Cosmetic surgery tourism. Why are so many Brits going abroad?

Why are more and more people going abroad to have cosmetic surgery?

They visit places such as Poland, Spain, Belgium and the Czech Republic for treatments including breast augmentations, tummy tucks and liposuction.

They save thousands of pounds - in some cases up to 70% of the cost.

BBC Radio 5 Live's Rafal Motriuk has been given access to a specialist hospital in the Polish city of Wroclaw, which treats British patients.

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Contributed by vicderbyshire
Jun 27, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Soh

Soh - almost 4 years ago

I have found you on Facebook and sent a friends request it will come through under the name Nicole accept me so we can talk

JuneyJ

JuneyJ - almost 4 years ago

The surgery can hopefully be improved, but can never be put right, and the surgeon and hospital don't care because they know how difficult it is to sue a Polish hospital from the UK. It is now another 2 months on from when the hospital said my complaint was being passed to their insurers - just when will I hear anything from them I wonder? I also asked their opinion on their UK agent Angela Chouaib using pictures stolen from a USA surgeons website to promote Dr Waclawowicz's surgery in Poland, you guessed it - no reply!

JuneyJ

JuneyJ - almost 4 years ago

I made a complaint in writing to this hospital and surgeon (who is one of the directors) and did not even receive a reply for 2 months, and that was only because the Mail on Sunday contacted them for a statement before running my story. I have been accepted for Channel 5's Botched up Bodies, but still the surgeon refuses to accept that his surgery is bad, and the result is not acceptable. I went for a breast uplift, and he did a reduction - I have been seen by 2 surgeons here in the UK, and both said the operation was not an uplift but a reduction, and they surgery was not correctly carried out.

JuneyJ

JuneyJ - almost 4 years ago

Would be pleased to, but can't message you here. Can you find me on Twitter @whiphaven or Facebook Juney Jonigk

Soh

Soh - almost 4 years ago

They were actually recording interviews when I was at this hospital but I was kept well away.

Soh

Soh - almost 4 years ago

I had a similar experience to juneyj although I did not go through secret surgery I booked direct the same polish surgeon treated me in a similar way.
I would like to speak with you Juney