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Do you think Costa Rica is safe for cosmetic surgery?

  • 6 years ago

i want to get a tummy tuck and while at it a breast lift or breast implants (silicone ones now that they r safer). also may need a small bit of liposcution.  a plastic surgeon near my home told me the price tag for all this work would be more than 20k.  Wowza. So that made me start reseacrhing and looking for alts like going abroad for surgery. Costa rica sounds most appealing for a recovery.  but is costa rica safe for cosmetic surgery? bad infections more likely? hard to communicate with your doctor? etc.  thnks v. much

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I had great aftercare at Cima. However I had a private duty RN post op for an extra $150 for 12 hrs...well worth it...
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Hello, I had my surgery yesterday and it went well. I had a breast augmentation done with Dr. Chavarria at the san bosco polyclinic. He was very nice. I'm having some muscular pain but it will go away soon. He told me 2-3 days and I think that should be right. I'm staying at Las Cumbres and everything and everybody is really nice. They care a lot and want to make sure that everybody is ok. If you have any questions, please feel free.
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I heard he was good hie do you request him and find out price list. I wanted dime liposuction thx
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wishing you well,and a swift recovery.
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Hello, Thank you secrets. The pain is less intense today and I will be fine. Getting out of bed was a challenge for me the day and following day of surgery but today (2days after) is much easier. I always reached his assistant Jennifer with this email. She is really nice and will give you the quotes when you send some pictures of the area you want to have done and once the doctors checks them out. Usually within maximum 24-48 hours you will get the response. On the day I arrived, I went for my consultation and it went fine. He was very nice and also speaks English. I got my breast augmentation the following morning at 7am and was back at Las Cumbres at 10h30 and doing very well. He only used sedation on me and not general anesthesia so this is why my recovery was quick and easy. This is his email. He also has a Facebook page if you want to check it out. I scheduled my surgery about 2 weeks prior and he fit me in his Schedule without any problem. gchavarria@arrivacostarica.com
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Thank you I appreciate it good luck with your recovery send pics! jen
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Good luck to you and please keep us updated on your recovery. Dr Chavarria is one of the CR surgeons I've wanted to know more about. Enjoy your stay at Las Cumbres. I was there for 3 days following a laser treatment and I liked it very much.
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I just had a tummy tuck, a face and neck lift a brow lift my upper and lower eyes done fat removed from my neck and put in my cheek lines and an acid face peel. I love how I look now. I had the work done at Rosenstock Rossi and Cohen were the doctors. This is my second time to have them do cosmetic work on me. I had them do a facelift, lipo and fat transfer to my butt and the back of my hands 9 years ago. I did have some minor complications after returning this time which I attribute to coming home too soon. I went with two girlfriends who did not have as much done as I did and they pushed to stay minimal time. It is easy to change your flight dates with a doctors note which I did last time but my girlfriends talked me into going back with them. Fortunately I have a great plastic surgeon here that I went to with my complications. He has nothing more than remove a few sutures and is just an eye on everything. I had the incision open on my eyelid the day after returning which was alarming. After my state side surgeon looked at it he reassured me that the eyes are very forgiving and nothing needed to be done. It has healed just fine. We figured it was all the eye drops I was putting in my eyes on the flight back to the states moistened the incisions. I have always found the Dr Cohen & Rossi to to be great at responding to me before going, while i was there and after returning. The surgeon here in the states would have charged $10,000. It cost me around $13,000 for everything including my flight and recovery resort. I have a girlfriend that is dealing with complication from state side surgery from the top plastic surgeon in our area. I sure like my outcome especially for the price I paid. Any time you do surgery there is always possibilities of complications no matter were or who you have do it. I like that neither of the two facelifts they have done for me have left me looking pulled or distorted. I have a very natural much younger look that does not look like I had a facelift. I get a number of comments from friends and acquaintances that I am looking good these day some want to attribute it to my hair cut.(it is good to change your hair style as people attribute your better look to the change in your hair and you can smile and say yes I cut my hair and smile) With all the procedures that I had I was amazed to not be in pain. I was surprised at the minimal discomfort I experienced and the doctors supplied plenty of pain killers and sleeping pills which I did not need. Dr Cohen told me that I would probably be surprised at how little pain I would experience. I love the recovery resorts in Costa Rica it is so nice to be waited on while you are recovering rather than having to depend on friends and family or having to take care of yourself. My favorite is Las Cumbres. I stayed at another this time and did not like it as well. Our last appointment with the doctor before flying back to the states, there was a plastic surgeon from the states that was having all the facial surgery that I had done performed that day. His wife said after they had done a lot of research they felt the more comfortable with Dr Cohen and Dr Rossi than anyone in the states. His wife said the are both planning on coming back for tummy tucks in 6 months. There was a doctor and 4 nurses all unrelated that were having procedures when i had my first facelift done. I have been very pleased with the dental implants I have had done in Costa Rica. Dr Cavallini is very good and I experienced very little pain. You can get an implant done start to finish in a week or just over. It cost me $750 per implant and he guarantees the implant for life. They have a hotel at their facility and will give you a free pick up at the airport. I like spending a couple of days getting my implant then going to an all inclusive resort on the west coast of Costa Rica for a week and enjoying a nice vacation then coming back and taking 3 or 4 days to finish my dental before flying back. You can Google his website Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini
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How much did that cost for all that work? I would like laminates and some liposuction. How do you get in touch with dr's tganjs
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Hello, I am looking into getting a Breast Augmentation CR an I have been researching all the doctors like crazy but they all have up an down comments from the people! No matter where you go there is always going to be bad doctors doesn't matter what country your in, anyways I am looking to find a really good doctor that is good at doing boob jobs! Please message me back, good or bad stories! Thank you :)
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any good or bad story? i want to get a breast augmentation in costa rica and i am trying to find references for a good plastic surgeon. thank you for your comments.
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please send me private messages with your suggestions on who to use or not to use
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You can send it to me at:******** All comments good or bad are appreciated. I want to make a good choice.
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What about dr. Chavarria? PM if you have comments. I'm booked for march.
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I had facelift & breast reduction last month with Dr.Rosenstock & Dr. Cohen. Both are keen on details,precision. Excellent communicators. Very clean,sterile. Hope to return to these Costa Rican doctors again next year for tummy tuck. Prices Much more affordable than here in the States. Casa de la Mariposa medical retreat unsurpassed!.....close to clinic & hospital.
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Does anyone know of Dr. Cohen's work? My friend is going for face and eye lift in Jan. After reading the comments I'm concerned for her.
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Be concerned. Be very, very concerned. I have no personal experience with Cohen or Rosenstock, but I met serveral people who had work with them recently. I won't post anything on a public forum, but pm me and I can probably put you (or your friend) in touch with some of their former patients.
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Yes, be concerned. You can PM me as I have personal experience with these Drs..
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Dear Travir, would you be so kind as to put me in touch with patients that were not happy with Drs. Cohen or Rosenstock. My name for RealSelf is: Valborg Thanks so much
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Would you kindly share your experiences with me. Thanks!
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My experience was horrendous . . . wasn't cohen et al. But I would never travel to a foreign country again for surgery as there is no follow up nor any alternative if things are wrong, but to go to a doc here for repairs etc., costing twice as much. I wish I had just spent the money in the first place.
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Thank you for your response! The lower cost is a big draw for most people. I would meet with the surgeon well in advance of surgery to see if I had confidence in that person. I suppose anything can go wrong even with someone competent.
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