industry as well as giving out its international marketing campaigns.