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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Plastic Surgeons

In the old days, people used to be ashamed to admit that they have undergone cosmetic surgery but nowadays, since affluent stars are flaunting the fact that they have had something done by Dra. Belo or Dr. Calayan, cosmetic surgery in the Philippines has become as common as going to the dentist.

Because there are many good cosmetic doctors in the Philippines, probably as good as any Westchester cosmetic surgeon, the Department of Tourism together with the Department of Health had planned a Medical Tourism of sorts. Of course, until now, we have yet to hear of any developments on that plan. Last I heard, the Department of Health and Department of Tourism were quarreling as to which department would oversee medical tourism.

However, during my recent scour of the net, the two may have ironed things out since a website entitled: was born. The site is a partnership between the private sector, the DOH, DOT, and the DTI.

For those who can afford to undergo cosmetic surgery in the US, like I said, there are also many good cosmetic surgeons in LA, New York, and other cities. If you’re thinking of undergoing plastic surgery, be sure to look at your surgeon’s credentials. In the US, it is a plus if not a must that the doctor is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.