Sandra E., Arizona

Panama City, Panama
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Augmentation

I had wanted to get my breasts redone for some time. I already had breast implants, but they had became saggy and misshapen after I had a child in 2000. I saw a plastic surgeon here in Arizona, who e told me that I needed a breast lift and new implants. This would cost $10,000.

I saw an article about medical tourism in an issue of Good Housekeepin, and about the agents who arrange medical travel. I chose one of them, and the agency booked me with a Harvard-trained surgeon in Panama. I had no problems with the trip. It was no different than flying to New York, except I had to go through customs.

In Panama, I got a high-quality surgeon whom I could never have afforded here. He and his team took wonderful care of me before, during, and after the surgery. I saved $4,000 by having my surgery in Panama.

My husband needs about $12,000 worth of dental work (US prices). Once I pay off my surgery on my Visa card, I will accompany him to Panama to get the dental work done. The dentists there are US-trained and certified. The work will cost us less than half, including flight and hotel!

In Panama, I got a high-quality surgeon whom I could never have afforded here. He and his team took wonderful care of me before, during, and after the surgery.

Last updated on 29 November 2015