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From Mr Bialostocki's personal and Specialties' point of view, medical tourism overseas is not recommended. There may well be many very well qualified and skilled surgeons overseas, but unfortunately, we see numerous complications when patients return to New Zealand. Some complications can be treated but others i.e. poorly placed incisions etc. are not correctable. When patients with complications and unsatisfactory outcome, following surgery overseas, have come to see Mr Bialostocki after returning, they have been charged our normal consultation and surgical fees, with any cost savings being wiped out. Normally, most complications resulting from any New Zealand plastic surgery are managed at minimal or no additional charge.
ACC has made it clear they will not cover overseas medical treatment for procedures carried out by surgeons not of an equivalent qualification and standard to that which is expected in NZ. No insurer will cover an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome. Please read this statement on Medical Tourism from the NZ Foundation for Cosmetic Surgery: http://www.cosmeticsurgery.org.nz/medical-tourism.html
“I would strongly recommend you have a consultation with a New Zealand Plastic Surgeon before you commit to overseas procedures, so you are aware of what the state-of-the-art techniques and outcomes are.” Mr Adam Bialostocki MBCHB (OTAGO), FRACS (PLASTICS)