NURLITA no longer feels comfortable with her looks. At 36, she is worried by the wrinkles appearing on her face and around her eyes. "Tell me, what woman doesn't want to look beautiful? Now, maybe only cosmetic surgery can help me solve the problem," said Nurlita, who is the marketing manager of a garment company.
Today, many things can be done to improve one's looks, from a facelift to botox and various other procedures that make one's face younger with a short recovery time. The cost is also affordable to many. Facelifts and other such surgeries are not only done domestically, but also abroad, which means that one can go on a tour and have one's face done at the same time.
Going abroad for a tour and cosmetic surgery is becoming popular, with
AsiaMedic Limited in
Meanwhile, Excellence Healthcare is a multi-discipline American-style clinic that offers various medical services, such as general checkup, cardiology, oncology, Lasik and presbyopia surgery, aesthetic and plastic surgery, dental care and orthodontics, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Other medical centers in
The surgeries offered include liposuction, blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery), nose implants, breast enlargement, facelifts, etc. The hospitals provide not only medical services but also accommodation at a four- or five-star hotel, airport transfer and local transportation for shopping and sightseeing.
The attention paid to this sector has made
Statistics taken from Hospitals-Malaysia.org reveal that the country has a comprehensive network of hospitals, clinics and doctors, with 88.5 percent of the population living within three kilometers of a medical center or private doctor.
Along with its ongoing heavy promotion on medical tourism,
The Malaysian Hospital Association projects the number of foreign patients will grow at an average rate of 30 percent per year until 2010.
It is therefore no surprise that