Malaysia offers some of the cheapest cosmetic surgery available, according to International Living. In Malaysia, a standard face lift can cost about $2,500 compared to $12,500 in the United States.
The high cost of plastic surgery in the U.S. sends some Americans overseas in search of lower prices. Several countries offer excellent medical care at very low prices. The country with perhaps the lowest costs is Malaysia. This is a former British colony considered by International Living to have medical care equal to many Western countries with a reputation for the most affordable treatment. In fact, Malaysia is a hot spot for plastic surgery, gynecology, urology, orthopedics and cardiology care. This is all at a cost that is much less for treatment compared to the U.S., even with flights, food and hotel stays factored into the trip.
Other countries with extremely low medical costs and quality medical care include Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico. According to International Living, many Panamanian doctors are trained in the U.S. and speak good English. Costa Rica is one of the top five most visited countries for medical tourism, while Mexico is a close trip for patients and still offers lower prices compared to American medical treatments and cosmetic surgeries.