30 Year Old Male from USA - Liposuction and More, Very Happy - Colombia

If you’re like me, you found out about Dr. C...

If you’re like me, you found out about Dr. Campbell and Premium Care Plastic Surgery by Googling medical tourism services, and eventually narrowed your search down to Colombia. You probably found the idea of medical tourism to be terrifying, sketchy, and you had no clue where to begin. That was me in early August of this year (last month).

I’m a 30 yr old male that was not happy with his body. I wanted liposuction pretty much on my entire upper torso, as well as my neck. I had spoken to several surgeons here in the USA, paid their ridiculous consultation fees, but the cost of surgery kept me from actually taking the plunge. So I read up Dr. Campbell’s reviews on RealSelf and decided to go for it. And I couldn’t be happier.

Dr. Campbell and his team make the entire process a breeze. I first contacted them in early August, asking for a quote. They got back to me immediately and asked for photos shot from specific angles. I quickly had a quote in hand. I was also told what else would be needed if I decided to continue the process (certain blood tests, passport information, etc). Andrea walks you through it. She writes and speaks perfect English and she kept in constant contact. Within a week, I had my surgery booked for the last weekend of August. Dr. Campbell also took the time to do a phone consultation with me. I already knew he had positive reviews, was educated in the US, and worked with Operation Smile, but hearing his voice (and hearing a fellow American accent) helped put me at ease.

The rest of the process was just a smooth. Andrea is a dream. I was provided with quotes from local hotels, which they booked for me. Once I arrived in Cartagena, they had a driver waiting to take me from the airport to the hotel. I did not have to pay for the driver – it was all included in the package. Conveniently, their office was literally on the same street as my hotel (Hotel Oz). I had a face-to-face consult with Dr. Campbell. After that, Angela drove me to the surgical center to meet the anesthesiologist.

The surgery went great. Cristina was there and stayed with me the moment I regained consciousness, and held my hand while I freaked out since I was disoriented and confused. For those of you who have never gotten lipo, it’s going to hurt for a couple days. You’ll be leaking fluid. But by Day 3, the leaking is over and you’re pretty much good to walk around a little. I’m writing this review two weeks after my surgery and I am fully mobile, with no pain. Just some tenderness and inflammation, which is natural. Results are already extremely apparent. It will take 2 months for the results to be 100%.

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Campbell and his team. His wife is a darling. Cristina is like a walking, talking energy drink. Angela is always asking how I’m feeling, even now that I’m in the US, two weeks after the surgery. Elsie (the nurse) was always checking on me, helping me get out of bed in the mornings and helping me put on my compression garment. The service also included therapeutic massages. Good luck getting that kind of attention in the US! Virginia was my masseuse, and I probably would have put her in my suitcase if I had the space. Dr. Campbell himself even stopped by my hotel room to check up on me. Unlike doctors in the US that refuse to talk to you themselves and make you speak to their nurses, Dr. Campbell has emailed and called, answering all the questions I’ve had about recovery. He even went on Amazon and helped me find some medical garments for my neck, then sent me the links – what other doctor does that? The fact that he does surgeries all day and works long into the night and still maintains so much civility and kindness is really a testament to the wonderful business he and his wife have built.

I know it sounds cheesy, but Dr. Campbell and his team make you feel like you’re part of a family. If you’re on the fence about scheduling a surgery through Premium Care, don’t be. I can’t imagine being in better hands.
Colombia Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
Was this review helpful? {{ voteCountOthers + ' other' + (voteCountOthers == 1 ? '' : 's') }} found this helpful