Also referred to as health tourism and medical travel, medical tourism is a term used by the media to describe travelling internationally to obtain health care.
There are several reasons as to why people travel across international borders instead of obtaining health care in their home country. The first reason is lower costs. Surgeries, for cosmetic purposes or not, are substantially cheaper in Asian countries compared to the United States, Canada, or the UK. Even taking the plane ticket and accommodation into consideration, you will pay just a fraction of the price, without sacrificing the quality of treatment. Waiting periods for surgery will be shorter than in your home country, where there can be a one year wait list for certain procedures.