Plastic surgery's affordable to all

Plastic surgery's affordable to all

There are 169 comments on the Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 17, 2006, titled Plastic surgery's affordable to all. In it, Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Plastic surgery isn't just for the rich and famous anymore. It actually seems to attract the low- and lower-middle-income crowd more than others.

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Flying Patient

Basildon, UK

#96 Jul 6, 2008
try www.theflyingpatient.com there are very inereting packages for cosmetic surgery abroad
Brenda

AOL

#97 Aug 11, 2008
Yvan, I would be very interested in any advise you might have to help avoid mistakes with "gosculptura" surgeries. I have sent a deposit for "6 areas liposuction" scheduled for November 2008. I've never done anything like this so any inside information would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Brenda
Yvan wrote:
Hi all -
While it is possible to have access to the same quality plastic surgery procedures as in the USA but at savings reaching 70%(example: tummy tuck + complete body lipo around us $5995, including Food and Hotel), there are a few key mistakes to avoid when planning a surgery abroad.
Folks: a plastic surgery abroad is not for everyone and is a serious undertaking. It is not really a vacation...
I have been working for many years as lead patient care manager for a big medical tourism company organizing plastic surgery in argentina http://www.gosculptura.com/plasticArgentina.p ... and have dealt with hundreds of patients. I wish to inform and caution readers of this forum on the key mistakes to avoid (i have seen patients make many mistakes when planning their plastic surgery in argentina)
on top of my list:
1- what should you do to ensure your safety on medical trips?
2- what are the key mistakes to avoid when having a surgery abroad?
3 - what happens really when you have a surgery abroad?
4 - what are the most critical questions you must ask your surgeon before you
even leave your country to ensure an orderly process?
5 - what general questions must you ask in the pre-operative phase?
6 - how can you avoid surgeon communication mistakes especially when not
having a face to face consultation until you fly to your destination?
As I said, I worked with hundreds of different patients and saw mistakes as patients planned their plastic surgery in argentina http://www.gosculptura.com/plasticArgentina.p .... I just wish to share them here.
Before I invest a lot of my time in this, is anyone here interested in initiating a discussion and debating on these topics?
I believe that this would be informative to all and help the community make wiser decisions…
best -
yvan
patient care manager
gosculptura
www.Gosculptura.Com
JenJen

Mchenry, IL

#98 Aug 27, 2008
I am going to have breast augmentation done. I was thinking of going through Dr.sayyes. Has anyone gone through them. I have my concerns. I wonder if the drs they choose are good drs. Has anyone gone through drsay yes. Please help. I need some advice. Thanks
Veronica

Los Angeles, CA

#99 Sep 3, 2008
Ann Marie wrote:
I would like to share my experience with all of you. I did Rinoplasty, Lipo and Breast Implant in Bogota-Colombia in a Clinic Call CORPO PERFEITO www.clinicorpoperfeito.com , I was surprised how good their service is and how unique are there treatment with International patients, I felt like home and also the results are very good. I definetelly reccommend. Also the price is not even close to what I would pay here in the USA.
This is the owner posting. I saw this Clinic on other pages and forums. They charge 5-6 times what Colombians pay for the same service. Go directly to the doctors.
Gail Perry

Pinellas Park, FL

#100 Sep 3, 2008
Anyone who thinks plastic surgery is affordable for all lives in a dream world.
Ellen

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#101 Oct 2, 2008
Hello, anyone here in Buenos Aires for the month of Oct for plastic surgery or else with PLENITAS ?

Pls email me sxm4fun@yahoo.com, would like to share experiences.
Ellen

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#102 Oct 2, 2008
could you pls contact me , similar problem
sxm4fun@yahoo.com, ellen
Natali

United States

#103 Oct 24, 2008
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AcuAids designed by a Physician and Acupuncturist Dr. William Schneider D.C., FIAMA, Dipl.Ac. AcuAids is a way of doing Acupuncture without needles, incorporated with Neuroprogramming and Hypnosis. The system includes an instructional DVD, CD a reference card and enough AcuAids magnetic patches for one month, a complete program.

Dr. Schneider has had great success using the product in his Holistic Health center.

The product is currently retailing for $39.99. You can see more of our product line at www.acuaids.com/BreastEnlargement.html . You can email me at admin@acuaids.com
Gail Perry

Pinellas Park, FL

#104 Oct 24, 2008
Actually I haven't heard anything but claims about hot flashes, which is only a problem for a specific number of women -- and it has nothing to do with the surgery. And I can't imagine recovering from it faster than I did, without acupuncture.

I'm sorry, but it's just disgusting that you would advertise here.
Cristina Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

#105 Nov 9, 2008
You can find affordable prices on plastic surgery procedures for the face and body performed by renowned professionals and healthcare specialists in Barcelona.Spain.
http://www.cirugiaesteticabarcelona.es
moira

Huddersfield, UK

#106 Nov 9, 2008
please help, has anyone been to gosculptura india,or if they are good or not ?
Ivy

United States

#107 Jan 26, 2009
I went for surgery with http://www.affordableplasticcosmeticsurgeryin... they did a Brazilian butt lift. I am very happy with the results
Kendra

Ogden, UT

#108 Feb 12, 2009
Hi everyone, I am scheduled to have surgery in Mexico City at the beginning of april. I am having Liposuction and a butt lift. I am working with Dr. Ramo from goscultura has anyone had any experiences with this place? I looked on the Internet and having problems finding anything out about the Doctor.
Cathy J

Seattle, WA

#109 Feb 13, 2009
I just purchased the Mommy makeover from Cosmetic Harmony and I wanted to see if anyone has any advice for me as to how to prepare for it. I am getting Breast lift, tummy tuck, and lipo I waswondering should I diet first should I not diet. How about exercise should I excersise yes or no? I am going April 22 so I have 2 months a 1 week please let me know if anyone can offer some advice
Lizzete

Atlanta, GA

#110 Feb 13, 2009
I have read alot of the posts here and I agree and disagree with many things read. I happen to be someone who has had many cosmetic surgeries. I have done 5 procedures here in the USA and 2 In South America Colombia. My experience has been in the USA I have definitely had good treatment but I was not always satisfied with my results. Not that the US Surgeons did a poor job but when you get up the nerve to get surgery you want to see results and what I noticed was when I had lipo here in the states 2 times I went back to work and of course my co workers that knew I had surgery new but the other co coworkers said you look a little different or something is different about you. Then I went for a butt implant surgery in the USA and over all I was completely dissatisfied with the results. It did not live up to my expectations. Then I had a face lift here in the US with Dr Man in Boca www.drman.com and the results were very good but at a price of 22,000 dollars. I then had a friend who had had surgery in South America and I was so impressed with her results. I took her recommendation of a company to use there Cosmetic Harmony www.cosmeticharmony.com I went first for a liposuction there. When I returned back here to the states I had experienced something completely different. All of my coworkers that did not know where I went were like wow you look amazing you look so young you look so skinny. I was very shocked as I did not realize it was that much more noticeable. I asked a friend of mine who worked in a cosmetic surgery office in the US and she said that was because South American Doctors are used to working on people that want to see results. What a South American perceives as beauty is not what the US people perceive and she said what she meant was they want perfection and will settle for nothing less and in the US they simply just want to look better. I have to say if I am going for surgery I want perfection and not just to look better. After that I decided to go back to Cosmetic Harmony and get my butt implants taken out and get a Brazilian butt lift. I have to say by far the best surgery decision I ever made. I got those ridiculous implants out of my butt and had the fat transferred from my sides, flanks and back to my but. The results were amazing I have the best butt even now. So here is my analysis of what everyone is talking about. Being a person who has had surgery in both the US and outside. In South America due to the lower cost of surgery the surgeons have far more experience to there us counterparts simply because they perform more surgeries. In the US the cost of course is much more and I do see people here saying it is equal in the US. They are completely wrong and here is why. In the US yes the surgery price may be similar in some cases but you are comparing a no name doctor here to a top notch surgeon in South America. So apples to apples it is not the same. Then you have the cost here in the us which they never tell you there are all these extra fees. girdles, anesthesiologist, medicine, bandages blah blah blah basically in the end you will 1000000% pay at least 40-70% more here in the US and you certainly will not have a top notch surgeon work on you here in the US. However if you truly compare apples to apples you will pay double if not triple here in the US for the equivalent down in South America. Those are my thoughts and I hope it helps someone you make your decisions
Lizete GREAT JOB

Bogotá, Colombia

#111 Feb 13, 2009
I did my cosmetic surgery in Colombia as well with Cosmetic Harmony 3 years ago, I went through so many chat rooms, forums, looking for a good place abroad and someone like you wrote a nice report about surgery in Colombia, so I did the research and end up with Cosmetic Harmony. I'm very happy with my results. I'm sure their is plenty of places in Colombia for surgery, but do your research before adventuring abroad for surgery. it is so worth it IF YOU DO THE RESEARCH.
Monique

United States

#112 Mar 5, 2009
I am considering using the Gosculptura package to get a butt lift in Dominican Republic. Dr. Pedro will be doing the procedure. Has anyone used them before?
Kiki

Houston, TX

#115 Apr 6, 2009
Brenda I'm planning to have a tummy tuck and lipo in May and wanted to see how your experence went. If you want to talk off line my e/mail is whykikiuask@yahoo.com
Brenda wrote:
Yvan, I would be very interested in any advise you might have to help avoid mistakes with "gosculptura" surgeries. I have sent a deposit for "6 areas liposuction" scheduled for November 2008. I've never done anything like this so any inside information would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Brenda
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Kelly

Hlohovec, Slovakia

#116 Apr 8, 2009
hi, i used beauty in prague (Czech Republic) for my boob job abroad ….amazing! Dr Kulhanek is wonderfull, very nice man he was there all the way for support. did an amazing job and now im going back for my nose. the hospital is really clean and has very nice staff.

my friend had hers done at the same time but with transform in uk she paid over double of what did and she received crap treatment she wishes she had come with me now but she was scared of going abroad, she is definitely coming with me next time

You can also find more information on:
http://www.beautyinprague.com/

Since: Mar 09

Quezon, Philippines

#117 Apr 14, 2009
Monique wrote:
I am considering using the Gosculptura package to get a butt lift in Dominican Republic. Dr. Pedro will be doing the procedure. Has anyone used them before?
Hello Monique,

I had my plastic surgery done in Colombia with GoSculptura. All I can say is that I made the right choice. There are a lot of available packages out there but I chose GoSculptura. Their service was great and the package was very convenient for me. I didn't have to worry for other stuffs (hotel, etc) aside from my surgery. I was well-taken cared of even after the surgery.

I wish you good luck for your surgery.:D

-Claudia

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