Medical tourism? What exactly does medical tourism mean? Well, let us help you. Medical tourism is the idea of traveling abroad to have any number medical procedures done. Why people may do this is that the cost of these procedures are cheaper in the countries they’re heading to. Perhaps it’s an elective surgery that their insurance company doesn’t cover. Or maybe a doctor abroad is offering a new treatment that isn’t approved in the USA yet. Still yet, it’s possible that people are just fed up with the American health care system and want to have a beautiful experience in a foreign land, all while having treatments done. It can be anything from dental work to cancer treatments. Cosmetic surgery has been a popular form of medical tourism for quite some time now. But is it safe? Is this really going to be a wonderful vacation, or is it going to turn into a nightmare? Dr. Usha Rajagopal found this article in her constant pursuit of staying educated and up with current cosmetic surgery news and trends. She hopes you’ll read this before packing your bags and heading to a foreign country to have major or minor work done.