Top 10 Medical and Surgical Vacations in North America
Americans seek more plastic surgery than any other nation on earth so it is a good place to go under the knife. You could combine the experience…
Americans seek more plastic surgery than any other nation on earth so it is a good place to go under the knife. You could combine the experience with a little shopping on Rodeo Drive or in Manhattan. Otherwise take in some of the holistic treatments in Mexico or the cheaper costs in Canada.
Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, California
It’s almost a cliché but a lot of people are coming to Beverly Hills for a transformation vacation and they’re coming from other states and abroad including Europe, New Zealand, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia. Here you can wrap a little shopping and sightseeing around your recovery time.
Cosmetic Enhancement Expo, Dallas
Go to this annual event to weigh in your options before going under the knife. You might score a discount on plastic surgery, hair restoration and cellulite treatments.
Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
For a bit of a recharge join the host of famous people such as Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, gangster Al Capone and gunman gambler Doc Holliday who took water therapy here. Today the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool still draws visitors from around the world. It boasts the world’s largest outdoor hot springs pool at 405 feet by 100 feet with 122-degree water cooled to about 90 degrees. It is rich in minerals. There is other sport and exercise equipment, massage therapy and other treatments.
Cosmetic Surgery, Hawaii
This is an ideal location for quality cosmetic surgery and a relaxing recovery. All the usual procedures are offered here such as breast augmentation, vaginal surgery, liposuction and other facelifts.
Lake Tahoe, California
Have your surgery done while on vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful vacation wonderlands. There are facial procedures, breast implants, body contour procedures and other individual surgical considerations.
Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, West Palm Beach… no it’s not a beach vacation but a cosmetic surgery clinic list. But it may as well be a vacation because you can enjoy the sights and sounds of these fabulous beaches afterwards at any time of year thanks to the mild Florida weather.
Before you get lured into the international cosmetic surgery vacations, consider one in Texas for breast augmentation and other corrective surgeries. Or simply check into a day spa for a bit of pampering. Go to Dallas for laser hair removal, microdermabrasion skin polishing, cellulite therapy or spider vein treatment or to San Antonio for facials, reflexology or acupressure.
If you’re working in the Big Apple and don’t have time to go abroad take at least an afternoon or weekend off to visit a day spa and reduce your blood pressure. There are countless day spas here. There’s Ajune at Third Avenue for medical microdermabrasion or Swedish massage, Cornelia Day Resort for a watsu pool massage on Fifth Avenue or Great Jones Spa in downtown Manhattan for hot tubs, cold plunge pools and saunas.
In comparison to US health costs, medical tourism patients can save over half of their health costs by coming here, and the quality of healthcare is also amongst the highest there is.
Spa vacation, Hawaii
If you’re not wanting to go the whole hog with major reconstructive surgery a popular option could be a spa vacation in Hawaii. Many of the islands have resorts featuring massage and relaxation packages. Watsu water massage is a popular choice, and takes place in chest-high warm water and involves both massage and a series of flowing, dance-like movements. It is said to cause healing shifts on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.