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Serbia, nestled in the middle of Central and Southeast Europe, is a country that weaves together a rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Influenced by various civilizations in history, Serbia boasts a captivating blend of ancient monuments, medieval architecture, and modern innovations. From the medieval fortresses of Belgrade and Novi Sad to the preserved monasteries of Fruška Gora, Serbia's historical landmarks are a must visit.

The country's diverse landscapes offer an enchanting mix of experiences. From the lush greenery of Šumadija to the terrain of the Balkan Mountains, Serbia's natural beauty captivates adventurers and nature enthusiasts. The meandering rivers - the Danube, Sava, and Drina - create picturesque valleys and offer calm spots for relaxation.

Belgrade, Serbia's vibrant capital, offers a unique energy that blends historic charm with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe. Its busy streets, lined with lively cafes, beautiful art scenes, and dynamic nightlife, represent the city's young and romantic soul. Novi Sad, with its cultural festivals and the iconic Petrovaradin Fortress, adds to Serbia's cultural richness.

Serbia's hospitality shines through in its warm welcome to visitors, inviting them to explore its diverse cuisine, colorful markets, and traditional customs. From dishes like ćevapi, gibanica and sarma to delightful desserts such as knedle, krempita and slatko, Serbian cuisine delights the taste buds with its flavors and variety.

Beyond its historical and natural marvels, Serbia extends an invitation to experience its blend of tradition and contemporary living, promising travelers an unforgettable journey through its fascinating landscapes, culture and history.

Serbia is a little known but excellent medical tourism destination, which offers:

  • Affordable – High quality treatments and procedures at low prices

  • Accessible – Direct low-cost flights from all major European cities, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv as well as great connections from North America and China

  • Welcoming – Superb food, climate and above all people

  • Professional – Highly experienced and qualified health practitioners, equal to any worldwide

  • High-tech – Employing the latest technologies and techniques

  • Nature – Beautiful locations by forests, lakes and in mountains

A city with a river

Some of the places to visit in Serbia if you want to enjoy a summer vacation:

Lake Palic

Located near the town of Subotica in the Vojvodina region, is one of Serbia's most picturesque lakes. Known for its crystal-clear waters and lush surroundings, it's a popular destination for both relaxation and recreation. The lake's shoreline features numerous cafes, restaurants, and walking paths, making it a charming place for a leisurely stroll or a lakeside meal. Visitors can swim in the clean waters, rent paddleboats, or simply relax in the sun on the sandy beach. The area around the Lake is suitable for wine admirers, as it has many family owned wineries with pleasant hosts who are awaiting to make to feel at home.

Palic Lake in Serbia
Lake Zaovine in Serbia

Lake Zaovine

Tucked away in the Tara National Park in western Serbia, Lake Zaovine is an untouched gem surrounded by pristine nature. The lake's tranquil waters are nestled amidst thick forests, creating an setting for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Visitors can explore hiking trails that lead to stunning viewpoints, go fishing, or rent a boat to explore the lake. The surrounding wilderness is home to diverse nature, making it the location for wildlife enthusiasts. With its remote location and natural beauty, Lake Zaovine offers a calm and secluded vacation experience.

Lake Vlasina

Situated in southeastern Serbia, is a beautiful lake that offers a peaceful escape into nature. This lake is known for its clean and cool waters, making it an ideal destination for swimming, kayaking, and picnicking. The surrounding meadows and hills are perfect for hiking, bird-watching, and stargazing due to minimal pollution. Lake Vlasina is also a unique place to experience rural Serbian life, with traditional villages and warm hospitality. Visitors can stay in cozy guesthouses and enjoy homemade Serbian cuisine for an authentic and relaxing vacation.

Lake Vlasina in Serbia

Some of the places to visit in Serbia if you want a winter vacation

Kopaonik mountain during winter in Serbia


Serbia's top mountain resort and a year-round vacation destination. Located in the southern part of the country, it's renowned for its stunning natural beauty and a wide range of recreational activities. In the winter, Kopaonik transforms into a snowy paradise, perfect for skiing and snowboarding, with numerous slopes and modern facilities. In the warmer months, the mountain offers hiking trails, mountain biking, and adventure sports. The pristine forests and diverse nature make it ideal for nature enthusiasts. Kopaonik also has a variety of hotels, restaurants, and wellness centers, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and outdoor adventures.


A serene mountain region in western Serbia, known for its rolling hills, lush meadows, and authentic Serbian hospitality. This destination is perfect for those seeking a peaceful vacation in nature. Visitors can explore charming villages, enjoy traditional Serbian cuisine, and relax in the clear mountain air. The region offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, and paragliding. Zlatibor is also famous for its dairy products, making it an excellent place to savor local cheeses and cream-based specialties. With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, Zlatibor is an ideal destination for a tranquil mountain retreat.

Zlatibor mountain in Serbia
Tara national park in Serbia

Tara National Park

Located in western Serbia, is a pristine natural wonderland that's perfect for travelers looking to connect with nature. The park is home to the magnificent Drina River canyon, which offers stunning panoramic views and opportunities for river activities like rafting. Tara is rich in biodiversity, with dense forests, serene lakes, and a wide array of wildlife. Hiking and biking trails crisscross the park, allowing visitors to explore its beauty at their own pace. For those who seek a peaceful and secluded vacation, Tara National Park provides an ideal escape into the heart of nature.

Healing Travel is your trusted friend and partner in exploring Serbia's top-tier medical experts. While Serbia presents numerous benefits for medical tourism, selecting esteemed healthcare professionals is extremely important for a secure and favorable journey. Key hubs for accessing medical tourism include Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, and Subotica cities. While Belgrade stands as the primary hub, you can opt for a combined journey from Serbian cities to the Serbian lakes or mountains alongside your medical procedures.

  • What is a brow lift?
    Brow lifts are procedures in which the eyebrow area is tightened. It is also called forehead lift. This procedure aims to give patients a more youthful look.
  • Do brow lifts look natural?
    The brow lift tightens the area around your eyes and eyebrows, which shows your aging. This procedure can be done to look very natural. It is necessary to choose a good doctor and reputable clinic to do this and of course, research what kind of results you want to have.
  • What can I not do after brow lift?
    It is necessary to rest for a couple of weeks after the surgery, when it to extreme physical activities. Rest with to physical activity at all is recommended a couple days following the procedure.
  • How long is the recovery after a brow lift?
    The recovery period varies from person to person, but mostly, patients can expect swelling or bruising in the first week or two. After that, normal activities can mostly be continued and after a few months, the final results can be seen after the body is adjusted to all the changes and healing is done.
  • Is there a non-surgical treatment with brow lift results?
    While there are procedures which offer similar results, like botox, the surgical procedure (brow lift) offers a different extent of results. This all depends on what the patient wants so, consult with your doctor about the results and lasting of results which you want.
  • Can a brow-lift treat wrinkles on my forehead?
    Yes, since brow lifts tighten the skin on the forehead, the wrinkles are smoothened. However, for fine line wrinkles and damage to the skin, you might consider fillers or some other option combined with this process. Consult with your doctors.
  • What is liposuction?
    This is a type of a surgery where fat is suctioned out of the places of the body.
  • How long can liposuction last?
    Liposuction provides effects which last for a long time. On the other hand it is necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle afterwards to maintain the results.
  • Does liposuction remove fat forever?
    This procedure removes the fat cells, which don’t appear back. If you maintain your weight and a healthy lifestyle, the results will last long.
  • What areas can you have liposuction?
    Usually, liposuction is performed at the area of the body which typically collects more fat, such as thighs, legs, gluteus, arms and stomach.
  • How does liposuction work?
    There are different types of liposuction. Next to traditional liposuction, there are laser assisted liposuction and ultrasound assisted liposuction. Typically, it involves making a small incision, inserting a tube and suctioning the extra fat out of the area.
  • Can liposuction treat cellulite?
    Liposuction is not exactly meant for clearing the effects of cellulite. Other procedures are designed specifically for that.
  • Is liposuction painful?
    This procedure is done under anesthesia, so the procedure itself is not painful. After the anesthesia wears off, there might be some uncomfort or swelling, but there’s medication to ease it.
  • Can liposuction be done again?
    Yes, it can be repeated. If there is some fat left or if further contouring is wanted. Before this is done, it is necessary for the previous effect to heal.
  • Does liposuction leave scars?
    Liposuction leaves really small and not really noticeable scars, since the incisions made are small. The scars continue to fade with time and adequate care.
  • Is it normal to regret cosmetic surgery?
    For some people, the period right after the surgery can be a confusing time, since you’re not healed yet, and you can’t really see the results as they are. Take some time to get to that stage. If afterwards, you are not satisfied, you can always consult with your doctors.
  • What if I am not happy with cosmetic surgery?
    It’s important to do your research and talk thoroughly with the doctors about how you want to look. Look at their previous work and imagine it on yourself. Thorough research like this is recommended.
  • What causes people to do plastic surgery?
    People usually get cosmetic surgery to change parts of their body that are unusual, for example men remove excessive breast tissue, people change a broken nose or so on. Also, some people change their appearance into a certain way they want to look, for example they want a pointier nose or a stronger jawline. Remember, what you do with your body is your choice and you have the right to change it if it will make you happier.
  • Cosmetic surgery cost?
    Depending on the type of surgery, the cost tends to be a couple thousand dollars. Minimally invasive procedures can be even less than that. Generally speaking, prices can vary a lot from country to country, that’s why you should do your research and find out how procedures can be done in a better way, for a lower prices in some places of the world.
  • Difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery?
    Cosmetic surgery aims to enhance a person’s appearance, whereas plastic surgery is linked to that purpose, but also, reconstructive ones - when a person had an injury or if a person is born with anomalies. Both terms are very similar to each other.
  • What are the risks with cosmetic surgery?
    Risks connected to this kind of surgery are like any other regular surgery. It includes bleeding, blood cloths, infestions, allergic reactions and so on. That all depends on the skills of the doctor, the clinic and patient’s health state or genetics. Consult with your doctor of choice when you choose to undergo this procedure.
  • How do I recover from cosmetic surgery?
    It depends on the type of surgery that you had. Generally, you should rest for a few days or weeks depending on the type of surgery. There may be a certain diet or activity restrictions for a while which you should follow. This all depends on the type of surgery that you had and your health state in general at the time of the surgery. Consult with your doctors.
  • What is augmentation of the breast?
    This is a surgical procedure, in which the size of the breasts is enhanced. There are a couple of methods to do it, next to the most famous breast implants.
  • How painful is breast augmentation?
    Some mild pain is expected after the procedure for about 3 to 5 days. After that, the pain softens even more and recovery doesn’t take long. It’s important to follow doctors’ instructions for the period of recovery.
  • Does breast augmentation feel natural?
    Newer implants are designed to mimic a natural feeling of a breast. For instance, silicone implants are gel like, and do give a natural impression. Silone ones can also suit patients who have more breast tissue.
  • How long do breast implants last?
    Typically, you can expect your implants to last for 10-15 years. After that, they need replacement. Some small percentage can expect them to last less than 10 years or over 15.
  • Can I breastfeed with implants?
    If the cuts were made around the milk ducts, avoiding them, then you should have no problem with breastfeeding. These sort of things should be discussed with your doctor before the surgery is done. The feeding is considered safe and can’t harm the baby in any way.
  • What kind of implants exist?
    There are two main types of implants: silicone and saline. The silicone ones are filled with silicone gel and feel quite natural. The saline ones are filled with sterile saltwater after insertion and can be adjusted when it comes to their size.
  • Is there an age limit for breast augmentation?
    There is no specific age limit when it comes to breast augmentation. There could be health related limits, but that is individual so consult with your doctors.
  • Does breast augmentation leave scars?
    Scarring is expected with any sort of surgery. However, there are techniques which are used to minimize the scarring. Also, these scars fade over time or by using treatments. Generally, scars are very subtle and don’t show.
  • Is rhinoplasty safe?
    The majority of these procedures have minimal risks, so it is considered to be very safe. It’s important to choose a good doctor and a reputable clinics for this procedure. Think a lot in advance about what sort of results you want to have.
  • What is the best age for rhinoplasty?
    There is no specific age range which is the best for this kind of procedure. Typically, it’s done in the late teens or twenties. The nose usually stops the major growing and changes in that period. After that, some changes with age can be expected, but very, very minimal.
  • How painful is a rhinoplasty?
    The pain after the surgery is not as bad as people might think or as it seems. Patients rate the pain of the recovery right afterwards from 0 to 4 out if 10.
  • What if I hate my nose job?
    It’s not so common that the patients are not satisfied with the results of the procedure as it may appear in movies or series or general people talk. However, if that is the case, a revision rhinoplasty is an option. Think about the desired results a lot in advance and consult with your doctor.
  • How is rhinoplasty done?
    There is an open kind and closed kind of rhinoplasty. If an open rhinoplasty is performed, an incision is made across the strip of tissue between the nostrils, whereas if a closed rhinoplasty is performed, incisions are made inside the nostrils.
  • How long is the healing process after rhinoplasty?
    The healing process usually last about a week or two, where some bruising or swelling with mild pain can be expected. The final results can be seen in a couple of weeks or months, after all the swelling is gone. Pain is manageable with prescribed medication.
  • Can you choose the shape of your nose after rhinoplasty?
    Yes, in the consultation meetings, you can discuss with your doctor about the desired results. The results differ from person to person, based on their face structure, that’s why a talk with the doctor will help you get a realistic picture of the results in the future.
  • What is abdominoplasty?
    Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure in which the shape or appearance of the stomach area is changed. This can include fat removal, stretch mark removal, skin tightening and other.
  • How painful is abdominoplasty?
    It is normal to feel some sort of pain (which is not extreme) after the surgery. It is necessary to rest and recover in this period. Follow doctors’ instructions for the healing period.
  • How much weight can be removed by abdominoplasty?
    It depends on how much fat and extra skin there is in your tummy area. Typically, patients lose a couple of pounds.
  • Who should not get abdominoplasty?
    Patients must be in good health when they undergo this procedure. BMI must not be over 30. You should be near your desired and stabilized body weight to do this.
  • Can I exercise after abdominoplasty?
    Yes, you can and it’s also advised to do so. After the healing process is done, exercise is good for you, but you should consult with your doctor about how difficult and active the exercises should be. In the beginning, lighter exercise is recommended.
  • How is abdominoplasty performed?
    The surgeon makes an incision at the lower area of the abdomen, removes extra skin, suctions the fat, tightens muscles and skin. The incisions are made in the bikini area typically and the scars fade over time.
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