Brazil and Medical Travel | Aesthetic Surgery
Prices vary widely. While the celebrity “surgeons-to-the-stars” command fees comparable to the highest found in the US, dozens of excellent, lesser-known clinics serve patients from all regions and income brackets. While cosmetic surgery is Brazil’s biggest medical tourism draw.
Brazil welcomes most of its 55,000+ medical travelers from neighboring countries (such a Ecuador, USA, Canada, Bolivia Argentina, Uruguay and Europe countries) seeking access to Brazil’s more robust healthcare system.
Brazil is home to the internationally revered Ivo Pitanguy, the world’s most renowned plastic surgeon. The clinic and institute bearing his name were established in 1963, and more than 4,000 surgeons have visited there for training, workshops, and continuing education. The 87-year-old Pitanguy and his staff of 70 have set the high international standards for cosmetic and aesthetic surgery.
Dr André Ferrão Vargas is a Member os the International Society of Aesthetic Surgeons and also has Attended to Ivo Pitanguy Training School.