Just three and a half hours from London, Greece is viable option for British women seeking cosmetic surgery abroad. This ancient country, and in particular its capital Athens, is home to several private cosmetic surgery clinics offering a broad range of treatments. However, if you do intend to have cosmetic treatment in Greece, it's best to avoid the months of June, July and August. The temperature can easily reach 40 degrees, which is not best suited to rest and recuperation.
Costs and Prices
The price of plastic surgery in Greece is much lower than that found in the UK. On average, rhinoplasty costs £4,000 in the UK but in Greece you will usually pay £3,000 or less. Breast implants can cost up to £5,000 in the UK, but in Greece the same procedure costs just £3,500. If you shop around for the best deal, you can save well over 30% on most cosmetic procedures.
The majority of the highest regarded Greek cosmetic surgery clinics are based in Athens. There are a number of world class clinics boasting state of the art equipment and highly skilled surgeons. One of the best Greek clinics is the Kapositas Clinic in Athens which offers a full range of cosmetic treatments, from breast augmentation to liposuction and tummy tucks.
Surgeons in Greece
A substantial number of cosmetic surgeons operating in Greece received their training in the UK or the US, and as a result standards are very high. Many are registered with British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). The main professional body in Greece is the Hellenic Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
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