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April 1, 2011

Abdominoplasty, Health Benefits as well as Good Looks!

big saggy bellyIn today’s world, a big saggy belly isn’t exactly what one would call socially acceptable. It is clear by the number of people getting plastic surgery, that having a well shaped and toned body is becoming a necessity. Abdominoplasty, better known as the tummy tuck, is one of the most sought out procedures to remove excess stomach fat. Losing the extra stomach mass not only ensures good looks, it also has healthy benefits. Ever since medical tourism became popular, more and more people have begun to fly away to get affordable plastic surgery without having to compromise health safety. A large increase in medical tourist from the US and Canada have made Costa Rica a favoured destination for plastic surgery.

Going out of shape is a gradual process that is a result of poor eating habits and lack of physical activities. The best reason to have the tummy tuck surgery is to remove sagging skin or loose tissue as a result of major weight loss or pregnancy. In the human body, there are two types of abdominal fat deposition known as the apple shaped belly, and the pear shaped belly.

The apple shaped belly is much more prone to heart conditions because the fat concentration is mainly around the mid abdomen. The pear shaped belly, also known as the stubborn fat is formed due to an increase in the deposit of fat around the hips and thighs.

Abdominoplasty is a procedure performed under anaesthesia and may last longer than 3 hours. There are certain things you should not do before having this surgery, but mostly you should avoid strenuous physical activities for long periods of time before and after the surgery.

The tummy tuck is a surgery that has helped improved the quality of the way people live; it has been known to help improve people’s social and professional lives.

June 11, 2010

Costa Rica Shuts Down Popular Stem Cell Clinic

Medical tourism is a significant contributor to the Costa Rican economy, as anything from dental work to cancer treatments can be bought at a fraction of the cost, compared to countries like the United States. However, the health ministry has decided to close an unauthorized, but popular stem cell clinic in Costa Rica despite potential economic losses. The health ministry made this move as they say there is no concrete evidence showing that the stem cell treatments are effective or even safe. However, some of the patients are inclined to disagree.

Many of the patients feel that shutting down the clinic is a mistake as they expressed their opinions and shared stories of how the treatments have helped their conditions. A man who was paralyzed from the waist down said he noticed some feeling in his legs after the treatment, while another man, suffering from multiple sclerosis, told of how stem cell treatments helped him regain some of his basic functions.

However, due to a lack of controlled clinical testing, there is no way to determine if the patients were aided by the treatments or other factors. Because the safety and efficiency of stem cell treatments is not quite clear, experts are worried that many ill people are being taken advantage of. Yet, a woman who noticed an improvement in her condition after her $30,000 stem cell treatment in Costa Rica, shared how the $300,000 she’d spent on treatments in the United States had not helped her.

September 22, 2007

Planning a medical vacation?

What is medical tourism?

Simply put, medical tourism is the practice of obtaining medical services outside one’s own country. Since gaining momentum in the U.K. and Europe several years ago, medical tourism has risen to be one of the world’s fastest growing healthcare industries. As the quality of international surgeries in countries such as India, Thailand and Poland have grown in reputation, so has the accessibility of world-class facilities in countries such as France.

MedSolution – Your advocate for affordable medical vacations

MedSolution.com is a private company established to assist you in exploring your global healthcare options. We connect patients with international hospitals in order to save them money and time. We were created as a reaction to the exorbitant prices of healthcare in the United States and the increasingly long wait lists of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Located in Vancouver, Canada, MedSolution.com currently has partner hospitals in India, France, Turkey and El Salvador and offers a wide range of affordable surgical services, including cardiac, orthopedic, gastric and cosmetic.

MedSolution.com believes that quality, timely and affordable medical treatments should be available to everyone. More and more people are taking medical vacations for their treatments, but the selection of a private hospital abroad can be difficult and confusing. MedSolution.com is proud to take the guesswork out of the equation for our patients.

We only align ourselves with international medical facilities that can meet our highly stringent set of criteria for professionalism, competency, cleanliness and safety. All staff at our international partner hospitals must speak fluent English and provide us proof of training and insurance. For more on our partner hospital criteria, please visit our Hospital Criteria section.

MedSolution.com does not charge our patients for the services provided. We are paid by the hospitals and therefore can negotiate a much better price than one could negotiate on their own. In addition to arranging low cost surgeries, MedSolution.com can organize flights, hotels, site-seeing and help with passport and visa applications. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible for our patients.

MedSolution.com is committed to providing you with the opportunity to choose the destination, facility and date of your surgery. There are no wait lists with MedSolution.com.

We are dedicated to the continued development of partnerships with international facilities, thereby offering our patients a wider range of destinations and medical services.

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MedSolution.com is a private company established to assist you in exploring your global healthcare options. Call us toll free at 1.800.984.0457 or visit www.medsolution.com for information on how to book your medical vacations.