Why not permanently alter your face? People on TV do it all the time. Besides, you’re a grown up, you can do whatever you want! If you’re in the market for a chin tuck, an eyebrow scoot, or a face-pulling-back thing—hey, we’re not the experts here—but you don’t have a lot of disposable vanity cash, then head down to Argentina, which is filled with “reputable doctors who are highly skilled due to a local rage for cosmetic surgery” and where common procedures can cost a third of what they cost in the U.S. Plus, you get airlines miles.
Argentina is a cheap place to visit, even for the weak U.S. dollar, and “companies have sprung up to offer complete packages, including surgery, accommodation and tours.” But be careful and do lots of research first. One official advises that you “check surgeons’ certification, consult references, and communicate directly with doctors, not just via the travel agency.” And, as with surgery anywhere, nothing is guaranteed—just ask this anonymous patient:
“I ended up with a hematoma in my left breast, which is hard as a rock. My right nipple is the size of a silver dollar and my left nipple is the size of a quarter,” she said. “I had nice boobs to begin with. So I went from nice boobs to uneven, crazy boobs.”
“Bargain nip and tuck draws tourists to South America” [Reuters]