WE'RE OP ON OUR HOLIDAYS; Tour Operators Offer Trips for Plastic Surgery Bargains
Byline: By Natalie Walker
NEW package holidays for Scots include cut-price plastic surgery overseas.
The specialised deals include boob jobs, tummy tucks, liposuction and face-lifts.
A growing number of Scots now seek health treatment overseas at up to half the UK costs.
The move comes just weeks after a recent study revealed more than 50,000 Brits travelled abroad for treatment last year - 25 per cent more than in 2005.
Dental work is the most popular for medical tourists with cosmetic surgery a close second.
And people wanting hip or knee replacements, laser eye surgery and cataract removal are skipping NHS waiting lists and UK private treatment for operations abroad.
Bill Munro, who founded Barrhead Travel, wants to launch his new medical holidays this summer to countries including Norway, France, Belgium, Germany and Egypt.
He said: "Our deals will be between 30 and 50 per cent cheaper than the the price of treatments in the UK and that will include travel and hotel.
"People having cosmetic work will be able to fly and those having orthopaedic treatment will be able to use European rail services including the Channel Tunnel."
He went on: "There is a great deal of demand out there for these services. …