Why Canadians Come from Windsor to the US for Plastic Surgery

8 Reasons Windsor Patients Flock to the US for Plastic Surgery

Canada is known for its world-class healthcare system, but when it comes to elective procedures like plastic surgery, many Canadians choose to cross the border from Windsor, ON into the United States.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we have helped hundreds of our Canadian neighbors look their best and feel their most confident!

Just as every patient has her or his own reason for wanting plastic surgery, there are several reasons behind the trend of ‘Windsor – ites” crossing the border to get cosmetic surgery in the States.

In this article we take a look at some of the key factors motivation Canadians to come to the States for plastic surgery at AMAE Med Spa.

  1. Greater Availability Plastic Surgery Procedures

Many of our Canadian patients have told us that the US offers a more extensive array of plastic surgery procedures compared to those available in Windsor, ON.

  1. Cutting-Edge Plastic Surgery Techniques that Aren’t Available in Windsor

Perhaps because Hollywood – the home of plastic surgery – is located in the US, American plastic surgeons often adopt advanced surgical techniques and technologies more rapidly, providing patients with the latest innovations in the field. Windsor patients may seek US plastic surgery to access innovative treatments and procedures that have not yet gained approval in Canada.

  1. Detroit is Closer to Windsor than Toronto

Of course, larger cosmopolitan cities like Toronto also offer a wide array of plastic surgery options. But most patients prefer the 30-minute drive from Windsor to AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI over the 4 hour drive (300Km) drive up the 401 to Toronto!

This is especially important, since most plastic surgery procedures require a follow up visit a week or two later.

  1. Lower Priced Plastic Surgery in US than Windsor

We know the exchange rate isn’t currently in the USA’s favor – but even taking the exchange rate into consideration, plastic surgery procedures in the US can be more competitively priced compared to Canada, especially when considering the comprehensive care and advanced techniques offered.

  1. Shorter Plastic Surgery Wait Times in US than Windsor

Getting plastic surgery is a big decision, and once’s you’ve decided to move forward you don’t want to have to wait for months to book your plastic surgeon. Our Windsor, ON patients often find that they can schedule their desired procedures much more promptly in the US, reducing the wait times associated with some elective surgeries in Canada’s public healthcare system.

  1. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Many patients from Windsor are drawn to US plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali who are board-certified and renowned for their expertise. Board certified US plastic surgeons have received extensive training and are known for their exceptional skills.

Tight regulatory oversite also contributes to American plastic surgeons having a consistent track record of delivering safe, effective results that attracts Windsor, ON residents seeking top-tier care.

  1. Confidential Plastic Surgery

We have had more than one of our Canadian plastic surgery patients tell us that Windsor is “one big small town”. And while we admire the “neighborliness” of Windsor, many patients don’t want it known that they’ve “had work done”.  So, some Windsor residents choose US plastic surgery centers for the added level of privacy and discretion they offer. This can be particularly appealing when individuals wish to keep their cosmetic enhancements more confidential.

  1. Windsor Patients Combining Travel with Plastic Surgery

It’s no secret that Canadians love to cross the bridge or tunnel from Windsor and take advantage of the great shopping in the Detroit area – especially at upscale Somerset Mall, as well as our fantastic Outlet Malls like Great Lakes Crossing. So, it’s a natural to take a few days off work and combine your aesthetic procedure with some fun shopping. 

Luxurious AMAE Plastic Surgery in lovely upscale Birmingham, MI – and our new, state-of-the-art LaBelle Surgical Center are only 15 minutes away from Somerset Mall and Great Lakes Crossing!

US Plastic Surgery for Windsor Patients

Canada has a world-class healthcare system, and most Americans are jealous of your OHIP universal healthcare. But when it comes to plastic surgery there are many reasons why Canadians choose to come from Windsor to the Detroit area.

Windsor residents come to the US for plastic surgery due to the broader range of available procedures, the expertise of board-certified plastic surgeons, increased privacy, competitive pricing, shorter wait times, personalized care, opportunities for a little vacation, modern facilities, and access to emerging treatments.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI we love our Canadian neighbors and our many patients from Windsor, ON. If you are considering coming to the US seeking plastic surgery enhancements, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali in beautiful Birmingham, MI today – and we’ll help you love the way you look and feel.

Plastic Surgery for Windsor Patients: 248.335.7200