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Pineapple Princess October 24th, 2006 09:59 PM

cosmetic surgery cruises?
I was wondering if there are any cruise lines (foreign perhaps) that do cosmetic surgery procedures as the main feature of the cruise for less$$ than it would coast to have it done in the US? I had read a couple of years back that Buenos Aires was becoming the cosmetic surgery destination of many U.S. travelors andd I thought maybe the cruise industry had figured out a way to get in on that action.

Kuki October 25th, 2006 02:30 AM

I've always thought a hookup for liposuction right from the buffet line would work well LOL

But I've never heard of any surgery of any type (other in dire emergency) being conducted on a cruise ship.

The Cruise Guy October 25th, 2006 02:59 AM

This post is a joke, right? Your not really serious are you?

Pineapple Princess October 25th, 2006 04:02 AM

I'm totally serious
You see the reason you guys think this is a funny qestion and you don't get it is cause you're not chicks. Women want to lok beautiful, do it cheap, do it on the sly and be pampered and treated like queen---so why not a cruise? They have whole sightseeing/plastic surgery pacakges in Argentina and Buenos Aires, where you can have a face lift one day and 3 days later go out and whale watch. I think the liposuction at the table idea is great in theory (you'd have to run the drainage hoses under the dining room carpet so ghe waiters didn't trip over them... lol) ---but what I'm talking about would go over BIG among the botox/lip injection one-hour face lift crowd. Believe me! I bet you oin two years there will be just such a cruise if there isn't one already.

Donna October 25th, 2006 10:19 AM

Hi Princess,
You may have something there, but as of now, I've never heard of that type of cruise, who knows what the future holds?

LisaK October 25th, 2006 11:23 AM

i can where you are coming from, for example people pay big bucks to have a facelift (or whatever) done and then they are wisked off to these fancy spas to recover. I don't forsee having any major surgical procedures done on the ship, but botox, lipo maybe, I could see the ship being the destination for recovery.
" My dear you look so well rested, you must have had a wonderful time on your cruise"

dawcruiser October 25th, 2006 12:53 PM

Princess does some minor things now. On our last crusie they were talking about sink abrassions. Little wheels which scrubbed the skin away and gave a renewed look.

I would think the crusie line itself wouldn't do facelifts and etc. I think it would be an outside group like Stiener, who runs the spas, that would do the procedures. All they would do is pay for space on the ship. If the medical field could every come up with a way that problems which cause emergencies didn't happen they would start doing procedures in the next few mlonths. But as long as you have a chance of something going wrong with the procedure it will never happen.


Lombard October 25th, 2006 03:02 PM

They also have cosmetic surgery holidays to Asia. I don't think they have cruises tho.

KAWS October 27th, 2006 10:55 PM

You might have better luck checking out spa-like retreats instead of cruise ships. Some nice all inclusive resort would be a fabulous place to recover and then emerge as the new butterfly.


Trip September 29th, 2008 08:48 PM


jskow September 29th, 2008 09:15 PM

Oh my gosh. What are we going to call this group on the ship?? they already have friends of "Dorothy", friends of "Bob". What is this one....... Friends of "Barbie" or Anna Nicole???

NanaShrek September 30th, 2008 01:37 PM

Wouldn't catch me under the knife in a moving vessel!

I can just see it now...under the knife in high seas, or better yet, a rogue wave! The doc would be picking your nose up from the floor and stitching it back on!

Maybe that's what happened to Michael Jackson???


Mike M September 30th, 2008 05:12 PM

I think it was tried but after this result it was scrapped. :wink: :wink:

Seriously: I've heard that you can do Botox treatments on some cruises. I don't think a cruise ship would be the place I would have a cosmetic procedure done.

Take care,

colorcrazie October 1st, 2008 03:15 PM

I would not want a knife or even a needle anywhere near me on a moving ship. Of course, I so don't get the whole cosmetic surgery thing anyway....and I am female, just for the record. LOL

NY Cruisin Mama October 15th, 2008 04:39 AM

When we were on the Celebrity's Summit through the Panama Canal in January, '07 - they had a doctor who had an acupuncture clinic - not
sure if they still offer this (Spa area).

Dr. Domanskis October 1st, 2009 02:23 PM

I am a plastic surgeon. My office is in Newport Beach, California but I travel, lecture and do surgery overseas also. I think that would be a wonderful idea. Most cruise ships have an equipped dispensary, small procedure room where relatively small procedures could be done. I am interested in getting a contact person/line for this or just having a seminar about cosmetic surgery onboard. Can someone direct me to a company/representative in this regards. I am president of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons and am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. One has to be careful about discounted overseas plastic surgery/surgeons for cosmetic surgery is still serious. Thanks!

Mike M October 1st, 2009 06:12 PM

You could start with the individual cruise line websites and try the "Contact" area.

Certain simple procedures could easily be done and I bet there would be a market for Botox, laser and other treatments.

Take care,

Parrot Mom October 1st, 2009 08:09 PM


musicman January 31st, 2010 06:20 AM

Yes such a thing exists
Dear Pineapple Princess,

There are these types of cruises, however all the procedures are done on land at a port of call. Typically these cruises are group charters and are not well advertized except by those on the wait lists at cosmetic surgery clinics. (i.e. if you have expressed intrest in traveling to buenos aries for some lipo they will let you know of the recovery charter). Of course the downside to this is you still have to make pre-op consulatatin with the physician and you have to decide if you want a foreign dr operating on you.

The way it typicall works is you embark at one port spend a a couple of days on the ship then arrive at the surgery center port. Folks disembark for their surgeries and reboard typically in a few days (when you have been cleared by the surgeon.) Then you spend 7 to 10 days on the ship. By the way the only instances that I have heard of are the "smaller ships" that only house 200 to 300 passengers. From my understanding at the surgery clinic I was looking into in thailand they schedule these on an bi annual basis according to procedures. (they wait till they have 40 lipos for example)

The price was also pretty expensive. the cost of surgery plus about $500 a day for the cruise (supposedly there are dr. and nurses on the ship for post op treatment). I was looking at lipo and a chin lift which normally over there would run about 6500 usd and to ad the "cruise" made it about 14000 usd

Just google search foreign liposuction and try the japan and thiland surgeons. So far I have not been able to find any in the caribbean area.

Donna January 31st, 2010 10:36 AM

Thanks Musicman,
Not sure I would trust a dr., without knowing him to do any kind of surgery on an island?? Didn't know this kind of thing was possible.

nigaas August 14th, 2010 03:25 PM

I don't have enough information about this right now but i will try to find some good information about this. i will asked from my friends and others.


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