If you’re thinking about heading to Malaysia for your plastic surgery, you can see if your surgeon is a member of these organisations: National Specialist Register, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, and the elite Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons (MAPACS).
Also check the surgeon’s specific specialisation. For example, do they specialise in facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast surgery, cleft, or craniofacial surgery?
Healthcare in Malaysa
Healthcare in Malaysia is mainly under the responsibility of the government’s Ministry of Health. Malaysia generally has an efficient and widespread system of health care, operating a two-tier health care system consisting of both a government-run universal healthcare system and a co-existing private healthcare system.
Hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The government hospitals have the country’s best healthcare equipment and facilities apart from having specialists in the field. However the main drawback is the shortage of staff in public hospitals compare to number of patients seeking treatment has led to long queues.
Private hospitals were not seen as an ideal investment—it has often taken up to ten years before companies have seen any profits. However, the situation has now changed and companies are now exploring this area again, corresponding with the increased number of foreigners entering Malaysia for medical care and the recent government focus on developing the health tourism industry. The Government has also been trying to promote Malaysia as a health care destination, regionally and internationally.
Make sure the hospital has the United States’ prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) certification, which is seen as the gold standard for health care service providers around the world. Now Malaysia has eight JCI-accredited hospitals for medical tourists to book with.
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
For more information on traveling to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia for the best plastic surgery procedures, check out: Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council.
Don’t forget to also check out tips to find the best plastic surgery in Singapore!