There are many medical procedures being sought at lower costs and that need created the medical tourism industry, in which cosmetic surgery ranks near the top. For instance, the United Kingdom has conducted studies on the rate of outbound tourists seeking cosmetic surgery elsewhere and found that it is 42 percent.
Medical tourism can be risky due to a sub-standard care, no continuation of care in case of a complication and a lack of patient education up front.
The tragedies that could occur if you seek surgery in a foreign country can be damaging or even deadly, like in the multiple, sad cases of the women listed in this NBC Dateline story from 2005: http://nbcnews.to/1pjUKlW.
Although this report was almost a decade ago, these incidents still occur on a regular basis. For instance, this extensive blog (http://bit.ly/1pNx4da) from 2014 details the countries providing discounted surgeries and even suggests possible ways that the foreign medical providers can help limit the botched sugeries and medical complications.
People who have their original work done outside of the country often need to have corrective surgery or touch ups done. Dr. Thomas Su at Artistic Liposuction sees many of these patients and works hard to correct these problems and give patients the transformation they deserve by using the tumescent liposuction, a skilled hand and an aesthetic appreciation of the human form.