Global focus on American culture and emphasis on quality of care driving shift in trend
New York, NY (November 14, 2013) – Medical tourism is nothing new, but the days of traveling the globe in search of cheaper cosmetic procedures are behind us, says Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S., director of the New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery. Instead, there’s been a recent upswing in patients from around the world traveling to New York City for cosmetic surgery, fueled by the global popularity and seemingly flawless features of our homegrown celebrities, as well as the superior quality of care.
“As other cultures are catching up to the U.S. in their acceptance of plastic surgery, there has been a dramatic increase in patients traveling from overseas for higher quality cosmetic procedures,” says Dr. Jacono. “In the past month alone, I’ve seen patients from Romania, Turkey, Singapore, France, Italy and Russia in my practice.” Rhinoplasty, facelifts and eyelid lifts are among the most popular requests from this international crowd, with the overall trend leaning toward achieving a more youthful appearance while preserving natural ethnic characteristics.
While a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) discusses the trend of Americans traveling to developing nations for less costly procedures, Dr. Jacono warns of the medical and legal repercussions that may be associated with these surgeries performed on a budget. Instead, he advises those considering cosmetic surgery to focus on quality treatments that will guarantee safe outcomes.
“Unfortunately, revision plastic surgeries – making adjustments to poorly performed rhinoplasty and other procedures – are very common in my practice. That’s why it’s so important to evaluate the surgeon based on the quality of care, level of experience and proven results, rather than cost. ”
Even with the higher cost of cosmetic procedures here compared to nations such as Thailand, Singapore, Mexico and India, all of which have experienced marked increases in medical tourism in recent years, the U.S. still remains a plastic surgery mecca for those who seek the highest quality results.
Along with best-in-class treatment, luxury accommodations serve as another focal point in attracting cosmetic surgery tourists to the U.S., and to New York City in particular. With offices located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and in Great Neck, Long Island, Dr. Jacono and his staff work to ensure that each visiting patient leaves not only with a new and improved look, but with memories of a one-of-a-kind New York experience. Vacation packages may include accommodations at top hotels, dining at world-renowned restaurants and limousine transportation, with additional local getaways and entertainment options.
About Dr. Andrew Jacono
A Dual Board Certified, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono is a rhinoplasty expert with offices in Manhattan and Great Neck, NY. Recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report, Dr. Jacono is also Section Head of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Director of The New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in New York, NY. He recently released his second book, titled The Face of the Future, and he is the creator of J PAK SYSTEMS – convenient, homeopathic remedies to help optimize healing after aesthetic injectable and surgical procedures.
With surgical privileges at six New York area hospitals, as well as an extensive background in Head and Neck Surgery with subspecialty training in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jacono is recognized amongst his peers for his innovative surgical techniques and skills. He has authored numerous manuscripts and published articles in leading medical journals on a variety of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive endoscopic facial plastic surgery and lip augmentation, and his clinical research has been presented at countless national meetings and symposiums. To learn more about Dr. Jacono and his practice, visit www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com.
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