Medical Tourism in South Africa


As a growing number of Americans seek healthcare options outside the US, South Africa has emerged as a preferred destination for many medical tourists from the US and other countries. South Africa offers you high quality treatment at comparatively cheaper rates and the hospitals and other allied healthcare units are staffed with competent and experienced medical professionals. The country is especially famous for its cosmetic surgery procedures. Plastic surgery abroad makes a lot of sense because you can have affordable cosmetic surgery away from the prying eyes of family and friends and enjoy a luxury holiday at the same time.

Although the “Rand” has strengthened in value in the last two years, the cost of plastic surgery in South Africa remains 60 percent to 65 percent cheaper than in Britain or the US. The range of plastic surgery procedures in South Africa is wide. The most popular with tourists is breast augmentation, followed by tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, liposuction and facelifts.

As a medical tourist, you will be offered much more than just quality treatment procedures at the healthcare facilities in South Africa. You can also enjoy the holiday of your life at the pristine beaches and game parks while on a medical tour there. Medical tourism in South Africa offers unique recreational value to patients visiting the country from abroad. And you don’t have to worry about the bookings and travel or treatment arrangements since there are various agencies that will take care of your flight bookings and hotel reservations, treatment procedure and sight-seeing.