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Costa Rica Surgeons

Re: Costa Rica Surgeons

Postby costaricalawyer » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:40 pm

I have placed a few clients with PS in Costa Rica in the past. I have not heard of the doctors that you have mentioned. In Feb there will be a big global medical tourism conference here in San Jose Costa Rica

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plastic surgery overseas = big savings

Postby Joana1973 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:27 am

chatcat wrote:Why does anyone even consider going outside the U.S. ? Doesn't the price of the airline tickets offset the savings? Are there other reasons I am not aware of? Just curious...

Of course not!! From the US to any part of south america the airfare price is between $500 and $1000.
If you go overseas to perform many procedures your savings will be huge!! For example i went to Bolivia at MakeoverTravel center and i did a TummyTuck along with an extensive liposuction of my stomach, abdominal flanks, inner and outer thighs, arms and back and i had a brazilian buttlift (fat injection into your buttocks to augment their volume). Ok, that surgery in Bolivia cost me less than $5,000 but if you ask a quote to any surgeon in the US that surgery would cost you between $15,000 and $20,000. Big difference or not? :)
My Before / After pictures (surgeries done: TummyTuck, extensive lipo, Butt augment with fat G.)
Total surgery cost in Bolivia: $4,900
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Re: Costa Rica Surgeons

Postby blueciel » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:35 pm

If anybody is still looking at Araya in Costa Rica, please stay away from him! He's incompetent and a butcher. There are many fine doctors there and as long as you're doing your research you should be fine.
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Re: Costa Rica Surgeons

Postby luv2paint » Mon May 14, 2012 6:56 am

Here are some answers to all the questions here. I had a complete face lift, brow lift, eyelid lift in Costa Rica with Dr. Araya. He did a beautiful job on my throat - no more turkey neck. His surgery looked very natural in that nobody could detect I had plastic surgery - just commented on how rested I looked - only one person exclaimed: "What did you do to yourself, you look 20 years younger?" I think he is conservative in that I didn't look drastically different ala Joan Rivers. I wish he had pulled a little tighter in some places, but my husband totally disagrees. He likes the result as it is. My complaint is that he didn't take all the stitches out as I thought he was supposed to do and I was left to dig out stitches MONTHS afterwards from my forehead and around my ears. I was NOT happy about that in that it was NOT easy getting these stitches out. I do not have visible scarring at all on my face. Only at the back of my neck is there some scars where hair would hide it.
It is worth going out of the US to get surgery in that health care is superior to what you get in the US in post op care and it is WAY cheaper!!!
I saw work done by Dr. Pino and I would recommend him.
I highly recommend Las Cumbres Inn for post op stay. I LOVED that place. It is so welcoming, beautiful, and the food is great! You'll love being there with others getting their procedures. Many have been there many times for dental work, etc. always staying at Las Cumbres.
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Re: Costa Rica Surgeons

Postby Confused1 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:13 pm

Are there any comments about Dr. Lev?
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Re: Costa Rica Surgeons

Postby punkinhat » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:34 pm

I have heard good things about Dr Lev although I didn't use him myself. He is on the high end price wise, but beautiful facial work reportedly.
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