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Guidelines for Plastic Surgery Tourists

The highest priority of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is to promote patient safety. If you have chosen to travel to another country for aesthetic plastic surgery, we encourage you to do your research and collect the answers to the questions provided on this page. Choosing to have aesthetic or cosmetic plastic… Read More »


Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Provides minor fat reduction and body contouring without surgery. Procedure There are a variety of options available for non-surgical body contouring and fat reduction which use a range of technologies. All are designed to destroy fat cells that lie just beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat) without harming the surface of the skin. Examples include CoolSculpting®… Read More »


Male Breast Reduction

Reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples to provide a masculine chest appearance. Procedure Male breast reduction surgery reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples using liposuction and/or by surgically removing excess glandular tissue. Length Approximately one and one-half to three hours. Anesthesia Either general anesthesia is used or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are… Read More »


Fat Transfer (body)

Enhances the face and body using fat collected from another area of the body. Procedure Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, fat injections and lipofilling, is a procedure that uses a person’s own fat to fill in irregularities and grooves. This is now a well-established technique that was perfected in the early nineties to a… Read More »


Arm Lift

Reduces excess skin and fat from the arms. Procedure The surgical rejuvenation of the upper arms remains a persistent problem for both the patient and the surgeon, despite the many techniques that have been proposed for its improvement. The goal of the arm lift (brachioplasty) is to reduce skin redundancy and to reduce the circumference… Read More »


Abdominoplasty – Mini

Improves the appearance of the abdominal area. Procedure A mini abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is limited to supra-pubic skin removal (skin above the pubic area) and fat removal using liposuction. The patient must have minimal to moderate skin redundancy, a small amount of abdominal fat, and minor to moderate muscle flaccidity. The surgeon aspirates the abdominal… Read More »


Fat Transfer (facial)

Enhances the face and body using fat collected from another area of the body. Procedure Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, fat injections and lipofilling, is a procedure that uses a person’s own fat to fill in irregularities and grooves. This is now a well-established technique that was perfected in the early nineties to a… Read More »


Know a Man Who Needs a Makeover? Start Here!

Boy, men can be stubborn sometimes, right? It’s a bit of a stereotype, but many men can be very tight-lipped on how they feel about their aging looks. They worry that they might come off as vain, or self-obsessed, or they just don’t want to complain. But still, it genuinely bothers them to look in… Read More »


The Brazilian Buttock Lift Explained

Did you see this controversial video of Madonna shaking her rear end on tour with Ariana Grande?   Just this short video of Madonna “twerking” got everyone talking about buttock implants! Did she get plastic surgery? What procedure did she use? Is it available to everyone?   Madonna is one of the biggest stars in… Read More »




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