Expatriate medical insurance customers who are thinking of electing for cosmetic surgery must ensure it is something they want.
This is the view of beauty journalist Zara Rabinowicz, who said: "I would advise anyone planning surgery to always have multiple consultations to make sure they understand and are happy with the proposed outcome – it's an art, not a science, and you can never guarantee results will be as you might think, so it's best to understand every potential outcome."
She also advised prospective patients to do their research by shopping around, reading about the subject and getting a second medical opinion.
Talking the procedure through with the plastic surgeon is a good idea as this may put the patient's mind at ease.
Expat insurance policyholders should also check that their surgeon is fully accredited and is a member of a professional body, as this can minimise health risks and expensive procedures to correct a bad job.