Panama Plastic Surgeon
Punta Pacifica Hospital, Suite 166
Panama City, Panama 0808 PA
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4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 stars from 13 reviews See details Hide details
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Happy! - Panama, PA

Dr. Picard-Ami was very attentive and patient with me. I was set mentally on the surgery, but had some fears. He cleared up all of my doubts and saw me 3 times before my surgery because I was so indecisive about the size. He never rushed me and he was very professional in his opinion regarding the kind of size was suitable for me and what I wanted to achieve. The surgery went great, with no complications. The recovery process was not so bad either and his staff helped me along the way (he has the nurse from his office come to your home the next day after surgery as part of the fees you pay -- she helps you shower for the first time and get dressed, which is a great service). In all my follow-up visits, Dr. Picard-Ami was always attentive to all of my questions. I feel so happy with the end result and would highly recommend Dr. Picard-Ami to anyone. Important to note that he speaks English perfectly as he trained for many years in Canada and practiced medicine in the US. A very professional experience here in Panama.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Plastic Surgery with Dr. Picard Ami - Panama City, Panama

My experience with Dr. Picard Ami has been great. I have no regrets. He is characterized for being very attentive & professional, with many years of experience in the field in USA & Panama.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

BreastLift Sept 20 - Panama City, Panama

I really like how professional and friendly my doctor is. His staff is amazing (especially Nitza and the nurse Lily yesterday). He has been awesome about spending time with me and answering my questions. I was so nervous the first visit and he was very calm in dealing with me. Wait times have been on longer side compared to US, but that is always the case in Panama so it is one of those things you come to expect + get used to here. I researched Dr.Picard-Ami in-depth and I was very impressed by his credentials before going in to meet with him. It is very scary looking for a surgeon outside of your comfort zone + when you do not speak the native language of the country well. Not only was Dr.Picard-Ami impressive on paper, he truly cares about his patients, the final outcome + he is an impressive surgeon. He was so wonderful during all the pre + post op meetings so far and I would certainly recommend him to anyone I know based on my personal experience with him here in Panama. I am so thrilled with my results so far!

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Extremely Happy Patient of Dr. Picard-Ami - Panama City, PA

I am so happy I found Dr. Picard-Ami. He did my face-lift, a neck lift, my eyelids, a tummy tuck, and a little sculpting lipo for my sides. I look great and feel great. I highly recommend him. Please feel free to ask me any questions. My results as well as the results of my friends are fabulous! He has taken 15 years off. I look as good as I feel. Dr. Picard-Ami is the best plastic...

5 out of 5 stars Facial

Excellent Work by Dr Picard Ami and Also ….. Viva Panama!

I am very surprised about the comments made by a patient who is obviously very upset with Dr Crespo and Dr Picard-Ami and how she bashes them and my country. Panama is among the best qualified and chosen countries for people to retire. It is one of the best medical destinies for care in most medical specialties because of the high level of training of its doctors and the excellent quality of...

Adios, Tiny Ta Tas! 33-year-old Mom of 4 Ready to Look "Normal"

I've always had small breasts - didn't fill out an A cup and always wore padded bras. I didn't realize it was possible for breasts to sag if you don't really have breasts to begin with. Turns out it is possible. They went from small but kinda cute to minuscule and shriveled up after nursing my four healthy babies for a year each. They look horrific. My wonderful husband loves me no matter...

1 out of 5 stars Facelift

Nightmare! - Panama City, Panama

I was supposed to see Dr. Crespo based on the great results of a facelift that he did for a friend of mine and inquired about him on the website that he shares with Dr. Picard-Ami. Dr. Picard-Ami responded and told me to come for the consultation in Panama City and then they would decide which surgeon would see me. I did that and was very specific in emails before arrival that I was seeking...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing job! Happy with results! - Panama, PA

Very happy I choose Dr. Luis Picard for my surgery in Panama . He fully understood what I was looking for - size , shape and results for my breast implants change with lift combination. I had ZERO POST-op pain - this was a surprising element as I was able to return to work in 2 days. Dr. Picard is very profesional , to the point - just the way I like it. Both of his assistants also done a...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Love my Results and Experience - Panama


5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

I Had i amazing experience

Soy paciente del Dr. gracias a la recomendación de una amiga , quien también fue paciente de Picard-Ami, por lo que he decidido compartir mi gran experiencia para ayudar a otros. Fui operada hace 13 años antes de conocer al Dr Picard-Ami, en mi país de origen , y luego de unos años comencé a padecer de una Capsulación grado 5 ( La más alta) , los dolores y la deformación de mis mamas er...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Universidad de Panama, School of Medicine, Panama, 1983
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Microsurgery Research, McGill Uiversity, Montreal, Canada, 1988
    General Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1989
    General Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 1991
    Cranio and Maxillofacial Surgery, with Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe, Miami, USA, 1992

Treatments offered at Panama Plastic Surgery

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How long after a tummy tuck is performed can you use a marble or earplug to keep the belly button from closing?

Hi: Unless there was a wound healing problem you should not need a marble or any other device to keep the shape and size of the umbilicus to what the... READ MORE

What causes capsular contracture? What is the percentage?

Nobody really knows what causes the capsular contracture. There are several theories however the one most plastic surgeons accept is the one... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for either lipo or a tummy tuck? (photos)

Hi: Because of your skin quality you are not a candidate for liposuction. This would only leave you with extra loose skin. You seem to be a great... READ MORE

Specialist suggested surgically sewing up my large wound instead of continuing w/VAC unit. Need opinion. (photo)

There is no correct answer, both options are possible and depend on multiple factors which are specific to your particular situation. They each have... READ MORE

Help! I am 9 months out from tummy tuck and still have very bad burning and nerve pain (Photo)

Your situation is not easy. There are multiple factor that can be contributing to your pain and because of this you may have to try more than one... READ MORE

I feel the need to urinate right after drinking. Is it normal to have a weak bladder after a Tummy Tuck?

What you are describing sounds more like urinary urgency and this frequently is a sign of bladder irritation, often a urinary tract infection which... READ MORE

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Mommy Makeover Candidates Should Be Finished With Childbearing

Dr. Luis Picard-Ami explains that the ideal Mommy Makeover candidate has finished having kids and is ready to enter a new phase in her life. WATCH VIDEO

Liposuction For Thigh Reduction

Dr. Luis Picard-Ami explains that while liposuction is a popular procedure for the abdomen, it can also be used for thigh reduction. WATCH VIDEO

Liposuction Can Reveal a 6-Pack

Although liposuction can strip the fat between the skin of the abdomen and the underlying muscles, Dr. Luis Picard-Ami stresses that is cannot reveal a 6-pack if the patient hasn't done the exercising beforehand. WATCH VIDEO

Male Breast Reduction: "Why didnt I do This Before?"

Breast reduction isn't just for women! Dr. Luis Picard-Ami reveals that men can also undergo the procedure to decrease the prominence of their breasts. WATCH VIDEO

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