After ranking first in the production of copper and gold in Europe and being among the first in European mining — Bulgaria is paving its own way to the top of the medical tourism industry.
In 2014, over 1 million Americans were expected to travel abroad for medical care, according to the Center for Medical Tourism Research in San Antonio.
"That would be almost a 10-fold increase from the roughly 130,000 who traveled abroad for medical care just a few years ago," stated Gabrielle Redford, senior editor of AARP magazine.
Bulgaria has the competitive edge when contending for the trust and respect of those 1 million medical tourists. Proving their revolutionary determination to provide affordable services, plastic surgery clinics in Bulgaria are giving patients cost-effective options with the highest quality assurances of the European Union regulations.
Spotlight — Plastic Surgery Bulgaria
Plastic surgery in Bulgaria offers patients cosmetic enhancements such as breast augmentation, revision breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelifts, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures as well.
Behind individualized care, exceptional surgical results, in a welcoming environment, plastic surgeons in Bulgaria focus on providing beautiful, natural and long-lasting results
As a recognized leader in the medical field, Bulgaria is home to prestigious teams of specialists surgeons with extensive experience.
The Appeal of Bulgaria
Over the past decade, medical tourism has become a booming industry. Patients are offered a wide-ranging continuum of treatment packages, luxury accommodations, and thousands of medical tourism agencies connecting you to the clinics and destinations that offer this treasure-trove of plastic surgery delights.
Bulgarian cosmetic surgery clinics and hospitals are concentrated in thriving cities, which offers foreign visitors a bonus — a vacation retreat. The opportunity to combine medical treatment with sightseeing is further progressing the allure of medical tourism in Bulgaria. Central and eastern European countries have long been known for natural spa and wellness resorts, which date back to the 18th century.
"If you're going to a foreign country for a week of care, you're bringing a companion and you both want to look around," stated Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association. "That's one of the reasons this (medical tourism) is growing."
With five-star accommodations, a sightseer’s paradise of attractions, safe surgical procedures, and reviews of successful plastic surgery results, Bulgaria is climbing the ladder to success. And thanks to the steady increase in the cost of health care in the United States — traveling across the globe for cosmetic surgery has become more cost-effective and appealing for medical tourists than ever.