What you need to know about Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Costa Rica

The surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. Broken down into two categories, the first being reconstructive surgery, which aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, including burns and traumas. The second being cosmetic surgery which seeks to improve the appearance of the body, such procedures include breast augmentation, facelifts, tummy tucks and Botox. Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades, surpassing 17 million procedures globally in 2016.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a great place to be adventurous or for those who just want to relax and unwind. With more than 1,000 miles of coastline, the country is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches (If you are looking for lots of sun, avoid the rainy season, between April and November). It is one of the top surfing destinations in the world, the water is warm year-round.

With its own delicious national cuisine, the country is also a huge grower of coffee, bananas and chocolate. If you visit Quepos, be sure to take a tour at Villa Vanilla farms to see how they make chocolate as well as vanilla, pepper, cinnamon and more. It is known as the happiest country on Earth. A common saying among locals is “pura vida,” which means “pure life.” Everywhere you go in Costa Rica, you will be welcomed with a smile by the locals. About 25% of the Costa Rica is made up of protected national parks and rainforests which hold 5% of the world's biodiversity and the country has very rich and fertile soil which helps make it so lush and full of life. The volcanoes and surrounding areas are also popular areas for hiking, camping and mountain biking.

Costa Rica’s has two JCI-accredited hospitals and numerous smaller, private AAAASF-accredited and AAAHC-accredited clinics offering a wide range of medical services, including orthopedics, cardiology, cosmetic surgery, and bariatrics. Idyllic scenery and unique “recovery lodges” which has made Costa Rica a prime destination for the medical tourists, many of which travel for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery procedures.

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