Plans for an $11.3M cosmetic surgery tourism complex in Bogota were revealed Monday.
The El Bosque Beauty Clinic Hotel will offer cosmetic surgery plus five-star accommodation to foreigners visiting the Colombian capital.
The complex will contain more than 130 rooms and 40 doctors offices, alongside shops, green space and conference rooms.
Guillermo Rincon, the man behind its construction, said, “When this is finished it will be the first in the country, meeting the needs of a rapidly-growing sector in Colombia.”
According to figures from Medellin’s Cluster of Medicine and Dentistry, around 8,000 medical tourists visited the city in 2010. Cali’s Chamber of Commerce reported 10,000, and Bogota is thought to have around the same number of people visiting from abroad for medical treatment.
According to Colombia’s Trade Ministry the most popular treatments sought by visitors are heart surgery (41%), general surgery (13%), gastric band surgery (10%), plastic surgery (10%), cancer treatment (6%), orthopedic treatment (4%, dental care (2%) and eye care (1%).