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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 12:15pm
Originally posted by sexibeach sexibeach wrote:


Hey i'm wondering did you have a full tummy tuck that included your muscle work? i know that not all tummy tucks include the muscle work especially some of the mini tucks..


Hey Sexi,

Yes, I had a full tummytuck with muscle repair, Lipo to back and flanks. My upper abd muscles are slightly bowed. If you look at Pepa, hers are as well. Her tummy is flat but her upper abs protrude a little (not picking her apart - just something I noticed since it reminded me of me ). Sometimes you can see it and sometimes you can't.

Plus, to be honest, I wasn't a small girl at the time of my surgery and I'm still not. I look fabulous and I would encourage anyone to do the same thing -- only do it as safely as possible is all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 12:25pm
that's great me too, i'm all about beautifications.. ClapClapClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by luvmylf luvmylf wrote:

I personally do not know anyone that has had a tummy tuck without liposuction

 
honestly depending on what part of the country you live in, sometimes they don't.. that's why i always advise people to ASK if this is included in the price as well as the muscle repair work...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 1:14pm
go for it girl. I think i will research it too!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 1:29pm

I got an email from them:

Hello Demetria,
Thank you for your interest in our services.  I have given your request for information on your tummy tuck to the doctors.  Dr. Cohen or Dr. Rosenstock will get back to you as soon as possible with information.  Your quote will include everything you need for your surgery: preop testing, consult, surgery, and follow up. You will need to stay for 12 days of postop follow up. 
 
Your tummy tuck quote will include liposuction of the hips and waist.  Did you want liposuction on another area?  If so, please just let me know and I will be glad to give you a quote on that area.
 
Coming in June is fine as it will allow you time to not only plan your trip but to learn more about the Rosenstock Cosmetic Center, the doctors, and your procedures.
 
How we schedule your visit:
If your flight arrives in the morning then both consult and surgery will be on your arrival day.  If you arrive later in day then just your consult will be on arrival day and surgery the next day.  Arrive in the evening then consult and surgery the day after arrival. 
 
The Rosenstock, Cohen, and Lieberman Center has been performing cosmetic surgery for over 25 years.  Dr. Jose Cohen, Dr. Clare Lieberman, and Dr. Rashi Rosenstock are board certified cosmetic surgeons.  They are members of the International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).  85% of our patients come from the United States and Canada.
Dr. Rashi Rosenstock is the only doctor in Costa Rica that belongs to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  http://www.surgery.org/public/epp/RRosenstock He studied under doctor Ivo Pitanguy (Brazil)  one of the premier plastic surgeons in the world.  Dr. Cohen is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
In addition to all of the associations that both Dr. Rashi and Dr. Cohen are members of, they also conduct scientific research and develop new techniques which they teach to American doctors under the sponsorship of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
 
As with any surgery, the surgeon's credentials and referrals from former patients are the best way to learn about the doctor and his work.  I will be happy to send referrals. Please go to our other website: www.cosmetic-cr.com to learn about your procedure, the clinic, the doctors, and recovery. 
 
We recommend for most of our patients that they stay at a recovery retreat for their postop care. Recovery retreats offer: transportation to and from the airport, consult, surgery, and follow up visit, 3 meals a day and snacks, RN nursing care, personal aides, and an English speaking staff, as well as fellow patients to chat with.  Here are several retreats to look at:
Paradise Cosmetic Inn: www.paradisecosmeticinn.com  
Che Tica Ranch: www.cheticaranch.com
Casa de la Mariposa: www.casadelamariposacostarica.com
 
We invite our patients to choose the recovery retreat that most appeals to their tastes.  All of the retreats offer the services outlined about, however each one offers different amenities and style.  Please let us know which recovery retreat is your choice.
 
It is not mandatory for you to stay at a retreat, just let me know if you prefer a B&B or hotel and I will send information on local lodging.
 
Costa Rica is the number one choice of people looking to have cosmetic surgery because of the excellent medical care and because it is a tourist friendly country. This means that visitors can eat the food and drink the water without any fear of illness, the country has a very low crime rate, most Costa Ricans understand and speak English, the country is a tropical paradise, and the "Ticos" for known for their friendly laid-back nature.
 
Please let me know if you need help with choosing your lodging or the planning of your trip.  As the patient coordinator of the Rosenstock Center I am here to assist you with your plans, appointments, flight, and any additional information you may need about surgery. 
 
We are located in San Jose.  You will need to fly into SJO - San Jose International Airport.  The airlines that fly into SJO are: American, American West, Delta, Continental, United, US Airways, Air Canada, COPA, TACA, and Mexicana.
 
The doctors have asked that you please direct all your emails to me at norahcr@aol.com  which will allow us to keep all of your information in one file, and that your emails will then get answered in a timely fashion.
Once again, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 
Sincerely,
 
Nora Allen
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Rosenstock, Cohen, and Lieberman Center
Mario E. Garita, DDS
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 1:42pm
How much is it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 3:34pm
I just completed my questionaire, should get an answer regarding the prices within 48 hours  -  Thanks  meechie2cute
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More forums and info:
 
http://www.plasticsurgeryjourneys.com/
 

Better Looks  http://www.betterlooks.co.cr/index.htm

Costa Rica Health by Costa Rica New Look  http://www.costaricahealth.com/

Costa Rica New Look Medical Tourism  http://www.costaricanewlook.com/

Costa Rica Unique Tours  http://www.travel.costaricabooks.com/

Costa Rican Medical Vacation  http://www.costarica.org/medical.htm

Global Medical Referrals  http://www.globalmedicalreferrals.com/

Health Escapes - Cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery) and dentistry in Costa Rica http://www.healthcostarica.com/

(The) Health Tourism Corporation of Costa Rica  http://www.cocori.com/healthtourcr/index.htm/

Healthbase - Healthcare Beyond Borders  http://www.healthbase.com/

Med Journeys  http://www.medjourneys.com/

Med Retreat  http://medretreat.com/index.html/

(The) Medical Beauty of Costa Rica  http://www.thebeautyofcostarica.com/index.html/

Medical Nomad  http://www.medicalnomad.com/

Medical Tourism of Costa Rica  http://www.medicaltourismofcostarica.com/

Medical Tours Costa Rica  http://www.medicaltourscostarica.com/

Medical Tours International  http://www.cmiregistration.com/user/splash__org__1032.htm

MediTravels  http://www.meditravels.org/

New Medical Horizons, Inc.  http://www.newmedicalhorizons.com/

Placid Way  http://www.placidway.com/index.php

Planet Hospital  http://www.planethospital.com/

Surgery And Spa - Health and Beauty Tourism  http://www.surgeryandspa.com/

White House Costa Rica Hotel Restaurant Casino & Spa - Costagenics Medical Spa  http://www.whitehousecostarica.com/costagenic.html/

Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica. (Costa Rican Association of Physicians & Surgeons) (Spanish site)  http://www.medicos.sa.cr/web/

International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  http://www.isaps.org

College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica  http://www.colegiodentistas.org/cms/

American Society of Plastic Surgeons  http://www.plasticsurgery.org/  - you can view plastic surgeries procedures in 3D.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  http://www.surgery.org/

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery  http://www.cosmeticsurgery.org/

U.S. National Institute of Health - federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers  http://www.clinicaltrials.gov

The Encyclopedia of Surgery. Written for healthcare students and patients covering 450 surgical procedures and topics in detail. http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 4:23pm
WOW Thank you ladies for all the info, we need to start a whole new forum for this stuff!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 4:30pm
Okay Meechie, I thought I was doing big things whenever I go to http://www.glenivy.com/index.php with my girls on the weekend but I can see that the spot in Costa Rica is all that. I LOVE the views. What a nice place to recover and I like the fact that they have a clinic on grounds. Still make sure you don't forget to research the doctors and the clinic and find out if Kaiser will cover any post operative complications that could occur (hopefully they wont) once you're back at home.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 4:34pm
Hey curly, I love Glen Ivy! It is so relaxing. There is nothing like being nude and getting rubbed at the same time. lol Which one do you go to?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 4:55pm
I go to the Hot Springs Spa in Corona. I love the natural sulfur baths. It's amazing how that water comes out of earth hotter than the water in the hot tubs. The smell took some getting used to but NOTHING leaves my skin and hair softer than those sulfer mineral springs. I also like to go underground to the grotto. Have you ever had the seaweed wrap?
 
I've also been to the newer one in Huntington Beach but I don't like it as much as Corona. Which ones have you gone to?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 5:16pm
i just gotta say great research which you gotta do, there is a certification process that doctors even in other countries MUST be certified in for american standards.. i gave meechie the link of what it is..your doctor needs to be board certified i could tell you a horrible story of a lady that contacted me about a doctor in my state, so it can happen everywhere.. anyways the other tortment of this after its done is working out.. i just finished and i hate it.. but when you get mutiple procedures done at the same time the price should go down some.. i paid 13,102 for all of mine's and that's what keeps my butt on the floor doing these pilates and working out (which i hate) b/c i think  about the money i spent, i betta work out.. remember the work ain't done once you get the procedure to keep it looking hot you gotta still take care of yourself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 5:17pm
I like the one in Westchester.  It it close to my house and super affordable. I cannot wait to go back! I had the wrap, but it did nothing for me as far weightloss, but it felt great!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by meechie2cute meechie2cute wrote:

I like the one in Westchester.  It it close to my house and super affordable. I cannot wait to go back! I had the wrap, but it did nothing for me as far weightloss, but it felt great!
 
Meechie you gotta check out the one in Corona when you get a chance. It's was the very first one built back in the 1800's  because it's centered around the natural mineral springs coming out of the earth in that area. It's like a huge resort nestled in the mountains with beautiful landscaping all over the place. If you go there it will be an all day affair because there is so much stuff to do there.....sulfer springs, salt water hot tubs, fresh water hot tubs, mud baths, the underground grotto, several swimming pools, full body massages, wraps, scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, a restaurant, live jazz music etc., etc., etc.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 7:35pm
Oh wow Curly, I will have to make a day of that!
 
Just an update my quote was $3800 which include plastic surgeons
fee, operating room, anesthetist, overnight stay at
our center when needed, all material used, follow ups,
medications and garments.
 
  So for my recovery stay, airfare, plus teeth whitening it will be a little less than $6000 All I can say is Vacation to costa Rica here I come!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 8:31pm
Dang !!  That sounds ssssoooooooooooo nice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 9:07pm

meechie,

Did you really say 3800??? You have a scary girl interested!  What exactly are you getting done?  How many procedures?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2008 at 10:15pm
Hi, M2C i just wanted to add that I have a very good friend who is from Costa Rica and she had told me a few years ago that the Doctors in Costa Rica are very very good and inexpensive compared to the U.S. And that many people go there for their surgeries. And if I wanted to have any procedures done she would go with me and make sure that I have a place to stay and whatever I needed. I think that if you decide to go out of the country that is the place you want to go.

Best wishes for you and God Bless!
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