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About Gorgeous Getaways

Once you are approved by a service provider (partner) with a firm quote, you can choose to reserve a surgery date and pay a fully refundable 10% deposit to Gorgeous Getaways with the balance due 30 days prior to departure. Or you can pay the service provider on arrival. We accept all major credit cards, and wire transfers and any payments made through Gorgeous Getaways which are fully refundable anywhere in the world within 48 hours (at most). For payments made directly to service providers, payments will be refunded by the service provider based on their accounting practices and refund policies.

A marketplace is a platform where members can view all the information and services from all of our partner hospitals and clinics so “YOU”, can make an informed decision.

Gorgeous Getaways was originally setup in 2004 as a medical travel agency. As more and more patients are connected via mobile and internet, we see patients are more educated, travel-savvy, and want more ala carte services based on needs, and budgets. We now focus on providing more destinations, options, and support services for our member base of over 30k members.

No, we are agnostic with all our partners, but consider them all to be excellent in their fields. Rather than make recommendations, Gorgeous Getaways provides choices and information to you, to help you make the decision that is right for you. Only you can select the treatments, locations, and providers who are best suited to your needs. Our information is designed to make that decision easier for you. Our team is very experienced and is here to support you and answer any questions you may have. 

It is simple. You can begin your search by procedure, service provider or by destination. Once you are ready to make an online inquiry, request a firmquote, or ask a question and a representive from our team will assist you in any next steps.

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While abdominoplasty is not a weight reduction procedure, some patients will see a slight loss in weight due to the removal of excess tissue and skin. Many candidates for this plastic surgery are patients who have previously been through a significant weight loss and opt for tummy tuck to remove excess skin and achieve a tighter, smoother contour.  It is best for tummy tuck candidates to be at a stable weight before surgery.

If the abdominal skin has become loose and/or the abdominal muscles are separated, exercise will not help reverse these effects.

The length of time the drain needs to stay in depends on each patient.  The drain is there to collect blood and fluids from the surgery site so as the amount of fluid decreases, the drain(s)  can be removed.

A tummy tuck can be performed again with removal of excess skin, tightening of the abdominal wall and liposuction of any excess fat. However, we recommend that it is best for women to be done having children before undergoing a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is a procedure in plastic surgery that removes excess skin and tissue from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying loose or separated muscles to create a firmer and more contoured abdomen.

Tummy tucks are often associated with ugly scars producing a deformed appearance of the pubic and lower abdominal areas. Although the lower abdominal area is usually covered when a bathing suit is worn, the scars are quite apparent without clothes. The removal of a large segment of lower abdominal skin requires that the belly-button be repositioned and surgically reconstructed. A surgically altered belly button often does not have a natural appearance. Tummy tucks are far more dangerous than abdominal liposuction. Tummy tuck surgery has a much higher risk surgical complications such as blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism) compared to liposuction. In most cases, liposuction alone, without a tummy tuck, produces excellent cosmetic results and avoids the risks and additional expenses associated with a tummy tuck.

When a tummy tuck is indicated, some surgeons believe it is safer to first do a liposuction and then, several months later, do the tummy tuck. Often the patient is so pleased with the initial liposuction that she no longer sees a need for a tummy tuck. Second, if the results of the liposuction are not sufficient, then dividing liposuction and tummy tuck into two separate relatively minor surgical procedures is usually much safer than one major surgery.

While some plastic surgeons tout a “drainless tummy tuck”, it is really more of a marketing gimmick than good medicine.  The development of tissue glue is a wonderful advancement, but when used without a drain, the incidence of complications like seroma (the collection of fluid at the surgical site) is dramatically increased. Our plastic surgeons use drains, sometimes in conjunction with tissue glue. While a drain a can be inconvenient, it really is the best option. Â

As every patients procedure is different and every patients pain tolerance is different, this can vary greatly.  Immediately after surgery, patients will be very sore and pain medication should be taken as prescribed. The second week is better but patients will still experience some discomfort with certain movements and many patients still use pain medication at this time. By the third week, most patients are off pain medication and mostly able to take care of themselves.

Its always best to choose the options thats going to give you the best overall result as opposed to the shortest incision. Going with a shorter incision is not recommended and can result in a less than desirable outcome.  However, a qualified plastic surgeon will be able to place the incision so that it is hidden by most bathing suits.

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Reward Programs

Unfrtunately, this is only applicable to new bookings.

A cash back is applicable to the procedure booked. If you book a procedure and want to give this to another member you can do so, but you cannot both claim the same incentive.

A cashback is valid for 12 months and can be used in that period.

A cash back is provided immediately following your treatment, or procedure where a discount is applied immediately on booking. You cannot claim both a rebate and a discount.

Simply go to xx, and register.

Please email our rewards manager Juliana@gorgeousgetaways.com

Immediately after your treatment date, we will email you the payment for you to auto deposit in your account.

Unfortunately, this is only applicable to new bookings.

Only the ones that say cashback eligible

The rebate is provided from Gorgeous Getaways to our members, not funced by the provider. As a member, we can apply the cashback if your preferred agency contacts us and we will see if it is possible.

No, if the procedure says cashback eliglible then this is applicable.

Yes, you can change your mind at anytime prior to departure. Provided it is more then 2 weeks before departure.

A rebate is sent in your booked currency.

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