Beauty from Afar: Medical Tourist's Guide to Affordable and Quality Cosmetic Care Outside the U.S.

by Jeff Schult

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Price: £5.00

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Beauty from Afar is a guide that offers consumers the pros and cons of traveling abroad for cosmetic or other elective surgeries or dentistry. Readers get the facts on the locations, the doctors, and the facilities, as well as the spa-like resorts where patients recover. The book also offers guidelines on how to do your own research, interview prospective surgeons, and get information about hospitals and amenities-what to expect every step of the way, even when you're back home.

The book is written by journalist Jeff Schult, whose article on the new set of teeth he got for $9,200 (including a vacation) in Costa Rica drew a phenomenal reader response. (The same work in his Connecticut hometown would have cost $30,000.) This is a book for people who a) secretly would love to fix something about themselves and thought they couldn't afford it, or b) would rather avoid the "public announcement" of having a cosmetic procedure done on their home turf.

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