Costa Rica cosmetic surgery didn't last

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  • 6 years ago

i consider i have wasted thousands of $$$ by going to a doctor in Costa Rica for facelift. i have no wrinkles but wanted a slimmer lower face/tight jawline.! i was advised to have my eyes done,against my better judgement ,and frankly they are a mess. for 3 months i looked pretty good,7 months on and i look no different,although if anything my face looks much broader,due to being just pulled behind my ears

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who did your facelift please?
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Dr Cohen.
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I'm considering a rhino in costa rica when I go back for more dental work, this time. Can anyone attest to rhino work done in cr? and also give the doctors name? I am looking at Rosenstock clinic now but can not find any photos.
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I love the doctors at Rosenstock. I have considered having my 30 year rhino redone next year. Maybe the Kate Middleton nose? I just read an article saying that was the most requested. I never thought about her nose before but it is nice.
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rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures. Please research carefully!! I haven't heard of anyone great at noses in Costa Rica. You may want to check out Oscar Suares at CIMA . Saw photos of Dr. Lev's noses and was not impressed. However, he is wonderful at facelifts. Good luck in your search. :)
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I'm with Bunnyman. I don't think there is anyone in CR that has a reputation for doing great nose jobs. I did meet a fellow at a recovery retreat where I was staying that had a very complex nose job with Dr. Lev. I haven't talked to him lately, but I believe he said he was satisfied with his results. Dr Pino does nose jobs and I've heard of several people who were happy, but there have been several reports of problems (post op complications and him not being respponsive) with Pino over the past few years. My CR plastic surgeon says he does less complex rhinoplasty like removal of a hump, but he said my nose was far too complicated and said there was no one in CR with the expertise to do major rhino revision surgery. I am considering Dr Juan Fuentes in Mexico. He is a member of the International Rhinoplasty Society. I went to their web page to see what members they have in Central America. The surgeons in that organization would most likely be the most experienced and skilled and do the highest volume and might be a good resource for you to search.
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Mercedes has wonderful working relationship with all the doctors in Costa Rica. She can give u educated advice on present & future plastic surgery experiences u may choose to know about. The food is exceptional, nothing but fresh & wholesome meals delivered to your room. Much more reasonable prices with her retreat. I have had the pleasure staying @ the Mariposa both in 2012 & again in 2013 & would never stay anywhere else. I feel very comfortable & safe there.
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I agree! Mercedes, her friends and regular guests call her "Mercy" is a lovely person. She is a pleasure to work with, and she and her staff are dedicated to our care. She runs a clean and gracious home, serves wonderful meals and allows you just the right combination of privacy/camaraderie as you recover. I have been there three times over the years and will no doubt return again.
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That is so good to hear! I leave on wednesday to have some dental work and to have Dr. Lev do my eyelids. Can't wait! Thanks for posting!
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I had a horrible experience with Dr. Victor Urzola I will not recommend him. Beware...After an abdomen liposuction with this "Plastic Surgeon" I noticed a couple of lumps on my abdomen. I asked Dr. Urzola about it, and he recommended to wait since it was only a couple of weeks after my surgery. He told me "Not to worry in case that the lumps does not go away I will remove it, and it will only take 15 minutes and it wont be necessary to put me to sleep that a local anesthesia will suffice and it will not cost me extra money. I waited a little over a year, and I also took care of myself by using compression garments plus a good diet and exercise but the lumps never went away. BTW I live in the US, but I am from Costa Rica. On my following trip to CR; I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Urzola. I once again explained to him the issue with the lumps, and also reminded him about him removing the lumps. This time his attitude was kind of rude, but I thought maybe is just me. He told me that he could not do it right at that moment and told me to reschedule another appointment which I did. The day before my little surgery to remove the lumps I got a phone call from his assistant telling me that "Dr. Urzola would not be able to do the surgery because there was some construction work going on in the building and he could not do it, and the only way that he can get it done is to do it in another clinic but I had to pay for the clinic expenses". Needless to say, Dr. Urzola not only did a bad job, but also did not put any effort to resolve his malpractice instead he wanted to get more money from me. In conclusion, I thought things happens for a reason, and I much rather get the lumps remove here in the US since I think plastic surgeons in the states are more respectable and professional even if it means to pay a little extra money.
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I don't know how long a facelift is actually supposed to last. I have been very pleased with the work done, but at the same time I am painfully aware that the changes I do not wish continue to accelerate with the years..... Still it is comforting that I look at least ten years younger than my chronological age. And I am thinking about returning for a little freshening up. Cheers everyone. Thank you for being a part of this forum. Who would help look out for us, if not each other? I appreciate every one of you!
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Hi CarenTX is there a clinic u can refer? A number as well. Please!
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Hi CarenTx is there a doctor you would refer based on your experience? If so would you please advise the name and number???
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Rosenstock for facelift, breasts. Dr Lev for neck/chin. Both are very good at what they do.
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This of course is just your opinion ,as my friend Kaye,especially, had the most terrible results and treatment with Rosenstock,but i do know of people who had excellent results with Lev.
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Face lifts last 8-10 years. I just had my second after 9 years. My latest was more of a lift than a pull and came out great. It is a new technique to avoid the pull look. Of course the results are going to depend on the doctor you use. I had the Rosenstock team do both of mine and were please with both. I love getting all the comments about how good i am looking without anyone realizing it is a facelift. No pulled facelift look just a very natural look. I cut my hair just after my surgery and many think it is the hair cut that has me looking so much better.
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Has anyone had experience with Dr Carlos Barrera and his recovery retreats? Also, he was with Casa Marino, Face Lift Mexico, but left several years ago. Does anyone know why Dr Barrera left Casa Marino? Now, Dr Koelliker has taken his place. He also performed Pat Marino's facelift. His recovery retreat, simple sort of hospital-ish is actually one of two. The other is a Bed and breakfast.
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Who was your doctor? Thanks
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I had extensive dental work (multiple root canals & crowns, bridges) done by Dr. Luis Kaver,and also LASIK eye surgery by Dr. Paul Flikier in SAn Jose and was very pleased wit the results, cost about 1/3 of Cdn. price for both and was BETTER service!

both gave me hteir personal cell phone numbers to call, which I did, and talked with them, for follow-up..how many Drs./dentists in USA/Canada give you their direct cell phone #'s and you can actually REACH them and talk directly with them rather than a support staff member, secretary, booking manager or receptionist?
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Yes COG.....its all so scary,and i cant initerate enough that surgery in a foreign country needs a great deal of thought and must consider the related risks.
While some people have been happy with Rosenstock-Lieberman.....many people are not,and i have seen first hand the dreadful results that this clinic has done.
And i advise anyone to never post on their forum,for if one make the slightest complaint,they will be savaged most cruelly.It happened to me ,and without doubt they have a huge number of trolls on their board who will endeavor to make you a blithering wreck....horrid horrid people,especially one woman who often arranges transport/accomodation,..........odd thing is she has never had plastic surgery herself,and yet seems to be such a knowall.
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Also, there are people who work for other doctors who post on forums and bad mouth their competition so they don't go to them. You have to be careful with the sources. Some people have not taken care of themselves once they leave. Infections usually are due to poor followup care.
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Sounds like she never will be happy. I knew someone who had a chin implant and they did not want it in but the doctor talked them into it. It was done so poorly and looked awful and had infections. I think at the end of the litigation she got money to have it taken out by another doctor. But still left scars.

Those consent forms even when I take my children or anyone else in I always write on them real small but readable. I think years ago someone did not want to take it with my writing on it and kept telling me I could not be seen if I wrote on the form. But if you really read every line you are agreeing that the doctor can do what he thinks is best regardless of how you feel about it. SCARY!
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Gosh yes COG......i had,nt thought of the consent form.
This woman i know went to a well known plastic surgeon,and she claims he bodged up her nose,lips,cheeks and breast,but to be honest she is forever having something done,so its difficult to apportion blame ,and i actually feel a tad sorry for the doctor....for in my opinion she looks extremely good,and i wished i looked half as good.
This woman is spoiled beyond belief and her only hobby appears to be plastic surgery,and sadly some people never know when to stop,and doctors are not miracle workers.
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In the end she will get very little compared to all the pain, suffering, and heartache. I have seen this happen before even when doctors are completely negligent. One doctor even recently tried an experiment without telling my mom on her varicose veins. She paid for one thing and got another without her knowledge. She was okay after a while and she is not suing but this is how blatant and arrogant our doctors have become. I always write in on the patient consent form only after discussion and agreeing with the doctor will allow treatment. The consent form gives away to many of our rights otherwise.
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Actually 'COG'...... i believe you are right,as a woman i know is suing a New York doctor and its already been more than 2 years,and i personally believe she should give up on it now,as i reckon it will go on for years,and at the end i doubt she will win.!
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