The Top Medication Tourism Destination Rankings

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The Top Medication Tourism Destination Rankings

Medical Tourism is becoming more and more popular throughout the world. Moreover, the medical tourism destinations are growing as well. People are looking at other countries as an alternative way to get cheaper and more efficient health care. Indeed, some of the most popular countries that receive the most amount of tourists seeking or medical operations are Costa Rica, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Check out some of these statistics and facts to learn more about the medical tourism industry here:

Medical Tourism Statistics & Facts

 What are the top destinations? Costa Rica, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Why these destinations?

The making of a world-class healthcare destination is complex. In fact, we consider a variety of factors, including:

  • Government and private sector investment in healthcare infrastructure

  • Demonstrable commitment to international accreditation, quality assurance, and transparency of outcomes

  • International patient flow

  • Potential for cost savings on medical procedures

  • Political transparency and social stability

  • Excellent tourism infrastructure

  • Sustained reputation for clinical excellence

  • History of healthcare innovation and achievement

  • Successful adoption of best practices and state-of-the-art medical technology

  • Availability of internationally-trained, experienced medical staff


Upon further research, different country destinations are known for different specialties in the medical tourism world. For example, South Korea is better known for its facelifts whereas China is better known for its eyelid surgeries. You can essentially travel around the world while getting a brand new look! Read the article below to find out which types of operations are associated with what country:

The Travel Makeover: Plastic Surgery Tourism Is a Real Thing

1. Rhinoplasty in Iran

Due to a culture of modesty, the hijab covers most of a woman’s head, making the nose very prominent. Therefore, Iran has more than four times as many nose jobs than any other country, and wearing a post-operational nose bandage is seen as a status symbol.

The U.S. has a moderate travel warning to Iran, but most areas that cater to this trend are liberal enough to avoid major scrutiny.

Rhinoplasty is around $2500 to $3000, but for an additional $3500 to $4000, you get a special package that includes all hotel and transportation fees, and additional pre- and post-surgery consultation.

With the Ancient architecture, Persian ruins, and lavish palaces to see, you might as well add on the travel package along with a new nose.

2. Curves in Brazil

Brazil is famous for beaches full of buxom women, and they are right behind the U.S. for the most breast augmentations, and No. 1 in buttock augmentations at over 50,000 in 2014. Starting in the neighborhood of $4000 to $5000, a trip to Brazil for breast augmentation (including all fees associated with the surgery) comes with 4-8 nights in a luxurious hotel. Moreover, they have similar packages for butt augmentation, which require a minimum seven days of recovery.

During the downtime, you can visit world famous beaches or fresh water lagoons. Perhaps the surgery could coincide with Carnival … depends on what they mean by “recovery.

Medical tourism will become more and more popular. Take advantage of modern technology and see if there are better options abroad than your home country. You can experience the bustling Korean culture in Seoul and take away a few years off your face at the same time.


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