The medical tourism industry has really taken off in Vietnam thanks to the opening of additional specialised clinics and the latest technologies, it has been reported.
According to the Thanh Nien News, there are now 53 licensed cosmetic surgery clinics in Ho Chi Minh City alone, 45 of which are specialised clinics while the remainder are hospitals providing cosmetic surgery services.
Dr Tran Thi Anh Tu, a cosmetic surgeon in the country's largest city, revealed: "Vietnamese plastic surgeons at the moment are able to carry out most types of plastic surgery offered elsewhere in the world, like nose jobs, scar removal, breast implants, or liposuction."
According to Dr Tu, private clinics are keen to keep up with technical advances, such as pixel laser skin tightening which is available in the city.
Earlier this year, Vietnam celebrated the opening of its very first medical tourism resort, which operates in the southern seaside town of Vung Tau.
The resort, Medicoast, offers full travel packages that combine professional healthcare services and spa therapies with recreational and travel tours.