Betty P., Illinois

Costa Rica
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facelift

I am a registered nurse with specialties (board certification) in infection control and gerontology. I have been to Costa Rica on five occasions for surgery. In June of 2001, I had a tummy tuck, chin/face lift, upper and lower eye lifts, and arm lifts. I lost nearly 100 pounds and needed a lot of loose skin/fat removed.

I went again in March 2002 and had my thighs and breasts lifted. I also had a lot of liposuction done. Then I returned in May of 2003 for revisions of some of the previous work. When you lose as much body fat as I did, it takes a series of visits to attain good results. In November of 2003, I returned and had a hair transplant and more lipo done. In May of 2004, I returned for a medial T-incision thigh lift.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the care and skill of the doctors I saw in Costa Rica. I have trusted them with my life several times, and each time I have had only more respect for them both personally and professionally. I am extremely happy with my results from all my trips.

While in Costa Rica, I stayed at a recovery resort, where I was treated very well. The owners of the resort gave me specialized care and transportation to and from the airport and clinic. Since I am not a world traveler and do not speak Spanish, I found it a very comforting experience to be in their care.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the care and skill of the doctors I saw in Costa Rica.

Last updated on 28 January 2016