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By VANESSA BAUZA | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

HAVANA, Cuba—Idania Bello Acosta’s bruised face was wrapped with gauze and her swollen, stitched eyes were concealed behind dark sunglasses as she waited for a checkup at one of Havana’s largest and busiest hospitals.

While most patients around her had little choice but to succumb to the scalpel to remove cysts or tumors, Bello Acosta was just making another brief detour on the road to beautiful.

The 47-year-old store manager had a tummy tuck four years ago. Then she had a breast lift. Now a surgeon had smoothed out the wrinkles around her eyelids and chin just four days ago.

“As long as I see something out of place, I’ll take it away,” Bello Acosta said. “My friends say, `You’re crazy; why are you doing this?’ I’m not worried about the operation, I’m worried about the mirror.”

The combined procedures would have cost Bello Acosta about $11,000 in a U.S. hospital or clinic. In Cuba, where medical treatments are free, they didn’t cost a peso, although she did have to appeal to friends with connections at the hospital to help speed along the wait for an operating room.

In the United States the demand for cosmetic procedures has stagnated in recent years, reflecting a tighter economy, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In Cuba, however, vanity medicine is on the rise as more women, and even some men, try to ward off the effects of aging.

After Cuba’s 1959 revolution, when hundreds of doctors fled, cosmetic surgery was seen by some as a bourgeois holdover. Then the specialty focused on reconstructive surgery for scarred burn victims or patients with disfiguring birth defects.

Times have changed and several plastic surgeons said cosmetic procedures have become increasingly popular in the past decade, even in provincial cities outside Havana.

There is one notable cultural difference between American and Cuban patients: While more than twice as many American women seek breast augmentation over reduction, in Cuba less is more when it comes to cup size, making reductions more popular.

Dr. Elvira Martinez Barreto is one of several plastic surgeons in the city of Cienfuegos, on Cuba’s southern coast.

“The demand is high,” she said, adding that she treats patients from nearby provinces that don’t have the Mexican liposuction equipment her hospital bought several years ago.

Martinez Barreto, 47, is not only a surgeon; she is also a patient.

“I’ve had everything done, the tummy, the thighs, the breast lift and the face,” she said. “They (the surgeons) give me a sedative so I don’t try to give instructions during the operation.”

Raquel Padron, 40, a petite brunette who always longed to get rid of her tummy paunch, was one of her patients.

She had liposuction two years ago. Her older sister followed suit a day after Padron’s surgery and her 20-year-old niece went in for it about a year after that.

“This is the best thing that can happen to a woman for her ego,” said Padron, who now lives in Montreal. “I can wear tight dresses and low-cut jeans. I am completely satisfied and the scars are minimal.”

In recent years cosmetic surgery has become one of the most sought after procedures in Havana hospitals serving dollar-paying foreigners.

At the Cira Garcia clinic, which is better stocked and equipped than most hospitals serving Cuban patients, many procedures cost about half of what they do in the United States. Despite a ban on American travelers to Cuba, U.S. patients—many of them Cuban Americans—rank third after Bahamians and Venezuelans seeking cosmetic surgery, said Dr. Jesus Burgue, one of the clinic’s surgeons.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on March 08, 2004 by Diana

    I am researching different places to have a tummy tuck and some liposuction done safely and in-expensively.  The prices in the U.S is way too high for a single mom of two. They are more geared towards mini-millionares. So far I’ve checked into Venezuela,Costa-Rica,Dominican Republic and Jamaica. I have always heard that the Cuban Doctors are ranked among the best in the world for other things, I am hoping they have not all fled to the states and that they are also excellent in the field of plastic surgery. I also hope that they live up to the reputation of being the best when it comes to the medical equipment as well. If you can be of any assistance, please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Thank you


  2. Follow up post #2 added on March 30, 2004 by Ev.Aktsalis

              The/niki,30 of March 2004.

    Dear sir,
    I read your article about cosmetic surgery in Cuba and I was really interested to learn more information .
      Please,let me introduce myself:My name is Evangelos Aktsalis and I am a doctor from Greece.So far I ve been working as a SHO for 2 years in Gen.Surgery ia a rotation programme with Plastic Surgery.I would like to know if there is any chance to learn more about your work or even pooperate with you in any way.
      C.V. disposable on request.


  3. Follow up post #3 added on May 10, 2004 by Anika Cardenas

    Hi,
    I am interested in plastic surgery Please send some sites so I can find out more info.
    Thank you


  4. Follow up post #4 added on May 19, 2004 by dave

    please inform me as to the plastic surgeries performed in Cuba


  5. Follow up post #5 added on May 19, 2004 by dave

    please inform me as to the plastic surgeries performed in Cuba


  6. Follow up post #6 added on June 08, 2004 by Tonnette

    Hi,

    I found your article informative.  Prehaps you could oblige me by providing the names/email addresses of doctors or medical centres that perform breast reduction surgeries in Cuba.

    Tonnette.


  7. Follow up post #7 added on June 12, 2004 by DeAngelo

    I found your article and its commentaries to be very interested, and like others, I too am desirous of acquiring information about cosmetic surgeons located in Cuba.  I need a new look and other special treatment that I would like to have performed in Cuba very, very soon.


  8. Follow up post #8 added on June 21, 2004 by Samantha Miller

    I know that many bahamians come to Cuba to have some sort of plastic surgery done. I am intersted in having breast reduction surgery, can I have the name, the addresses and the telephone numbers of some of your best surgeons. Thank you, I really appreciate it.


  9. Follow up post #9 added on June 23, 2004 by carleen forbes

    i need to have cosmetic surgery done in cuba .please help me .where can i go


  10. Follow up post #10 added on June 26, 2004 by Renaldo

    I am in the process of removing to bullet holes on my upper right arm. I am willing to do this process as soon as possible. Please send me some information on how I can go about this proceedure


  11. Follow up post #11 added on June 29, 2004 by Wendy

    Please send me information on how I can look into plastic surgeons and centers in Cuba.  Is there an equivalent of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or some other organization that lists its members and training?  Vanessa, I would love to hear from you or from anyone else reading this article that has information or suggestions. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  12. Follow up post #12 added on July 21, 2004 by Janette

    I want to have stumach, hip and thigh reduction please give information of patients who have had this done , what is the price and who is the best to do it.  I weigh 260lbs and is 32 years old married to a slim 26 year old and I have 2 children please advise


  13. Follow up post #13 added on July 28, 2004 by rachel

    i want as much information on breast and hip inplants performed in Cuba including the prices.  Please e mail me as much information as you can.


  14. Follow up post #14 added on July 28, 2004 by rachel

    Is ther such a thing as fat transplant, where i can have fat removed from certain parts of my body and placed where i want it on my body?


  15. Follow up post #15 added on August 16, 2004 by tracey

    I am interested in traveling to have to have a breast reduction/lift. I have given this alot of thought, and finally
    it is time. I would like the names and numbers of some of cubas
    best plastic surgons, or hospitals for such a procedure to be sent to me via email so that I may start making arangements.


  16. Follow up post #16 added on August 17, 2004 by Ingrid

    How, can I get the e-mail address or phone number of the Ciera Garcia clinic in la Habana.  I am trying to find out prices, procedures ?


  17. Follow up post #17 added on August 17, 2004 by Ingrid

    How, can I get the e-mail address or phone number of the Ciera Garcia clinic in la Habana.  I am trying to find out prices, procedures ?


  18. Follow up post #18 added on August 17, 2004 by Ingrid

    How, can I get the e-mail address or phone number of the Cira Garcia clinic in la Habana.  I am trying to find out prices ?


  19. Follow up post #19 added on August 23, 2004 by sermone

    Do you perform a procedure for hair-loss patients at your clinic call micro-grafting? If so, could you send me all the information on the procedures and the cost?


  20. Follow up post #20 added on August 24, 2004 by madison

    I would like to have a tummy tuck and breast reduction/lift and would like to know what will happen if i get pregnant after the surgery. I would also like an estimate on prices, also I am a Bahamian.


  21. Follow up post #21 added on August 25, 2004 by Iverne

    I am 36 years old and interested in having breast enhancement done.I would like to get information on how I would go about seeking consultation from a plastic Surgeon in Cuba/costs etc.  Do you have an email address for Dr. Elvira Martinez Barreto or any other reputable Plastic Surgeon in Cuba?

    Thank you


  22. Follow up post #22 added on September 02, 2004 by Dericka Pitt

    I am interested in having liposuction and breast lift done within the next month or so. I would like an estimated cost and how long would i have to remain in cuba, also would all the cost would include, the name of the doctor and any additional information that i my need.

    and i am a bahamian


  23. Follow up post #23 added on September 12, 2004 by MONIQUE

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME INFO .I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LIPOSUCTION IN ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT AREA OF MY BODY AND PERHAPS A BREAST LIFT , HOW MUCH ARE YOUR PROCEDURE DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES DEAL .HOW LOMG WILL HAVE TO STAY ,I HAVE MANY MORE QUESTION .CAN I HAVE A TELEPHONE NUMBER?


  24. Follow up post #24 added on September 12, 2004 by MONIQUE

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME INFO .I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LIPOSUCTION IN ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT AREA OF MY BODY AND PERHAPS A BREAST LIFT , HOW MUCH ARE YOUR PROCEDURE DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES DEAL .HOW LOMG WILL HAVE TO STAY ,I HAVE MANY MORE QUESTION .CAN I HAVE A TELEPHONE NUMBER?


  25. Follow up post #25 added on September 12, 2004 by MONIQUE

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME INFO .I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LIPOSUCTION IN ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT AREA OF MY BODY AND PERHAPS A BREAST LIFT , HOW MUCH ARE YOUR PROCEDURE DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES DEAL .HOW LOMG WILL HAVE TO STAY ,I HAVE MANY MORE QUESTION .CAN I HAVE A TELEPHONE NUMBER?


  26. Follow up post #26 added on September 12, 2004 by MONIQUE

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME INFO .I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LIPOSUCTION IN ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT AREA OF MY BODY AND PERHAPS A BREAST LIFT , HOW MUCH ARE YOUR PROCEDURE DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES DEAL .HOW LOMG WILL HAVE TO STAY ,I HAVE MANY MORE QUESTION .CAN I HAVE A TELEPHONE NUMBER?


  27. Follow up post #27 added on September 12, 2004 by monique

    can i have some info about you different procedures and prices


  28. Follow up post #28 added on October 06, 2004 by AnnMarie Flemming

    I would like to know if you can provide me with a list of plastic surgeons in Cuba. Dr Elvira Martinez Barreto was on top of my list. I’m aware she is practing in Cienfueqos on Cuba’ southern coast. I can’t find any plastic surgeons sites on the internet. for Havana.


  29. Follow up post #29 added on October 06, 2004 by AnnMarie Flemming

    I would like to know if you can provide me with a list of plastic surgeons in Cuba. Dr Elvira Martinez Barreto was on top of my list. I’m aware she is practing in Cienfueqos on Cuba’ southern coast. I can’t find any plastic surgeons sites on the internet. for Havana.


  30. Follow up post #30 added on October 06, 2004 by AnnMarie Flemming

    I would like to know if you can provide me with a list of plastic surgeons in Cuba. Dr Elvira Martinez Barreto was on top of my list. I’m aware she is practing in Cienfueqos on Cuba’ southern coast. I can’t find any plastic surgeons sites on the internet. for Havana.


  31. Follow up post #31 added on October 06, 2004 by Samantha Miller

    Yes, I recently had breast reduction surgery in Cuba at the Cira Garcia Clinic in Havana. Dr.Jesus`Burgue` and Dr. Lao performed the surgery, I had no pain and the stitches weren’t tight, he is excellent. The nursing staff is great and they really care for the patients, you may get tired of the food but that’ with every hospital. The private rooms are very nice and spacious, someone cleans your room and makes your bed everyday just like a hotel. They have two beds in the rooms to accomodate any body else who travels with you. The cost of my surgery was not that expensive, altogether everything including the cost of all the materials they used on me, phone calls to the Bahamas, accomodations for my sister who stayed with me for 7 days and my prescriptions came up to about $4000 There were lots of Bahamians there on my floor when I was there and that was a little over a month ago. Now alot of you want different types of surgery the length of time you will have to stay can be estimated but it depends on how fast your body heals and adjust to the surgery you had. If you have to stay over the length of time on your ticket, they have a directors office at the clinic who will rearrange your flight schedule for. Med-Plan does alot of the arrangements for you, but I advise anyone not to go through them because they do not give you full details of the things you need to know. If there is anyone who wants to personally know more about what to do before and after the surgery or what you need to have and caryy with you to Cuba, pleasse feel free to email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) If you want to email the doctor hi persoanl email is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and address the message as New Patient, he will defenitelty write you back with the details. So all of you who need even more info, hit me up.


  32. Follow up post #32 added on October 08, 2004 by audrey be

    i would to have liposuction on about my legs buttox hands and tummy and a face lift .iwould like to have an estimated on all cost and how long would i have to stay in cuba .plse include the name of a doctor and all necessary information


  33. Follow up post #33 added on October 10, 2004 by veronica vazquez

    can i please have all this doctor’ information,including telephone numbers.


  34. Follow up post #34 added on October 10, 2004 by veronica vazquez

    can i please have all this doctor’ information,including telephone numbers.


  35. Follow up post #35 added on October 10, 2004 by veronica vazquez

    can i please have all this doctor’ information,including telephone numbers.


  36. Follow up post #36 added on October 12, 2004 by Ama

    I would like to get some information about facial cosmetic surgery.
    Best doctors, price ranges, locations, etc.

    Thank You


  37. Follow up post #37 added on October 16, 2004 by Sheena Caine

    Please be so kind to provide me with a list of plastic surgeons in Cuba. I have heard a lot about Dr. Elvira Martinez Barreto do you have her address. What are some of the different procedures, cost, and accomodations and will they converse in English?


  38. Follow up post #38 added on October 16, 2004 by Sheena Caine

    Please be so kind to provide me with a list of plastic surgeons in Cuba. I have heard a lot about Dr. Elvira Martinez Barreto do you have her address. What are some of the different procedures, cost, and accomodations and will they converse in English?


  39. Follow up post #39 added on November 09, 2004 by Ruthlyn MItchell

    I would like to get some info on which cosmetic surgeons are available and at what date . also cost to do surgry on my tummy, thighs & arms.


  40. Follow up post #40 added on November 10, 2004 by Dulce Rodriguez

    hi i as planning on going to cuba in feb and i was wondering how much would it be for liposution and stretchmark removal if u can please contact me i would really apprecitate it.


  41. Follow up post #41 added on November 10, 2004 by Dulce Rodriguez

    hi i as planning on going to cuba in feb and i was wondering how much would it be for liposution and stretchmark removal if u can please contact me i would really apprecitate it.


  42. Follow up post #42 added on November 15, 2004 by Michelle Smith

    I would like to have a breast reduction,liposuction of the thighs and undereye lines removed i would like to have prices for all the above please. and how long i would have to stay in cuba. can you please include the name of some doctors and any other necessary information thanks.


  43. Follow up post #43 added on November 17, 2004 by kisha basped

    i would like to get liposuction in my legs from my waist down to my feet i would also like stretchmark removal i would really like if someone could contact me asap with the cost and information about that doctor’ including telephone numbers. thank very much hope to talk to you soon.


  44. Follow up post #44 added on December 01, 2004 by yvonne morrison

    I would like to know the cost of removing fibroids by lasee surgey


  45. Follow up post #45 added on December 02, 2004 by Florence

    I would like to get some info on the tummy tuck best doctors, price range, locations,etc.Thanks you


  46. Follow up post #46 added on December 02, 2004 by Florence

    I would like to get some info on the tummy tuck best doctors, price range, locations,etc.Thanks you


  47. Follow up post #47 added on December 02, 2004 by Florence

    I would like to get some info on the tummy tuck best doctors, price range, locations,etc.Thanks you


  48. Follow up post #48 added on December 02, 2004 by Florence

    I would like to get some info on the tummy tuck best doctors, price range, locations,etc.Thanks you


  49. Follow up post #49 added on December 28, 2004 by timica with 3 total posts

    How can I go about finding information on price range of cosmetic surgery in Cuba?


  50. Follow up post #50 added on January 28, 2005 by Lori with 4 total posts

    hi there, I would like to make contact with as many people as possible who had some ‘work’ (plastic surgery) done in Cuba already. (rhinopl., breast augm., scar revision, lipo. etc.etc.)
    please share with me your experience , satisfaction, dissatisfaction, new happiness or devastation. Anxiousley awaiting your email(s).


  51. Follow up post #51 added on February 09, 2005 by ann with 2 total posts

    I would like to have a breast reduction and would like to know the cost, how long I would have to stay in cuba,and the best doctors available.


  52. Follow up post #52 added on February 15, 2005 by Lori with 4 total posts

    Hello again. this forum doesn’t seem to be read by many !!! However should somebody stumble across it you’ll find my request 3rd. from the top - please respond to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) T.Y.


  53. Follow up post #53 added on April 21, 2005 by Cellroy with 2 total posts

    I am in Jamaica and would like to have Liposuction done on my stomach. How much would the proceedure cost and how long would I have to stay in Cuba for the proceedure.


  54. Follow up post #54 added on May 19, 2005 by computer programmer analyst with 2 total posts

    Hello my name is Carol, I would like to get some information about a tummy tuck. which hospital is offering such services and how much it costs? I would greatly appreciate it if someone would give me a reply. My e-mail address is: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  55. Follow up post #55 added on May 19, 2005 by beverley with 2 total posts

    I found your article informative. Please can you provide the names/email addresses, of doctors or medical centres that perform breast reduction surgeries in Cuba. Also can I receive information on the cost of surgery.


  56. Follow up post #56 added on May 25, 2005 by leiselle with 2 total posts

    Hi
    I found your site very interesting and informative. I am eager to know more about the procedure of breast reduction surgery in cuba. Can you please provide information on your most reputable surgeons, cost, accommodation and any other important details that may be conducive.  I anxiously await your reply… Thanking you in adavance. 
    Leiselle
    Trinidad


  57. Follow up post #57 added on June 15, 2005 by jaielle with 2 total posts

    cuban - cosmetic surgery packages- pricing- details-before and after photos-qualifications- facillities-accomadations- did anyone find the answers to these questions? because i’m interested


  58. Follow up post #58 added on August 18, 2005 by TK with 2 total posts

    I would like to have some info. i could like to have the email address or contact telephone number for cira garica clinic in habana. Could assist me . await answer


  59. Follow up post #59 added on October 01, 2005 by Stew with 2 total posts

    Could I have someone e-mail me please about tummy tuck and breast lift augemntation please at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) thank you


  60. Follow up post #60 added on December 31, 2005 by Zorida Ali_mahabir

    Hi, I am looking for a Good Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Cuba who is also reasonably with prices and I will like to know the costs of these operations in one package,a face lift, Tummy Tuck, Breast lift?I am from Trinidad and Tobago, and I am aware of good Doctors in Cuba but I have never been to Cuba, although I have met a few Cubans Doctors here in Trinidad, sorry to say none of them is a Plastic Surgeon. Would some one respond to my plea?
    Thanking you in advance,
    Zorida Ali-Mahabir


  61. Follow up post #61 added on January 04, 2006 by timica with 3 total posts

    Do anyone read or respond to these questions?


  62. Follow up post #62 added on January 15, 2006 by halle@yahoo.com

    HELLO,
    I live in Guyana and I would like to have some cosmetic surgery done, My tummy pouch, my thighs, and my upper back where the bra line folds. If I can get price in a package including hospital, accomodation and fees I will surely appreciate it.
    Your doctors are doing a great job on the eye surgery thing here in my country.
    Thank you
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  63. Follow up post #63 added on January 22, 2006 by Ana

    Can someone tell me the price for a tummy tuck, tummy liposuction,inner thigh liposuction and a breast lift?
    Also I would like to know how many days does it usually take to recover. I will be going to Cuba sometime in June and will love to do this on my visit there. Thanks somuch in advance.


  64. Follow up post #64 added on February 09, 2006 by hottie

    I have a birthmark which I want to remove, I want to know the cost and different types of surgery offered.


  65. Follow up post #65 added on February 14, 2006 by jiimmy

    hi there, I would like to make contact with as many people as possible who had some work (plastic surgery) done in Cuba already. (rhinopl., nose., scar revision, lipo. etc.etc.)
    please share with me your experience , satisfaction, dissatisfaction, new happiness or devastation. Anxiousley awaiting your email(s).


  66. Follow up post #66 added on March 08, 2006 by Rose-Marie

    I would like to know an estimate as to how much it would be to have a rhinoplasty( black jamaican)  and liposuction on lower body. I would like to know medicial centres or doctors that are excellent in the areas mentioned above.

    In addtion it would be wonderful to make contact with people who have had cosmetic surgery in Cuba.


  67. Follow up post #67 added on March 27, 2006 by Tamarie032yahoo.com

    I have lost a lot of weight 50lbs naturally but i have sagging skin: breast, stomach. I look terrible with my clothes off. I am interested im breast lift, reduction, tummy tuck and liposuctuion. please help with prices etc. Would love any info from others who have had similar procedures done. I welcome ur emails!


  68. Follow up post #68 added on March 29, 2006 by Tamarie03@yahoo.com

    my entry above email address is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  69. Follow up post #69 added on May 10, 2006 by miles laetitia daisy v j

    Dear, sir

    i want to find out the price for bellyturp my hips and my amrs i would be very glad to have a quick respond.

    thanks.


  70. Follow up post #70 added on May 10, 2006 by miles laetitia daisy v j

    Dear sir,

    I want to find out the price of tummy turk my hips and my arms i would be very glad to have a quick respond.

    thanks from daisy.


  71. Follow up post #71 added on May 12, 2006 by john kamairo

    Dear, sir

    I want to find out the price for a rhinoplasty operation
    i would be very glad to have a quick response.

    thanks from john


  72. Follow up post #72 added on May 21, 2006 by kimmoy

    hi i am kimmoy . i was wondering what would be the cost if i got breast lift with silicones, lipo around the belly and thighs and few lines of stretch mark removed around hips and breast in cuba. please locate me to the best surgeons there. i would reallt like to boost ma self esteem by having a great body.
    thanks


  73. Follow up post #73 added on May 26, 2006 by Nameiko Hall

    Does any one have information on hair transplant in Cuba including costs and type of procedures done. please email me back.


  74. Follow up post #74 added on May 29, 2006 by Serenity Knight

    I too found your article to be very informative.  I have had a long time interest in plastic surgery and would love to have more information that would entail the cost of these procedures and which facilities and surgeons that would be best at suiting my needs. I am interested in all types of procedures (liposuction, breast lifts, nose operations, etc).  Also, your article mentions a ban on American travels to Cuba, does this ban still exist and how would it effect my access to these physicians?


  75. Follow up post #75 added on June 16, 2006 by joan hubbard

    please can someone help with the prices of breast reduction and the best doctor and best facilities in cuba many thanks


  76. Follow up post #76 added on July 04, 2006 by mamie polidor

    I’m from Haiti .I ‘ve been thinking about plastic surgery for many years Iwould like to know if you have tourist parkage, please inform me as the plastic surgery perfomed incuba


  77. Follow up post #77 added on July 24, 2006 by Michelle Carter

    Hi
    i am extreamly interested in plastic surgery in Cuba and would be interested in recieving information of ways of contacting doctors and clinics in cuba to find out more


  78. Follow up post #78 added on August 12, 2006 by charles higgins

    would like to visit cuba for facelift and hair transplant ...hopefully feb 2007


  79. Follow up post #79 added on August 17, 2006 by melissa

    please contact me with doctors names and price thanks


  80. Follow up post #80 added on August 17, 2006 by melissa

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  81. Follow up post #81 added on October 05, 2006 by skineyboo

    Dear sir,

    I have read almost all the comments posted,and was wondering if these people have gotten back any suitable response to all those questions? I myself have a few to ask, and I am hoping that soon all this nightmare will be behind me. I would like find a plastic surgeon in cuba, who can help to minimise the apperance of scares to face and other parts of the body. I
    say minimise instead of removing are to let it dissapear because i was told that a scare cannot be removed totally. Also to work on the nose and a brow lift.
    please to contact me as soon as possible because I really need to get my life back.

    thankyou.


  82. Follow up post #82 added on October 30, 2006 by Jade

    Hi,
    I live in the Bahamas and i am interested in liposuction for around my waist and back and a tummy tuck. I would like information on pricing and the best doctors or hospitals to get this done.


  83. Follow up post #83 added on November 02, 2006 by Janette Hurlston

    I am interested in having a Tummy tuck, breastlift and lipo to inner thigh. Someone please advise on results received in cuba and prices.

    deperate
    thank you


  84. Follow up post #84 added on November 03, 2006 by Emilia Barrios

    I am interested in having a tummy tuck and some other things done and I would like to know if anyone can provide me with some names of professional doctors in cuba.

    thanks!


  85. Follow up post #85 added on November 09, 2006 by devine whylly

    i will like to have my hips enlager and i will like to to have my tubes untie.        how much would it cost


  86. Follow up post #86 added on November 09, 2006 by sexyislandgirl

    hi cant you tell me what is the price to remove a scar & mold please


  87. Follow up post #87 added on November 17, 2006 by ms popular

    i wanna get some kind of surgery done ( bigger hips or breast arug )not sure yet please send me some info on docs and prices. asap


  88. Follow up post #88 added on November 17, 2006 by Tamarie03

    months after posting on this site i finally got some info and great links to share. Unfortunately I got no response from this site so i decided to share what i researched pls feel free to im me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  89. Follow up post #89 added on November 17, 2006 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Tamarie03,

    Apparently there are a lot more questions than there are answers.

    I don’t have any answers so any information you would like to provide here would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Rob Sequin

    Publisher



    Cuba consulting services

  90. Follow up post #90 added on November 18, 2006 by Cher

    Hi,

    I am interested in finding out some information re: the number of patients you all get from other countries in the Caribbean to have plastic surgery done. Especially Trinidad and Tobago.


  91. Follow up post #91 added on November 28, 2006 by susy

    I am a grild from cuba that lives in Canada and can get you all the inf that you need for around 1000.dolars can get you a name of the doctor, price for surgery can book you and appoiment can event take you to CUBA if you pay for tiket..imail me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  92. Follow up post #92 added on November 30, 2006 by dc_hombre

    I just got all the information from Cuba about plastic surgery, and especially since the wait is long in Havana most of the patients are going to the provice of cienfuegos where they recently converted a beach resort into a hospital for tourists. All the procedures are done there, basic lyposuction is about $1300 and for a tummy tuck will run you about $1900. Remember if you bring US $$ you will pay additional 20% due to the currency exchange.

    Will be finding out more in person in about 3 weeks and don’t have to pay me $1000 like this susy cuban.cutie sorry stole your gig


  93. Follow up post #93 added on November 30, 2006 by susy

    listing to me you big mouth person this is a freedom of speech and I can say wherever I want ,I am Cuban and I know what I am talking abaut and by the way you are over paying for that staff I can have my hole body than for las than the cost of your tommy tack, so main and your own BUSINES ...CUBAN GRIL FROM CUBA RIGHT BABY RIGHT ....HAVE A NICE WEEKEN GOOD LOOK WHIT YOUR FREE INF….


  94. Follow up post #94 added on January 24, 2007 by Leila fernandes

    Hello! I was wondering if you can forward to me any information regarding how I can get information about doing tummy tuck?. I am Guyanese living in Canada and should let you know I have Veeeery High regards for Cuban Doctors because i find them very clever. My family Doctor back home was Cuban for very many years and I believed in him, so I know Cuban Doctors is the way to go!
    Thanks!
    Leila Fernandes


  95. Follow up post #95 added on February 06, 2007 by Tariq Khan

    Hi,
    I am interested in Hair Transplantion to be done in Cuba, could you please let me know about any good clinics, and also how much it is going to cost.


  96. Follow up post #96 added on February 13, 2007 by Zoya Mason

    Hi,I found your site very interesting and informative. I am eager to know more about the procedure of Lip surgery in cuba. Can you please provide information on your most reputable surgeons, cost, accommodation, how long would i have to stay in Cuba, and any other important details that may be conducive.  I anxiously await your reply… Thanking you in adavance.


  97. Follow up post #97 added on April 02, 2007 by iris

    I would like some information on the procedures done in Cuba, cost etc.


  98. Follow up post #98 added on April 24, 2007 by Sheron

    I would like information on excellent plastic surgeon in Cuba to do breast implants


  99. Follow up post #99 added on May 01, 2007 by Cleopatra

    I would like to have information on clinics for Uterine fibroid tumors.  I too would also like some cosmetic work done, like tummy tuck, and breast inlargement.

    Thank you in advance for the information.


  100. Follow up post #100 added on May 01, 2007 by lele j

    i would LOVE to get some info about getting lipo and possibly a mini tuck done in cuba. thanks a lot!


  101. Follow up post #101 added on May 17, 2007 by Lulama T.Sechele

    i am in desparate need of inexpensive but safe plastic surgery please send me addresses in cuba


  102. Follow up post #102 added on May 21, 2007 by dr shishir mohan

    dear sir,
    i am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the moment having a post of ass. prof in a dental school in india ,i would like to know the possibilities of atttending facial surgery institutes in cuba as an observer for various periods of time.
    in anticipation

    dr shishir


  103. Follow up post #103 added on May 21, 2007 by sora

    i would like to get more info. & addresses for the best plastic surgeon in cuba. (breast implant, eye lifting, face sanding & liposuction)


  104. Follow up post #104 added on May 28, 2007 by Patricia Williams

    I am interested in getting information on performing a Tummy tuck in Cuba. I need contact numbers and cost.

    thanks

    PW


  105. Follow up post #105 added on June 04, 2007 by Mariya Grundy

    Hi, i would appreciate is someone give me contact info of surgeons in Cuba, Havana, or perhaps dc_hombre could give us some more details please?
    thanks
    MG


  106. Follow up post #106 added on June 06, 2007 by Simoiya

    I would like information on the best plastic surgeons and hospitals. Please send their phone numbers, email addresses and any other relevant information.


  107. Follow up post #107 added on June 18, 2007 by Sherry Moore

    Please send me any information on a Board Certified Doctor in Cuba for plastic surgery, breast reduction and minor facial wrinkle removal.
    Thanks


  108. Follow up post #108 added on June 20, 2007 by aneisha prendergast

    my mom and i are interested in a nose job and my aunt is interested in reducing her breast. please give me some info on the best and cheapest surgeons in cuba. i am from jamaica


  109. Follow up post #109 added on June 23, 2007 by Veona Sinanon

    Hi my name is Veona and I would like to have a few plastic surgery procedures done in cuba as i’ve heard everyone saying the doctors are incredible, and the prices are way cheater than here in the united states. I would really appreciate it if you could send me the information to some top quality clinics so that i may contact them and discuss what work i’d like to get done.
    I am a Jamaican citizen and a permanent U.S resident, I visit Jamaica quiet often and would like to have the procedures done during my next vacation to jamaica which is in December. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks a million


  110. Follow up post #110 added on June 24, 2007 by SMoore

    Here is a clinic I have found, I have not had a response, but it was a weekend day, so I am hopeful to hear from them soon. It seems almost impossible to get any answers on either the internet or on chat boards, so ifanyone does know a doctor or clinic please post it.
    http://www.cirag.cu/ingles/contactos.htm


  111. Follow up post #111 added on June 24, 2007 by J

    I’m interested in having an abdominoplasty done in Cuba. Can non Cubans (Trinidadians) have it done free? If not what’s the average cost and where can I get a list of Doctors and Hospitals that do it. Can you recommend any?


  112. Follow up post #112 added on July 08, 2007 by Sophia Scott

    Please email me places that I can contact with regards to having liposuction done in Cuba.


  113. Follow up post #113 added on July 10, 2007 by kateh

    please by me a tummy tuck email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  114. Follow up post #114 added on July 10, 2007 by SMoore

    “Cira Garcia” Central Clinic
    http://www.cirag.cu/ingles/clinica.htm

    You will find information and prices

    Here is an e-mail address
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Here is the phone number
    537) 204 2811

    If you do not speak Spanish, ask tp speak to Raphael, he speaks English.


  115. Follow up post #115 added on July 25, 2007 by Nadine George

    I am researching on doctors in Cuba , who do plastic surgery.
    I got a burn in February 2007 from an alcohol explosion, The damage was to my hand, and my back behind the shoulder area.

    The areas have started to develop Growing Flesh/ Keloids and i am only 20, so i need as little scars as is possible on my hand and the little area of my back.

    I need an estimation as to how much this would cost, and in what currency.

    If you read my email, please reply to nadz .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    If you read my mail please reply as soon as is possible

    hospital65


  116. Follow up post #116 added on August 23, 2007 by tuckgirl with 1 total posts

    I am interested in having a tummy tuck ... after 2 kids my stomach is just really stretched out and I would like to do something whiles I am still young. Could you email me the price range of the procedure and some of the most recommended plastic surgeons that are able to perform this procedure in Cuba. I’m hailing from the Bahamas.
    Thank you.


  117. Follow up post #117 added on August 26, 2007 by mizpah

    i would like to have a face lift and a tummy tuck, i need all the information i can get as well as cost and recovery time.anyone26


  118. Follow up post #118 added on September 26, 2007 by kimberly

    I know that some of the best Doctors in the world are from Cuba. I very much intrested in coming there to have a tummy tuck done.  I am kindly requesting some information on the Doctors, the prices and the necessary info that goes along with the procedure so I can make the necessary arrangements. Thanks


  119. Follow up post #119 added on September 26, 2007 by melisa

    I very much intrested in coming there to have a tummy tuck done.  I am kindly requesting some information on the Doctors, the prices and the necessary info that goes along with the procedure so I can make the necessary arrangements. Thanks


  120. Follow up post #120 added on October 10, 2007 by Mimi

    I am looking to have a tummy tuck and other things. I would really appreciate some information on doctors, prices, packages (if available).  I have looked at Venezuela which seem good but I was told that they have better doctors in Cuba.
    Thank you for any info…


  121. Follow up post #121 added on October 10, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    They may have better doctors but you might not like the hospitals or lack of medicine. Why do you think Castro’s Cuba is better than your own country?

    Are you looking for discount surgery?



    Cuba consulting services

  122. Follow up post #122 added on October 20, 2007 by Elizabeth Taylor-Pearson

    I am looking for a tummy tuck,
    Blephoplasty
    Lip implant


  123. Follow up post #123 added on October 25, 2007 by Joan

    Hi, I am interested in getting liposuction done, need to know more about this procedure in Cuba and approximate cost

    Awaiting feedback asap


  124. Follow up post #124 added on October 25, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    We just posted this article today about the Cubanacan Tourism and Health organization.

    This might be the information you are looking for.



    Cuba consulting services

  125. Follow up post #125 added on October 27, 2007 by Pat

    I am very much intrested in coming to Cuba to have a tummy tuck and a nose job done   I am humbly requesting some information on Doctors, price, accomodationand any other necessary info that goes along with the procedure .

    Thank You.


  126. Follow up post #126 added on October 31, 2007 by Killer Bee

    hi am interested in getting a tummy tuck and would like to know how much it would cost the price and the length of days estimate to be in the hospital


  127. Follow up post #127 added on October 31, 2007 by Sherry

    Has anyone actually received a response to their inquiries here? Has anyone even met a doctor or had a surgery based on information from this site?


  128. Follow up post #128 added on October 31, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Good question. All I can do from here in Massachusetts is post information that I find. I would like to hear from someone with first hand experience.



    Cuba consulting services

  129. Follow up post #129 added on November 02, 2007 by Killer Bee #2

    This is a waste of time no one never reply back to ur questions with an answer. Luckily for me I have a friend In Cuba who is looking after the questions i need answered


  130. Follow up post #130 added on November 02, 2007 by Mariya Grundy

    Im actually going there quite soon for an invistigation so i will keep u all posted.
    Regards


  131. Follow up post #131 added on November 03, 2007 by susie

    Hello everyone you guys wanna to save money and I want to make some ,so we can help each other whit plastic surgery I know some of the best DR in CUBA for plastic surgery that I can get you in contact whit so sended me and imail and we can make your dream happen…...susie


  132. Follow up post #132 added on November 12, 2007 by ABBEY FORRESTER

    hi i will like to do a liprosuckion or tummy tuck


  133. Follow up post #133 added on November 12, 2007 by ABBEY FORRESTER

    tummy tuck i will like to do


  134. Follow up post #134 added on November 12, 2007 by susie

    tummy tuck will cost you abaut 400 canadian dollars


  135. Follow up post #135 added on November 18, 2007 by miss-pretty-pretty

    For all those of you looking for plastic surgery and answers, I will give you some ideas on how I’ve been looking for my own answers and maybe this will help you find safety and quality.
        First, I have checked board-certifications out, and the requirements seem to vary a great deal!  What I have decided to do, is choose a surgeon from a listing of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon. their website is http://www.isaps.org  What impressed me about their non-profit organisation, is that Surgeons are chosen by INVITATION only.  They must be approved by every ISAPS member in their country before they may be accepted. You can check their website to see what other criteria they have.
        I looked up the surgeries and their descriptions from tons of Doctor’s websites, and other sites like beautysurg.com and a bunch of the other websites advertising medical tourism when you google search.  I found the absolute BEST info since I’ve been looking about preparing your body (internal health-wise) from a website in Brazil called plasticsurgery-guide.com. It was under her Pre and Post-op section.  Another good one is cirurgiaplastica.jwf.com.
        It seems at least in my case, that it’s hard to find a plastic surgeon’s office that responds to e-mails, but some of them do, so it’s worth a try.  out of about 7 e-mails, I got a response for 3.
        Another thing I did was look for news stoies on the net, and from what I found, most of them were favorable toward brazil and Argentina.
        I’m interested in saving money, so I looked into Costa Rica. I had a doctor picked out, until I googled his name plus words like “plastic surgery disaster” or “horror” or ” stories” and things that would bring up news stories or examples of people who wrote blogs like these. That was a real eye-opener, and I’m not going there.
        I contacted a medical tourism place, but they were going to send me to Malaysia. I couldn’t find the doctor’s credentials or certification in Malaysia at all.  Also, I didn’t feel comfortable about going there even though the prices are amaing.
        I checked with a very popular tourism place in Argentina, and they were helpful and pleasant, but they quoted me $4000 more than an ISAPS doctor did for the same 2 procedures.  Their price included accomodations at a 3* hotel but that only brings it down by $1000 to $1200, so… really not that great.
        I was happy to find that some doctor’s offices (the 2 I contacted were also ISAPS doctors) actually include picking you up from the airport!  that’s one of the things that draws people (or at least me) to want a full service company, but by and large, you REALLY have no way of knowing how good the quality will be. (the Argentinian company I looked up, had MANY complaints. I didn’t look at other companies, so I’m not sure about those. google is great for blogs and info. You can’t always trust a doctor’s own website because who knows who really wrote those….think about it.
        Beware of before and after photos!  There were many central american doctors posting those links on their websites, but I discovered that they were not examples of their own work, but actually picture from associations like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and places like that.
        When you’ve narrowed it down, check to see if the doc has hospital affiliation. This is just another way to determine how respected and skilled they are, and if you should need to go to the hospital, the doctor can be one of those that help you.
        SAFETY is very important!  I even looked up the canadian government website to see if there were warnings for travel to other countries.  In canada it’s http://www.voyage.gov.ca  there are warnings accented at different levels.  In the USA I think it’s osac.gov.
        On the subject of safety, I discovered that the rate of deaths for liposuction are 1 in every 5000 (try googling this) and other plastic surgeries are 1 in 57,000.
        I hope this has helped.  Be careful to check everything out for yourself!
    XOXOX


  136. Follow up post #136 added on November 18, 2007 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Miss Pretty Pretty,

    Thank you for the very detailed entry. Of course you nor the Havana Journal endorses any of the sites mentioned and that they are only posting for information purposes only. (There, got the legal stuff out of the way).

    This article is getting a little long and we have been working to launch a sister site at http://CubaMed.com where will be providing information about medical schools in Cuba along with surgery in Cuba information.

    If you have more information about healthcare in Cuba and would like to start your own post, contact me and I will give you more information.

    Good luck with your search and thanks for helping other people research this subject.



    Cuba consulting services

  137. Follow up post #137 added on December 16, 2007 by linda

    hi I have 2 questions first of I would like to have a brazilian butt lift wat is the price in cuba and also I have been tryin to get pregant for 5 years r there affordable fertility doctors in cuba? please please reply


  138. Follow up post #138 added on December 25, 2007 by michelle flash

    hi i would love to get my mother a tummy tuck could you please tell me the price rage so i can know if i have the right amout of money so she can get it done for her birthday. thank you please write me back at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


  139. Follow up post #139 added on December 29, 2007 by Macarena

    hello am looking for any surgeons that do the gastric bypass in cuba i would love to know how much and where are they at phone, fax ect ect.. i really nice help looking for a surgeons .....


  140. Follow up post #140 added on January 24, 2008 by nicola huyler

    hi, am interested in having breast augmentation, some eye surgery and cheek implants. i’ve heard that cuba has the best doctors. i would like to know the average cost of these procedures and a reputable surgeon who is fluent in english. thanks


  141. Follow up post #141 added on February 19, 2008 by Sheron Brown

    I was recently in a motor vehicle accident where my right hand have been badly damaged. I have had a plastic surgery in Jamaica but not to my satisfaction. Can you give me information how i can have plastic surgery done in Cuba.


  142. Follow up post #142 added on February 20, 2008 by maria

    hi i could get u all info including price list,etc, since ive been there recently
    mail me
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  143. Follow up post #143 added on February 21, 2008 by Claudio Cartei

    I am a 45 year old argentine male living in Miami, have been for 10 years. I would like to know where in Cuba can I get a plastic surgery done at low cost.
    My tummy and face needs improvement as well as my hair. My e-mail for those who can respond is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    And will I need connections?
    I apreciate it. Thank you.


  144. Follow up post #144 added on March 18, 2008 by Reina

    I would like to be contacted with addresses phone numbers website want ever and any information on plastic surgeons in cuba


  145. Follow up post #145 added on April 15, 2008 by Ana Caraballo

    hi
    i’ll like to get my implants removed for new ones due a problem in one of them can u please send more info and price

    thanks


  146. Follow up post #146 added on April 29, 2008 by Bill Tandy

    My have some websites in for Lipo procedures in Cuba? Being Canadian, its no problem for me to fly down there.
    Thank you


  147. Follow up post #147 added on April 30, 2008 by Ana Caraballo

    well i just got this mail but i am not getting an answer can you please let me know how to get in touch with you thjanks


  148. Follow up post #148 added on May 13, 2008 by Michelle

    i would like some info about lipo / plastic surgeons in cuba . phone number would be great.


  149. Follow up post #149 added on June 16, 2008 by Makeda Rolle

    I am a young 23 year old girl living in The Bahamas seeking a tummy tuck. I had a baby but the pregnacy leave me with ulgy stretch marks above my belly button and a lil extra skin. I would like to know where in Cuba can I get a good job done at a good reasonable price. If anyone have my answer please e-mail me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), with info and price. Thank you so much.


  150. Follow up post #150 added on June 24, 2008 by CORA GRANT

    Tummy Tuck and Breast lift desired. Please email information Thank you


  151. Follow up post #151 added on July 20, 2008 by AJ

    Hi- I am interested in finding out about, fat graft (buttocks), breast lift and tummy tuck in CUba- thanks!


  152. Follow up post #152 added on July 22, 2008 by franca rotolo

    hi i would like some inf on a tummy tuck in cuba


  153. Follow up post #153 added on July 28, 2008 by berkeley

    This article is very beneficial… keep up the good work.
    Can u email me some info on hip and butt implants in Cuba which are Safe and inexpensive. Also if u can email some address of Doctors, location and approximate costs of the proceedure.
    Thanks


  154. Follow up post #154 added on July 28, 2008 by mariyagrundy@yahoo.co.uk

    i can get u all the info
    http://www.medhelpabroad.com


  155. Follow up post #155 added on July 28, 2008 by stacy

    that site offers reduction alone, what about enhancing your hips?


  156. Follow up post #156 added on July 28, 2008 by mariyagrundy@yahoo.co.uk

    i can give u all info, but theres a fee applies


  157. Follow up post #157 added on August 08, 2008 by cora grant

    please email me prices on breast lift and removal of underarm fatty tissue,thank you! .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  158. Follow up post #158 added on August 15, 2008 by raj masrani

    HI i would like some info and would like to get some surgeries done in cuba..can you please send me a contact number or email


  159. Follow up post #159 added on August 20, 2008 by danielle alling

    i would like some information about breast reduction in cuba.


  160. Follow up post #160 added on August 25, 2008 by George Cruzat

    free cosmetic procedures in Cuba. I think that is wonderfull. However they skipped a step ... how about having aspirin and other over the counter medications available to Cubans ... in their own currency of course.

    Now for everyone trying to take advantage of this great opportunity remember they are not big in mal-practice insurance down there.


  161. Follow up post #161 added on September 22, 2008 by marcia holder

    Hi I would like some detailed informtion or web site addresses on breast reduction and rhinoplasty in Cuba.  Have been searching the internet but unable to find anything concrete.


  162. Follow up post #162 added on October 01, 2008 by flo

    i would like a tummy tuck and lipo in cuba please include all the information that i would need, including doctor’s name, numbers, and costs if possible. thank you


  163. Follow up post #163 added on October 02, 2008 by ALIONIA BONILLA

    HOLA YO ESTOY INTEREZADA EN SABER LOS PRECIOS DE LAS CIRUJIAS EN CUBA.. LEVANTAR LOS SENOS Y HACERME LA LIPOSUPSION EN DIFERENTES AREAS DEL CUERPO. POR FAVOR SPERO OIR DE USTEDES PRONTO.  GRACIAS.


  164. Follow up post #164 added on October 10, 2008 by cubafriend

    http://www.tropicalmedcare.com/

    The website is in spanish


  165. Follow up post #165 added on October 21, 2008 by joselinesantiago@yahoo.com

    Hola me llamo joseline y quiero hacerme u n tummy tuck y un breast implant necesito numeros de telephono y informacion sobre medico que hacen este tipo de cirugia soy puerto riquena y vivo en miami fl y me han dichon amistates cubana que en cuba estan los mejores medicos y que los precios son muy razonables.


                                                      Muchas gracias


  166. Follow up post #166 added on November 03, 2008 by Anita Montero

    I am 44 year old british indian married to a cuban national and I would like to find out about liposuction in Cuba. The best place to go the top surgeons and the the cost. Please can you advise me

    Many thanks


  167. Follow up post #167 added on November 05, 2008 by Maria M. Topp

    Please could you send me names of different top plastic surgeons- especialised in breast, uplift and to removal of old implants?

    I do not, wish to have any more implants, but to take the old ones out and uplift the breast in the same time.
    It is possible to have name of Drs, and their clinics, along with their qualifications?

    Kind regards

    MM T. Mrs


  168. Follow up post #168 added on November 14, 2008 by Frank

    I am currently looking into getting liposuction in Montreal Canada but i am also considering medical tourism but I would still like to be assured of the same quality service or better. I would like to know the name and/or web address for surgeons that are members of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon (ISAPS). As well i am interested in finding full service packages that include airfair pick-up from the airport and possibly a stay in a resort for the duration of my recovery if such a package exsists. Thank you in advance for any and all info u can offer me.


  169. Follow up post #169 added on November 17, 2008 by janice ane

    how do i contact dr elvira martinez barreto in cienfuegos?


  170. Follow up post #170 added on November 28, 2008 by Rich K

    Do you have any info on hair replacement surgery—cost per graft, type of procedures available, how to research quality of surgeon/facility, and so forth?


  171. Follow up post #171 added on December 07, 2008 by Charmedone with 1 total posts

    I would like to know how much it would cost me get some liposuction done around my hips, buttocks and thigh area and also where would be the best place for the best price to have this done? I would like the full service as well including resort stay and pick up from the airport. I’m looking into this same information in Florida as well. Please email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any helpful information. Thanks.


  172. Follow up post #172 added on December 10, 2008 by Bajekitty

    *cry* I am in desperate need for mamaplasty :(


  173. Follow up post #173 added on December 29, 2008 by FlorSena

    I always had big thighs and when I was 13 yrs old, I promised myself that before my 27th birthday I would do everything possible to get rid of them.  I’ve worked out at the gym, run like crazy for years and years.  But to this date I still have the inside bulge which makes my thighs rub together.  My 27th birthday is in 4 months, so this is my last resort.  I also want breast enhancement surgery as due to my athletic involvement I have breast like that of a man.  I hate it and even my own family teases me…it’s depressing.  Get me in contact with the doctor ahoritta!!


  174. Follow up post #174 added on December 31, 2008 by gopie

    please inform me the average cost of liposuction and tummy tuck—i am about 55pounds overweight-i m 45 years old 5fert 5 inch tall weighs 170 poubnds


  175. Follow up post #175 added on January 09, 2009 by La'Tisha Major

    What is the cost of a breast lift?


  176. Follow up post #176 added on January 13, 2009 by michelle

    I have fabriods and a block tube could like some info.or a contact for a real good surgeon.Thank u


  177. Follow up post #177 added on January 16, 2009 by Jay Dubb

    Two friends of mine are traveling to Cuba for medical reasons. One is interested in also having a cosmetic procedure done. Is there a recommended facility or doctor she could speak to regarding the procedure and its details, i.e. time schedule, itemized costs, doctoral arrangements?

    Thank you for you time.

    Jay Dubb


  178. Follow up post #178 added on January 17, 2009 by Mary P. Budgell

    Looking for the a plastic surgeon in Cuba for facial lift.
    Has anyone had any experience and advise of the outcome.  I would appreciate any response you can provide.
    Mary
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Alberta, Canada


  179. Follow up post #179 added on January 20, 2009 by DAVIS SCOTT

    i need a nuber to call and i neeeed to no if u guys do the lapban sugery and if u do how mush is it and breast reducion and the cost


  180. Follow up post #180 added on January 23, 2009 by vanessa

    want to get breast lift and implants done in Cuba…I need info. on doctors,clinics and cost…


  181. Follow up post #181 added on February 06, 2009 by san jose

    im interested getting my nose tip done and fat cheeks lipoed and under the chin fat removed .I am a male 44 years old. Can anybody recomend a good plastic surgion in habana? any prices what it would cost all three dont at once?

    let me know,i really would apreciate


  182. Follow up post #182 added on February 09, 2009 by Oyuna

    I am interested in plastic surgery that was done for treating hemangioma in Cuba. I heard they have some injection to treat it. Can i have more information about it?


  183. Follow up post #183 added on February 16, 2009 by PATSY V

    i am interested in taking that flag from my chin,and my arms are huge and a little from my tummy ..i want to no how much is the cost and how long it take to do can u reply as fast as possible i need this done for my birthday in april


  184. Follow up post #184 added on February 18, 2009 by LaYorka

    Hi, I’m a 28 year old women looking to get plastic surgery ( tummy tuck and breast uplift and liposuction) I heard many times that the best doctors are in Cuba and for this reason I’m asking if any one has any information with numbers and addresses of great doctors in Cuba to please forward it kindly as I really want to get these surgery done withing the next couple of months and would love to do them in Cuba.  After having my 4 kids I think is time to do me now and get my shape back together. Please help Thank you again


  185. Follow up post #185 added on February 20, 2009 by kellee shaw

    Hi i am interested in getting a breast reduction, liposuction on my tummy and lastly i would like a bigger bottom.  I would like a very shapely rounded more noticeable and perkier bottom. It could known as a bottom lift. Please can you send me information on these surgeries.  The price and the best surgeon and location of where i can get it done. Please let me know the price of each.  Thank you. Also the number and address of the doctors so i can contact them myself. Please send me some help in the information you forward to me.


  186. Follow up post #186 added on February 20, 2009 by Robert Christianson

    Hello
    I am a 66 YO male looking for information including base cost for a complete face lift.
    Thank you


  187. Follow up post #187 added on February 26, 2009 by Cindy

    Iam a 50 year old woman who is suffering from Hyperhydrosis of the feet. I can not explain how much harm, humiliation, job loss and total isolation from friends and relatives, this conditiona has caused me. I have tried all prescription as well as over the cunter medicatios but to no avail. I tried to have a Aympathoectomy procedure but i can’t find one here in ny. I have conttacted some in LA, but i can’t possibly afford their prices. I heard that in Cuba, they do a “Plantar hyperhydrosis Sympathoectomy ” procedure. Can somebody please let me know if you have any info, regarding the above mentioned surgery and the cost in Cuba? i am most grateful for any info or advise.

    Thank You.


  188. Follow up post #188 added on February 26, 2009 by Cindy with 1 total posts

    I am a 50 years old woman who is suffering from hyperhydrosis of the feet, almost all my life. My condition has gotten worse as i grow older. I cannot explain the extent of difficulties, humiliation, multiple job loses and isolation from people. I have tried everything topaical treatments for no avail. I have contacted a thorasic surgen in LA, who claims to have a procedure called: “Plantar Sympathoectomy” but can’t possibly afford what he is charging. i have heard tha they perform the obove mentioned surgery in cuba, for much lesser mony and with good results. Can somebody please tell me any informatin on how to contact these surgeons in Cuba? Any info regarding surgery for primary chronic sweaty feet syndrom , will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You


  189. Follow up post #189 added on February 27, 2009 by Malo

    The Cuban Ministry of Health just reported that Cuban doctors have succesfully performed the nations first male to female sex change.  President Raulita Castro (formerly known as Raul) is reported to be recovering well from her extensive surgery and is said to be quite pleased with her new breasts and buttocks.  Raulita is also rumored to be romantically involved with National Assembly President Ricardo Alacon and the two were recently spotted sharing an intimate moment at the Parque de los Enamorados.


  190. Follow up post #190 added on March 14, 2009 by rie

    i need a pric quote on a tummy tuck in cuba am already 5ft 6inc 110lb just have lose skin and stretch marks


  191. Follow up post #191 added on March 15, 2009 by Tina

    I was able to contact the Cira Garcia Clinic via this email address .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). I told them what procedure I wanted. I was asked to send pictures and advised of the procedures and prices. I will be having my procedure in the next couple of months

    I did some research on the hospital and I am told that its one of (if not the most repuable) Clinics and its patronised mostly y expartriates and diplomats.

    You can also call them on 537 204 2811.

    I hope this is useful


  192. Follow up post #192 added on March 15, 2009 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Great information. Keep us posted.

    I have heard it is a good clinic for foreigners. I don’t think the locals are allowed. It is not part of the free healthcare in Cuba.



    Cuba consulting services

  193. Follow up post #193 added on March 19, 2009 by Hester Brennen

    Hi my name is Hester Brennen and am seeking a doctor at the Cira Garcia Hospital because i really need to see a bone specialist as soon as possible so can you please get back to me and let me know where do i go from here as soon as possible thank you so much.


  194. Follow up post #194 added on March 21, 2009 by michael jackson

    hi, ny name is michael jackson i need my nose reattached, shoot me an email


  195. Follow up post #195 added on March 22, 2009 by Nikia Hall

    Hi I am interested in a tummy tuck i am a 33yr old woman 5ft 2in weighing 160 pounds I would like a quote also some information or names of doctors that can help me with this I would also like to see some before and after pictures


  196. Follow up post #196 added on March 31, 2009 by dawn

    how much is breast augmentation surgery in cuba ?
    where is the best clinic?
    how much does it cost?
    do they operate on transexuals?
    thanks.
    Dawn.


  197. Follow up post #197 added on March 31, 2009 by Marek

    If it is possible to be noticed in amongst all of these people who “need work”... back to the article itself, I find it curious that much of the criticism of websites like Havana Journal levelled against Cuba relate to the “desperate” situation in Cuban hospitals. And yet, from Bauza’s article, it appears that Cubans are more than willing to subject themselves to those hospitals, and that health care system, for purely cosmetic procedures (remember that the article was written over five years ago, when the economy was just emerging from the Special Period).  There seems to be a disconnect between reality and the highly critical reports of Cuban health care… one might even think that there had been some bias involved….

    As for all of those people asking for personal replies, posting their email addresses, etc., I would not anticipate that the publisher of this site has the time to provide that kind of assistance. This is a site where news items from various sources are posted for your information, but asking for help here is probably as likely to earn a result as sending an email to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where this was first published.  Kudos to those readers who posted helpful information.


  198. Follow up post #198 added on April 14, 2009 by beautiful

    hi, needs info on best Dr,for plastic surgery in Cuba. i also need some prices on the follwing,sculpting,nose,bottom implant. and if they have drop off n pick up packages. i;ve had breast lift n tummy tuck about 8yrs ago. i’m from Trinidad and Tobago.


  199. Follow up post #199 added on April 20, 2009 by Elizabeth

    Hi, Im very interested in plastic surgery in Cuba, I am interested in many procedures.  Please send me information, telephone numbers and emails of good doctors and hospitals as soon as possible, any information you send me would be greatly appreciated!

    Thankyou
    Elizabeth


  200. Follow up post #200 added on May 15, 2009 by kathy Farrington

    i am interested in reconstructive surgery please send me info on doctors and prices.


  201. Follow up post #201 added on May 15, 2009 by DavidDeming Rodriguez

    Send any info of cosmetic surgeons in havana, I don’t think my abuela would know any. thank you.


  202. Follow up post #202 added on May 20, 2009 by Katrina Cash

    Hi i am interested in Breast implant surgery.Could you sent me detailed information on the best doctors and hospitals in Cuba that does breast augmentations?


  203. Follow up post #203 added on May 28, 2009 by Tina

    visit http://www.cirag.cu. For the Cira Garcia Hospital in Havana


  204. Follow up post #204 added on June 02, 2009 by Debbie Bodden

    Could you please advise me if your sergons are board certified if where can we check. Also if you have patient testomonies. before and after phot’s. I am interested in breast implants. Thank you

    Debbie Bodden


  205. Follow up post #205 added on June 16, 2009 by Carolina

    To the tina that was going to have the surgery at Cira Garcia, did you have the surgery…what are your thoughts/feelings about how everything went and how much did it cost….


  206. Follow up post #206 added on June 17, 2009 by atthedawn

    I am Canadian and travelling to the Cira Garcia Clinic to have an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure performed in early July.  After I’ve returned in mid July, I’ll post my thoughts and results etc. to be helpful for those interested in the quality of care there. 

    Wish me luck!


  207. Follow up post #207 added on July 14, 2009 by Carolina

    Hi,  just wondering if the Canadian lady is back from getting her abdominoplasty…. I’m going there at the begining of August to have a breast lift & augmentation and just wanted to chat with you to see how everything went with your surgery and what your thoughts are on the clinic and doctors (who was your doctor?)etc… I know the surgeries are different but if you have any pointers it would be much appreciated.


  208. Follow up post #208 added on July 18, 2009 by atthedawn

    Hello Carolina,

    I’m just returned yesterday from my medical adventure in Havana, Cuba.  My own experience was very positive and I would be happy to relate the details if you’d wanted to email me:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    I still can’t sit for too long and promise to post a more thorough statement in a few more days.

    ~Janine


  209. Follow up post #209 added on July 18, 2009 by Scotty

    Hi Everyone!
    I would very much appreciate, any info. regarding plastic surgery at Cira Garcia Clinic. I am thinking ( Very soon ) about having a full face and neck lift, and wondering which doctor I should contact?
    If possible, to hear from anyone whom has had these proceedures done and their comments etc; Or anyone, whom has had surgery and their thoughts on the clinic and staff!
    Thanking you,

    ~Ms Scotty


  210. Follow up post #210 added on July 18, 2009 by Carolina

    Hi Janine,

    Welcome back, glad to hear that everything went well.  I will for sure drop you a line.  I’m leaving on the 31st to Cuba, checking in to the hospital on the 3rd…

    Will be in touch…and will post comments once I’m back for those interested.

    Carolina


  211. Follow up post #211 added on July 25, 2009 by Laura

    Hi,

    I am interested in getting ride of some wrinkles around my eyes and forehead.  I don’t want a face lift but rather a more smooth natural appearance and younger look. 

    Would you be so kind and let me know the price for this procedure and a doctor for this procedure.  Thank you.


  212. Follow up post #212 added on July 27, 2009 by jenny f

    Have heard positive things about cosmetic surgery in Cuba.  Very interested, but not sure how to proceed.  Could someone guide me?  Thanks j


  213. Follow up post #213 added on July 27, 2009 by Carolina

    All the preliminary information you might need is on the Cira Garcia Hospital website (pricing that is).  For all other inquiries you have to write to the clinic and they should be able to answer any questions you might have.  I think there is also a very poor quality short video on youtube about the clinic.  Just type in Cira Garcia and it should pop up.  Here’s the link to the clinic http://www.cirag.cu/ , their e-mail was noted on previous posts .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .


  214. Follow up post #214 added on August 06, 2009 by Jennifer Whittaker

    Hello I have heard good things about Plastic surgery in Cuba.. im looking for breast implants can you please give me some contact info and prices please.. and anything else helpful I may need to know…

    thanks


  215. Follow up post #215 added on August 25, 2009 by susan romero

    Please send me information about surgery in cuba.  I recently lost a great deal of weight and would like a full body life.  I am a woman of little means and cant afford the money it takes for one here in the states.  I would also be interested in cosmetic dentistry.  If you have information that can help me please contact me as soon as possible so I can start planning for this.  I am only interested in Cuba no where else.


  216. Follow up post #216 added on August 27, 2009 by christina Agrelo

    Hello,
    I will be traveling to Cuba in February of 2010. I asked my family in Havana to search for me but they do not have access to much information. I would be so greatful if you could give me some info on location and phone number of a doctor who performs liposuction procedures.


  217. Follow up post #217 added on August 31, 2009 by Dorothy

    I am interested in breast lift surgery and implants. Can you please give me a list of doctors in Cuba and the approximate cost of the procedures for someone who is not from Cuba


  218. Follow up post #218 added on September 19, 2009 by Agueda

    Hello, i’ve heard a lot about plastic surgery in cuba, I know that there are a lot of goooood doctors. I would like to know about the prices and the hospitals please send me information about the prices in Hermanos Almejeiras. Thank you.


  219. Follow up post #219 added on October 07, 2009 by andrea baptiste

    i live in trinidad the west indies and i would like to get a breast lift and lipo is there any local places u can advice me to go send a contact number for me please asap.


  220. Follow up post #220 added on October 14, 2009 by Marie

    I am interested about going to cuba to have surgery.  I do not know anyone to help me get an operating room but I know that I cannot work because of back pain and I need a breast lift and a liposuction and tummy tuck.  I would like to see the work of the doctor before commiting because I do not want to have large scars.


  221. Follow up post #221 added on October 14, 2009 by WAYDE SPENCE

    HI MY NAME IS SPENCER FROM NASSAU BAHAMAS, I HAVE PROMISE MY WIFE IN FEB, 20010 WE WILL GO CUBA FOE HER TO HAVE TUMMY TUCK, AND REMOVE STRETCH MARKS, PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AND LET ME KNOW THE BEST SERGON FOR THE JOB


  222. Follow up post #222 added on October 20, 2009 by Kate

    Hello,

    Could you please send me some information about reputable plastic surgeons in Cuba?


  223. Follow up post #223 added on October 24, 2009 by sean

    I would be interested in getting feed back from any one who has had abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck. Interested in finding out more and bout prices. Please drop a line or email me on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  224. Follow up post #224 added on November 18, 2009 by Lucy Graham

    I am looking for prices for a breast lift and tummy tuck, if someone could get back to me that would be helpful.


  225. Follow up post #225 added on November 26, 2009 by Olga

    Hi! I am looking surgent for breast imlants. Can you help me with rating of doctors in Cuba? Any info is helpful .Thank you/Olga


  226. Follow up post #226 added on November 28, 2009 by alexander

    people please, everybody should know that cuba has socialise medicine and everything is free there. everything is free for cuban people but not for tourist. any tourist can go to cuba and request a tourist guide and they will arrange everithing for them. things are very simple in cuba but not to go there, remeber that the US government doesnt let its citicens travelt o cuba, that will be an obstacle for americans. amerians have to travel to cuab from a third country, cancun is the best way to go to cuba.


  227. Follow up post #227 added on November 29, 2009 by suri

    I am looking to do a tummy tuck in cuba and the prices ,also a breast implant too can u please help me to find a good doctor in cuba for this surgery.


  228. Follow up post #228 added on January 07, 2010 by yvonne

    looking for phone numbers+contacts for smart lipo+breast lift can u help thanks…will be comming to cuba in 1wk!!


  229. Follow up post #229 added on January 21, 2010 by sherry

    Look for a doctor in cuba that does thigh lift would to get a price and also would like to know if canadians can have it done there hope to hear from someone soon thanks


  230. Follow up post #230 added on January 28, 2010 by Czarina

    If you’re going to Cuba to get surgery, the place to do it is the Cira Garcia clinic, a place that offers specialized services to foreigners, and that looks like a hotel; it’s great.
    Here’s their page about cosmetic surgery in Cuba: http://www.cirag.cu/ingles/cirugia_ce.htm

    you gals enjoy and make yourselves pretty! I’m heading there in 2 months for a liposuction. Cheers!


  231. Follow up post #231 added on February 05, 2010 by josie

    i would like to do liposuction in Cuba . i would like to know the cost
    thanks


  232. Follow up post #232 added on February 08, 2010 by debbie garrick

    Hi,
    I was planning this summer to have surgery here in Quebec and after reading your article I have decided to have it done in Cuba.
    I have looked at the site for the Clinica Central Cira Garcia and would like to know how I go about contacting them.  I sent an e-mail but have got no response.  Could you send me the information that I need to contact them please.
    Thanks,
    Debbie


  233. Follow up post #233 added on February 09, 2010 by claudeen

    i am from jamaica am a mother of two can someone please tell me how much to do breast implants in cuba.


  234. Follow up post #234 added on March 13, 2010 by loyalruth with 1 total posts

    I AM 34 AND A MOTHER OF 4, I WOULD LIKE TO GET A TUMMY TUCK. WHAT IS THE COST TO GET IT DONE IN CUBA?


  235. Follow up post #235 added on March 29, 2010 by sylvianag@yahoo.com with 1 total posts

    i am 32 and have 3 children and need to know the price of a tummy tuck and breast lift in cuba and how i go about contacting them as soon as possible thank u .


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