Malaysia receives plenty of foreign patients throughout the year and according to the last census of 2014, approximately 882000 patients flew down to Malaysia to get treated for a number of problems.

There are countless reasons why patients consider the country as a perfect destination to undergo surgeries or as a medical tourism destination. This is one of the few countries all over the world where medical tourism is promoted by the government of the country. Therefore, this is the reason that helps patients to get an assurance of safety standards, high-quality services and regulations.

Nowadays the medical care offered in the country is at par with the care offered by the developed countries. Doctors, surgeons, and other medical experts offer specialized services in a number of medical disciplines to even the most complicated plastic surgery problems. 

Some of the benefits offered by medical tourism in Malaysia include:

(1) Medical services are offered at a cost-effective price. This is because health insurance reimburses the cost of the treatment partially or offers a full refund.

(2) The health care providers, including the doctors and other medical staff, speak frequent English, therefore the language barrier does not exist.

(3) You can get your hands on affordable air tickets and travel to the country with ease.

(4) Patients are not required to get a visa if they are traveling to the country for less than 90 days.

(5) Malaysia medical tourism is extremely popular. Every year thousands of patient visit the country to go under the knife.

(6) Recently, Malaysia bagged the title of the 3rd best country in the world for offering high quality of care at affordable price.

(7) Treatment can be combined with a vacation to this beautiful country at a cost-effective price.

Why Malaysia

With its picturesque locales, rainforest, lush greenery, picture-perfect beaches, beautiful mountains and marine parks, Malaysia is a popular tourist destination attracting travelers from around the globe. The country is always buzzing with different festive celebrations, boast of affordable and high-quality cosmetic surgery options. Whatever season you plan to visit the country in, you will always be greeted by warm days and mild evenings.

Kuala Lumpur, country’s capital city is a popular haul for tourists and patients traveling from New Zealand or Australia. While most of the attractions present in the city are easily accessible on foot, you can even choose to travel on bus, hire a taxi or even a KTM.

If you are traveling to this beautiful country to undergo a plastic surgery procedure, you can even choose to stay for postoperative vacation and travel to some of the well-known destinations. You can plan a visit to the “Golden Triangle” which is the fashion commercial of Kuala Lumpur. Here you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones.

Malaysia has some of the best doctors in the world that are expert in performing plastic surgery. The doctors are highly qualified professionals who have completed their studies in the US, Australia or the UK. Moreover, they have experienced staff, latest technology and are ISO 9001 accredited.

Most of the medical staff is good in speaking English, however, Malay is the official language of the country. Plastic surgery costs in the country are highly competitive as you can opt for a breast enlargement surgery for anywhere between £3,500 and £5,000 which is approximately 50% less than surgery cost in developed countries like the UK or the USA.

Travel Notes

Travelling to Malaysia is a breeze as the country houses domestic and international airports. While international airports in the country are present at Johor Bahru, Penang, Labuan, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, the main international airport is the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) at Sepang. The country also has 14 domestic airports which help tourists to travel to and fro various cities in the country. Moreover, travellers can easily enter Malaysia without a visa as they are issued a 14, 30 or 90-day entry permit stamp on arrival.

Getting to/from the airport

Rail services, car rentals, taxi service, bus, coaches, and limousines are available to travel between different cities. There are two train services – The KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspres that run between Kuala Lumpur and the airport. Train fares are reasonable and the comfort level is high. 

Alternatively, you can also choose buses or shared taxis to travel to a destination of your choice. You can hire a taxi at the airport or book it beforehand to avoid inconvenience. Hiring a private taxi can probably cost twice the fare of the public convenience. So make sure you choose according to your budget.

Travelling within the country

Travelling within the country is easy as the country has an efficient transport system. You have the option to travel by air, railways or road within the country. Travelling by state-run trains is one of the easiest options for getting around. Rail fares are reasonable and it is a comfortable means of transport. You can buy tickets online or book one upon arrival.

While travelling by bus is also an efficient method, however, it is not completely safe. The combination of good roads and reckless drivers are deadly. If you choose to travel by bus, make sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid inconvenience.

The Healthcare System

If you are moving to Malaysia, healthcare would be one of the most important concerns. However, you will be happy to know that Malaysia offers the best health care services. In Malaysia, you will be treated by some of the highly trained experienced doctors – a majority of them has been internationally trained and returned back to serve their own country.

Some of the prominent services offered by doctors here are related to dentistry, orthopedics, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, and screenings. The public healthcare provides low-cost comprehensive services to patients and is a cheaper alternative to the private healthcare system. Surgeons and healthcare practitioners are educated and trained to offer best healthcare practices.

In the recent years, costs associated with various treatments have been rising because of a variety of reason. However, they are still less as compared to medical treatment cost in developed countries such as the USA and the UK.

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About Malaysia

Malaysia, located in Southeast Asia consists of 3 federal territories and 13 states. This federal constitutional monarchy is like two countries in one as it is separated by the South China Sea into similarly sized regions. Malaysian Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia are the two separate regions. While the former shares land border with Indonesia and Brunei, the latter share its border with Thailand.

Malaysia has its roots in the 18th century when it became British Empire subject. Straits Settlements was the first British territory followed by Malay kingdoms

Here you can discover a lot of things, places and more. The colonial architecture is sure to interest you while the spectacular views are going to leave you breathless.

Quick Facts About Malaysia

(1) Malaysia is a perfect place to unwind. It has some of the best hotels and resorts lying close to major tourist attractions.

(2) In Malaysia, you will find people of all ethnic, color and races getting along. It is a melting pot of strong culture merged into one.

(3) This is a nation which is obsessed with food. You will come across millions of Malaysians who will be eager to advise you on food.

(4) Mangosteen is the Queen of fruits as it provides a cooling effect when eaten.

(5) In Malaysia, you may come across human-like Orang-utans which have approximately 98% DNA same as humans.

(6) Malaysia has a constitutional monarchy system, similar to the United Kingdom monarch system. However, in Malaysia, the king is elected every 5 years. 

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