In line with booming global medical tourism, cosmetic tourism has picked up as an offshoot niche market. Tourists from the affluent nations are flocking to Latin America and Asian countries lured by attractive low cost plastic surgery treatment packages.

The overseas clinics have been highly successful in attracting customers assuring a miraculous transition in their appearance overnight. The customers are promised with achieving voluptuous buttocks, full breasts, a chiseled facial profile with sharp nose and a pronounced jaw line etc. etc. In fact, the desire to look great is getting viral among the global population.

But is the scenario as rosy as it appears to be? However, professional ethics and regulations are being sacrificed at the altar of making fast buck by the so called reputed clinics operating on unscrupulous principles.