While many can go in detail about their experience of surfing and sunbathing in Bali, there is a variety of travelers whose stories about the island’s face lifts and tooth repairs.
Medical tourism is an ongoing global trend that people are willing to travel great distances or look for a better or cheaper medical treatment.
Bali is more the case of value for money when it comes to medical tourism.
“Why choose Bali? It is because of the cheaper price here, and combining it with a holiday, so they have time to recover, people,” said Louise Cogan owner of Cocoon Medical Spa, a modern spa early this year in Legian, Bali established.
Cogan’s office sets their prices are up to 83 percent cheaper than the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
A full face Cutera laser skin rejuvenation procedure that generally costs U.S. $ 3,000 in the U.S. can be done for $ 500 at Cocoon Medical Spa.
The lower cost of labor and medical goods, combined with the tremendous hospitality facilities on the island, has meant that Bali is rapidly developing medical tourism.
The Bali Indonesia Medika Citra (BMC) hospital in Nusa Dua is a medical facility that provides treatment and vacation packages.
Sun, Sand & Smile program BIMC, for example, the customer BIMC get dental treatment during a one week stay at the Courtyard Hotel, which is owned by the Marriott Hotel chain, all for less than U.S. $ 1,400.
The facilities all claim their doctors and nurses are qualified for this. The training of employees in the Cocoon Medical Spa, for example, was provided by the Academy of Cosmetic Medicine and Science (ACMAS).
Deborah Manning is a native of New South Wales, Australia, who flew to Bali for special treatments at Cocoon Medical Spa. “I’m satisfied. I have four procedures here so far,” said Manning Travel to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
“Our Australians see Bali as a place that offers value for money. Treatments here would cost three to four times more in Australia,” Manning added.
Customers from various countries have begun to take interest in medical tourism in Bali. “Ninety percent of our customers are foreigners, Australian, French and Russian are where most of them came from,” claimed Cogan.