In 2015, over 15000 Australians flew to Thailand for cheap surgery. However, the lure of the lower pricing and commercialisation of such invasive surgery was a worry for many Australian surgeons. There is a 'good, bad and ugly’ side of medical tourism, it just so happens that many cases tend to be the latter.
Common complications that we’ve seen from overseas boob jobs include, infections, haematomas (Collections of blood around the implants) and incompletely healed wounds. Others have results that aren’t obviously bad but they are not happy with the choice of implants or the position, size, quality or symmetry of their scarring. A third group may be happy with their results as they don’t even know what their breasts are supposed to look like. They may be happy with the shape and size in clothes and look good to other people but when they take off their clothes, their nipples may be too low on their breasts or pointing in the wrong direction! Face lift patients are sometimes bothered by early recurrence of their sagging cheeks or migration of their scars into more obvious positions.
Many people do not know the actual qualifications of their overseas surgeons.
In 2015, former Big Brother contestant Sky Wheatley suffered from a botched boob job in Thailand. "I'm having to fork out a lot of money to fix my boobs; they're too big and fake and are still wonky," she told the Daily Telegraph this week. "It’s not worth it, stay in Australia," she told the Daily Mail.
Factors to consider if you are going for an overseas boob job: