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Anyone travel out of country and had plastic surgery good

Anyone travel out of country and had plastic surgery good

Postby brandi27 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:46 am

I am going to have plastic surgery. I am thinking about Costo Reco. Please share good and bad experiences.

Brandi
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Postby brandi27 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:41 pm

Yes, I apply to that board but waiting for access. Not sure if I want to go out of country or not, I guess I will have to research this more.

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Postby D'Arcy » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:18 pm

I've had quite a bit of dental and cosmetic surgery done in Costa Rica, and I'd go back in a heartbeat. The plasticsurgeryjourneys.com website is good, and my own PSs website is www.terminallyvain.com - Dr. Lev, he's done some beautiful lipo and a face lift for me.

Good luck - what are you thinking of having done?

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Postby brandi27 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:28 pm

I would like to get a tummy tuck and BL. I am very scared to go out of country, but my dh says I have to remember on the net you more inlikely only gong to hear about the bad cases. Trying to be open-minded at the same time of being cautious.

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Postby amyyoung88 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:22 am

I am here in Costa Rica for my 2 nd procedure. I go in tomorrow for my tt and lipo. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions. Not only are the costs less, my ps is excellent. If you contact Carolina at the website below, she will take care of you. She makes all the arrangements for you.

Amy
7-28-03 br/ lift hip and arm lipo Dr. Pastor
3-17-06 tt, lipo arms, legs, hips www.costaricanewlook.com
Will add pics once the bruising/swelling go down!
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Postby schuster » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:12 am

I had a facelift and neck lift in Bangkok. I know it was pretty far to travel, but the area I live in does not have a lot of experienced plastic surgeons (ones who perform cosmetic work day in and day out). I'm glad it's over and glad I did it. I especally liked the fact that I was in a hospital for 2 days after surgery.

It's been 9 months since my surgery and I don't even remember the old me. I haven't had any complications except for the usual stuff. I felt very confident with my doctor and will go back if and when I need another procedure.
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Postby tere1998 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:57 am

I had my TT and BR done in Tijuana, Mexico by Dr. Suarez. I'm sooo happy with him, his staff, and the work he did for me!! You can go here to get all the info - www.yourmakeovers.com. I'm going back to get a thigh lift and arm lift, too.
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Postby chiki75 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:51 pm

I had lipo and a tummy tuck with Dr. Julian Morales in Bogota Colombia. Dr. Morales and his staff were excellent and I am very pleased with my results.
Dr. Morales charged me $4500 for both surgeries. This price included all of the surgery related costs, anesthesia, 10 post op therapies and the post op garments. As far as lodging, Dr. Morales offers a package of lodging, 3 meals per day, transportation and a nurse for $90 per day.

I was picked up at the airport went to have my blood work done and then I was taken to the apartment I reserved through Dr. Morales Clinic. The next day i was pick up at 6:30 AM and was taken to the Clinic to have my pre op preparations (which included being photographed, marked for the surgery, bathed in an antibaterial solution, painted with betadine, IV put in and sedated before and epidural was administered). Dr. Morales was there with the anesthesiologist to explain all of the pre op prep and to answer any questions I might have.

The name of the clinic is Medical Spa. Dr. Morales email is jmmedicalspa@yahoo.com, and his website is www.mdmedicalspa.com

Also here is the link to my pictures.

Best of luck,
Chiki
http://www.makemeheal.com/pictures/view ... lbumid=721
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Postby chrissiek » Fri May 19, 2006 5:39 pm

Hi
I can understand how you feel about maybe being a bit nervous about going abroad for plastic surgery, I felt the same way. But I did finally do it and was never happier that I chose Buenos Aires. I had a full tummy tUCk with mr/ face lift and arm lift by Dr Mario Lodolo. The whole thing including 24 nights in a 4 star hotel all surgical fees and two seperate surgeries with one night in the clinic for each surgery was $7400.00 but I used Plenitas which of course was more expensive than going direct to the doctor. For my next round of PS I will go direct to Dr Lodolo(I would not dream of ever letting another plastic surgeon near me) He did such an awsome job.(in my humble opinion) He even makes house calls, the only time I needed to go to his office was for stitches to be removed, all my post op visits were made by the doctor to my hotel..AMAZING!!!
Once I was home in the US I had some concerns (actually questions) about my swelling I emailed him and he responded within 24 hours and even called me at home(in the US) to make sure I was ok...When a doctor shows that kind of compassion it always stuns me because we see little of it here(at least I have never been fortunate enough to find a doctor here that cares that much) I did post pictures in the gallery here if anyone is interested....

hugs
chrissiek
Tummy Tuck w/MR, Arm lift, Face lift
Buenos Aires Sept 2005
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Postby clam » Sun May 21, 2006 12:28 pm

I would definitely check out several opinions, some doctors are great with one patient, then you find out that someone else almost died with the same surgeon. Check out the above mentioned website PS Journeys to thoroughly investigate foreign surgeons!
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Postby chrissiek » Sun May 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Hi clam...
I didn't mean anything by that post please forgive me if it sounded as if I did...There are many fine surgeons in Buenos Aires as well as other countries. I know the incident you are referring to from the woman on PSJ board and please don't believe everything you read, there is way more to that story than is being told there. I know many very pleased patients of this doctor....You know the old saying..three sides to every story..his..hers and the truth..
I too was surprised that no one on PSJ had heard of the doctor you mentioned since so many flight attendants had gone to him and PSJ is mostly for surgery outside the US....best of luck

chrissiek
Tummy Tuck w/MR, Arm lift, Face lift
Buenos Aires Sept 2005
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Postby chiki75 » Wed May 31, 2006 11:09 am

Plastic surgery journeys is a great site to reasearch plastic surgery abroad. I belong to it and enjoy contributing my expirience. If you are thinking of getting surgery outside the US, this is one source that is filled with patient to patient input and info.
The link is www.plasticsurgeryjourneys.com

Happy reaserching to all,
Chiki
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what about post op,,followup,,,stitch removal, etc

Postby Babyboomer » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:50 pm

Sounds great in theory. But, beings the Devil's advocate,,,,what about post op care,,,,stitch removal, etc??
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Postby chrissiek » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:39 pm

Hi babyboomer,
Hey there is nothing wrong with playing devils advocate :twisted: ...When making a decision to travel outside the US we can't be to careful...My post op care in Buenos Aires was far and above anything I could have dreamed of getting here. My doctor came to see me every other day at my hotel which is just amazing(who ever heard of house calls anymore)
He also provides a visiting nurse that of course speaks English as he does.
He removed my stitches before I left, I was there for a long time (24 nights) because I had multiple procedures done...but I do know alot of people arrange with their pcp at home to have stitches removed when they get home...truly...I could not have ordered better after care...I would not hesitate(in fact I am going ) to go again to Buenos Aires alone.
Dr Lodolo also arranges for someone to pick you up at the airport(who speaks english as do most people there_) and they are also available to take you to the clinic for appointments and help you any way they can to make your stay easier....Not a bad deal at all...
Hope that answers some of your concerns :)

hugs
chrissiek
Tummy Tuck w/MR, Arm lift, Face lift
Buenos Aires Sept 2005
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Re: what about post op,,followup,,,stitch removal, etc

Postby chiki75 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:44 pm

Babyboomer wrote:Sounds great in theory. But, beings the Devil's advocate,,,,what about post op care,,,,stitch removal, etc??

Hi Babyboomer,
Dr. Morales (the PS that did my surgery) offers a great post op. Included in the price of the surgery you get 14 post op therapies that include hyperbaric chamber therapy, ultrasound therapy, lymphatic drainage massage and pressure therapy. Also if your surgery requires stictches, you will have to stay 2 weeks in order to remove stitches prior to traveling home. All post op meds are administered during this period as well. I guess it depends on where and who you go to. This is why research is soooo important.
Take care,
Chiki
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