But there are some things you should spend money on. According to the old adage, things that separate you from the ground: shoes, tires, and beds. We’ve got another to add to the list: surgery.
Would you be wary about a coupon for eye surgery? Us too. So why is cheap, knock-off surgery any different?
In order to save a few bucks, many women are traveling to international countries where surgeries are cheaper. But plastic surgery tourism comes with risk.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, at least 19 women suffered from serious wound infections following plastic surgery in international countries, most notably the Dominican Republic.
Recently, a woman in her late twenties travelled to Santo Domingo for a tummy tuck at a cheaper price. She suffered from a pulmonary embolism the day after surgery and died on the operating table.
A tummy tuck? A relatively easy procedure cost a woman her life? That is the risk with discounted surgery. Doctors have fewer credentials, fewer rules and little to no regulations to abide by, and so the ability to offer cheaper prices.
It is simply not worth the risk. At the Refine Institute, Dr. Pratt is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society and truly invested in each patient. He will discuss all your options at your consultation and if surgery is not the route for you, he will discuss less invasive procedures that yeild great results. Smartlipo is one of the procedures that Dr. Pratt offers and The Refine Institute is one of only 2 plastic surgery practices in Charlotte offering it!
You can rest assured your plastic surgery will be by the books, and result in a healthy and beautiful new look.