How do cosmetic surgery in Spain prices weigh up?
If you've been considering going under the knife for cosmetic reasons, then you might be finding the cost of procedures in the United Kingdom to be restrictive, but give a thought to cosmetic surgery in Spain instead, as prices are an awful lot easier to stomach, even with the cost of travel factored in.
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If you're giving serious thought to having cosmetic surgery in Spain, prices are most likely among your foremost concerns, but there's a lot more to opting to have your procedure abroad than simply saving a few pounds (although that certainly does help).
For example, did you know that many Spanish cosmetic surgeries will offer free consultation within the United Kingdom and Ireland, meaning you don't have to travel until it's time for your procedure?
On top of that, you can also look forward to the free aftercare offered by many clinics, as well as having a choice of locations at many of Spain's most accessible hospitals.
Of course, money is definitely going to play a major factor on deciding whether or not to have your procedure carried out at home or abroad, and that's where Spain really excels.
When compared like for like, procedures in Spain can cost as much as 50 per cent less than they do in the United Kingdom, while the strength of the pound in international markets means that you can potentially look forward to even greater savings if you time your procedure just right!
Many people look further afield to emerging EU member states like Poland or Romania for their cosmetic surgery, but the inconvenience of travelling so far simply doesn't work for a lot of us, whereas Spain is relatively nearby and easily accessible from all the UK's major airports.
What Kind of Savings are We Talking?
To give you an idea of the savings you could make from opting for cosmetic surgery in Spain, prices can be as much as 50 per cent cheaper.
For example, a typical full face and neck lift procedure usually costs somewhere in the region of £8,000-12,000 in the UK, but in Spain you're looking at a cost of just £4,250, while liposuction costing in excess of £3,000 at home can be had for around £1,850.