Aesthetic tourism is a rapidly growing niche of the Philippines’ tourism industry, thanks to the country’s dynamic community of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons who are internationally recognized as among the best in their field. Aside from the big hospitals, there are several out-patient specialty clinics in the Philippines that offer a wide range of aesthetic services using modern technology and the latest innovations in dermatology and plastic surgery.
Most of these are located in Metro Manila and other leading urban centers so they are all easily accessible. Dermatology services include skin rejuvenation, body sculpting and skin tightening, pigment and tattoo removal, hair removal as well as hair transplants. JCI-accredited hospitals also perform Mohs micrographic surgery which enables the precise removal of skin cancers.
In the area of cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, the most popular services are breast augmentation or breast implant, rhinoplasty or nose lift, face lift, liposuction and many more. While these same services are also offered in other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines does have one important advantage: It has no language barrier. Filipino doctors not only understand English perfectly, they speak it fluently, thereby making the Philippines the best destination for wellness tourists.