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Cosmetic Surgery Takes Off In South Africa

By Ricardo Silva

Only in our global economy could the idea of medical tourism take off. The newest trend is patients traveling to South Africa for cosmetic surgical procedures.

Medical tourism has become a popular trend in the last five years. The reason for the popularity has to do primarily with prices. It is no secret that health care prices in the United States are simply outrageous. In the case of cosmetic surgery, this even more significant given the fact that health insurance usually does not pick up the tab for the procedures.

One way to combat these high costs is to travel to a country where the same procedures are offered at a cheaper rate. The price difference is usually not derivative of the quality of medical care provided. Instead, the price often has to do with the difference in currency exchange rates and the simple fact health care prices are generally lower in the country in question. Popular locations for medical tourism include India, Thailand and Costa Rica among others.

In the cosmetic surgery field, South Africa has burst onto the scene as a medical tourism destination. In this case, we are talking particularly about Cape Town. The number of individuals traveling to the city for cosmetic surgery have doubled or tripled in the last year. The primary impetus for this change appears to be the pricing of the procedures. The South African Rand has significantly less value than the Dollar or Euro. Given the fact that health care prices are also generally lower, cosmetic procedures can end up running as much as 60 percent less than in the United States. Throw in a safari and you have a pretty attractive package.

As with any surgery, cosmetic surgery carries some inherent risks. This immediately raises the question of quality in relation to physicians and facilities in South Africa. In general, surgeons and such are considered competent. Many are educated in America or Britain, much as is found with doctors in India and Thailand. That being said, you must perform your due diligence before opting for cosmetic surgery in South Africa. Remember, you are a long way from home, so things can get complex if the procedure does not go well.

Clearly, South Africa has added its name to the medical tourism list of destinations. Whether it becomes as popular as India remains to be seen.

About the Author: Ricardo de Silva is with http://www.plasticsurgeonpractices.com – a directory of plastic surgeons.

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11 Responses to South Beach Skin Care

  1. Miss_Anonymous_ says:

    What to do to even out skin from terrible sunburns?
    Oh dearie… How do I explain the pain?
    It’s TERRIBLE.
    I was at the beach, reading, and I decided I wanted to get a fantastico tan.
    Too bad I didn’t put on ANY sunscreen, not even tanning lotion.
    oh yeah and I never changed my position.
    SO NOW my “tan” are just random splotches and lines of red ALL OVER my legs.
    This is not good, considering I live in South Florida, and all people wear here are tank tops and shorts.
    Could someone please care to give me good advice on how to reverse my stupid wanting of tan?
    You know… a way to get an even tan?
    I’m not going to be in the sun though, for at least two days (this happened yesterday,) because my legs and tummy are on FIRE.
    Literally!!!!!!!!!
    Please help and thanks to those who do!!!!

    • Carrie K says:

      I’m not sure if there is a way to even it out. But i know that if you get some lotion that has aloe vera in it, and you apply that, it will ease the burning feel, and helps it go away faster. Hope this helps :]

  2. PurplePeach says:

    Why do people starve their horses–food/hay costs a lot–BUT why not get for help?
    I am SICK–What suggestions can help prevent this?
    By Jerome Burdi | South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach
    March 2, 2008
    Gege, the 12-year-old starved quarter horse with bones protruding from her skin, has the will to live, a rescue worker says.
    Debra McBride who runs an independent rescue center in Loxahatchee, took Gege in Friday and said she will keep her if she is not adopted.
    “I think any animal is worth saving if they have the will to live,” McBride said.On Feb. 23, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control saved Gege from neglect at her home west of Lake Worth. Officers filed felony animal cruelty charges against the former owner, Ralph Mansfield, 46.
    He told animal care officers he could not afford the upkeep. Gege’s shape was so poor she faced euthanasia, but officers say there’s hope because she remains social. “Horses are very forgiving animals,” McBride said. “It’s always unconditional.”
    (This is part of actual news article–search & read for yourself)
    The article has a pic of the horse & wrote this was not the owners first starved horse.
    It is just a misdemeanor to starve, abuse a horse because they are livestock in our State. Is a felony if its a dog or cat.
    Thank Goodness Animal Planet help make people more aware!
    In our area–people in rural areas just open gates & let horses loose to roam. W/drought last year & poor pasture, some can’t afford hay.
    No one can prove who owns them, neighbors won’t rat on another.
    A # have been hit & killed by cars! How tragic for the drivers & poor horse suffers till euthanized.
    I WISH I could rescue a couple of horse–I can afford to rescue dogs or cats–but I feel the $$$crunch too. Pasture board is only $85 for 2–Excellent! Add feed, hay, recent hoof abscess, meds, teeth floating, supplement for arthritic knee.
    I know humans & pets world wide are starving too! Feel so helpless to do anything & also feel angry.
    Time to go to barn & grocery store.

    • Andelusional says:

      Unfortunately nothing will prevent this from happening. Just as there is nothing that will prevent cruelty or abuse. How ever you try and whatever laws are in place, there is no answer for the depraved, the mentally ill, the callous and the plain uncaring in the world. The only answer is to be vigilant and try to report all animal abuses as and when you see them. I know it is part of modern thinking to believe that there are answers to these problems, but the truth is harsh. Humans are capable of horrific cruelty, some are unstable, some insane, some demented, some just nasty. Animals are much nicer ‘people’!

  3. Love says:

    my friend is writing a book, what do you think about her 2 main female characters?
    Since i have a yahoo account and my friend doesn’t I decided to post this for her.

    It’s for a book she’s writing, title undecided, but the two main FEMALE characters are figured out. What do you think? Too perfect? Or does my friend have well-rounded characters for this book she’s planning on writing?

    Note: The year this book is set in is 2009.

    Character 1

    Eternity Jewel Peace
    Personality traits: Snobbish and mean-spirited. Selfish, self-centered, and promotes prostitution, drug-dealing, and drunk-driving. Is promiscuous herself and breaks guys hearts all the time. Never apologizes, and never holds herself responsible for her behavior.
    Genetics: Long curly blond hair that cascades down to her lower back, light gray eyes, and dark brown skin. 5″8. Extremely skinny. Eternity is a 16-year-old African-American with one brother and two sisters.
    Birth/Place: April 31, 1993 in Egypt, Africa
    Eternity’s background info: Her parents died when she and her siblings were four years old. They grew up in foster care, raised by parents who treated them horribly and set bad examples. Might be the cause of Eternity’s own rotten behavior. Eternity grew to be irresponsible, immature, and selfish because of the way the foster parents behaved. Eternity’s siblings however are her exact opposite.
    Siblings: Samantha, Aaliyah, and Abasi
    Deceased parents: Caro and Amina Peace
    Ever since being released from foster care, Eternity and her siblings have resided to a house in Deerfield Beach, South Florida, USA, where Eternity’s bad behavior skyrocketed.

    Character 2

    Generous Loving Burke
    Personality traits: Thoughtful. Gives to the poor and needy, and shuns bad government. Worries about her next-door neighbor’s future, which is Eternity. Generous is a lady who cares about all human beings and adores all children. She has a big scar that runs down her back, and she is very clumsy.
    Genetics: Brownish-grayish frizzy hair, light green eyes, and extremely pale skin. 5″3 tall and weighs averagely. Generous is a 31-year-old English woman.
    Birth/Place: May 6, 1978 in London, England
    Her background info: Generous’ parents also died when she was very young but due to a horrific car crash. She grew up with foster parents that raised their foster children to be respectful, helpful, and pray to God everyday. Generous is a extreme Christian who offers food, drinks, and presents to her Lord everyday. She is a worrisome woman who is concerned about Eternity. Generous resides in Deerfield Beach, South Florida with her husband and two daughters. She communes between Jupiter, where she works, and her home.
    Siblings: Michelle and Martyn
    Daughters: Skylar and Jaia
    Husband: Richard Burke
    Deceased parents: Randolph and Neilia Burke

    So, what do you think? Are her characters interesting? I think they are.
    P.S: My friend knows her plot and figured out her characters, now based on this information, can you try to help her figure out a name?

    Thanks! =)
    @ Sam H These characters are my friend’s, not mine.

    My friend is 11 going on 12 and she came up with these names off the top of her head. By the way, this story is a fiction novel, which explains the last name Peace.

    She was trying to be creative xD.
    If you want my personal opinion. . .I like the names. They are different. Very different. And mega unique O_o. You’re right, no rational person would name their child Generous Loving – but this is a book, Gina (my friend) would never name her child that.

    The first name is a little more realistic than the second name, I’ll be honest. . .
    You gotta admit, she’s got quite the imagination xD.

    Oh, and this is for fun, she doesn’t want it published. Writing is one of her hobbies. I want to publish my books. She doesn’t.
    @ Sam H These characters are my friend’s, not mine.

    My friend is 11 going on 12 and she came up with these names off the top of her head. By the way, this story is a fiction novel, which explains the last name Peace.

    She was trying to be creative xD.
    If you want my personal opinion. . .I like the names. They are different. Very different. And mega unique O_o. You’re right, no rational person would name their child Generous Loving – but this is a book, Gina (my friend) would never name her child that.

    The first name is a little more realistic than the second name, I’ll be honest. . .
    You gotta admit, she’s got quite the imagination xD.

    Oh, and this is for fun, she doesn’t want it published. Writing is one of her hobbies. I want to publish my books. She doesn’t.
    @ Sam H These characters are my friend’s, not mine.

    My friend is 11 going on 12 and she came up with these names off the top of her head. By the way, this story is a fiction novel, which explains the last name Peace.

    She was trying to be creative xD.
    If you want my personal opinion. . .I like the names. They are different. Very different. And mega unique O_o. You’re right, no rational person would name their child Generous Loving – but this is a book, Gina (my friend) would never name her child that.

    The first name is a little more realistic than the second name, I’ll be honest. . .
    You gotta admit, she’s got quite the imagination xD.

    Oh, and this is for fun, she doesn’t want it published. Writing is one of her hobbies. I want to publish my books. She doesn’t.
    Woops, sorry about the double posts o.O. Yahoo was being gay for a minute rofl.
    @ dying inside

    Don’t tell me to get originality, tell Gina. By the way, this is a book, her names can be as crazy as she damn well pleases. She’s going to work on their personalities some more. And blond hair on a african, it’s called hair dye.
    Oh, and by the way. . .

    The second names aren’t part of their first name. Jewel is Eternity’s middle name and Loving is Generous’ middle name.

    Eternity goes by Nit and Generous goes by Gen.

    • Laura Kantore says:

      Character One:

      1) What’s with the name? I mean, names are supposed to be unique. But that one is just a little too unique for my tastes. Especially the “Peace” part. I’ve never heard anyone with the last name “Peace” It sounds like something out of a fiction novel. *cough cough*

      2) Oh dear. Eternity sounds, well, entirely unlikeable. Can’t she have at least ONE good trait? She also needs weaknesses and perhaps a quirk, to make her more human.

      3) Why is she out of foster care when she’s only sixteen? The only way I could see this happening is if a sibling took guardianship over her. Is this what happened?

      4) I had to resist groaning when I read the background info. The whole evil foster parent thing is just so cliche!

      Character Two:

      1) Again, what the heck is going on with these names? Rational people do not name their children “Generous Loving”.

      2) Her character sounds much better than “Eternity’s”, but maybe a little too perfect, and well, generous and loving.

      3) I like the Christian theme, but just make sure to make her human and not perfect.

      So overall, your friend has interesting characters. They need work, though. I hope my comments helped, and tell your friend good luck with her writing!

  4. DwightTheDragon says:

    DOES THIS LOOK INFECTED? tattoo infection?
    I got a tat from a pro in south beach on vacation. Then 2 days later there was total ink oloss and I could see my skin color. I went back that dayand he touched it up with a deeper needle. Same thing started happening again. I did everything he told me to do for after care. I used someH2Ocean cream they sold and dove soap. I didnt pick or anything. Now the skin about 4 inches from the tat is red and warm. The tat oozed a sort of clear fluid and I went to another tat parlor and they gave me bacitracin zinc ointment to put on it. Im going to try that now. Im pretty sure theres some low grade infection. I dont have a fever. Should I wait aday or two and see if it gets worse or run to emergebcy because Ill get some infection and die in a week? Ive done crazy internet searches and everything is contradictory. Somebody help. Getting the tat rocked though, i almost fell asleep while he was doing it. Also yesterday I could feel my pulse in my tat. It on my upper arm. Thanks ahead people.

  5. tobby says:

    needs help, any one know the best anti wrinkle cream!!!?
    i just got back from south america, i spend ALOT of time there at the beach. I never have used sun block, my mum didn’t like it on me (to thick) So naturally i have very gold skin, and it looks amazing! but i saw a few of my older brothers friends who live there and omg they have aged with all the sun damage to their faces!!! so i decided no more sun for me! so what cream should i get to take care of the wrinkles i have received from the sun, and prevent future ones. Also price doesn’t matter, as long as its not like botox or anything like that :P

    • Pamela B says:

      Try Prevage it is an anti oxidant and it will help but there is no cream that will make wrinkles go away only plump them up by moisturizing the skin and making them less noticeable. You really need to start wearing sun screen. That is the best anti wrinkle cream on the market.

  6. sarah_hall says:

    From soho out to south beach, girls all in motherfucking face like a mouth piece

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