Rajiv Grover, himself a cosmetic surgeon, suggested that some companies can trivialise the procedures.
"Companies that advertise [flying abroad for surgery] are seducing people into thinking it's something glamorous to sit on the beach and have a holiday while you are there, but it's a surgical operation," he said.
Mr Grover, who is also secretary to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, urged people that "whether you have surgery here or abroad, you should research the surgeon".
This can prove tricky when having surgery overseas because "you don't see the surgeon until after you arrive and then it's too late, so there isn't a cooling off period".
Recent research conducted by Currencies.co.uk has found that 2.65 million people have been or are considering going abroad for a cosmetic surgery procedure.