Quality of private institutions in Prague, which are focused on solvent clients from the Czech public, are certainly able to satisfy the foreign demand too. Prices are significantly lower than in foreign countries, linguistic skills and erudition of staff are at a high level. Therefore, the Prague clinics are a popular destination for many foreign tourists.
It is a plastic surgery that ranks first in the Czech medical tourism. Breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction are the most popular. "The biggest boom in the medical tourism was noticed in the last five years," Milan Dvorak, founder of one of the oldest clinics of plastic surgery and hair transplantation INTER CLINIC, said. "During the period of our operation in the market – twenty two years –, the foreign clients never were interested in our services as much as now," Milan Dvorak said.
For all practical purposes, the whole process is as follow: given problem is consulted through photographs in electronic way. Date and price of the surgery are arranged via email. The client undergoes the pre-operative assessment in her/his country in order to the journey can be postponed in the case of unsatisfactory results. After arriving in Prague, the client undergoes a personal consultation before the surgery, if necessary. When the surgery is completed, the client either stays in our clinic (in the case of general anaesthesia) or goes to a hotel (minor surgeries under local anaesthesia).
Hair transplantation is a hot ticket in the medical tourism. INTER CLINIC is the largest centre of hair transplantation in the Central Europe; it has been operating for over 20 years. "Our hair specialists have been trained in the best hair clinics in Israel and in the USA," Milan Dvorak explained. INTER CLINIC has brought the quality of hair transplantation to such level that it is the only clinic providing a lifetime warranty on the transplanted hair in the Czech Republic. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia. Immediately after the procedure, the client may go back to her/his home or stay in a hotel and enjoy beauty of the city.