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Which aesthetic medicine clinic should we choose: in Poland or abroad ? [ DOCTORS' OPINIONS]

More and more Polish cosmetic surgeon's office customers are people who permanently work or live abroad. They are not only drawn to the attractive prices, but also to Poland’s worldwide renown specialists. We asked prestigious doctors, Marek Szczyt and Krzysztof Gojdź, about what this service market looks like.

Medycyna estetyczna

It is not possible to stop time in regards to appearance, but cosmetic surgery helps to obtain incredible effects in slowing down the aging process and correcting our beauty imperfections. It is possible to perform multiple in the course of a day. Moreover, over the past few years, along with the improvement of offices’ equipment and an increase in specialists, arrivals to Poland for cosmetic surgery services are increasing. The range of offers for so-called “weekend treatments” is very rich. It includes, inter alia, wrinkle smoothing treatments with hyaluronic acid, and skin regeneration treatments such as mesotherapy, platelet-rich plasma injections or stem cells injections. We have the choice of non-surgical lifting, for example, with the Ulther instrument or Pelleve treatment - which is a system based on radio waves. - explained Marek Szczyt, one of the most valued plastic surgeons in Poland, well-known from the TV program “Secrets of Surgery.”

Reputation and marketing

Which countries are the highest number of cosmetic surgeon's office customers coming from? I would estimate that about 15% of our customers are people who permanently work in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, or even the United States. - said Dr. Krzysztof Gojdź from Warsaw Holistic Clinic. Many customers found out about our renowned services from the media, especially the TV program “Extraordinary Medical Cases,” but the doctor also shows other popular sources. Media attention is indeed important, but the more important advertising pillar is so-called “whispered marketing.” In looking for a cosmetic surgery specialist, one should primarily base their research on grass-roots recommendations and the doctor’s reputation. - advised Dr. Gojdź. An opinion about medical service standards importance is confirmed by Dr. Szczyt - A provided service’s quality and its satisfied customers’ opinions are the first two factors we should take into consideration while making a treatment decision. Lastly and least importantly, is its price. - emphasizes the surgeon.

What is worth to saving on?

A services cost, however, is an important aspect for many cosmetic surgeon's office customers. How different are treatment prices between Poland and Western European countries? In an office in London Greenwich, a smoothing treatment for forehead wrinkles with hyaluronic acid starts at 190 GBP (over 944 PLN - Cinkciarz.pl exchange rate from 10.08.2016.) In Warsaw offices, this particular treatment’s prices start from 600 PLN. Really big price differences are seen in laser treatments. Depending on the treatment range and specificity, it is possible to save really large sums of money, even up to 1000 USD. Let’s remember that after having laser treatments, one should let the skin rest for a few days, so it is not too comfortable to travel just after the treatment. - alerted Dr. Gojdź.

If we care about true savings on cosmetic surgery, we should not look for them in the lowering of provided services. A good idea in the case of coming to Poland for a treatment cycle, is to save money on currency exchange. By using online currency exchange services, we get an exchange rate which is much more attractive than one in stationary exchange offices at airports or in banks. For example, exchanging 1000 GBP into PLN by using our services, we can save over 214 PLN. - said Piotr Kiciński (Cinkciarz.pl exchange rate from 10.08.2016.).

Decide on what you really need

Does a Polish cosmetic surgeon’s reputation and affordability of their services mean that we should now pack our luggage and book a treatment date? Tamara Gonzalez Perea, well-known fashion blogger, the author of MacademianGirl.com blog, is pleading for common sense: Everything is for people, and so are cosmetic surgery trophies. The mistake, however, is to undergo the mass trend in using it. Deciding on a treatment, we should primarily go by our inner belief that what we want to correct is really necessary. A look is a eminently an individual case. - summarized the blogger.


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