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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Cosmetic Surgery Holidays2023-03-18T22:13:10+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Cosmetic Surgery Holidays

Over the years we have assembled a list of surgery frequently asked questions and answers in consultation with our surgeons and specialists. We ask all clients (patients) to review all Q&A to be fully prepared for surgery and recognize that are always risks of any surgery, whether locally or abroad. Gorgeous Getaways is not a medical provider, however, we do work closely with hospitals and medical clinics to reduce risks pre and post-surgery and will provide you with the information you need to recover as quickly as possible after your specific procedure. We also have a CarePlus policy for revision in the rare chance a revision surgery is required.

Getting Started on Your Surgical Holiday2023-03-18T22:04:56+00:00

Gorgeous Getaways is a company that specializes in providing travel and medical services to people seeking affordable, high-quality cosmetic and medical treatments abroad. If you’re planning a trip with Gorgeous Getaways, here are some things you should consider:

  1. Determine your budget and goals. Before you start planning your trip, you need to determine how much you can afford to spend and what your goals are. Gorgeous Getaways offers a wide range of packages, from basic medical procedures to luxury vacations, so it’s important to know what you want and how much you’re willing to spend.
  2. Research the treatments and procedures you want. Once you know your budget and goals, it’s time to research the treatments and procedures you want. Gorgeous Getaways offers a wide range of cosmetic and medical procedures, so make sure you know which ones you want and what they entail.
  3. Choose your destination. Gorgeous Getaways offers medical and cosmetic treatments in a variety of destinations, including Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, Mexico, and more. Each destination offers unique experiences and attractions, so consider which one suits your needs and interests.
  4. Consult with a travel consultant. Once you have a general idea of what you want, it’s time to consult with a travel consultant at Gorgeous Getaways. They can help you choose the right destination, treatment package, and accommodations to fit your needs and budget. You can also book a virtual consultation, or callback. 
  5. Book your trip. Once you’ve finalized your plans, it’s time to book your trip with Gorgeous Getaways. We will take care of all the details, including flights, accommodations, and medical appointments.
  6. Prepare for your trip. Before you leave, make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as passports and visas, and that you have packed appropriately for your destination and any medical treatments you will receive.
  7. Enjoy your trip. Once you arrive at your destination, it’s time to relax and enjoy your trip. Gorgeous Getaways will take care of all the details, so you can focus on your treatments and enjoy your vacation.

The Benefits of Serviced Apartments2023-03-21T17:28:02+00:00

A serviced apartment can be an excellent option for medical travelers for several reasons:

  1. Comfortable and convenient: Serviced apartments are designed to offer a home-like experience with spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and other amenities that can make your stay more comfortable and convenient. This can be especially important for medical travelers who may need to stay for an extended period.
  2. Privacy and independence: A serviced apartment offers more privacy and independence than a hotel room, which can be important for medical travelers who may need to rest or recover after medical procedures. With a serviced apartment, you can come and go as you please and have the freedom to cook your meals or entertain guests.
  3. Cost-effective: Compared to a hotel room, a serviced apartment can be a more cost-effective option, especially for long-term stays. Serviced apartments typically offer lower rates for longer stays, and the fully equipped kitchen can also help you save money on meals.
  4. Flexible booking options: Serviced apartments often offer flexible booking options, including daily, weekly, and monthly rates, which can be helpful for medical travelers who may not know how long they will need to stay.
  5. Convenient location: Serviced apartments are often located in residential areas close to medical facilities, which can be convenient for medical travelers who need to be close to their treatment center.

Overall, a serviced apartment can be a good idea for medical travelers who want a comfortable and convenient home away from home during their medical stay. Ask us about our services apartment options and recommendations in each destination.

Pre-Conditions and Risk of Cosmetic Surgery2023-03-17T18:51:49+00:00

Preconditions and Cosmetic Surgery Risks

Plastic and cosmetic surgery is real surgery with all potential risks and complications. There are no absolutes in the outcome of your cosmetic procedure, and no serious plastic surgeon will give you a guarantee. Be realistic about your expectation and consult with your surgeon. The ideal patient is one with realistic expectations. On the flip side, if a patient has minimal, almost ‘invisible’ problems but has an intense need for surgery, a good surgeon will always advise against surgery.

Though surgical techniques and surgeons’ expertise has improved dramatically in the last decade, our surgeons endeavor to carefully examine patients prior to surgery to avoid unnecessary complications and advise against patients who shouldn’t be undergoing surgery, especially if they have compromised health.  As a golden rule, patients are advised against smoking four weeks before and after surgery, as these increase the risks of wound healing.

If patients are adequately ‘prepared’, complications are rare. Simultaneously, surgeons continue to focus on improved techniques and guidelines to avoid cosmetic surgery complications. They report that Cosmetic surgery, and elective surgery in general, is safe when performed in an accredited facility by properly trained board-certified plastic surgeons. The mortality rate for outpatient surgery is 0.25–0.50 per 100,000 procedures.

Medical conditions

All medical conditions and medical history must be fully disclosed to the surgeon – please note these on the medical form and discuss them during your consultations with your surgeon. Make sure the surgeon is aware of all the medications you are currently or previously taken and if you have had:

  • An allergy or bad reaction to antibiotics, anesthetic drugs, or other medicine
  • Prolonged bleeding, bad scarring, or excessive bruising
  • Any recent or long-term illnesses
  • Connective-tissue disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Previous surgery
  • Psychological or psychiatric illness

Do not take any type of aspirin or medicines containing aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines 10 days before surgery because they increase the risk of excessive bleeding

Please note our Non-smoking policy:

Smoking can cause delayed recovery, wound breakdown, and increased risk of infection. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking four weeks before and four weeks after surgery. You may be denied surgery if you smoke, and the GG Guarantee is void for smokers.

Risks of Surgery

The following is an overview of the inherent cosmetic surgery risks and complications in all types of surgery. We minimize risks and complications by careful patient selection and always having the most skilled surgeons, physicians, and nurses carry out procedures.  The less common complications of all surgery include:

  • Bruising and swelling – usually settles after 1-2 weeks, but sometimes can take up to a month or more
  • Wounds may take longer to heal, there may be some bleeding, and infection may require treatment with antibiotics
  • A chest infection may develop after general anesthetic
  • In extremely rare cases, a blood clot may develop, which could be risky if it moves to the heart, brain, or lungs
  • A sore throat may develop after breathing through the breathing tube used during anesthesia
  • In a few cases, surgical scars can develop that are pink, raised, and irregularly shaped. These flatten and disappear over time.

High-risk patients

  • The risks of complications and having to have corrective surgery increase with:
  • poor circulation
  • heart, lung, or liver problems
  • if you smoke or have Nicorette patches
  • if you have a family history of blood clotting
  • if you have more than 1 procedure
  • if you are over 50 years
  • If you are over a BMI of 30
  • if you depart your destination and the surgeon’s care before you are completely healed
  • if you stay less time than Gorgeous Getaways recommend

Specific Risks of Facelift/Brow Lift

  • Asymmetry
  • Hairline shift
  • Wound healing problems (especially in smokers)
  • Nerve damage (especially facial nerve)
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Excessive scarring (wider scars) and keloid scars.  Please note that sutures may take up to 12 months to fully dissolve.

Specific Risks of Rhinoplasty

  • Asymmetry
  • Obstruction of nasal airways
  • Under-correction or over-correction
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding

Specific Risks of Breast Implants

  • Capsular formation – a fibrous layer that the body forms naturally around a foreign body such as a breast implant – may harden and contract, distorting the shape and feel of the breast. In rare cases, the capsule will need to be removed and the implant replaced. Newer implants have reduced this problem.
  • Nipple sensation can be affected following breast enlargement, with some women reporting an increase or reduction in the nipple. These changes are often temporary, but in rare cases can be long-term.
  • Using modern implants, the chance of implants breaking is very rare. However, if this does occur, the look of the breasts may change in shape or feel, which may require the removal of the implant.
  • A double bubble where the implant is sitting partially above and partially below the inframammary fold.
  • Skin ripples and wrinkles may form and appear on the skin near the implant.
  • The shape and size of the breasts before surgery will influence the outcome, and the surgeon cannot guarantee that the shape and size will be the same after.
  • There is no evidence to suggest that women with implants are at a greater risk of breast cancer or that detection of cancer is delayed.
  • Breast implants may affect your ability to breastfeed though there is no evidence to suggest any health risks to the child.
  • Excessive scarring (wider scars) and keloid scars.

Specific Risks of Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive tearing
  • Dry eye
  • Redness
  • Asymmetry
  • Ectropion (drooping of the lower eyelid caused by overcorrection or scarring)
  • Blindness (extremely rare and may be caused by bleeding behind the eye)
  • Excessive scarring (wider scars) and keloid scars
Specific Risks of Breast Reduction, Uplift (Mastopexy)
  • Wound healing problems
  • Excessive scarring (especially wider scars) and keloid scars
  • Infection
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Loss of ability to breastfeed (rare)
  • Asymmetry

Specific Risks of Liposuction

  • Contour irregularities
  • Indentations
  • Seroma (collection of wound fluid)
  • Infection
  • Fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not regenerate. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fat cells can grow and store more fat, and you will gain in those areas that haven’t been previously liposuctioned.

Specific Risks of Abdominoplasty

  • Infection – Infection is unusual after this type of surgery. There is a greater risk of infection when body contouring procedures are performed in conjunction with abdominal surgical procedures.
  • Change in skin sensation- Diminished (or loss of) skin sensation in the lower abdominal area may not totally resolve after abdominoplasty.
  • Skin contour irregularities- Contour irregularities and depressions may occur after abdominoplasty. Visible and palpable wrinkling of skin can occur.
  • Skin scarring – Excessive scarring or keloid scars may be possible. Scars may be unattractive and of a different color than the surrounding skin. Additional treatments including surgery may be necessary to treat abnormal scarring. It is important to understand that in a full abdominoplasty, the scar may reach from one hip to the other. The surgeon will plan to make the incisions below the bikini line, however, this cannot be guaranteed, as the incisions will be different from person to person, according to how they will get the best results.
  • Asymmetry- Symmetrical body appearance may not result from abdominoplasty. Factors such as skin tone, fatty deposits, bony prominence, and muscle tone may contribute to normal asymmetry in body features. Furthermore, the larger the patient is, and the larger the scar line, the increased chance of having an asymmetrical scar line. The solution to this is to tidy up the scar with additional surgery, and sometimes liposuction may also be needed to improve the appearance of the scar line.
  • Seroma (collection of wound fluid)
  • “Dog ears” (remaining, bulging tissue at the end of the incisions at the hip)
  • Slightly increased risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis)

Specific Risks of Arm Lift, Lower Body Lift, Thigh Lift

  • Seroma (collection of wound fluid)
  • Infection
  • Delayed wound healing (especially in the moist groin area)
  • Excessive scarring (wider scars) and keloid scars

If you do not agree with any of the risks outlined, please do not proceed with surgery

Choosing Your Destination2023-03-18T22:30:30+00:00

Choosing a cosmetic surgery destination abroad can be an overwhelming process, but with a few key tips in mind, you can make an informed decision and have a successful trip.

  1. Research, Research, Research: Spend time researching potential destinations and clinics. Look for reviews from previous patients and reputable sources. Check the qualifications of the surgeons and the accreditation of the facilities.
  2. Consider the Costs: Cosmetic surgery can be expensive, so factor in the cost of the procedure, as well as travel expenses and accommodations. Make sure to get a clear breakdown of all costs and compare prices among different destinations.
  3. Location and Culture: Consider the location of the clinic and the cultural differences you may encounter. Do you feel comfortable traveling to this destination? Are there any language barriers you need to prepare for?
  4. Communication: Clear communication with the clinic is essential. Make sure you can communicate with the clinic staff and the surgeon. If you have any language barriers, ask if there are translators available.
  5. Aftercare: Make sure to ask about aftercare services and what kind of support you can expect post-surgery. This includes follow-up appointments, medication, and any necessary aftercare instructions.
  6. Personal Comfort: Choose a destination and clinic where you feel comfortable. It’s important to feel at ease with the clinic staff, surgeon, and facilities.

By following these tips, you can confidently choose a cosmetic surgery destination abroad that meets your needs and ensures a safe and successful experience.

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What To Expect From Your Surgery Holiday2023-03-16T20:04:14+00:00

What To Expect From Your Surgery Holiday

This article is about what you should (and shouldn’t expect) to make sure that you get the most out of your surgery and cosmetic surgery travel holiday.

Why surgery holidays?

  • Intrigued with the affordable price and high value
  • Getting away from your hectic daily routine/responsibilities to rest and recover
  • Surgery too pricey at home
  • Greater value and service with ground support staff
  • Favorable exchange rates
  • Tropical 5 star holiday

What You Should Expect

Quality of hospital/surgeons

As the pioneering experience in the industry have given us the knowledge of the most experienced and qualified hospitals and surgeons to offer you the equal level of quality you would expect at home.

The surgeons we partner with are all very experienced and highly talented in their areas of expertise. Our established relationships with surgeons, hospitals and other providers allow Gorgeous Getaways to offer the most competitive full service packages in the industry.

As most of our clients who come with us have multiple surgeries, the Gorgeous Getaways team, and fully-equipped and certified hospital provides a safe environment for longer surgery times and recovery.

Many of the hospitals we recommend are ISO 9001 accredited or similar accreditation, representing the international standard for quality assurance. This is equivalent to the same level of dependable quality in Western countries, including the UK, US and Australia.

Unmatched ground support and post-surgical care

It’s true, cosmetic surgery can be sore and painful. That can be an important reason to choose a location and ground support where you’ll get the appropriate rest. And this is not always possible at home! Your responsibilities can often interfere during this crucial recovery period – friends, family and work can sometimes be quite demanding, especially when you least expect it.

Our team goes the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable and have everything you require so that you have the time and space needed to rest in complete privacy. And let’s not forget the bonus luxurious holiday!

Please discuss support and accommodation options with your booking manager

Read our case studies here.

More value for money

In essence, treatments overseas are far more affordable, with the same expertise and results you would expect from surgeons at home. We also offer the most complete, full service post surgery care and holiday – all this offers unbeatable value. Did we mention that many clients have declared Kuala Lumpur as a shopping haven?

What happens on your cosmetic surgery travel holiday?

In many destinations your service begins when you arrive at the airport, you will be met by an assigned representative who will introduce you to your porter. Your porter will then assist you with your baggage and accompany you all the way from the airport and take you too your hotel.

You will have a dedicated team to assist you from then on, for consultations, admissions and post recovery care; or anything else that you might unfamiliar or need help with.

Please discuss support and accommodation options with your booking manager

Your consultation

In most cases, you will have a consultation with the surgeon after you check in to the hotel. He/She will do any necessary medical tests that are needed before the surgery.

Surgery day

On the morning of the surgery, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the hospital. The surgeon will see you, do any last tests prior to surgery.

After your surgery, you will stay for 1 or 2 nights in a private room for monitoring. The surgeon will check on you periodically and decide when you may be discharged from hospital. Upon discharge, your Customer Service Manager will assist you back to the hotel and ensure you are comfortable in your room. She will continue to visit you periodically as well.

Post surgery care

You will have follow up appointments with the surgeon after your procedure to ensure you are healing and recovering well. This is a very important step to take in the recovery process, which is often unavailable, or expensive, at home clinics. Your surgeon will advise you of what you can be doing to improve recovery, and creams will be prescribed when necessary.


Your procedure and health conditions will dictate recovery time. Though clients should expect generally similar recovery periods, it is important to note that every individual’s recovery is different.

Though it’s important to remain mobile, we recommend that you take it very easy the first couple of days where adequate rest is essential. Your manager or helper will ensure that you get the necessary service, whole foods and fluids to promote healing and recovery. When you feel better, you can start with other programs – massage, pampering, or very gentle exercise.


Once you start to feel better (depending on the treatment or number of treatments that you are have done), you can start to indulge in the more relaxing side of the holiday. The variety of food is endless – tons of yummy, wholesome fresh food, both eastern and western delicacies.

If you are on a nutritional program, there is a wide variety for you to choose from at the hotel as well. You don’t need to venture outside if you don’t want to, and you will never be bored at the choices!

Find out more about exploring on your holiday. Or simply just ask your manager for more information.

Take advantage to indulge in a luxurious massage, manicure and pedicure, hair styling and treatments while on your holiday. The service is second to none and with such great exchange rates, it’ll be totally indulgent value. Massage treatments are available at your hotel, but if you need other services, just ask your manager for more information.

Non-Surgical Treatments*

Many of our clients will combine their surgical procedures with one or more non-surgical treatments while on their holiday. With the favorable exchange rates, all prices are up to half to one-third of what you would pay at home, and many treatments are designed to assist in recovery and healing from your surgery.

Many treatments require more than one visit and has to be scheduled around other surgical appointments, so it is important that you book treatments at the same time as your other surgical appointments. Please inform your bookings manager about the non-surgical treatments you are interested in during booking, and she will coordinate these accordingly for you.

*Please note services provided vary by country.  Please discuss options with your Destination Manager.

Read more about non-surgical treatments.

Dental and Optical

We have leading clinics in Malaysia that specialize in high quality, state-of-the-art dental and optical treatments. All these procedures are at prices far below the cost at home (due the exchange rate and not the reduced value), which makes it very popular to have combined procedures while in Malaysia. Our services are inclusive of all the transport and bookings for any other treatments that you need as well.

Find out available optical treatments and dental treatments.

Our unique formula

Quality, post-surgical care and value are three important factors when deciding your surgery holiday. Ask yourself these questions: Can you really get the rest you need, away from all responsibilities? Will you get the 24-hour care you need in the first couple of days? How many years experience does the surgeon have? And what is the final price you will pay?

Gorgeous Getaways has the unique formula that we believe that no surgery and care at home or abroad can offer such great service, quality and value for money. The formula: Our care and attention; the highest qualified surgeons and a beautiful, private location is all you need to get the best results for a wonderful new you.

View the GG Guarantee and Best Price Guarantee.

What You Should Not Expect

Just as important, there are things that you should not expect from your surgery holiday:

Do not expect perfection, only improvement

Surgeons are not magicians. They can only improve what you have, they cannot create a ‘magical’ difference. Cuts will always leave scars, and our best patients don’t mind the scars for a better figure or more youthful appearance. However, you need to have reasonable expectations; expect improvement, not perfection.

Nothing comes risk-free

For any procedure, anywhere in the world, there are risks. Risks are normally part of the surgery expectations anywhere in the world, with any other surgeon. These are real and still exist.

Surgery and medical care is first priority, and holiday second

Our priority is getting and keeping you well, using the best surgeons and hospitals available. There are more beautiful places in the world than where we offer however, there may not be quality hospitals or experienced surgeons. So do your surgery first, get well, and then go on your holiday to rest and relax.

Do not expect to have and meet exact appointments and times

As the surgeons’ schedules can change, and your appointment times can only be given the day before, these may change. Please don’t be alarmed if this happens, for your appointment time will only CHANGE – it will never be cancelled.

Bring truckloads of patience with you: the surgeons, hospitals and medical staff do not rush through anything. At times, you will be waiting. Therefore, bring some good stories to share with others, and some good books to read. Similarly during your consultation time – you will never be rushed and can ask all the questions you need to.

Do not expect to come out looking better than you went into surgery!

Final results are revealed in months – not minutes. When you have liposuction, because of the fluid that is put into you, you may come out the same size as what you went in, and this will drain and improve over weeks and months.

For facelifts, your eyes and neck will be bruised and swollen and final results may take up to 3-6 months. For breasts, you may be a cup bigger or smaller, and you will not be swimsuit ready for a few months!

Please be patient, don’t stress and worry as the swelling will go down and you will look and feel better in a few months.

Reclaim the NEW YOU. Don’t let another year pass by!

Arcylic Nails Before Surgery2023-03-18T22:04:17+00:00

Acrylic nails before surgery. Surgeons prefer that patients do not wear acrylic nails before surgery for a few reasons:

  1. Increased risk of infection: Acrylic nails can trap bacteria and other germs underneath them. During surgery, any bacteria present on the patient’s skin or nails can potentially contaminate the surgical site and increase the risk of infection.
  2. Interference with monitoring devices: During surgery, various monitoring devices are used to track the patient’s vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure. If a patient is wearing acrylic nails, they can interfere with the accuracy of these devices, potentially causing a safety issue.
  3. Difficulty in checking circulation: After surgery, doctors and nurses regularly check the patient’s circulation by examining their nail beds. If a patient is wearing acrylic nails, it can be difficult to see if the nail bed is pink and healthy or if it is blue or pale, which could indicate a problem with circulation.

For these reasons, it is generally recommended that patients do not wear acrylic nails before surgery.

Are You Ready For Cosmetic Surgery2023-03-20T17:29:42+00:00

Are You Ready For Cosmetic Surgery? A close friend reveals that her refreshed appearance is really due to a facelift. Or, you overhear your neighbor telling your sister that her secret to slimming down is the 3 dimensional Vaser Liposelection. You start to wonder about getting your own metamorphosis…

As with all surgery, cosmetic surgery is an enormous step. Never do it unprepared. Having realistic expectations are key, as is finding surgeons who will talk through all the pros and cons with you and help you make an informed decision about how to achieve the goals you want.

The First Step

The first step, however, is deciding whether cosmetic surgery is really right for you and understanding the cost of cosmetic surgery. It’s no use taking the leap if you’re not really ready for it. But how do you know if you are?

Ask Yourself These Questions First

Take time to think about why you want cosmetic surgery. Do you think it will change your life for the better? Are there other alternatives? Should you listen to what everyone else is telling you or trust your heart? Also, think about:

  • What do you expect to gain from this new ‘altered’ appearance? Do you hope to get a better job, find love or have a more interesting circle of friends? Happiness is achieved and sustained, by your frame of mind. Will a smaller nose or bigger breasts really provide you with the happiness you are searching for?
  • What are the chances that surgery will give you the appearance you want? You cannot expect to walk into an operating theatre with a body like Roseanne Barr’s and walk out looking like the new Miss Universe, complete with old Hollywood glamour. Is a nip and tuck going to dramatically alter the way you look?
  • Do you want to spend a significant portion of your savings? Maybe a cruise or a new boyfriend could do the trick instead?
  • Are you in crisis, obsessed with minor defects, or possibly have an untreated mental problem? And you think that cosmetic surgery can help relieve you of these woes?

Eight Signs You’re Ready For Cosmetic Surgery

If you’ve decided to go ahead and have surgery, you would be sure of the following:

  • I know what I want – Whether you’re having a facelift, liposuction, or just a spot of Injectables, being focused and definite about what you want is key.
  • I’ve done all my homework – You know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure – nothing should surprise you.
  • I know I’ve got to keep it real – If you’re approaching 70, don’t expect a facelift will turn you into a fresh-faced teenager again. Believe it or not, even cosmetic surgery is about making the most of what you have and keeping it real.
  • I’m doing it all for myself – Bigger breasts won’t make your husband love you more. A slimmer tummy won’t raise your popularity statistics at the gym. It’s important to do it for you.
  • I’ve sorted out all the financial implications – If having a breast implant means selling your house and living in a tent, maybe the time is not right yet.
  • I have a good network of support – It’s important to have friends, family members, and colleagues who are supportive of your choices and will be there when you need them. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good support network. If you’re having surgery away from home, the ground support staff is as important, especially if you’re not traveling with a support person.
  • I’m prepared to handle risks – For any procedure, anywhere in the world, there are risks. Risks are normally part of the surgery expectations anywhere in the world, with any other surgeon. These are real and still exist.
  • I’m physically prepared – Surgery can take its toll on you physically and mentally, so it’s imperative that while preparing your mind, to also prepare your body with a fitness program that will smoothen your recovery in every way.
Realistic Expectations about Cosmetic Surgery2023-03-16T20:56:32+00:00

Having realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing experience that can boost your confidence and self-esteem. However, it is important to have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery. Here are some key factors to consider:

  1. Realistic Goals: It is essential to have realistic goals and expectations about what the surgery can achieve. Cosmetic surgery can enhance your appearance, but it cannot completely change who you are or solve all your problems.
  2. Limitations of Surgery: Every surgical procedure has its limitations, and it is essential to understand what can and cannot be achieved with the surgery. Some procedures may not be able to achieve the desired results, and some may require multiple surgeries to achieve the desired outcome.
  3. Risks and Complications: Every surgical procedure has some degree of risk and potential complications. It is essential to understand these risks and discuss them with your surgeon before undergoing surgery.
  4. Recovery Time: It takes time to heal after surgery, and the recovery process can vary depending on the procedure. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care and allow yourself enough time to heal.
  5. Emotional Impact: Cosmetic surgery can have a significant emotional impact, both positive and negative. It is important to prepare yourself for the emotional changes that may come with the surgery.

By having realistic expectations about the results of cosmetic surgery, you can ensure that you are making an informed decision and that you are prepared for the physical and emotional changes that may come with the procedure. It is also essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who can help you achieve your goals while minimizing the risks and complications associated with the procedure.

Preparing Your Body for Cosmetic Surgery2023-03-16T21:01:42+00:00

Preparing your body for cosmetic surgery can help you achieve optimal results and minimize the risk of complications. Here are some tips on how to prepare your body for cosmetic surgery:

  1. Follow Pre-Operative Instructions: Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow before your surgery. This may include avoiding certain medications, quitting smoking, or adjusting your diet. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
  2. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: In the weeks leading up to your surgery, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and staying hydrated. These habits can help boost your immune system and promote healing after surgery.
  3. Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco: Alcohol and tobacco can have a negative impact on your body’s ability to heal. It is important to avoid alcohol and tobacco products for at least two weeks before your surgery to minimize the risk of complications.
  4. Manage Medications: Make sure to inform your surgeon about all medications and supplements you are taking. Your surgeon may advise you to stop taking certain medications or adjust the dosage to avoid potential complications.
  5. Plan for Recovery: After your surgery, you will need time to recover. When selecting an accommodation, think about space, kitchen, and balcony in addition to being close proximately to the hospital for at least the first seven days.
  6. Follow Post-Operative Care Instructions: After your surgery, your surgeon will provide specific instructions for post-operative care. This may include instructions on how to care for your incisions, when to resume physical activity, and when to schedule follow-up appointments. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Following these tips can help prepare your body for cosmetic surgery and ensure the best possible outcome. Discuss any questions or concerns with your surgeon before the surgery to ensure that you are fully informed and prepared.

Post-surgery Care2023-03-18T22:16:41+00:00

Post-surgery care is an essential aspect of the recovery process after cosmetic surgery. Proper care can help minimize pain, swelling, bruising, and other potential complications, allowing you to heal more quickly and achieve the best possible results. Here are some tips on how to take care of yourself after cosmetic surgery:

  1. Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions: Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions for post-operative care. This may include details on medications, activity restrictions, wound care, and follow-up appointments. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
  2. Rest and Relax: After surgery, it is important to rest and avoid strenuous activity. This can help your body focus on healing and reduce the risk of complications. Be sure to get plenty of sleep and take frequent breaks to rest during the day.
  3. Manage Pain and Discomfort: Pain and discomfort are common after surgery, but there are several ways to manage these symptoms. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication, or you can use over-the-counter pain relievers as directed. Applying ice packs or cold compresses can also help reduce swelling and pain.
  4. Proper Nutrition and Hydration: Good nutrition and hydration are important for healing after surgery. Make sure to eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals to support the healing process. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and caffeine can also help reduce inflammation and promote healing.
  5. Protect the Incision Site: Your incision site may be covered with a dressing or bandage, which should be changed as directed by your surgeon. Avoid touching or scratching the incision site, and keep it dry and clean. Your surgeon may also recommend wearing compression garments or support stockings to help reduce swelling.
  6. Follow Activity Restrictions: Your surgeon may recommend avoiding certain activities, such as lifting heavy objects, exercising, or bending over, for a period of time after surgery. It is important to follow these restrictions to prevent complications and allow your body time to heal.
  7. Attend Follow-up Appointments: Follow-up appointments with your surgeon are essential for monitoring your progress and ensuring a successful recovery. Your surgeon may also provide additional instructions or recommendations for post-operative care during these appointments.

It is important to note that recovery times can vary depending on the type of surgery and individual factors such as age, health, and lifestyle. Be patient and give yourself time to heal, and do not hesitate to contact your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns during the recovery process.

In summary, proper post-surgery care is essential for a successful recovery after cosmetic surgery. Follow your surgeon’s medication instructions, activity restrictions, wound care, and follow-up appointments. Rest and relax, manage pain and discomfort, maintain proper nutrition and hydration, protect the incision site, follow activity restrictions, and attend follow-up appointments. With proper care, you can minimize complications and achieve the best possible results.

Cosmetic Surgery Cost and Pricing Variations2023-03-16T21:25:25+00:00

Cosmetic Surgery Cost and Pricing Variations. Pricing can vary by surgeon, country, hospital or clinic, etc., based on various parameters.

  • Surgeon experience – We typically work with surgeons specializing in international patients with at least 15 years of experience. If a surgeon is very experienced, they may charge a higher surgeon fee.
  • Country economics – Some countries have a lower cost base and can afford to offer lower pricing. Government bodies and public healthcare systems often subsidize private healthcare.
  • Currency Exchange – Most pricing is determined by local pricing in the country’s currency.  This is easier for most hospitals and clinics to assess their costs. Currency fluctuates so keep this in mind. When booking your procedure or package. If a price is in a foreign currency, you can easily convert the price to your local currency here.
  • Type of facility – a package from a full hospital that includes overnight stays is generally more expensive than a day clinic.
  • Type of anesthesia used – General, twilight sedation, local anesthesia. If general anesthesia is used in your surgery, this will often include an overnight stay.  Please ask your booking manager.
  • The complexity of the procedure – Just because your see breast augmentation advertised at a low price does not mean that you qualify or your body is suitable for the procedure.  For example, you may want a breast enlargement but really need a breast lift as well.
  • Implant type – round implants are less expensive than teardrop implants
  • Type of procedure – In liposuction there are several types of liposuction techniques.  The price will vary based on the type of liposuction.
  • Areas treated – Some hospitals or clinics charge by the body area or use a sizing guide like small, medium or large liposuction.
  • Inclusions – What is covered in the fee?  Is medication or garments included?

Cost of Teleconsultations

Many of our surgeons offer free teleconsultations. You can schedule a teleconsultation here.  Simply fill in the online form and a GG team member will help you schedule it.

Insurance Coverage or Superannuation

As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. Some operations – such as breast reduction, if the weight of your breasts causes pain or interferes with normal activities – may be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic. You can also use your superannuation for many types of reconstructive procedures.

Request a quote

Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost and remember that pricing is budgetary until you have a teleconsultation or request a firmquote. 

Choosing an Accommodation2023-03-16T21:43:01+00:00

Choosing an Accommodation. When you are traveling for a medical procedure, it’s important to choose the accommodation that meets your needs for comfort, safety, and convenience. Here are some types of accommodation that you might want to consider:

  • Hotels: Many medical travelers prefer to stay in hotels which offer a range of amenities and services such as room service, housekeeping, and concierge services. When choosing a hotel, look for one that is located near the medical facility where you’ll be having your procedure. Also, check if they offer any special packages or deals for medical travelers.
  • Serviced apartments: If you need more space and privacy than a hotel can offer, consider staying in a serviced apartment. These accommodations typically come with a fully-equipped kitchen and living room, and they are often located in residential neighborhoods that can give you a more authentic experience of the local culture. This option can be especially suitable if you are traveling with family members or have special needs.
  • Recovery centers: Some medical destinations offer specialized recovery centers that provide post-operative care and support to patients. These centers are staffed with medical professionals and offer a range of services, such as nursing care, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling. They can be a good option for patients who require more extensive aftercare.
  • Airbnb: AirBNB can be a great option for many wanting to choose a private option. When choosing an Airbnb it is important to research the reputation and credentials of the facility before booking.

Accommodation Amenities to Consider

When considering your accommodation options, keep in mind that medical travelers have unique needs. Here are some amenities that you may want to look for:

  • Accessible rooms: If you have mobility issues or require special equipment, such as a wheelchair or a hospital bed, make sure that the accommodation can accommodate your needs. Look for rooms with wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and adjustable beds.
  • Kitchen facilities: If you have specific dietary requirements, having access to a kitchen can be a big help. Look for accommodations that have a fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette, so you can prepare your own meals.
  • Laundry facilities: Depending on the length of your stay, you may need to do laundry. Look for accommodations that have on-site laundry facilities or that offer laundry services.
  • Wi-Fi and entertainment: During your recovery period, you may spend a lot of time resting in your room. Access to Wi-Fi and entertainment options, such as cable TV or streaming services, can help you pass the time.
  • Transportation: If you need to travel to and from medical appointments or the hospital, look for accommodations that offer transportation services or are located near public transportation.
  • Support services: Some accommodations, such as recovery centers offer additional support services, such as nursing care or physical therapy. These services can be particularly beneficial if you need additional care or support during your recovery.

Remember that the best amenities for you will depend on your specific needs and the type of procedure you’re having. Make sure to communicate your needs and preferences with the accommodation provider, so they can accommodate any special requirements related to your procedure or recovery.

Cosmetic Surgery Holidays for Groups2023-03-16T21:55:19+00:00

Cosmetic Surgery Holidays for Groups. When you’re traveling with a group for cosmetic surgery, it’s important to consider the needs and preferences of everyone in the group. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Accommodation: When choosing accommodation for a group, consider the size of the group and the proximity to the medical facility. You may want to consider renting a larger vacation rental or booking multiple hotel rooms close to each other. Make sure the accommodation has enough space and amenities to accommodate everyone’s needs.
  • Transportation: You’ll need to arrange transportation for the group to and from the medical facility. If you’re in a foreign country, consider hiring a local driver or using ride-sharing services to make transportation easier.
  • Scheduling: Cosmetic surgery procedures may require different recovery times for different people, so it’s important to schedule accordingly. Plan for downtime and make sure everyone in the group has time to rest and recover after their procedure.
  • Activities: Depending on the length of your stay, you may want to plan some group activities to do together. Consider activities that are low-impact and don’t require physical exertion, such as visiting local landmarks or museums.
  • Communication: It’s important to communicate openly with the group about any concerns or issues that arise during the trip. Make sure everyone is aware of any special needs or requirements related to their procedure or recovery, and work together to ensure everyone’s needs are met.
  • When traveling alone for cosmetic surgery, it’s important to consider your safety and comfort during your trip. Here are some tips to help you prepare:
  • Research the destination: Before traveling, research the medical facility, the destination, and the local customs and laws. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what to expect during your trip and how to navigate the local area.
  • Choose accommodation carefully: Look for accommodation that is safe, comfortable, and convenient. Consider staying in a hotel near the medical facility or renting a serviced apartment with a kitchen and laundry facilities. Make sure the accommodation has amenities that can help you feel comfortable and supported during your recovery.
  • Arrange transportation: Plan ahead for transportation to and from the medical facility. Consider hiring a driver or using ride-sharing services, and make sure you have a backup plan in case of unexpected delays or cancellations.
  • Pack appropriately: Make sure you pack comfortable clothing and any necessary medical equipment or supplies. Consider bringing a travel pillow, earplugs, and eye mask to help you sleep during the flight or in the hotel.
  • Communicate with the medical facility: Make sure you communicate openly with the medical facility about your travel plans and any special needs or requirements you may have. This can help ensure a smooth and successful procedure.

Why Choose Gorgeous Getaways to Plan Your Group Travel

If you’re planning a group medical travel, there are many benefits to using Gorgeous Getaways to book your trip. Here are a few reasons:

  1. Expertise and knowledge: We specialize in arranging travel for medical purposes. We have the knowledge and expertise to help you plan your trip, choose the right medical provider, and navigate any challenges that may arise during your journey.
  2. Group discounts and packages: We can generally offer you group discounts and packages, saving you money on your travel expenses. These packages often include accommodation, transportation, and other services that can make your trip more convenient and comfortable.
  3. Customized itineraries: We can help you create a personalized itinerary that meets the unique needs and preferences of your group. We can also arrange additional activities or excursions, such as sightseeing tours, cultural experiences, or spa treatments, to enhance your trip.
  4. Assistance with logistics: We can assist with logistics such as booking flights, arranging transportation to and from medical appointments, and providing support during your stay. This can help to alleviate some of the stress associated with group travel, especially when traveling to an unfamiliar destination.
  5. Peace of mind: We can provide you with peace of mind knowing that professionals with experience in medical travel are handling your group’s travel needs. We can help you to ensure that all necessary arrangements are in place and provide support throughout your journey, allowing you to focus on the reason for your trip.

Overall, Gorgeous Getaways can help simplify booking a group medical travel, save money, and provide peace of mind.

Pre and Post Pregnancy2023-03-17T19:56:03+00:00

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery and are planning to have a baby in the future, there are some pre and post-pregnancy considerations to keep in mind.


  1. Timing: If you’re planning on having a baby within the next year or two, it’s best to postpone any cosmetic surgeries until after you’ve given birth and finished breastfeeding. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause significant changes to your body, and you may want to wait until these changes have stabilized before undergoing any surgeries.
  2. Consultation: If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, it’s important to mention this when submitting your firmquote with your surgeon. They can help you understand the potential impact that pregnancy and breastfeeding may have on the results of the surgery and provide guidance on the best timing for the procedure.
  3. Health: It’s important to be in good health before undergoing any surgery, including cosmetic surgery. This will help minimize the risks associated with the surgery and help ensure a faster and smoother recovery.


  1. Breastfeeding: If you plan on breastfeeding after giving birth, it’s important to consider the impact that any breast surgeries may have on your ability to breastfeed. Breast reduction surgery, for example, may make it more difficult to breastfeed. It’s important to discuss your plans with your surgeon and your healthcare provider.
  2. Body changes: Pregnancy and childbirth can cause significant changes to your body, such as weight gain and stretch marks. If you’ve had cosmetic surgery in the past, these changes may affect the results of the surgery. It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon and to wait until your body has stabilized before undergoing any additional surgeries.
  3. Recovery time: It’s important to give your body time to recover after childbirth before undergoing any cosmetic surgeries. This will help ensure that your body is fully healed and able to withstand the stress of surgery.

In summary, if you’re considering cosmetic surgery and are planning to have a baby in the future, it’s important to let the surgeon know when requesting a quote and consider the potential impact of pregnancy and childbirth on the results of the surgery. Waiting until your body has stabilized after childbirth and discussing any concerns with your surgeon can help ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Recommended Stay in Destination2023-03-18T23:43:25+00:00

If you’re considering a cosmetic surgery holiday, you should think about how much time you’ll need to recover from your procedure. Depending on the type of surgery and your body’s healing process, you may need to plan for a longer vacation than just a quick makeover. It’s important to allow yourself enough time to heal before returning home.

When you plan your cosmetic surgery holiday, keep in mind that you’ll want to spend some time relaxing in the beautiful tropical location after your recovery is complete. Many clients wish they had stayed longer or arrived earlier to fully enjoy the shopping, sightseeing, and food that these destinations have to offer.

To ensure a successful procedure and an enjoyable holiday, we recommend that you plan your time off from work and family based on our suggested standard minimum time for recovery. These recommendations were designed based on adequate healing and recovery periods, and are based on our surgeons’ recommendations.

Make sure to only return home once your surgeon has given you the green light, and be sure to engage in wellness activities and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime before and after your surgery to help your body bounce back faster. With proper planning and enough time for recovery, you’ll be able to come back home feeling refreshed and fully recovered.

General Guidelines

Single Procedures

  • Full Facelift – 14 days
  • Lower Facelift – 10 days
  • Browlift – 14 days
  • Breast Augmentation/Reduction/Lift – 10 days
  • Tummy Tuck – 14 days
  • Liposuction – 10 days

Multiple Procedures

  • Ultimate Makeover – 21 days (Body lift with Facelift or Breast lift)
  • Yummy Mummy/Mommy Makeovers Package- 14 days (Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck or Liposuction)
  • Designer Vagina Package – 10 days (Vaginoplasty, Labiaplasty)
  • Tummy Tuck, Arm lift, Thigh lift, Liposuction – 21 days
  • Breast lift, Tummy Tuck – 21 days
  • Gynecomastia, Tummy Tuck – 21 days
  • Lower Facelift, Breast Augmentation – 14 days

Recovery time varies widely, some heal quicker than others, particularly if you are engaged in wellness activities at least 2 months prior to surgery. A healthy diet and exercise regime can help your body bounce back much faster post-surgery. If you can build a healthy lifestyle pre and post-surgery, and allow enough time for yourself to recuperate during and after your holiday, you’ll be sure to have a successful procedure and an enjoyable holiday.

When requesting a firm quote, it will indicate the recommended stay at your destination.

Payment and Financing Options2023-03-18T19:04:38+00:00

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery abroad, there are several financing options available to you. Here are some of the most common:

1. Payment in Full:

You can pay for your surgery through Gorgeous Getaways upfront in full with a debit card, credit card, or wire transfer. Many clients choose this option to avoid having to pay a large amount on arrival, only have a debit card, or have concerns that the transaction will go through.  If you are planning for via Gorgeous Getaways make sure you give us at least 30 days’ notice so that we can ensure the payment safely arrives well in advance.

2. Layby – Medical Savings Plan (In-House)

Gorgeous Getaways offers the ability to save a little bit each month with our medical savings plan.  You can start anytime, and pay as little or as much as you want each month. This is often a good solution even if you don’t know what procedure or destination you are interested in.  More information is available here. 

3. Financing:

There are many companies that offer financing plans to make the cost of surgery more manageable. These plans may require a down payment and monthly payments for a set amount of time. Depending on the country you live in will determine the financing options available.

New Zealand

If you’re in New Zealand and looking for cosmetic surgery financing options, here are some companies that may be able to help:

  1. Nova Medical Finance: They offer loans for medical procedures including cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment options.
  2. Q Mastercard: This credit card offers interest-free periods on purchases, including cosmetic surgery, for up to 12 months.
  3. Southern Cross Health Society: This health insurance provider offers a range of policies that cover some cosmetic procedures.
  4. Finance Now: They offer personal loans for medical expenses, including cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment options.
  5. Nectar: This company offers personal loans specifically for cosmetic surgery, with low-interest rates and no early repayment fees.


If you’re in Australia and looking for cosmetic surgery financing options, here are some companies that may be able to help:

  1. Mac Credit: This company offers a range of financing options for medical and cosmetic procedures, with flexible repayment terms.
  2. TLC Finance: They offer loans for cosmetic surgery, with interest-free periods of up to 24 months.
  3. DentiCare: This company offers financing options specifically for dental and cosmetic procedures, with no upfront deposit required.
  4. MediPay: They offer personal loans for medical expenses, including cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment terms.
  5. NAB Health: This health insurance provider offers policies that cover some cosmetic procedures, including breast reduction and reconstruction.

United States

If you’re in the United States and looking for cosmetic surgery financing options, here are some companies that may be able to help:

  • CareCredit: This healthcare credit card offers financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment terms.
  • United Medical Credit: They offer financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with no down payment required.
  • Enhance Patient Finance: This company offers financing specifically for cosmetic surgery, with no down payment required and flexible repayment terms.
  • Alphaeon Credit: This healthcare credit card offers financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with special promotional offers available.
  • Prosper Healthcare Lending: They offer financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with fixed interest rates and no prepayment penalties.


If you’re in Canada and looking for cosmetic surgery financing options, here are some companies that may be able to help:

  1. Credit Medical: This company offers financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment terms.
  2. Medicard: They offer financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with no down payment required and competitive interest rates.
  3. Dentalcare: This company offers financing options specifically for dental and cosmetic procedures, with no down payment required and flexible repayment terms.
  4. iFinance Medicard: They offer financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with no down payment required and competitive interest rates.
  5. Health Smart Financial Services: This company offers financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment terms and no down payment required.

United Kingdom

If you’re in the United Kingdom and looking for cosmetic surgery financing options, here are some companies that may be able to help:

  1. Zebra Finance: This company offers financing options specifically for cosmetic surgery, with competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms.
  2. Tabeo Finance: They offer financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with no down payment required and fixed interest rates.
  3. Medifinance: This company offers financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with no down payment required and flexible repayment terms.
  4. Patient Plan Direct: They offer financing options specifically for cosmetic surgery, with flexible repayment terms and no hidden fees.
  5. Phoenix Financial Consultants: This company offers financing options for a variety of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, with competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms.

It’s important to compare the terms and conditions of each company before choosing a financing option. Make sure to read the fine print and ask any questions you may have to ensure that you’re making an informed decision. With the right financing, you can make your dream of cosmetic surgery a reality.

4. Medical Credit Cards:

These credit cards are specifically designed to cover medical expenses, including cosmetic surgery. They often come with low-interest rates and flexible payment plans. Some of the companies listed above may be considered medical credit cards.

5. Personal Loans:

You can apply for a personal loan from a bank or online lender to cover the cost of your surgery. The interest rates and terms will vary depending on your credit score and other factors.

6. Crowdfunding:

Some people turn to crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe to raise money for their surgery. This option can be risky and is not guaranteed, but it can be a way to get financial help from friends, family, and even strangers.

7. Employer Programs:

Some employers offer healthcare benefits that cover cosmetic surgery, so it’s worth checking with your HR department to see if this is an option.

8. SuperAnnuation.

In some countries, you can use your superannuation to fund certain cosmetic procedures.  You can see more information here. 

It’s important to do your research and choose the financing option that works best for you and your budget. Make sure to read the terms and conditions carefully and ask any questions you may have before committing to a payment plan. With the right financing, you can make your dream of cosmetic surgery abroad a reality.

All-In-One Medical Travel Insurance2023-03-18T20:15:23+00:00

Your All-In-One Medical Travel Solution for Plastic surgery Insurance

When you travel with GORGEOUS GETAWAYS you are covered in three ways for Plastic surgery Insurance. For medical complications during your stay you are covered by your hospital/clinic with standard medical policy. For medical travel, during your stay, you are covered by World Nomads, and for Surgical Revisions (up to a year following) you are covered with our GORGEOUS GETAWAYS Care Plus Policy.

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

About travel insurance from Gorgeous Getaways & WorldNomads.com

When you travel with Gorgeous Getaways you are covered in three ways. For medical complications during your stay, you are covered by your hospital/clinic with standard medical insurance. For medical travel, during your stay, you are covered by World Nomads, and for Surgical Revisions (up to a year following) you are covered with our Gorgeous Getaways Care Plus Policy.

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters
    WorldNomads.com is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need
    WorldNomads.com provides cover for what’s important for travelers from over 130 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomad’s prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already traveling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you traveling safely
    All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.

All of the information provided about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.

Why buy travel insurance from World Nomads.com?

  1. Backed by specialist insurers and global assistance partners
  2. Buy Online, even if you’ve already left home
  3. Buy more cover and claim online while traveling
  4. Covers a range of adventure sports and activities
  5. Give a little back and support a community development project

All of the information provided about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.

How to Take Your Cosmetic Surgery Photos2023-03-18T21:21:26+00:00

How to Take Your Cosmetic Surgery Photos.

The following are guidelines for submitting and sending photos that are widely accepted by all our hospitals and service providers.

Requirements For Breast Augmentation, Reduction, Lift, Replacement, or Nipple Surgery Photos:

For clients requesting any type of Breast Surgery, the following additional requirements are needed for our surgeons to make a more informed decision on suitability as a candidate for surgery. I also require your current Bra Cup size and the size you wish to be post-surgery

  • Front view which includes the neck, shoulders, breasts, and navel.
  • Front view with both arms raised above the head.
  • Front view with both arms raised above the head, body leaning or slightly bent forward assuming a diving position.
  • Left and Right Side view with both arms down the side, as if standing to attention.
  • Left and Right Side view with both arms raised above the head, body leaning forward or slightly bent forward assuming a diving position.

How to Take Breast Photos

Facial  Photos (Facelift, Chin, Cheeks, Rhinoplasty, etc) must include the:

  • Left Profile
  • Right Profile
  • Front On
  • Head Tilted Backwards
  • Head Tilted Downwards

Face Guidelines for assessments

Rhinoplasty Photos must include: (see facial photos)

  • Left Profile
  • Right Profile
  • Front On
  • Head Tilted Backwards
  • Head Tilted Downwards

Body Procedures (Including liposuction)

The better photo quality you can provide to the surgeon, the more accurate assessment.


Tummy Tuck Photos must include:

  • Left Profile
  • Right Profile
  • Front On
  • Back On

Thigh Lift Photos must include:

  • Left Profile – Showing Inside Thigh
  • Right Profile  – Showing Inside Thigh
  • Left Profile – Showing Outside Thigh
  • Right Profile  – Showing Outside Thigh
  • Front On
  • Back On

Arm  Photos must include:

  • Left Arm Raised At Side Of Body
  • Right Arm Raised At Side Of Body

arms photo guide

Vaginal Procedures

  • Please have a clear background
  • Remove underwear
  • Stand with legs slightly spread
  • Sit with legs spread for the surgeon to give an accurate assessment

Vaginal Procedures

How To Get A Personalized Quote2023-03-20T17:35:05+00:00

How To Get A Personalized Quote. If you’re considering a cosmetic, bariatric, dental, or surgery it’s important to understand what a personalized cosmetic surgery quote is. Essentially, this type of quote is a customized estimate of the cost of a specific procedure that takes into account a variety of factors, including the type of procedure, the extent of treatment needed, and your individual medical history and goals.

To get a personalized quote, you’ll typically need to provide detailed information about the procedure you’re considering, such as the area of your body you want to treat and the specific type of surgery or treatment you’re interested in. You may also need to disclose any medical conditions or medications that could impact the procedure.

Keep in mind that while personalized cosmetic surgery quotes can be helpful in understanding the costs of a procedure, they’re not always final. Actual costs may vary based on a variety of factors. However, by getting a personalized quote, you can better understand the costs involved in your desired procedure and make informed decisions about your treatment options.

Online Forms and Request for Assessment

Below you will find all the forms required to seek a surgeon or specialist assessment and confirm pricing.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon2023-04-01T20:48:00+00:00

Individuals considering cosmetic surgery should have a thorough consultation with a qualified surgeon to make an informed decision. It is important to ask certain questions when interviewing a doctor. Here are some tips on what to ask during your first physical consultation for cosmetic surgery:

The benefits of going through GORGEOUS GETAWAYS is that you will have access to all these references before you decide which surgeon to choose.

  1. Can you confirm that you are board-certified in plastic surgery? Different countries have different certifying boards and medical societies. You want to ensure that your surgeon is certified by the board which is considered the gold standard in your country.
  2. How many times have you performed this specific procedure? You want a surgeon who has a lot of experience and has worked out all the kinks in the procedure. Don’t be afraid to ask about the surgeon’s experience.
  3. Who will be part of the surgical support team, and what are their qualifications? You want to know who will be assisting your surgeon during the procedure, and whether there will be an emergency team available in case of any problems.
  4. Where will the procedure be performed? Depending on the complexity of the procedure and any health issues specific to your case, the surgery may be performed in a hospital, a clinic with an operating theatre, or as an in-office procedure.
  5. What procedures do you specialize in? It is good to know a surgeon’s area of specialization, as it may affect the quality of the procedure you want.
  6. What type of anesthesia will be used during the procedure? It is important to discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used during your procedure and its potential risks.
  7. What are the possible risks or side effects associated with this procedure? It is essential to understand the potential risks associated with any surgical procedure.
  8. Can you show me multiple before and after photos of patients on whom you have performed the same or similar procedures? This will give you a sense of the surgeon’s abilities and whether they are capable of achieving the results you want.
  9. What is your safety record and success rate? A good surgeon should be able to discuss their safety record and success rate for the specific procedure you are interested in. However, they cannot violate the privacy of their patients.

Remember that plastic surgery is a life-changing service, and it is crucial to choose the right surgeon for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ensure that you feel comfortable with the surgeon and their answers before making a final decision.

The benefits of going through GORGEOUS GETAWAYS is that you will have access to all these references before you decide which surgeon to choose.

Having Multiple Cosmetic Procedures2023-03-18T21:44:29+00:00

What You Need to Know About Multiple Procedures

If you are considering more than one procedure or combining surgery procedures, there are safety and health concerns that you need to know before deciding on your surgery holiday.
Many people who have experienced fat and weight loss – often through gastric bypass/banding – along with the forces of aging, may consider surgery for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

With significant weight loss and aging, the remaining skin will not retain the elasticity required to shrink naturally. The fat will disappear but unsightly hanging skin will remain that can never be dieted or exercised away. Through body shaping, liposuction, and body tucks, your surgeon can remove this excess fat and skin and create a contoured shape for the body and face.

Deciding on your body and facelift will take more preparation and planning than single procedures. When planning your surgery, you need to be concerned with:

  • Choice of procedures
  • Choice of surgeon and hospital
  • Cost surgery support and service
  • rice

Choice of Procedures

People who are facing significant weight loss and aging will have any combination of the following areas of concerns. Surgery treatments that are advised for each problem area are able to be carried out together or in separate procedures:

Treatment Area Problem Surgery solution
FACE Sagging of nasiolabial area, jowls, excess skin over eyes, neck sagginess Facelift – “S” lift, including brow lift, neck lift, jowl lift and upper and lower eye lift
Sagging of under eye and nasiolabial area Lower Facelift
BREAST Sagging breasts Breast lift or Breast Augmentation or a combination of both to improve shape and size
Oversized breasts Breast lift and reduction
ABDOMEN Excess skin over the abdomen, lax abdominal muscles Tummy Tuck – Mini, normal or extended
LEGS Sagging skin (especially after weight loss) Thigh and buttocks lift
ARMS Sagging skin under arms, between armpit and elbow (especially after weight loss) Arm lift
THIGHS Sagging skin between and around inner thighs (especially after weight loss) Thigh lift

The exact nature of the procedures is a very individualized decision. The surgeon will assess your requests and examine your body and face and determine the surgery plan. These procedures will be determined by the surgeon and patient before you travel (through photos) and confirmed at the consultation.

Depending on your health and the number of procedures requested, the surgeon will determine which procedures can be safely combined. In the case that 2 surgeries are recommended, he will tell you the plan for each surgery, with adequate recovery time between operations to ensure your full recovery and health before the next surgery.

Choice of Surgeon and Hospital

If you are considering more than 1 procedure in one operation, it is very important that you choose your surgeon and hospital very carefully. There are more surgery and operation risks associated with longer surgery times, and therefore you must choose your surgeon and hospital wisely.

Choose a surgeon who has a lot of experience in multiple procedures. Even if a surgeon has had many years of experience, or has credentials from the UK or Australia, he/she might not necessarily have experience in long operation times.

Multiple procedures should always be carried out in a fully-equipped hospital that is operating to international quality standards, with full-time medical team in attendance. To cut costs, many surgeons operate in clinics rather than hospitals, and without a full-time anesthetist in attendance, which is very dangerous for longer operating times, and should never be considered.

Your booking manager can advise on who is recommended for multiple destinations in many destinations.

Over the years of research and working with many surgeons and hospitals, these are the only surgeons who has had consistently excellent results and flawless track record of patient safety with longer surgery times and multiple procedures.

Post-surgery support and service

If you are considering multiple treatments, you will also need to consider the follow-up support and service you receive after your surgery. This is particularly important when you are having multiple procedures, as the downtime will be longer, and you may have more concerns with bruising and swelling. You need access to carers at short notice and peace of mind that surgeon is available when you need it. If you travel overseas alone, most hospitals will not give any follow-up support, and you cannot be assured the surgeon will attend to you if you need him. Gorgeous Getaways has a vast network on the ground that will check on you days after your surgery. They also have direct access to the hospital should you need medical care.


  • The price and value differences for surgery holidays are quite obvious, but Gorgeous Getaways has gone the extra mile to make the price and offer for multiple treatments even more accessible.
  • Many hospitals simply add individual procedures together to get the final price for your multiple procedures. This is clearly not fair, as there are cost savings that are not being passed on to the patient.
  • Gorgeous Getaways has negotiated package prices with the hospital for multiple procedures, which includes a discount when procedures are done in one surgery time. So your surgery is even more cost-effective!

Please note that we do select our patients wisely, so you will need to reveal your prior medical history, medications, allergies, and motivations for seeking plastic surgery. Please be thorough when providing this information as it helps to prevent complications. Also, be honest about any prior psychiatric or depression episodes you may have. For patient safety, as this is an elective procedure, we only select patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations as to the results they want to achieve.

Know your stuff

Before booking your surgery, it is important to do the research that you need to be assured that you will get the right surgeon, hospital, prices, service and support that you need. Be careful when getting cheap quotes, and be sure to ask how many multiple procedures the surgeon has done.

We have gone to great lengths at providing the best packages, care, and support and have managed many patients who have had multiple procedures successfully. Gorgeous Getaways is the only western operator in the world that provides full-service support, to give you the care you need when you are traveling in a foreign country. We have done the research and have the results to assure you of quality. However, above anything it is the support that we excel in, taking care of you throughout your holiday.

Presurgery Supplements to Avoid2023-03-18T22:19:05+00:00

Presurgery supplements to avoid. Before undergoing surgery, one important piece of info which must be disclosed to your doctor is whether you are taking herbal supplements. This is often left out by patients when doctors enquire about what medications they are taking, as often, many people do not equate medicines with supplements.

Many intensive care physicians, including anesthesiologists, will tell you of their experience with patients who take a long time to wake up after surgery, develop fits upon recovery, or bleed excessively after surgery, all due to the taking of herbals.

Forwarded to us from one of our hospitals partners: 

My doctor colleagues were quite puzzled recently when a patient, after undergoing routine surgery, took a longer time than usual to wake up after GA was completed and stopped. The patient required an overnight stay in the ICU before finally waking up 24 hours later! It was subsequently discovered that the patient had been taking supplements, in this case, St John’s Wort.

This popular supplement, EPO, needs to be stopped two weeks before surgery (see text)

Incidents like the above used to mystify many doctors previously, but the evidence is now clear that several over-the-counter supplements can interfere with the various actions of medications used during surgery.

Examples of Supplements to Avoid Prior to Surgery

Herbal supplement Possible complications
Aloe vera It may cause increased intestinal muscle movement to digest food (peristalsis), may decrease the effectiveness of water pills (diuretics) given after surgery
Bromelain It may cause bleeding or interact with antibiotics such as amoxicillin or tetracyclines
Danshen May cause bleeding
Dong quai May cause bleeding
Echinacea May interfere with immune functioning, may alter the effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs given after transplant surgery
Ephedra It may cause abnormal heartbeat, may cause extremely high blood pressure, and coma if combined with certain antidepressants and anesthesia.
Feverfew May cause bleeding
Garlic It may cause bleeding, may interfere with normal blood clotting
Ginger May cause bleeding
Ginkgo May cause bleeding
Ginseng It may cause bleeding, may cause rapid heartbeat, may cause high blood pressure
Goldenseal May cause or worsen swelling and high blood pressure
Kava May enhance the sedative effects of anesthesia
Licorice (not including licorice candy) It may increase blood pressure
Omega-3 fatty acids May cause bleeding if taken in doses greater than 3 grams a day
Senna May cause electrolyte imbalance
St. John’s wort May increase or decrease the effects of some drugs used during and after surgery
Valerian May prolong the effects of anesthesia
Vitamin E Can increase risk of bleeding

The above list is not exhaustive. As more cases are encountered, the list gets longer! EveningPrimroseOil (EPO) is now implicated in the cause of fits or seizures following general anesthesia.

Some points to note if you are undergoing planned surgery:

  1. Remember that the list of medications that you need to reveal to your doctor includes all supplements, whether as pills or as a
  2. Some of these herbals may have to be stopped more than 2 weeks prior to planned
  3. In emergency surgery, remember to reveal to your doctor and next-of-kin what you are taking so that some preventive measures may be undertaken beforehand by the
  4. Some people believe if something is natural, it is safe. That is not necessarily true. If in doubt, show your caregiver the original container of the supplement.

Next Steps

When requesting a quote, please add any supplements you are using as well as medications so the surgeon is aware, and can give medical guidance on what to discontinue prior to surgery.  If you have any questions on this please feel to reach out or comment below. You can also read more information in our FAQ session.

Pre Surgery Meds and Vitamins To Avoid2023-03-18T22:18:24+00:00

The surgeons recommend avoiding certain vitamin supplements and medications two weeks prior to any surgery. These can either thin the blood or have adverse reactions with anesthetic agents. If you are currently taking any medication or vitamin supplements, please inform your booking manager, surgeon, and nursing staff if you have any queries regarding them.

Medications To Avoid
Actifed, addaprin, Advil, Alka Seltzer NSAIDS
Amitriptyline Aclin
ASA (Arthritis Strength Aspirin) ACT-3
Aspalgin, Aspro, Aspro Clear, Aspirin Actiprofen
Asantin Anaprox
Astrix Arava
Bex & Vincent’s Powders Arthroxin
Calciparin, Calcihep Arthrexin
Cardiprin, Cartia Arthtotec
Clexane, Clinoril Brufen
Cordrel Blue Tablets Butazolidin
Codiphen, Codis, Codox Candyll
Courmadin Clinoril
Decrin Powders, Dindevan Crysanal
Disprin, Ecotrin DBL Piroxicam
Effexor, Fiorinal Dichohexal
Fragerin, Heparin Dinac
Fraxiparine Dolobid
Iscover Feldene
Marevan Indocid
Morphalgino Inza
OrgaranMefic Mefic
Persantin Mobilis
Plavix Naprogesic
Reopro Naprosyn
Revasc Nurofen
Solcode, Solprin, Spren SRA Orudis
Thrombotrol Oruvail
Ticlohexal Pirohexal-D
Ukiden Ponstan
Veganin Proxen
Winsprin Rafen
Rosig Surgam
Tilcotil Toradol
Vitamin Supplements To Avoid
Aloe Bilberry-inhibits clot formation
Cod Liver Oil Cayenne-inhibits clot formation
Echinacea – may effect liver Evening Primrose Oil (Omega 6)
Feverfew Flaxseed Oil (Linseed Oil)
Garlic – inhibits clot formation Ginger – inhibits clot formation
Gingko Biloba – anti-coagulant Ginseng – irregular heartbeat
Goldenseal Licorice Root
St. John’s Wart Vitamin E (<200 iu is ok)
Valerian Yohirneed
How Many Nights In Hospital2023-03-18T23:40:22+00:00

The  length of stay in the hospital for cosmetic surgery or surgery abroad can vary depending on several factors, including:

  1. Type of cosmetic surgery: The type of cosmetic surgery procedure you undergo can play a significant role in determining how long you’ll need to stay in the hospital. For example, a simple procedure like Botox injections may not require any hospitalization, while a more invasive procedure like a facelift may require an overnight stay.
  2. The extent of surgery: The extent of the cosmetic surgery you undergo can also affect your length of stay in the hospital. For instance, a minor liposuction procedure may only require a short hospital stay, while extensive body contouring surgery may require a longer stay.
  3. Type of Anesthesia:  If the procedure is done under local anesthesia then it will generally not include a night in the hospital. This is referred to as ambulatory care or outpatient.
  4. Overall health condition: Your overall health condition can also impact the length of your hospital stay. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are on any medications that may impact your recovery, your surgeon may recommend a longer hospital stay.
  5. Post-operative care requirements: The level of post-operative care required can also impact the length of your hospital stay. If you require extensive post-operative care, such as wound care, physical therapy, or monitoring, your hospital stay may be longer.
  6. Surgeon’s recommendations: Your surgeon may recommend a specific length of hospital stay based on their experience and expertise. They may also take into account your individual circumstances and recommend a longer or shorter stay accordingly.
  7. Type of facility: Some clinics are not licensed for you to stay overnight.  Cosmetic surgery in these clinics is typically cheaper as it does not factor in the cost of a hospital night.

When requesting your firm quote from us, it will indicate the number of nights you will stay in the hospital or not.

Types of Anesthesia – Pro’s and Con’s2023-03-18T23:52:47+00:00

There are different types of anesthesia that can be used in cosmetic surgery, depending on the type of procedure, the patient’s medical history, and the surgeon’s preference. The three main types of anesthesia used in cosmetic surgery are local anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and general anesthesia.

1. Local anesthesia:

Local anesthesia involves injecting an anesthetic drug directly into the area being operated on to numb the nerves and block the sensation of pain. It is commonly used for minor procedures such as skin biopsies or mole removal.

Pros of local anesthesia include:

  • Low risk of complications
  • Short recovery time
  • Reduced cost compared to other types of anesthesia

Cons of local anesthesia include:

  • Patients may still feel some discomfort during the procedure
  • The area of the injection may remain numb for several hours after the surgery, leading to discomfort or difficulty eating or drinking.

2. Regional anesthesia:

Regional anesthesia involves injecting an anesthetic drug near a cluster of nerves to numb a larger area of the body. It can be used for procedures on the arms, legs, or lower abdomen.

Pros of regional anesthesia include:

  • Reduced risk of complications compared to general anesthesia
  • Less invasive than general anesthesia
  • Better pain control during and after surgery

Cons of regional anesthesia include:

  • The possibility of nerve damage
  • Some patients may feel uncomfortable or experience unpleasant sensations during the procedure

3. General anesthesia:

General anesthesia involves administering a combination of drugs that induce deep sleep and eliminate the sensation of pain. It is used for more complex procedures or surgeries that require the patient to be unconscious.

Pros of general anesthesia include:

  • Complete loss of consciousness and pain sensation during the procedure
  • Ability to perform more complex procedures

Cons of general anesthesia include:

  • Increased risk of complications compared to local or regional anesthesia
  • Longer recovery time
  • Higher cost compared to other types of anesthesia

It’s important to discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used for your specific procedure with your surgeon and anesthesiologist and consider the pros and cons of each type. The anesthesia used will depend on various factors, including the type of surgery, your medical history, and your overall health.

If unsure, you can ask us what hospitals or surgeons use what type of anesthesia,  or what is factored into your firmquote.

Extra Hospital Nights2023-03-19T00:19:13+00:00

It may be possible to pay for extra hospital nights after cosmetic surgery, depending on the policies of the hospital or clinic where you are receiving treatment. Some hospitals or clinics may offer additional nights at an additional cost, while others may not have this option available.

If you are interested in extending your stay in the hospital after cosmetic surgery, it’s important to discuss this with your surgeon or the hospital staff to determine whether it is possible and what the associated costs may be. They can provide you with information on the availability of additional nights and any fees or charges that may be incurred.

It’s important to note that while additional hospital nights may provide additional time for recovery and medical care, it may also increase the overall cost of your cosmetic surgery. Be sure to carefully consider your options and budget before making any decisions regarding your length of stay in the hospital.

If you are interested in extra nights prior to departure, let us know so we can make these arrangement in advance.

Can My Spouse or Friend Stay With Me in Hospital2023-03-19T00:22:41+00:00

Whether or not someone can stay in your hospital room with you after cosmetic surgery will depend on the policies of the hospital or clinic where you are receiving treatment.

In many cases, hospitals or clinics may allow a family member or friend to stay with you in your room, but there may be restrictions on the number of visitors and the length of their stay. Some hospitals may also have specific visiting hours or guidelines that must be followed.

It’s important to discuss any requests for visitors or companions in your hospital room with us before your surgery to ensure that you understand their policies and any restrictions that may apply. This can help you plan accordingly and ensure that your recovery is as smooth and comfortable as possible.


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