Medical Tourism in Argentina
Argentina became a very interesting tourism destination with the collapse of the peso in 2002. Due to the suddenly favourable exchange rates, many US citizens visited the country. The collapse of the peso also meant much lower costs on healthcare in comparison to countries in Europe or the U.S. With this, more and more international patients flooded to the country for its well-reputed healthcare.
The capital, Buenos Aires, is of course the medical tourism hub of Argentina. The city is known for its advanced healthcare system, and highly skilled doctors.
Popular treatments and procedures in Argentina
As many of the South American medical tourism destinations; plastic surgery procedures are the most popular for international patients travelling to Argentina. Well-trained surgeons, usually having had international training in the U.S. or in Europe, perform the procedures.
Some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in Argentina are nose surgery, lip surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction and cosmetic dentistry.
Cost of healthcare in Argentina
The cost of plastic surgery procedures is much lower in Argentina than in for instance the U.S. Depending on the type of procedure, prices on cosmetic surgery are between 40-60% lower than in the U.S. or in Europe.
Combining healthcare with holiday in Argentina
Argentina is a country rich in culture, tasteful food, beautiful scenery and long beaches. An increasing number of patients therefore choose to stay in the country and recuperate at a tranquil resort after their treatment. Many medical tour operators offer full packages with treatment and stay at the hospital or clinic, followed by a period of convalescence at a resort before returning home safe and sound. To find these providers, visit our extensive healthcare directory!