The high cost of cheap cosmetic surgery

Local cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ralph Bashioum talks about medical tourism trend and possible risks.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - It may sound like a great deal: Travel to a foreign country for cosmetic surgery at a fraction of the cost you’d pay at home. But does it really save you money?

Complications from botched procedures abroad actually cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $1.3 billion a year, according to one recent study. With as many as 15 million Americans seeking medical care overseas every year, it’s a growing concern.

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Local cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ralph Bashioum talks about the trend and offers expert advice on what you need to know before going under the knife.