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.
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.
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"
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.
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!
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.