Saudi And Emrati Women Flock to Beverly Hills For "Staycation" Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Catherine Begovic, a female board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, has noted an influx of women from the Middle East who travel to Beverly Hills to have plastic surgery.

Dr. Catherine Begovic, the director of an upscale Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice caters to the needs of women traveling from the Middle East for cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Catherine Begovic, the director of an upscale Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice caters to the needs of women traveling from the Middle East for cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Catherine Begovic, a board certified female plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery for women, has noted a significant influx of female patients from the Middle East.

There has been a growing interest in plastic surgery from women in the Middle East, particularly in the United Arab Emirates. A recent article in the December 12, 2014 Hollywood Reporter attributed the influx of Middle Easterners in Beverly Hills to direct flight options, prime real estate, local universities that are drawing foreign offspring, and relaxed visa restrictions that have allowed travelers easier access. Many of these women travel to the U.S. to have their surgeries done with female plastic surgeons, which allow them to feel more comfortable with their traditional and religious customs. They combine their surgical stay with a vacation a "Staycation" in popular cities like Beverly Hills.

Dr. Catherine Begovic, a board certified female plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery for women, has noted a significant influx of female patients from the Middle East. She reports that the most common procedures performed are breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, as well as labiaplasty. She arranges for her entire surgical and office staff to be comprised of women to allow for maximum privacy and comfort. Her upscale plastic surgery practice is nestled in between high-end Beverly Hills hotels where many of her patients stay. Her patients work with a designated travel coordinator who helps assist them with all aspects of their stay and provides special accommodations for her post surgical patients. Within the limitations of their post operative instructions, the women are also able to visit tourist attractions, go shopping, as well as relax in the luxury of their Beverly Hills hotel. By having their surgery in the U.S. patients are also able to keep their surgeries more private by explaining their travel to friends and family as a vacation. Since most stay for at least a month, they have completed most of their recovery by the time they return home.

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