Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

Is it better to get weight loss surgery at home or abroad?

In our recent brochure, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about going abroad for your weight loss procedures or choosing a reputable weight loss surgeon closer to home. You can download it for free today by filling out the short form below.

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Getting bariatric surgery abroad vs in Ireland

In recent years, many people are starting to travel away from Ireland for weight loss surgery and other cosmetic procedures. Some of the most popular destinations for cosmetic surgery, especially bariatric surgery, are Turkey and Belgium. We’ve noticed an incredible increase in the number of people avoiding getting surgery in Ireland and opting to go abroad for their procedures.

But why? Simple: the cost!

It’s a lot more affordable to head off to another country for your procedure and most surgical procedures outside of Ireland actually cost half the amount. If you’re stuck with not being able to afford your dream surgery or going abroad for a procedure – you’re going to choose to go abroad. But are there any risks to going abroad for your cosmetic procedure?

What are the risks of getting cosmetic surgery abroad?

Cosmetic clinics abroad are professional and they usually keep a high standard of patient care, however there are still a few risks to take note of when you’re
considering going abroad for your bariatric surgery.

These risks include:

  • Potentially low-cost surgical equipment
  • High risk of blood clots because of flying
  • Post-operative complications
  • Pre-operative assessment complications
  • Lack of aftercare
  • Non-insurance provided for complications

Are you still unsure whether to go abroad or stay at home for your bariatric surgery?

Read our brochure to understand everything you need to know about cosmetic surgery abroad.