Affordable US Quality Cosmetic Surgery in Costa Rica

Affordable Plastic Surgery in Costa Rica

Medical tourism in Costa Rica is a growing business, and Costa Rica has a well -deserved international reputation for the quality of its cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dental surgery. Tummy tuck and liposuction are only two of the many procedures available to the estimated 25’000 people who come to Costa Rica as medical tourists each year looking for less expensive, affordable plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery prices can be up to 75% less than prices in the USA.

The range of procedures on offer to enhance your appearance is mind-boggling. Choose from: liposuction, buttocks augmentation, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast reduction, nose surgery, lip surgery, face lift, eye surgery, ear surgery, eyelids removal, chin surgery, cheek implants, brow lift, and more.

Clinics Certified by the United States Government

Costa Rica’s reputation as a center for cosmetic surgery excellence, has been further enhanced by the recent official accreditation of three of its medical clinics for medical tourism by the United States of America.

The accreditation was given by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities (Aaaasf), an organization recognized by the Department of Health of the United States.

The certified clinics are:

  • Unibe, which offers ambulatory care and cosmetic surgery procedures
  • Sonrisa para Todos, specializing in cosmetic dental surgery
  • Pino; a plastic surgery clinic

To obtain the certifications from the US authorities, the clinics were subjected to a six months long analysis including the revision of their infrastructure and treatments. Particular emphasis is placed on guaranteeing the security and safety of the patients who attend the clinics.

Of course, there are many more clinics to choose from, mostly in and around San Jose the capital, and some provide a total care package, also known as a Medical Vacation Package.

If you choose this option, your clinic will take care of you from the moment you step off the plane, and prices are much cheaper than the USA or Europe. Here are some examples:

Samples of Plastic Surgery Prices in Costa Rica

Price in US dollars
Face Lifting
Eyelid Surgery
Lip Embellishment
Nose Surgery
Chin Improvement
Liposculpture (face)
Permanent Lashliner
Liposuction (body)
1'800 to 4'000
Male Breast Reduction
Breast augmentation
Breast Reduction
Breast Lift
Typical Cosmetic Surgery Prices in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is also a popular medical tourism destination for quality cosmetic dental surgery.

Some sample cosmetic dental surgery prices in Costa Rica:

Price in US dollars
Oral surgery
Porcelain crowns
Typical Cosmetic Dental Surgery Prices in Cost Rica

Yes, medical tourism in Costa Rica means less expensive treatment, but not a lower standard of care, and Costa Rica surgeons, most of whom have trained in the United States, are considered amongst the best in the world.

The climate is great, the people are warm and friendly, the patient care is truly wonderful and now you can have your cosmetic surgery procedures performed by clinics which are certified by the United States Government. What are you waiting for? Pura Vida!


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jennysweet 6 years ago

Latin America is a great place for plastic surgery. I had my surgeries done in Bolivia with MakeoverTravel. The prices are exactly the same but in the price they include everything. The plastic surgery of course with surgeon and anesthetist fees, stay in the clinic or hospital, they also include blood test before surgery, personal assistant and above all they include the hotel from 10 to 15 days depending on the surgery.

When you travel abroad you have to take into consideration all the costs to know if it worth it or not to go to another country for plastic surgery. Costa Rica still very inexpensive when you compare with the costs in the US.

Bolivia was also for me a good option, because in Bolivia most of plastic surgeons have graduated in the US. Plastic surgeons who work with MakeoverTravel have graduated either in Brazil or in the US.

The surgeon that performed my surgery had graduated in Brazil and I am very happy with my results.

Of course we all know that a surgeon who has trained in the US has a good training but internationally everybody knows that the top plastic surgery surgeons are in Brazil because Brazil is the capital of plastic surgery. I personally chose to go through Makeovertravel in Bolivia because most of the plastic surgeons they work with are member of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Association. The advantage with Bolivia is that it’s less expansive than Brazil but the quality is exactly the same and for the same price you can stay in a better hospital or private clinic because the salaries of nurses are lower than Brazil.

In my opinion, Costa Rica seems to be a good option to have a surgery overseas; but for me Brazil is the best option, and Bolivia the best alternative to Brazil.

If you go to South America try to choose a plastic surgeon who had graduated from the best school of Brazil or in the US because in the US they have a very good training.

In other countries there are good plastic surgeons, for example in Colombia, in Argentine or in Costa Rica but plastic surgeon from Brazil have a touch that few plastic surgeons trained in other country have.

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sannyasinman 7 years ago Author

Hi PSChannel, thanks for the comment. I am writing about CR because I live here at present - no ideas about India. (-:)

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PSChannel 7 years ago from TX, United States

Great information you got here sanny! Any idea how CR compares to India in terms of medical tourism?

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sannyasinman 7 years ago Author

Hi Aqua, yes CR is a great place to recover. Warm weather and friendly people, very relaxed atmosphere.

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Aqua 7 years ago from California

I have a friend who flies from Seattle to Costa Rica to get his dental work done. I always wondered if by the time he pays for the ticket, hotel, and other associated costs, if he's really saving any money. He swears he is and the prices you've listed are definitely cheaper than US prices. Another benefit is that Costa Rica would be a great place to recover as well!

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