With numerous modern facilities featuring first-class technology and a large number of of experienced plastic surgeons, the Philippines provides a high level of expertise for those interested in cosmetic surgery.
Medical training programs are excellent as evidenced by the substantial number of Philippine physicians now working in the United States. Certification and regulation of practitioners and facilities are strict to assure high standards and safety.
Medical tourism is nothing new to the Philippines, which has been hosting foreign visitors seeking care for over two decades.
On average, costs run about a third to a half of those incurred for similar surgeries performed in the United States.
Filipino doctors and nurses are known for their compassionate nature.
English is widely spoken, a big advantage over most other countries in East and Southeast Asia because it allows for better communication before and after surgery as well as when navigating an unfamiliar country.
While technically classified as "Asian," most Filipinos are a blend of ethnicities, including Asian and European (especially Spanish).
Its plastic surgeons are thus familiar with a broad range of anatomical variation and the individual needs of both Asian and Occidental patients.
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