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Featured FAQ's About Getting Plastic Surgery In Colombia
”Is Colombia safe to visit?”
That was the question running through my head. It's the question that everyone I spoke to asked me. And I bet it was one of the first questions you asked yourself when you first considered having plastic surgery in Colombia.
In this article I hope to alleviate your fears and show you how to stay safe while in Colombia.
“Is it safe to get plastic surgery in Colombia?”
If you believe what the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and its members say…
No, it's not.
But is it true? Or is there some hidden motivation behind their claims?
In this article we uncover the truth about getting plastic surgery in Colombia, and how safe it really is.
It's human nature to distrust something that's so much cheaper than everyone else is charging. We think it must be of inferior quality, or something must be wrong with it. Normally, I'd agree. But in Colombia, cheap plastic surgery doesn't mean bad plastic surgery. Read on to find out why…
Yes, it's true…
If you live in the United States, Canada, or Europe, you can come to Colombia and get cheap plastic surgery. But the surgery itself is not the only thing to consider. There are many costs that factor into the total price of your surgery. In this article we break down the expenses, to give you a more accurate price of plastic surgery in Colombia.
More FAQ's About Getting Plastic Surgery In Colombia
The plastic surgeons in Colombia accept major credit cards – Visa and Mastercard. PayPal is also now available in Colombia, although it may take some time for doctors to get set up with it. PayPal had not been available in Colombia until early in 2020.
Your arrival will vary depending on where in Colombia you have your surgery, which procedure(s) you are having, and whether or not you need to have any bloodwork done prior to the surgery. Most doctors will recommend you arrive a 2-3 days before the day of your surgery. If you're having surgery in Bogotá, your doctor may even suggest arriving even sooner to help adjust to the very high altitude.
Recovery time depends on the type of plastic surgery you have. For most procedures you can expect to be in Colombia for 10-14 day after the procedure. More extensive procedures may require up to 21 days.
It's difficult to know if you're getting the “local” price for plastic surgery in Colombia. To help you get the best price possible, the average prices we publish are taken from local Colombian websites, with prices posted by Colombian citizens.
No, you should never pay the full amount of your plastic surgery procedure up front. You can, however, expect to be asked for a deposit to hold your spot, and ensure you show up.
Travelling in Colombia can be challenging if you don't speak Spanish. Outside of the hotels, few people in the service industry will actually speak English. And if they do speak English, it will likely be very limited. This is why we recommend you take some time to learn basic Spanish, and consider hiring a translator to meet you at the airport, go with you to appointments with your doctor, and to accompany you on any sightseeing excursions.
The easiest way to conduct an initial consultation is by video chat. Whatsapp is by far the most popular method of video chat in Colombia.
Most of our recommended surgeons have a staff member who speaks English to help you with your surgery preparation. In some cases, you will deal directly with the doctor to have your questions answered. If you have submitted a question to one of our recommended doctors, but have not received a reply back within a day or two, please let us know. We can help get the answers you need.
At the moment we do not offer consulting services, but it is something we will be launching soon.
Any citizens from the United States, Canada, the U.K., and the European Union can enter Colombia without a visa. Only a valid passport is required.