While a lot of women would jump on a plane to undergo a nip and a tuck without having to answer questions about their change of appearance, there’s a growing trend for women to seek out shorter weekend getaways for their beauty overhaul.
Port Macquarie skin expert Shelley Laing said she’s seen a spike in the number of Sydney women who want to get out of the Sydney, for a little pick me up.
“Every woman wants to look younger and feel confident, but is often worried about what others will think,” said Mrs Laing.
“More and more women are choosing to travel for their beauty treatments,” she said.
“They don’t want to have to justify things to their nosey neighbours.”
“Once they are spending on getting work done, privacy is really important to them.”
“Often that means getting out of town for the treatment.”
“There’s also been quite a lot of backlash with procedures going wrong overseas, women are now preferring to get the work down closer to home – or at least in Australia.”
Mrs Laing said the main benefits of getting beauty treatments done in a different city, as apposed to a different country, include:
- Recover in privacy from cosmetic surgery – in quiet secluded surroundings
- Short travel time – instead of flying overseas, choose a closer destination
- No questions from nosey neighbours – no explanations
- Share experience with close friends – have a mini break with friends
Mrs Laing said busy women need time out but don’t have to go overseas for anti-ageing treatments.
“It’s great that everything can be done more locally,” she said.
Over 6.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures are performed worldwide each year and many of these are combined with holidays to ensure they are recovering out of sight.
Shelley Laing owns and operates the successful Beachside Medi Spa in Port Macquarie, specializing anti-ageing and laser treatments.
For more information about anti-ageing treatments in Port Macquarie visit www.cosmetictransformationretreat.com.au