Plastic and cosmetic surgery Costa Rica´s Medical Tourism Technological advances Plastic Surgeons


Breast Reduction and Breast lift

Breast reduction may give women with large pendulous breasts relief from a variety of problems, from back and neck pain and irritated skin to skeletal deformities and breathing difficulties.


(Correction of male breast excess)

From the Greek words for "womanlike" breasts, gynecomastia is a condition affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Today derma to lumpectomy is a procedure usually considered secondary or ancillary to liposuction. Liposuction alone causes skin contraction, which may correct the entire problem or will, at least reduce the extent of any subsequent skin resection.


The number of fat cells in the body is established by the time a person reaches puberty. After this period these cells act like balloons, so when we gain weight these cells augment their size, because they're storing more fat.

Lower Body Lift

Not only has body contour surgery emerged and increased in numbers, but the age spectrum for both male and female body contour surgery has also been greatly expanded to include much younger patients on one end of the spectrum and much older patients on the other.


Media Coverage

July 30, 2003

Combining surgery with R&R

Privacy, low cost makes Costa Rica a hot destination for tummy tucks

“I needed a tummy tuck,” said Burns, 55, who began contacting plastic surgeons in the Atlanta area where she lives. On a Budget, she wanted a breakdown of the costs (surgery, anesthesia, hospital stay, etc.) and a total, but doctors would only give estimates. When one estimate hit $18,000, Burns took her research to the internet, and soon surfed her way to an obesity surgery site group on Yahoo
( ). “And that,” she said, is where I heard about Costa Rica.”

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