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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 10:27am
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ok i'm super late cause I didn't get my account activated untill today but I already gotten several e-mails from doctors is costa rica and I have a cousin who lives in DR I have her number she just finished getting her eyes done out there if yall want I could get the scoop on DR doctors too.

 
girl you got your order in...LOL i put up two links for cellulite i think they work for stretch marks too, but if you get the tummy tuck they remove excess skin and they took all my stretch marks off with the excess skin.. i have a friend in costa rica and another one that lives here but her family is still there..
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no problem, Here is my first quote for the veneers:

Hello Tia,

Thank you for your interest in our services.  Dr. Garita will be happy to assist you with your dental needs.

Dr. Garita is a specialist in Implant Dentistry, Periodontology, and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.  He is also a former professor from the University of Miami School of Implant Dentistry. He is one of only three certified Dental Implant Specialist in Cost Rica.  He uses only ADA approved technology and materials.  85% of our patients come from the United States and Canada. 

 

We have our own lab to provide the fabrication of your appliances. Our lab is equipped with the latest technology for the fabrication of crowns, veneers, onlays, and inlays.  It is the CAD-CAM by Cerac.  It allows crowns to be fabricated in 1/2 the time with 100% accuracy.  We are the only dental office in Costa Rica with this technology. 

 

When choosing a dentist there are three things to look at: the doctors credentials, the brand of materials he uses, and the referrals from his patients. I will be happy to send referrals.

 

The cost of Empress porcelain veneers:........$350 each

 

You will need to stay for 3 days to complete your dental care.

 

Dr. Garita offers a 5% discount if you pay in cash or cashier check made out to Dr. Mario Garita.  He also accepts all major credit cards.

 

 

Dr. Garita 's office is located in Escazu, the premier suburb of San Jose. Escazu is where most tourist stay when visiting San Jose.  There are two nice inexpensive B&Bs near the office and most of our patients stay there.  The names are: Costa Verde Inn: www.costaverdeinn.com  $45 per night. Their rates include breakfast and they will provide transportation from the airport.  La Sabana, www.apartotel-lasabana.com $40 per night and they include breakfast.  

 

You will need to fly into SJO - San Jose International Airport.  The airlines that fly into SJO: American, American West, Continental, Delta, United, US Airways, Air Canada, Mexicana, Lasca.

 

Please let me know if you have additional information that you can send.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 10:34am
I have very dark stretch mark on my thighs so no shorts or bathing suits for me for about 6 years now. Laser is the only option for that. Thanks for the info!!!!Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 10:39am
Hey Relentless when are you going? Sexi, you did not tell me  you had contacts. lol
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Dear Ms. Peake:

Hi; we have been in practice for 24 years.

Do you have any medical condition we should be aware
of, do you smoke?

Abdomen liposuction (includes abdomen, hips and
waist) cost $1900.

Inner and outer thigh liposuction cost $1500.

Breast lift procedure without implants cost
$2800-$3200, with implants the cost is $3200-$3400.

The above procedures can be performed at the same
time. You need to stay for 7 days after the procedures
are done.

No aspirin or Vit E 15 days prior to the procedure.

All the quotes I give you include plastic surgeons
fee, operating room, anesthetist, overnight stay at
our center when needed, all material used, follow ups,
medications and garments.

We need some lab test that can be done here; no cost
to you.

If you pay with travelers checks, cash or a cashier
check made out to Rashi Rosenstock you get a 5%
discount.

Places to stay:
These are hotels;

There is Marrott Courtyard about 13 minutes from
our center, depending on traffic; very nice area with
many restaurants.

> Sesteo: email:sesteo@sol.racsa.co.cr 12 blocks
from
> our center; small,
> cable TV; about $45-65 per room. Swimming pool, No
> AC
> \
> La Sabana: email: lasabana@sol.racsa.co.cr 15 blocks
> from our
> centre; nice, AC, kitchenettes, pool, cable TV;
> $50-75.
>
> There is one called Ambassador: $35 per day one
> block from our
> center; decent; Cable TV; AC; tell them you are
> coming to our center.
> ventas1@hotelambassador.co.cr or
bdinamon@hotmail.com; tell: 2-21-81-55;

Parque Del Lago: www.parquedellago.com let them
know you are comming to our center; AC, CABLE TV,
506-257-87-87 about 7 blocks from our center; Cost:
$65-75



Recovery places (about $70-100 per day including meals
and transportation):

Paradise Cosmetic Inn: email:
info@paradisecosmeticinn.com, website:
ParadiseCosmeticInn.c

There is a nurse Ana Carmona; who has been taking
care of patients for ove 10 years; very nice rooms;
email: anadsd@yahoo.com

Chetica: email: chetica@racsa.co.cr, website:
www.cheticaranch.com

Las Cumbress: email: lacumbre@racsa.co.cr, website:
www.surgery-retreat.com

Paradise Cosmetic Inn: email:
info@paradisecosmeticinn.com, website:
ParadiseCosmeticInn.com

Casa de la Mariposa: www.casadelamariposacostarica.com

Let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Rosenstock center
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 11:00am
Originally posted by meechie2cute meechie2cute wrote:

Hey Relentless when are you going? Sexi, you did not tell me  you had contacts. lol


I'm trying to convince my boyfriend right now he is giving me a hell no!!!!!Cry but who cares what he thinks.

And I wanna do my teeth first, then work my way down I have no idea whether I wanna do everything all at  once or make small trips for different parts of my body. 1: teeth 2.  laser stretch mark removal 3. lipo & breast lift


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WOW!  I'm amazed at all you gals looking beautiful!!  I have been contemplating getting boob/tummy work done; haven't done any research yet... Just finished doing three months of lace wig research!
 
NOW, thanx to y'all, I will definitely look into this.  I always thought that black women could not get good results with these procedures because of the scarring.  Have any of you had problems with scars left over from the procedures?  
 
The only thing I ever had done was rhinoplasty, and that was way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  If people look very close at the side of my nose, they can see the indentations left over by the stitches. 
 
And, Sexi, I had no idea you had so much work done.  Wow!  You are truly an inspiration.  Meechie, I live in Costa Rica (but I'm in CA for a couple of months) and you will LOVE it down there.  I live on the Pacific coast and you will probably be having your procedure done near the capitol, San Jose.  Enjoy your visit!  See some sites.  Check out the volcanoes and try to visit the Pacific coast if you can! 


 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 11:47am
Tea4Two Gurl your in costa rica??????????

I have to pick your brain, if you dont mind?

1. how can we verify that  these  doctors we find online are legit?
2. The hotels that are $40 a night are good hotels or holes in the wall?
3. When you do your research will you go visit the offices in person?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 12:42pm

I didn't have any scarring problems with my breast reduction/lift

I do have a visible scar from the tummy tuck, which I think was my fault. I did not take care of the scar the way that I should have from the beginning. I was sooooo happy with the flat stomach that I did not pay attention to the scar. I am trying to fade the scar now with every scar reduction cream/oil available

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 1:10pm
Originally posted by luvmylf luvmylf wrote:

I didn't have any scarring problems with my breast reduction/lift

I do have a visible scar from the tummy tuck, which I think was my fault. I did not take care of the scar the way that I should have from the beginning. I was sooooo happy with the flat stomach that I did not pay attention to the scar. I am trying to fade the scar now with every scar reduction cream/oil available

believe it or not silicon sheets work on old scars and new one's.. so you could still use that to make it lay flat.. but to fade it you can use dermarest a cream at walgreens and it really does help to fade the scars even now..you can find both at walgreens
 
 
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more info on plastic surgery in costa rica:

Dear Tia,

Thank you for your interest in the Luxury Resort Martino!

 

Currently our special offer is USD$105.00 per night in single occupancy (for our official rates please check the page http://hotelmartino.com/rooms2.htm). This rate includes breakfast, airport pickup (remember to send us all your flight information!!!!) and all taxes (16.39%).

Also included in our rates, use of the state of the art Gym, Sauna, Roman Steam Room, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, discounted pass to the Bird Zoo and FREE Internet.
Alternatively, the same offer is USD$95.00 per night with payment in cash, traveler check or USA bankwire to our Miami account (www.hotelmartino.com/bankwire.htm).
Add USD$10.00 per night per extra person.

 

We can even offer you the rate of USD$150.00 per night in single occupancy including all meals (no beverage)
Alternatively, the same offer is USD$140.00 per night with payment in cash, traveler check or USA bankwire to our Miami account (www.hotelmartino.com/bankwire.htm).
Add USD$40.00 per night per extra person.


To confirm any reservation we require a credit card authorization (http://www.hotelmartino.com/fax.htm, please print, fill and fax the form to the number you will find on it). This is required only in order to guarantee the room. Your credit card will only be charged in the event of no-show or cancellation.

 

As soon we will receive the fax, we will email you the confirmation.
CANCELLATION POLICY:  Written notice must be received within 5 days of the reservation (20% penality).

Room preferences and special requests (i.e. bed preference, upper floor, and location) are not guaranteed, and are subject to availability at check in time.

 

Check-in 2.00pm

Check-out 12.00pm
If check out is occurs after 3:00pm HOTEL MARTINO will charge a 50% of one room night rate and the full night rate if check out is occurs after 6:00pm.


Doctor Fournier (
fournier@racsa.co.cr, http://www.hotelmartino.com/surgery.htm) is 30 min away from Resort Martino (each transfer to the clinic is almost $20) and we have already forward your email to him so he will let you know the price of the operation.

Our Resort is centrally located (only 10 minutes away from the international airport) and provides the ideal location from which to tour the country. Within an hour of our Resort you can explore volcanoes, rain and cloud forests and great beaches (please visit http://www.hotelmartino.com/activities2.htm for details and pricing). We have expert travel assistants who can assist you in planning your entire vacation itinerary during your stay with us.  If you prefer rest and relaxation during your vacation we also have a full-service Spa that offers a range of massage and beauty services (http://www.hotelmartino.com/spa2.htm).

If we can further assist you in any way, please call us at toll free number 1-888-886-5042 or 1-866-978-6706 (from USA).

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind Regards,

Adriano Martino
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 1:44pm
Thank u ladies for all the info, I have always wanted to have breast augmentation, nothing huge I just want to go from a B to a C cup. But I heard that it's better to wait until I have kids, because u can't have implants and breastfeed. Those of u who had breast augmentation d u agree with that?
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Originally posted by relentless relentless wrote:

Tea4Two Gurl your in costa rica??????????

I have to pick your brain, if you dont mind?

1. how can we verify that  these  doctors we find online are legit?
2. The hotels that are $40 a night are good hotels or holes in the wall?
3. When you do your research will you go visit the offices in person?

T.I.A.
 
As with ALL doctors, you should always get references and check out their work.  The doctors in Costa Rica are very good and well-trained... as you can see from their credentials, they've all gone to the same schools as the US doctors since most of them are American or European anyway.  That being said, you have "bad" doctors everywhere and Costa Rica is no exception.  There are lots of forums where women tell about their experiences.  We see women all the time all wrapped up with their bandages lounging poolside while drinking pina coladas.  I have not seen any women "complaining" yet.  I have not checked out any of the doctors in Costa Rica and have none to recommend. I belong to a women's group in the village where I live and we had scheduled some plastic surgeons to give a presentation, but I had to fly back to the US before I could see the presentation.
 
The hotels are not bad BUT they are not as luxurious as you might find in the US.  A $40/night hotel can be good or bad.  When I fly into our out of San Jose, I always stay at a $60 (cash price) hotel near the airport called the Villas de Cariari www.villasdecariari.com  It is NOT a tourist type of hotel... just a nice condo-type place.  The owner, Johnny, is very nice.  For you visiting Costa Rica, I would recommend a nice resort type of place, and I'm sure your plastic surgeon can recommend some nice places because they know the type of pampering women want on their vacations. 
 
When I decide to have some more cosmetic work done, I will definitely visit the location and talk to the doctor in person.  That's what I did when I had my rhinoplasty. And most doctors always encourage you to do this anyway.  I will definitely have my work done in Costa Rica only because the work is good and at only a fraction of the price!  Plus it's always nice to recooperate in an exotic location!!
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Senegalese Senegalese wrote:

Thank u ladies for all the info, I have always wanted to have breast augmentation, nothing huge I just want to go from a B to a C cup. But I heard that it's better to wait until I have kids, because u can't have implants and breastfeed. Those of u who had breast augmentation d u agree with that?
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some have done it and successfully breast fed afterwards, i personally would wait until i'm done b/c gravity still plays a part even with implants.. if that's not a problem for you and you can afford to have a redo afterwards then by all means do so...
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I also wanted to add that you DO want to stay at a resort hotel that is recommended by your doctor since there will most likely be other women there with bandages on... (you won't be the only one).  Might make you feel better to have others there sharing your experience. 
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Thanks Sexi, I think I'll wait until I have kids, because I don't to do them twice, I'm already scared, I have always wanted to do it but I always tell myself that something bad's gonna happen. But seeing that so many people have tried it, I'll just keep doing my research, so that when I'm ready I make the right decision.
 
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Thanks for letting me pick your brain, now I'm really going to look into a Dr. out there, and I'm going to take your advice. Your the best!!!!!Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2008 at 3:06pm

I have decided to go  in late September 2008 and of course my list of "to do's" has increased.

1. Tummy tuck
2. lipo on back fat, inner thighs, waist
3. teeth whitning
4. varicose vein removal on legs
 
I have checked air fare and the lowest leaving from LAX here in Cali is roughly 370 and up according to how you do it.  This can be done, it is actually possibel and a wonderful reality. TEAfor2 where are you in Cali? when are you returning to CR?
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You moved your date up I see. Congratulations!!!
I am really feeling those prices for the veneers. I was in a car accident several years ago and and had to get my front 2 teeth replaced with veneers but I am not satisfied. I may have to add that to my CR package.

Thanks ladies for all the info you have placed. I am looking into getting some fat grafting (Brazilian Butt procedure). I have only heard of 2 Dr's that everyone is raving about on MMH. Dr. Fuentes in Tijuana and Dr M in Miami FL. Dr. M's prices are off the chain $18k. I have a very good foundation to work from (meaning my shape) and can't see paying that for him to resculpture my sagging butt.

Do any of you know if the Dr's in CR are doing these procedures and the price they run? Just curious. I will try emailing a couple of them to see.

I want breast lift and fat grafting for my bootay:-)
The pictures I have seen on MMH are mind blowing, I want in on some of that.

Has anyone on here gotten the fat grafting done?
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Rosenstock Center (Costa Rica)
 
We don't offer the buttocks augmentation procedure, we
perform the fat grafting procedure for buttocks
augmentation: First we have to liposuction in areas we
consider you have the best fat. (For example the
abdomen-hips and waist area) to harvest the fat and
place it into the buttocks; cost of the liposuction in
the areas needed and buttocks fat grafting is $3500.

You must know that up to 30-40% of the fat might get
reabsorbed by the body; If we are able to harvest
enough fat to store; then you have an option of a 2nd
session within a 14 month period; cost for the 2nd
session is $300.



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