Being wary of getting major surgery abroad isn't just a matter of xenophobia: Hospitals in common plastic-surgery destinations like Mexico and India can be excellent, with doctors who have received as much training (or more) as those doing the same procedures in the U.S.
But besides the communication barrier, scary enough when a patient is describing the desired effects of a procedure, the real problem is what happens when things go wrong. Usher can afford to drop everything and manage his wife's care, but most patients aren't that lucky. And leaving with a botched job or worse could be the unkindest cut.
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