Elective Medicine includes any traditional or non-traditional medical treatment that a person chooses to undergo without any significant underlying medical reason, such as cosmetic surgery. For many years people have been coming to Costa Rica for elective procedures, especially for cosmetic surgeries performed by surgeons equally qualified to those found in the States, and for a considerable cost savings. Cosmetic surgery continues to become more and more popular.
For example, a poll of over 1,000 adults was conducted in the summer of 1997 on behalf of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). In response to the question “If you were to undergo facial plastic surgery, what procedure would you consider?” 23% said a facelift.
Costa Rica's medical specialists include experts in laser eye surgery and in alternative treatment methods such as acupuncture and naturopathic medicine
Costa Rica has an entire range of health and beauty spas located in San Jose and around the country
Stress release at one of Costa Rica's tropical spas can have you rejuvenated in no time
In Costa Rica there are several excellent weight loss programs as well as medical/nutritional specialists dedicated to helping people achieve weight loss
There are many very experienced cosmetic dentists in Costa Rica. From a simple whitening procedure to complex dental implants
Most cosmetic surgeons in Costa Rica are all highly trained and experienced and use the most modern laser equipment