When someone mentions Arkansas, you don’t necessarily think about surgeries. But we noted a recent surge in people traveling to this state to undergo surgeries. Arkansas has a high number of highly respected doctors and well equipped hospitals, combined with a lower cost of treatment for many procedures. This makes it the perfect place to travel to if you’re looking to score a bargain on a cosmetic surgery procedure.
Traveling For Hair Transplants
Apart from the usual facelifts described below and dental surgery, we’ve recently seen an influx of people traveling here for hair transplants. Again, the reasons are the same. While you might not need quite the relaxing hotel stay to recover after a hair transplant, it’s still nice to spoil yourself. So why not save money on the procedure, while enjoying yourself in a luxury hotel?
We recently had a hotel guest who traveled to Arkansas not to have a hair transplant, but was here for a natural retreat to promote hair growth. It was an incredibly interesting concept. It was three days of seminars, natural treatments and some herbal remedies. They were shown the best home remedies for hair growth which included all kinds of different essential oils and head massages. If you’re interested, apparently the best home remedy is coconut oil for hair growth. This information might save you the trip over! I’m curious to see whether such retreats work, and whether this guy will have a full head of hair soon, but regardless they bring people over to our hotels, so we’re happy! Whether his hair grows back or not …
Cosmetic Surgery Tourism
An even bigger source of medical tourism are face lifts (also called a rhytidectomy). These are relatively simple and mainstream procedures to combat signs of aging. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a facelift is around $6,550. That’s a hefty amount of money. But we found some evidence, that you can cut that amount by more than $1,500 by traveling to Arkansas. The good news is that you won’t sacrifice on quality. The reason for the lower cost is a combination of cost of living, and state taxes being lower.
Another main benefit is that you’ll be able to enjoy a holiday and recover elsewhere without the usual stress of being home. You could stay in a beautiful hotel in Arkansas overlooking mountains and recover in peace.