Africans taking plastic surgery “safaris” to South Africa for the perfect body
From tummy tucks to the perfect derrière, people are heading over to South Africa in increasing numbers from across the continent as they strive in their quest for the perfect body. The craze being dubbed plastic surgery “safaris” offer surgery and recuperation away from public scrutiny.
There are a host of agencies who are specialising in medical safaris and they have stated that they have seen a surge in African customers.
Africa is the latest country to be swept up in the global trend toward cosmetic surgery – with South Africa emerging as the continent’s top destination for procedures in this specific region of the globe.
Clients can spend anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000 on a cosmetic procedure and an additional $2,000 on accommodation for 10-12 days.
According the APRSSA, non-invasive procedures such as Botox injections have increased by 788 percent globally, with surgical procedures increasing by 128 percent over the past decade.