Medical Tourism in Mexico 2021
Prepping for Procedures After the Covid-19 Pandemic
Located south of California on the Baja Peninsula, Tijuana, Mexico boasts a Mediterranean climate that attracts millions of visitors each year. In fact, the city’s border between the United States and Mexico is one of the most heavily crossed borders one in the world.
Some travel to Tijuana for the stunning two miles of beaches that comprise its westernmost borough, Playas de Tijuana. What you might not know, though, its that the city is a prime destination for medical tourism as the most famous places in the world at a fraction of the cost in the US and Australia starting around $4,350 US or $5,850 AUD!
It is just one of our many destinations in Mexico including Lake Chapala in Jalisco and when our clients to ask “where is the best plastic surgery for gastric sleeve in Mexico?” and we are able to personally know the surgeon and best safe option available and inform the customer and provide options, both the physician is board certified in a specialty and the hospital is nationally certified.
We are proud to have strong professional relationships and a Strategic Alliance with the Medical Tourism Congress of Mexico and the Mexican Council of the Medical Tourism Industry in the Mexico Congress for International Medical Tourism.
Mexico is among the most trusted countries for plastic surgery and has been ranked 4th most popular in the world thanks to its excellence and experience in this field of medicine Mexico is one of the world’s top destinations for travellers looking to have medical and dental work done with Americans’, Canadians and more and more Australian’s traveling to Mexico for a high standard of medical care at affordable prices for procedures such as surgical weight loss, bariatric surgery, cosmetic surgery, medical and dental care.
As one of the pioneer medical tourism agencies in Australia- we have been there was there from the start of the boom and have forged very strong relationships with the top Plastic Surgeons in Plastics in Thailand, as have earned a good a reputation as working with only the best.
This reputation continues with our world-class hospital and surgical team in Mexico, and our strategic partnership with Mexican Tourism and partnering with only the best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Bariatric Surgeons, and hotels delivering both Individual Packages and Group Tour Packages for cosmetic and surgical weight loss with the number 1 spot in the world is Tijuana, Mexico and a trusted source of information with our team of hospitals and Plastic Surgeons be sure to exceed your expectations.
As the industry changes globally, as one of the founding agencies in Australia, we are building on the world-class relationships and medical services we offer our clients with brand new destinations in 2020. We are different from what is already on the market as we are a niche agency and the only Australian agency with strong relationships with our hospital partners in Mexico and we excited about 2021!
Curtailed Costs in a Growing Market
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development defined medical tourism as consumers travelling across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical treatment.
Consumers choose medical tourism for a variety of reasons, the primary of which is cost savings. Some people may also be surprised to know that also one of the most important factors include being able to able to access the services of internationally recognised Plastic Surgeons renowned as best in their field, the best in their field, who perform thousands of surgeries per year.
All are Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the pinnacle of professionalism, able to provide clients with outstanding surgical experience and results who aim to exceed their client expectations . This is in addition to often US Board Certified as well as Certified in their own country at a very high level as well as certification from ISAPS (the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
Most of the hospitals we work with also have achieved JCI accreditation. This officially recognise the hospital as being a centre for medical excellence and the hospitals high standards in medical, health and patience care meet or exceed the standards of medical facilities set in the US.
According to Patients Beyond Borders (PBB), medical travelers save from 20-80 percent on treatments when compared to the U.S. Those getting procedures done in Mexico save approximately 40-65 percent. This cost difference often is substantial, especially for cosmetic surgery, which is typically not covered by insurance.
An estimated 14 million people travel each year internationally for medical treatment, or did pre-covid in 2020, making the medical tourism industry worth approximately $45-$72 billion dollars.
The global market is expected to rebound and exceed $135 billion by 2024 with the cosmetic surgery segment projected to generate a revenue of around $31 million by 2026.
Those who plan on travelling to Mexico or another country this year for a medical procedure, though, will most likely benefit from reduced costs, including cheaper airfare and promotions by hotels and our agency with hotels to offer deal in 2021 after the pandemic. In an effort to boost the medical tourism industry, some insurance companies have even started covering costs of procedures outside the U.S. – not sure if insurance companies in Australia also offer this you could check with your insurance company to see if they offer this service.
Why Book with Us?
We are different from what is already on the market as we are a niche agency and the only Australian agency with strong relationships with our hospital partners in Mexico.
We are proud to have strong professional relationships and a Strategic Alliance with the Medical Tourism Congress of Mexico and the Mexican Council of the Medical Tourism Industry in the Mexico Congress for International Medical Tourism. Mexico is among the most trusted countries for plastic surgery and has been ranked 4th most popular in the world thanks to its excellence and experience in this field of medicine Mexico is one of the world’s top destinations for travelers looking to have medical and dental work done with Americans’, Canadians and more and more Australian’s traveling to Mexico for a high standard of medical care at affordable prices for procedures such as surgical weight loss, bariatric surgery, cosmetic surgery, medical and dental care.
It is essential to deal with a medical tourism agency post-covid to you understand the new rules going forward insure you have covid benefits included in your medical tourism coverage when booking your medical tourism as certain countries will require it. More information here or get a quote: https://niptuckholidays.com/medical-tourism-coverage/
Planning for Procedures
If you’re planning on being part of the burgeoning medical tourism market next year of the year after, there are some steps you can take to help mitigate your risk of contracting the novel coronavirus while traveling.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following tips for protecting yourself and others during your trip: clean your hands often; avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; void close contact with others; wear a cloth face covering in public; cover coughs and sneezes; and pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service or stores.
When international travel and medical tourism become more frequent once again, there are some additional measures you should take to ensure you receive a high quality of care from a reputable healthcare provider. Most of all, do your research, and put your safety first.
- Pick the correct procedure. Know what the treatment you want entails, the benefits it offers and any corresponding risks. Be aware of any possible complications.
- Choose a trained specialist. Find a medical tourism or other healthcare provider who is board-certified and trained in the specialty in which you’re planning to receive care. If you’re planning to visit a clinic or hospital, has employees who speak your language. If possible, as to talk with one of our other patients who have undergone the same procedure.
- Provide your correct medical history on the medical forms we provide. Include all of medical conditions you have and what medication(s) you take. Be sure you’re up-to-date on any necessary vaccinations and other immunizations.
- Know what to expect. Ask about how you expect the procedure to affect you and what side effects you might experience. Be informed about your estimated recovery time and any corresponding travel restrictions after the treatment.
- Make contingency plans. Develop a strategy for dealing with unplanned changes in your trip, including those due to bad weather, accommodation problems and travel documentation issues.
- Find a healthcare provider for follow-up. Before you travel to another country for a medical procedure, arrange for follow-up care with your primary care physician or another provider who has knowledge of the specific treatment you’re planning to receive.
- Ask about insurance. Although not all insurance companies provide coverage for medical care received outside the U.S., some pay for post-procedure care. More information here or get a quote: https://niptuckholidays.com/medical-tourism-coverage/