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Despite U.S. economy, more Americans seeking cosmetic surgery overseas
Date:11/8/2008

Economic downturn and possible recession, the focal point of the presidential campaign, has caused many anxious Americans to put major purchases on hold. Purchases of luxury items - a new car, the family vacation and even some elective procedures, like cosmetic surgery - have all but been eliminated amidst the financial crisis. But savvy consumers aren't waiting for an economic upturn; with a favorable exchange rate in Colombia, they're seeking alternatives overseas.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 8, 2008 - Economic downturn and possible recession, the focal point of the presidential campaign, has caused many anxious Americans to put major purchases on hold. Purchases of luxury items - a new car, the family vacation and even some elective procedures, like cosmetic surgeryhave all but been eliminated amidst the financial crisis. But savvy consumers aren't waiting for an economic upturn; with a favorable exchange rate in Colombia, they're seeking alternatives overseas.

Cosmetic Harmony, a medical tourism company specializing in cosmetic surgery, has seen a dramatic increase in its American clientele, despite a marked drop in procedures performed in the United States. Headquartered in Colombia, with offices in Miami, Florida and Panama City, Pamana, Cosmetic Harmony offers procedures at a fraction of the cost patients would pay elsewhere.

"People who are putting financial decisions on hold until the economy recovers could be waiting a very long time," says Anthony Guidice, Cosmetic Harmony Vice President of Sales. "What we offer, however, are cosmetic procedures that won't threaten so
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