Nowadays, generic or cheaper products are as good as the branded version. And with the recession and poverty rate increasing, some things are not worth the extra money. However, there are still some that need to be considered as a lifelong investment like cosmetic surgery or treatments which you need to spend money on. Cheaper cosmetic options are often available in foreign countries and most feature package deals. It is very tempting when you need to pay less for a cosmetic procedure in Thailand than you’ll pay in Australia. Medical tourism sounds seductive as you can have a holiday after the treatment downtime. It works out well for some, but not always. You see, when investing in a cosmetic package deal in a foreign country, you are entrusting yourself to a cosmetic doctor who you may have just met on the spot. He may have good command in English but you will still wonder if he completely understood what you want. Results may be good and you are healing in the first few weeks but by the time you start feeling or seeing infections or complications, you are already back home. Even if you want to go back to the clinic where you had the treatment for a medical review, you have to risk a 10-hour long flight. The guarantee of your cosmetic procedures in Australia may not be the same as what you will get overseas. If your treatment is performed here, protocols are in place to ensure that you are protected. Your cosmetic doctor would be able to inform you exactly what to expect from the treatment together with the benefits and possible risks involved. To explain this further, let’s take a fake Louis Vuitton handbag for example. A fake Louis Vuitton handbag is similar to a cheap cosmetic treatment you get abroad. On the outside, you may see that it is almost as good as the original LV handbag. But after a couple of months of usage, you start noticing the flaws building up such zip breaking and the logo wearing off. You were so convinced by the salesperson who sold you the fake LV bag that you gave in instead of investing the real thing. On the other hand, you see your friend with a genuine LV bag that she has had for 5 years and is still looking in good condition. Any cosmetic procedures should not be taken lightly. It is necessary to decide on the money you will be spending on something like a professional clinic pays for the Doctor’s expertise, a clean sterile environment, approved medications, and most importantly thorough before and aftercare. So before you dig into your pockets, you have to first dig into your psyche and evaluate why you want to do enhancements or changes in your appearance. Don’t be impulsive and fully consider factors, otherwise, you are only persuaded by the wrong reasons. If it’s too cheap then have reservations of where and why they are cutting costs. Always remember, you will get what you pay for.