Another common procedures that medical travellers seek abroad are Cosmetic surgery.
Harvard law professor Glenn Cohen author of "Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics" and "The Globalization of Health Care", correlates the significant growth of plastic surgery procedures to the popularity of overseas destinations.
Given the statistics above, medical health tourism could become the most feasible health care option for many, by 2020. Main destinations in Europe are Spain, France, Poland and Check Republic.
The latest market researches show that Asian countries have recently entered this competitive market and are growing successfully. The most prominent ones among these are South Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
However, Asia is not the only one, that boasts the largest number of hubs for cosmetic tourism. Turkey is becoming Asia's new competitor. Geographical position, high quality of service and affordable prices make this country very attractive to health tourists around the world.