The key guidelines for plastic surgery travelers, Techniques and Risks

What is the surgeon's training?

A gynecologist performing a breast augmentation or a dermatologist doing a face lift are not an appropriate choices.

What about aftercare?

Patients should stay in the area where the surgery was performed for at least five days, depending on the procedure. A facility can be arranged through local travel agents nearby the clinic or the surgical facility, making it easy to travel back and forth for wound care and follow up

Is the surgeon a member of recognized national and international societies?

Dr Saad is an acitve member of ISAPS, and currently the National secretary of this society (ISAPS membership is by invitation only and is granted only after extensive screening.)

Lebanon has its own society of plastic surgery called : Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Have you checked for references?

Ask for names and contact information of patients who have recently had a similar procedure and contact them about their experience with the surgeon, their staff, aftercare facilities and post-operative follow up.