Why Australian medical tourists choose Malaysia?

At Australian Medical Travel, we’ve always found that the people who come to us have two main priorities — they want affordable, high-quality options when it comes to cosmetic surgery abroad, and they also want to be able to recover and relax in excellent facilities in a location that offers culture, shopping and engaging places to visit.

Through our partnership with Sunway Medical Centre, located in Selangor in Malaysia, we are able to offer medical tourism packages that more than meet these two very important criteria.

The best hospital in the world for medical tourism

Sunway Medical Centre has in recent years earned a reputation as one of the best hospitals in the world for health tourism. For instance, it won the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) award for International Hospital of the Year in both 2016 and 2017 (and was nominated again in 2018), while other recent awards include the 2018 Global Health and Travel AwardsAsia Pacific Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year, along with awards in 2016 for Hospital of the Year in Malaysia and Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics Service Provider of the Year.

Part of the reason that Sunway Medical Centre is so widely admired as a facility for cosmetic surgery and dental tourism is that the standards of medical and surgical care in Malaysia as a whole are so high. The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is an agency of the Ministry of Health whose primary function is to ensure that international hospitals in the country provide the best medical tourism facilities possible and that the country remains one of the primary destinations for patients from all over the world seeking cosmetic surgery abroad.

The MHTC’s success in establishing Malaysia as a highly desirable health tourism destination is borne out by the fact that the country has won Medical Tourism Destination of the Year at the International Medical Travel Journal Awards for the last three years (2016 – 2018). Malaysia is also ranked the number one country in the world for medical tourism and overseas healthcare by Nomad Capitalist.

Our experience in dealing with Sunway Medical Centre, and hospitals in Malaysia in general, is that they offer outstanding breast enlargement and breast augmentation procedures, rhinoplasty (more commonly known as nose jobs), eyelid surgery and cosmetic dentistry at substantially reduced rates than you would expect to pay for the same procedures in Australia.

Selangor is hugely popular with Australian medical travelers

However, there are two aspects to health tourism, and for many of our patients, the location has a big role to play in where they finally decide to have their cosmetic surgery or dental work done. Selangor has proven to be the hugely popular location with Australian medical tourists for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the overall standard of living in Selangor is the highest in Malaysia, and it is the most developed state with the largest economy. This means that the facilities in terms of accommodation, dining, transport, and infrastructure are of a very high standard and comparable to those which can be found in Australia’s major cities. Only 20 km from Kuala Lumpur, traveling to and from the capital is also extremely convenient.

Most importantly, the standard of hotels and serviced apartments is extremely high and offers exceptional choice, while Selangor is also well-known for its luxurious spas and resorts. Whether you are recovering from cosmetic dentistry, nose surgery or after having blepharoplasty, there is a style and standard of accommodation to meet your needs. And of course, many of our patients at Australian Medical Travel like to take full advantage of the opportunity to combine a holiday with their medical treatment abroad.

Selangor is ideal for this, as it provides a multitude of options when it comes to things to do and places to go. It has an enormous number of vibrant and exciting shopping districts like Petaling Jaya and I-City in Shah Alam, places of immense historical and religious significance, such as the Batu Caves and the Malay Heritage Museum, adventurous amusement parks and activity centres like Sunway Lagoon in Bandar Sunway, as well as a huge array of natural attractions, such as the Firefly Sanctuary, Kuala Selangor Nature Park, and Kanching Recreational Forest where you can relax and get away from the hustle and bustle.

Speak to AMT about medical travel to Malaysia

At Australia Medical Travel, we are extremely proud of the medical tourism and cosmetic surgery holiday packages to Malaysia that we are able to offer. We are fortunate to be able to partner with Sunway Medical Centre, consistently one of the best health tourism hospitals in the world, and this provides patients with the opportunity to experience first-rate nose surgery, breast enlargement and tooth implant surgery at a fraction of the costs incurred in Australia.

Our patients also have the advantage of being able to experience the most modern and cosmopolitan part of Malaysia, featuring world-class hotels and accommodation, along with an exceptional array of exciting and historic places to visit.

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