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Costa Rica is internationally recognized as a top-notch medical tourism destination.

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Quality Health Care at a Price You Can Afford

Now you can finally get that procedure you’ve always dreamed of at an exceptionally reasonable price. With a wealth of skilled surgeons and state-of-the-art medical facilities, Costa Rica is internationally recognized as a top-notch medical tourism destination. Find out how you can benefit from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the world, without breaking the bank. 

Why Costa Rica?

With its beautiful scenery, friendly locals and temperate climate, Costa Rica has long attracted travelers in search of adventure and relaxation. What many are quickly realizing is that Costa Rica is much more than an eco-tourism destination. It is also home to highly trained physicians that provide quality health care at a fraction of the cost compared to the United States and Canada.

Each year a growing number of tourists visit Costa Rica to receive cosmetic surgery on what have been dubbed "medical vacations." In an era of rising health care costs and decreased medical coverage, the concept of combining surgery with travel has taken off.

The last decade has seen a boom in the health tourism sector in Costa Rica, especially in the area of plastic surgery. The country’s excellent reputation is directly linked to the professionalism of its internationally-trained doctors and array of cost-effective procedures. In fact, cosmetic surgery is so affordable that the total cost of a medical vacation in Costa Rica including airfare, accommodations and a few days of sightseeing is often far less than the procedure alone would cost in the United States. Plastic surgeries cost a third or even a fourth of what they do in the U.S., without compromising quality or results.

Modern Hospitals & High Standards of Care

Over a million Americans partake in medical vacations every year, and thousands are drawn to Costa Rica’s modern hospitals and private clinics which have Board Certified surgeons, many professionally trained in North America or Europe. They offer patients a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures using the latest technology, at affordable prices.

A face lift in Costa Rica costs around $3, 000 while the same procedure in the States costs anywhere from $7,000 to $15,000. International hospitals are staffed with fully certified bilingual surgeons that cater to foreigners seeking superior medical care. Additionally, the Costa Rica Board of Plastic Surgery offers prospective clients a list of certified and credentialed physicians who are members of the association.

Board Certified Surgeons

Our cosmetic surgeons are recognized for their commitment to cutting-edge techniques in all cosmetic surgery procedures. They have received extensive training in Costa Rica, North America and Europe. Most have been in practice for over a decade and specialize in procedures ranging from body contouring and breast reconstruction to brow and face lifts. Our doctors were some of the first to practice the SmartLipo procedure in Central America, beginning in 2005.

They offer personalized follow-up care, visiting patients regularly after surgery to review progress and address any concerns. The surgery center has top-of-the-line facilities, including modern recovery rooms, a spa and wonderful post-operative care. 

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