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Cosmetic surgery flourishing in Cuba

Posted February 22, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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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.

Member Comments

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On March 08, 2004, Diana wrote:

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

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On March 30, 2004, Ev.Aktsalis wrote:

          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.

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On May 10, 2004, Anika Cardenas wrote:

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

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On May 19, 2004, dave wrote:

please inform me as to the plastic surgeries performed in Cuba

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On May 19, 2004, dave wrote:

please inform me as to the plastic surgeries performed in Cuba

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On June 08, 2004, Tonnette wrote:

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.

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On June 12, 2004, DeAngelo wrote:

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.

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On June 21, 2004, Samantha Miller wrote:

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.

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On June 23, 2004, carleen forbes wrote:

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

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On June 26, 2004, Renaldo wrote:

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

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On June 29, 2004, Wendy wrote:

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)

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On July 21, 2004, Janette wrote:

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

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On July 28, 2004, rachel wrote:

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.

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On July 28, 2004, rachel wrote:

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?

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On August 16, 2004, tracey wrote:

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.

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On August 17, 2004, Ingrid wrote:

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 ?

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On August 17, 2004, Ingrid wrote:

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 ?

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On August 17, 2004, Ingrid wrote:

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 ?

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On August 23, 2004, sermone wrote:

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?

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On August 24, 2004, madison wrote:

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.

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On August 25, 2004, Iverne wrote:

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

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On September 02, 2004, Dericka Pitt wrote:

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

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On September 12, 2004, MONIQUE wrote:

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?

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On September 12, 2004, MONIQUE wrote:

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?

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On September 12, 2004, MONIQUE wrote:

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?

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On September 12, 2004, MONIQUE wrote:

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?

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On September 12, 2004, monique wrote:

can i have some info about you different procedures and prices

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On October 06, 2004, AnnMarie Flemming wrote:

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.

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On October 06, 2004, AnnMarie Flemming wrote:

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.

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On October 06, 2004, AnnMarie Flemming wrote:

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.

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On October 06, 2004, Samantha Miller wrote:

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.

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On October 08, 2004, audrey be wrote:

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

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On October 10, 2004, veronica vazquez wrote:

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

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On October 10, 2004, veronica vazquez wrote:

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

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On October 10, 2004, veronica vazquez wrote:

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

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On October 12, 2004, Ama wrote:

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

Thank You

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On October 16, 2004, Sheena Caine wrote:

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?

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On October 16, 2004, Sheena Caine wrote:

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?

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On November 09, 2004, Ruthlyn MItchell wrote:

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.

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On November 10, 2004, Dulce Rodriguez wrote:

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.

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On November 10, 2004, Dulce Rodriguez wrote:

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.

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On November 15, 2004, Michelle Smith wrote:

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.

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On November 17, 2004, kisha basped wrote:

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.

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On December 01, 2004, yvonne morrison wrote:

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

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On December 02, 2004, Florence wrote:

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

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On December 02, 2004, Florence wrote:

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

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On December 02, 2004, Florence wrote:

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

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On December 02, 2004, Florence wrote:

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

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On December 28, 2004, timica wrote:

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

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On January 28, 2005, Lori wrote:

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).

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On February 09, 2005, ann wrote:

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.

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On February 15, 2005, Lori wrote:

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.

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On April 21, 2005, Cellroy wrote:

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.

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On May 19, 2005, computer programmer analyst wrote:

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)

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On May 19, 2005, beverley wrote:

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.

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On May 25, 2005, leiselle wrote:

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

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On June 15, 2005, jaielle wrote:

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

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On August 18, 2005, TK wrote:

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

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On October 01, 2005, Stew wrote:

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

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On December 31, 2005, Zorida Ali_mahabir wrote:

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

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On January 04, 2006, timica wrote:

Do anyone read or respond to these questions?

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On January 15, 2006, halle@yahoo.com wrote:

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
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On January 22, 2006, Ana wrote:

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.

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On February 09, 2006, hottie wrote:

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

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On February 14, 2006, jiimmy wrote:

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).

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On March 08, 2006, Rose-Marie wrote:

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.

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On March 27, 2006, Tamarie032yahoo.com wrote:

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!

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On March 29, 2006, Tamarie03@yahoo.com wrote:

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

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On May 10, 2006, miles laetitia daisy v j wrote:

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.

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On May 10, 2006, miles laetitia daisy v j wrote:

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.

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On May 12, 2006, john kamairo wrote:

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

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On May 21, 2006, kimmoy wrote:

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

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On May 26, 2006, Nameiko Hall wrote:

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

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On May 29, 2006, Serenity Knight wrote:

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?

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On June 16, 2006, joan hubbard wrote:

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

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On July 04, 2006, mamie polidor wrote:

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

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On July 24, 2006, Michelle Carter wrote:

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

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On August 12, 2006, charles higgins wrote:

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

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On August 17, 2006, melissa wrote:

please contact me with doctors names and price thanks

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On August 17, 2006, melissa wrote:

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On October 05, 2006, skineyboo wrote:

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.

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On October 30, 2006, Jade wrote:

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.

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On November 02, 2006, Janette Hurlston wrote:

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

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On November 03, 2006, Emilia Barrios wrote:

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!

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On November 09, 2006, devine whylly wrote:

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

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On November 09, 2006, sexyislandgirl wrote:

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

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On November 17, 2006, ms popular wrote:

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

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On November 17, 2006, Tamarie03 wrote:

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)

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On November 17, 2006, publisher wrote:

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

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On November 18, 2006, Cher wrote:

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.

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On November 28, 2006, susy wrote:

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)

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On November 30, 2006, dc_hombre wrote:

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

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On November 30, 2006, susy wrote:

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….

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On January 24, 2007, Leila fernandes wrote:

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

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On February 06, 2007, Tariq Khan wrote:

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.

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On February 13, 2007, Zoya Mason wrote:

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.

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On April 02, 2007, iris wrote:

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

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On April 24, 2007, Sheron wrote:

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

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On May 01, 2007, Cleopatra wrote:

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.

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On May 01, 2007, lele j wrote:

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

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On May 17, 2007, Lulama T.Sechele wrote:

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

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On May 21, 2007, dr shishir mohan wrote:

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

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On May 21, 2007, sora wrote:

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

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On May 28, 2007, Patricia Williams wrote:

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

thanks

PW

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On June 04, 2007, Mariya Grundy wrote:

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

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On June 06, 2007, Simoiya wrote:

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

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On June 18, 2007, Sherry Moore wrote:

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

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On June 20, 2007, aneisha prendergast wrote:

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

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On June 23, 2007, Veona Sinanon wrote:

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

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On June 24, 2007, SMoore wrote:

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

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On June 24, 2007, J wrote:

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?

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On July 08, 2007, Sophia Scott wrote:

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

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On July 10, 2007, kateh wrote:

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

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On July 10, 2007, SMoore wrote:

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

You will find information and prices

Here is an e-mail address
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Here is the phone number
537) 204 2811

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

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On July 25, 2007, Nadine George wrote:

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

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On August 23, 2007, tuckgirl wrote:

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.

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On August 26, 2007, mizpah wrote:

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

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On September 26, 2007, kimberly wrote:

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

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On September 26, 2007, melisa wrote:

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

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On October 10, 2007, Mimi wrote:

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…

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On October 10, 2007, publisher wrote:

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?

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On October 20, 2007, Elizabeth Taylor-Pearson wrote:

I am looking for a tummy tuck,
Blephoplasty
Lip implant

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On October 25, 2007, Joan wrote:

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

Awaiting feedback asap

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On October 25, 2007, publisher wrote:

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

This might be the information you are looking for.

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On October 27, 2007, Pat wrote:

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.

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On October 31, 2007, Killer Bee wrote:

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

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On October 31, 2007, Sherry wrote:

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?

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On October 31, 2007, publisher wrote:

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.

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On November 02, 2007, Killer Bee #2 wrote:

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

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On November 02, 2007, Mariya Grundy wrote:

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

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On November 03, 2007, susie wrote:

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

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On November 12, 2007, ABBEY FORRESTER wrote:

hi i will like to do a liprosuckion or tummy tuck

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On November 12, 2007, ABBEY FORRESTER wrote:

tummy tuck i will like to do

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On November 12, 2007, susie wrote:

tummy tuck will cost you abaut 400 canadian dollars

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On November 18, 2007, miss-pretty-pretty wrote:

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

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On November 18, 2007, publisher wrote:

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.

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On December 16, 2007, linda wrote:

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

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On December 25, 2007, michelle flash wrote:

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).

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On December 29, 2007, Macarena wrote:

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 .....

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On January 24, 2008, nicola huyler wrote:

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

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On February 19, 2008, Sheron Brown wrote:

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.

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On February 20, 2008, maria wrote:

hi i could get u all info including price list,etc, since ive been there recently
mail me
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On February 21, 2008, Claudio Cartei wrote:

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.

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On March 18, 2008, Reina wrote:

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

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On April 15, 2008, Ana Caraballo wrote:

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

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On April 29, 2008, Bill Tandy wrote:

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

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On April 30, 2008, Ana Caraballo wrote:

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

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On May 13, 2008, Michelle wrote:

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

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On June 16, 2008, Makeda Rolle wrote:

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.

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On June 24, 2008, CORA GRANT wrote:

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

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On July 20, 2008, AJ wrote:

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

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On July 22, 2008, franca rotolo wrote:

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

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On July 28, 2008, berkeley wrote:

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

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On July 28, 2008, mariyagrundy@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

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

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On July 28, 2008, stacy wrote:

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

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On July 28, 2008, mariyagrundy@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

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

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On August 08, 2008, cora grant wrote:

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

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On August 15, 2008, raj masrani wrote:

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

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On August 20, 2008, danielle alling wrote:

i would like some information about breast reduction in cuba.

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On August 25, 2008, George Cruzat wrote:

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.

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On September 22, 2008, marcia holder wrote:

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.

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On October 01, 2008, flo wrote:

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

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On October 02, 2008, ALIONIA BONILLA wrote:

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.

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On October 10, 2008, cubafriend wrote:

http://www.tropicalmedcare.com/

The website is in spanish

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On October 21, 2008, joselinesantiago@yahoo.com wrote:

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

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On November 03, 2008, Anita Montero wrote:

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

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On November 05, 2008, Maria M. Topp wrote:

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

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On November 14, 2008, Frank wrote:

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.

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On November 17, 2008, janice ane wrote:

how do i contact dr elvira martinez barreto in cienfuegos?

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On November 28, 2008, Rich K wrote:

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?

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On December 07, 2008, Charmedone wrote:

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.

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On December 10, 2008, Bajekitty wrote:

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

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On December 29, 2008, FlorSena wrote:

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!!

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On December 31, 2008, gopie wrote:

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

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On January 09, 2009, La'Tisha Major wrote:

What is the cost of a breast lift?

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On January 13, 2009, michelle wrote:

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

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On January 16, 2009, Jay Dubb wrote:

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

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On January 17, 2009, Mary P. Budgell wrote:

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

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On January 20, 2009, DAVIS SCOTT wrote:

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

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On January 23, 2009, vanessa wrote:

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

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On February 06, 2009, san jose wrote:

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

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On February 09, 2009, Oyuna wrote:

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?

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On February 16, 2009, PATSY V wrote:

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

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On February 18, 2009, LaYorka wrote:

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

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On February 20, 2009, kellee shaw wrote:

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.

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On February 20, 2009, Robert Christianson wrote:

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

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On February 26, 2009, Cindy wrote:

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.

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On February 26, 2009, Cindy wrote:

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

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On February 27, 2009, Malo wrote:

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.

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On March 14, 2009, rie wrote:

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

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On March 15, 2009, Tina wrote:

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

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On March 15, 2009, publisher wrote:

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.

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On March 19, 2009, Hester Brennen wrote:

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.

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On March 21, 2009, michael jackson wrote:

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

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On March 22, 2009, Nikia Hall wrote:

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

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On March 31, 2009, dawn wrote:

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.

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On March 31, 2009, Marek wrote:

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.

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On April 14, 2009, beautiful wrote:

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.

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On April 20, 2009, Elizabeth wrote:

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

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On May 15, 2009, kathy Farrington wrote:

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

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On May 15, 2009, DavidDeming Rodriguez wrote:

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

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On May 20, 2009, Katrina Cash wrote:

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?

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On May 28, 2009, Tina wrote:

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

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On June 02, 2009, Debbie Bodden wrote:

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

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On June 16, 2009, Carolina wrote:

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….

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On June 17, 2009, atthedawn wrote:

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!

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On July 14, 2009, Carolina wrote:

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.

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On July 18, 2009, atthedawn wrote:

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

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On July 18, 2009, Scotty wrote:

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

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On July 18, 2009, Carolina wrote:

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

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On July 25, 2009, Laura wrote:

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.

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On July 27, 2009, jenny f wrote:

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

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On July 27, 2009, Carolina wrote:

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) .

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On August 06, 2009, Jennifer Whittaker wrote:

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

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On August 25, 2009, susan romero wrote:

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.

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On August 27, 2009, christina Agrelo wrote:

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.

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On August 31, 2009, Dorothy wrote:

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

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On September 19, 2009, Agueda wrote:

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.

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On October 07, 2009, andrea baptiste wrote:

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.

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On October 14, 2009, Marie wrote:

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.

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On October 14, 2009, WAYDE SPENCE wrote:

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

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On October 20, 2009, Kate wrote:

Hello,

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

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On October 24, 2009, sean wrote:

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)

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On November 18, 2009, Lucy Graham wrote:

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

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On November 26, 2009, Olga wrote:

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

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On November 28, 2009, alexander wrote:

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.

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On November 29, 2009, suri wrote:

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.

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On January 07, 2010, yvonne wrote:

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

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On January 21, 2010, sherry wrote:

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

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On January 28, 2010, Czarina wrote:

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!

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On February 05, 2010, josie wrote:

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

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On February 08, 2010, debbie garrick wrote:

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

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On February 09, 2010, claudeen wrote:

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

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On March 13, 2010, loyalruth wrote:

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?

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On March 29, 2010, sylvianag@yahoo.com wrote:

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 .