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Medical Tourism in Lithuania

Lithuania might not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think about a holiday destination, but the country is getting more and more popular each year. 2018 set a record for the country’s tourism sector, where 3.6 million tourists traveled to Lithuania. This number shows an increase of 11.3% compared to the previous ye...Read More

Thailand Seeks to Improve Medical Tourism Sector with Medical Robotics

In a world where Artificial Intelligence is starting to dominate various industries and manufacturing, medical tourism wants to get in on the act. Recent reports reveal that Thailand is set to reaffirm its status as a global medical care leader by investing in robotics. Providing more than 60 JCI-accredited hospitals, top-quality s...Read More

Fun Fact 105: Diving into Medical Tourism

Only a few years ago, medical tourism was a blip in overall global tourism spending. Today, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to increase by up to 25 percent per year over the next 10 years. This is according to a recent report issued by VISA and Oxford Economics, whilst this figure can only be considered an es...Read More

Fun Fact 106: A Brief History of Medical Tourism

16th and 17th century – spa towns such as Bath were popular destinations for the upper classes as places for healing 1980s and 1990s – cost of healthcare increases, countries such as Cuba began to attract people from countries such as Latin America and Europe. In 1990, Cuba had around 2000 medical tourists. 1997 – Asian Financial C...Read More

Thailand Medical Tourism, 2018: Reviewed

It continues to be another busy year for Thailand’s private hospitals, clinics and dental facilities, with the seemingly endless arrival of international patients from across the globe. Whilst the volume begins to subside a little as the year comes to a close, we’ve put together our analysis from a sample of 1,000 English-spe...Read More

Thailand, Third Biggest Medical Tourism Destination in the World

In the process of shrugging off its reputation for cheap back-alley plastic surgeries, Thailand is quickly catching up to South Korea as the world’s prime destination for cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Home to 64 JCI-accredited medical facilities – three times more than Singapore and 6 times more than Malaysia. JCI is the indus...Read More

Fun Fact 104: There’s such a thing as Mommy Makeover?

Tired of all that flabby skin around your stomach and thighs? Why not try the Mommy Makeover (MM)? As the name literally suggests, this “makeover” consists of procedures that are targeted at helping Mum’s return to their pre-pregnancy figures.  The MM is usually done in one go and can consist of a number of the following proc...Read More

Fun Fact 103: 3 Different Types of Facelift Surgery

Rhytidectomy, also known as facelift surgery is performed to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and the signs of aging. The underlying muscles of the face is lifted and then tightened and excess pockets of fat and skin are removed to give the patient a younger look. Let’s have a look at 3 of the more popular facelift procedur...Read More

Fun Fact 102: All You Want To Know About Botox

Botox, a diluted form of Botulinum Toxin is a substance that is injected into the targeted area and it restricts muscle movements which prevents wrinkles from developing or worsening. Nerve signals of certain muscles are blocked resulting in the relaxation of these muscles and thus the appearance of wrinkles is lessened. Botox effe...Read More

Fun Fact 101: Labiaplasty

Terms you should know: Labia Minora – also known as vaginal lips, two flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening in the vulva Vulva – the outer part of the female genitals Labia majora – the larger outer folds of the vulva Labiaplasty – a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora Designe...Read More

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