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joyce londo
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Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 11:28 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

has anyone had surgery done in buenos aires
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Roberto
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 12:07 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I know of an american girl who while down there as a student xchange fixed her nose successfully.

If, however, you are asking about non-cosmetic surgeries, then I myself get ALL my surgeries done in Buenos Aires and not where I live, Miami. For one, in the US your records are opened to all insurances and employers and whatever you do on your body may come back to haunt you. In addition, it is a LOT cheaper and the level of professionalism and skills is very high. Furthermore, argentine doctors (and nurses) are more 'humane' in their relationship with patients as opposed to considering people just 'records'.

Specifically, I had my knee fixed (ACL broken) and got screws on both the femur and tibiae. I got my eye surgery done in Buenos Aires when procedures still involved diamond cutters instead of lasers, like it is now. More recently (2004) I had kidney stones pulverized with a laser (stuck inside through my penis) for less than half the price I would have paid in the US (and I got ALL the money back from my US insurance). Finally, my mother had a successfull colon cancer surgery last year, where 10 inches of colon were removed. She is now back working and has completely healed and I could go on and on with examples. Her surgeon was GREAT , her PCP came home EVERY day while she was recovering and charged little and her cancer doctor was phenomenal. In addition, her insurance company covered ALL her chemo treatment allowing her to use XELODA, still experimental on stage 2 colon cancer.

The one thing that is different from the US and perhaps other european nations is that you cannot sue physicians or institutions as easily as you can here if there is a case of malpractice. I would still choose Argentina in case I need surgery again.

One caveat, you need to know which medical institutions and which coverages are the good ones.
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Jan Corbelli
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Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 11:55 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Regarding caveat, would you share the name of the medical institutions and coverages you would recommend and doctors for minor cosmetic surgeries in Buenos Aires?
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Roberto
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Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 12:33 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Jan, cosmetic surgeries -even minors- are unkown territory to me. But if you can be more specific I might be able to find some information for you...
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Apartmentsba.com
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Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 9:23 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Yes, cosmetic surgery is very common here. The physicians are very good and the cost is a fraction of the cost in the USA. A growing % of my business is people that are coming down for cosmetic surgery from the USA/Europe.

As any where you must do research to make sure you are using a good physician. I know many people that came here for breast implants, tummy tucks, dental surgery, hair implants (for men).

The prices are a fraction of the cost in the USA. A woman can get a great breast implants here for less than 8,000 pesos or u$s 2,600. Hair implants for men is 5,000 pesos vs. $5,000 in the USA. Dental work is very affordable. I had a crown down in the USA for over u$s 1,000 and here I think I paid like 600 pesos ($200) and the medical office was nicer than my dentist office in the USA.

A growing number of people are coming to Argentina for cosmetic surgery. Just try to do some research on the physicians or medical centers. There is so much demand I was thinking of setting a separate consulting business to assist foreigners with finding good physicians.

If only I had more working hours in the day.

Good luck.

Mike
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lisamoore
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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:11 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

How do you research an Argentine surgeon?
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Roberto
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 11:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Lisa, you can get started here http://www.sacper.org.ar/. However, as has been mentioned before in this forum, the best tips and advice will come from word of mouth. If you happen to know any physician down there, he/she might prove a good source of referrals. Another alternative could be researching major newspaper for recent articles. Very likely they will mention which are the most trusted surgeons, specialists and clinics. Look for published articles in Clarin.com.ar and Lanacion.com.ar. Finally, I would contact some of the most reputable hospitals and ask for pertinent information. Here are some names:

Hospital Aleman: www.hospitalaleman.com.ar/
Hospital Italiano: www.hospitalitaliano.org.ar
Sanatorio Mater Dei: www.sanatoriomaterdei.com.ar
Sanatorio Guemes: http://www.sg.com.ar/

Some of the most reknown argentine physicians work in the above clinics. Not much but it's a start...
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michellel
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 8:06 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Have you tried contacting Plenitas? They have great surgeons. I had BA last year thru them
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annemarie
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Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 11:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I have a lot of dental work done in Buenos Aires. Also dental implants. I am very happy with the result. I am going to BA for a couple procedures: tummy tuck, face lift. I think Plenitas is expensive
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Peter Lakeward
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:16 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi,
I need to have a dental implant and I'm would like to do it in BA...any recommendations who to use?
Thanks
Peter
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Paul Flynn
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Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 3:16 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had dental implants in Argentina. Would also appreciate any recommendations.

Pfly@USA.com
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Roberto
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Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 3:17 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Peter and Paul and others,

I just contacted someone who I think might be of GREAT help about dentistry in Argentina. I opened a new topic and will ask my friend Leonardo to participate so that he can answer all your questions... Please check dental implants in Argentina, a new thread I just started about this topic.
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Chrissie k
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Posted on Sunday, May 07, 2006 - 12:46 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi
I had full tummy tuck, face lift and arm lift after a 120 lb weight loss in Buenos Aires...The level of care was amazing and the results even more amazing. Of course the cost was a fraction of what I would have paid in the US....and my doctor actually made house calls after surgery(can you believe it?)
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Chris
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Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - 9:42 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

annemarie above - would you care to share your "doctors" for the Dental work and the Cosmetic Surgery -
I am thinking about having porcelin veneers on 16 teeth top & bottom as I have tetracyline stains on my teeth - I think I may have found the correct Dentist for this.
However, I would like to have "hair transplant surgery" (for men...)
Also Restalyne injection (to get rid of dark circles under eyes...)
Could you possibly suggest a plastic surgeon for this ??
Anyone else feel free to chime in Thx - Chris
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Roberto
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Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 1:22 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

The inquiry about Plenitas has been moved.
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Tom Woodson
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Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 1:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I chipped a tooth while in the province, Buenos Aires that is, and a local dentist fixed it for 30 pesos. He did a very good job.

I trust the medicos and dentist in Argentina. A lot of people rely heavily on antibiotics which you can get most of the time without a prescription. I have been told they should be used only when absolutely necessiary.

Excellent healthcare in comparison to other south American countries, worldwide for that matter, is available.

Hasta luego
Tom
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Post Number: 46
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Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 2:14 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi All
I can vouch personally that Argentina medical system, or healthcare is FAR more superior than what it is in the US, the so called super power. It is much more efficient and 10 orders of magnitude cheaper.
Son:
(he was 9 then) got apendicitis while there. First his doctor thought the pains in his tummy were just stomach flu, the next day I went back to the doctor with my son with aching pains and she finally suggested that I should go immediately to emergency.
We arrived in the hospital 11 am. He got operated on at 11pm. That is 12 hours later. And this was a private hospital. Final bill 20,000US. Of which i forked out the 5G of the deductible. It was the worst experience I have ever had.
He had come in to hospital with a major fever, no one wanted to even take care of the fever. All this time he was shouting and with every shout, I screamed calling out swear words at the nurses.
At 11 pm the surgeon finally arrived and took a quick look at him and told the nurse "Damn, this boy is in bad shape, take him now, and put him on ice while I operate"
Mother :
Stomach cancer. Operated on very successfully. Came out of the operating room with a treamendous energy. A week later she fell ill, got a generalised infection, fell in coma, and passed away 1 week later.
In Argentina you can get doctor home visits, unheard of in the US!
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Roberto
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Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 3:29 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Riyad, sorry to hear about your mother passing away and son's medical problems. Not clear from your post... I assume this happened in the US?
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Riyad Anabtawi
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Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 4:59 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Roberto..
Yep that all happened in the US
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Mary Ann Starling
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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 5:25 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I am planning on having extensive plastic surgery( facelift, eyelift, tummy tuck, arm lift, and breast augmentation) in Argentina in Jan/07. I am going though GoSculptura and they have suggested Dr. Sala. Does anyone have any information on either GoSculptura or Dr Sala. I am having a hard time finding any verifiable information on either. Alos I would need any sites about travel plans and the best route for travel form North Florida. I want to thank you in advance for the time and effort you put into helping me as this is my first trip abroad, muchless surgery! Mary Ann
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Tom Woodson
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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 5:41 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry, no help on the MD's.
On getting to Bs As, there are direct flights from Miami to Buenos Aires. I would rent a car and drive down. You can talk to American, United and I think Delta which may have connecting flights from Jacksonville through Miami. Continental flys to Buenos Aires from Houston. I have flown out of Orlando via Houston on Continental.
But I usually rent a car and go to Miami where I fly Aerolineas Argentinas.
Good luck
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Mary Ann Starling
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Posted on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 5:54 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks so much for your quick response. I appreciate your information and it certainly be most valuable to me. I look forward to letting you hear about my experience. It is so nice to have a seasoned traveler as I do not feel so alone in my endeavor now. thanks again. Mary Ann
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Trish Brewer
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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 10:13 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Aerolinas Argentinas has some great airfares out of Miami and New York. Check them out. My guy and I will be in Buenos Aires from JAn-Apr 07 living in the San Telmo area. I am interested in having cosmetic surgery done on my eyes while we are there. I'd appreciate it if you would pass on any info you have about your upcoming surgery. I'd like to stay in touch with you and hear all about your experience.
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Tom Woodson
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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 10:26 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hey Trish
Welcome to the group
Good luck with your surgery.
Hasta luego
tom
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Jude OHara
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Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 7:44 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear all,
Its been interesting reading your thoughts on cosmetic surgery. I would like to let you know about a Charity Foundation set up specifically to help those of us needing unbiased and non commercial advice about what surgeon to choose, and to navigate the minefield of medical tourism companies. If you are looking for advice then do please contact us, we have no vested interest in referring particular surgeons to you as we are a non profit charity and exist solely via the donations of our patrons and satisfied patients

AestheticArgentina is a non-profit referral and support service in partnership with The International Aesthetic Foundation. We also serve as a peer advisory network connecting you with patients who have had direct personal experience with the procedure or doctor you may be considering. We offer:

Expert guidance at no cost to those in search of cosmetic or re-constructive treatments

An unbiased alternative to the commercial interests of "medical tourism"

Financial support to further the important work of our partner charities in Latin America via donations received from around the world.

AestheticArgentina is not a commercial service.Read "Our Story" for more about us and why we are free.

We offer our services at no cost whether or not you use the doctors we recommend - As a result of our own personal experiences in the world of plastic surgery, we know first-hand the devastation that can come from looking into a mirror only to find a stranger staring back.

We have learned the hard way -- with our guidance, you wonīt have to. We are here to help you make the right choices.

I am not here to criticise other medical tourism providers in Buenos Aires - suffice to say that all of us on the team at AestheticArgentina have used the surgeons and have had procedures at the largest providers and were unsatisfied (not to say disfigured in some cases) and are doing what we can to make sure others do NOT have to suffer in the same way.

A fantastic focus of the project is that we are raising funds and awareness for our partner charities. Our website has all the details but if you have any queries whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact me directly

Jude OHara
Info@aestheticargentina.org
AestheticArgentina Website
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carlos zura
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Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 5:46 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi That anyone knows a chat room in Argentina to ask more about plastic surgery?, prices, locations and find a good top surgeons.
please email me to newsagitarious@hotmail.co.uk cheers.
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Shanae
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 3:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, I am thinking about traveling to Argentina for plastic surgery. Does anyone know anything about Dr. Repetti in BA?
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David Jones
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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 3:32 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I adore Argentina & Buenos Aires. I return time & again. How do you locate a excellent surgeon and what are the untold behind the scene truths hidden from the public? The two more common cosmetic surgery procedures with more than usual likelyhood for complications are tummy tuck & breast aguementation. The true problem is the increased possibility of complications & returning home with developing & unresolved complications. No doctor or surgeon wants to touch complications caused by another surgeon. I don't recommend going abroad for these 2 specific procedures simply due to the increased liklyhood of unwanted suprises. Cosmetic surgery insiders do get kickbacks for referring patients (under the table, paid for by the unsupecting patient). This is "in addition" to requests for contributions to newly created charities. If someone outside of the surgeons personal office staff is referring you, most frequently the price you're quoted includes a fee paid to the alleged cosmetic surgery specialist that refered you. There are several brilliant cosmetic surgeons in Buenos Aires that do exceptional work. "Obtaining there names doesn't involve making contributions to a charity or even utilizing medical tourism services." Do ask the person giving you cosmetic surgery information "What is their medical education & where did they obtain their cosmetic surgery qualifications?" A trauma nurse does not equal extensive cosmetic surgery experience. Having had a procedure or knowing others who have had procedures, are not qualifications for many years of medical education & experience in the profession. "Do your homework & trust your instincts." Most reputable surgeons will recommend a private nurse to assist with your recovery. Hotel concerieges are a great source of obtaining information as they assist others in the city seeking the same information. However make sure Plenitas is not in the hotel you're requesting information from. Concerieges hear the pros & cons of all the profession hanger-ons & surgeons. Do remember to tip these lovely hotel conceriege people as this is the source of their income. Bottom line, you don't have to go to a medical tourism service or donate money to a charity to obtain reputable surgeons names.
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Jude OHara
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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 6:53 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

David,
Iīm disappointed to read your posting alluding to "newly formed charities" and "under the table" activity.

I donīt know what your motives are but the fact is that what we do here has taken a huge amount of time, we have had great lawyers and accountants set up our Foundation so that we can be audited by AFIP every month, to even set up a Foundation here means you have to adhere to the strictest ethical codes. I am happy to provide copies of statutes and byelaws that we comply with as a newly created charity. Yes, we are new, but the work we do is absolutely critical to the congenitally deformed children here in Argentina.

We support cosmetic surgery for these kids, weīre raising $100K to build them an operating theatre please see www.aestheticargentina.org/children.php for more details

Secondly, the volunteers here work tirelessly for this cause and we NEVER, I repeat NEVER ask for one centavo from anyone we help here.

The bottom line is, that our work in Brazil with the HIV community and the work we do here providing help, support and information for those wanting first hand advice on cosmetic surgery procedures means that the people who know us and who have used our services are only too happy to make a donation to help the kids who canīt afford surgeries themselves. We NEVER ask, its ALWAYS discretionary.

Iīm saddened at you David, you know me very well. I can only think it is because I decided not to help with your commercial operation and decided to put my time and energy into working for charity that you feel the need to make slurs like this. If you would like to research before making such claims please read http://www.aestheticargentina.org/history.php - I can also put you in touch with our lawyers and accountants and auditers who will be happy to answer any queries about the cashflow of our charity.

I protect my ethical integrity passionately. What you have done here is cast aspertions on MY role and work here, and if that means that even ONE potential donor is doubting making any kind of donation to these children who REALLY need the help here then I am saddened and disgusted at you. These children need all the help they can get. Watch the slideshow, see what iīm talking about.

You are welcome to make a public apology and a donation to the Childrenīs fund.

Kind regards
Jude
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 3:46 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I had a great experience with Dr Oscar Zimman in Buenos Aires. He has an English language website. He's been at the Mayo Clinic and the University of California. He's the chairman of the leading hospital's plastic surgery division, and a professor at Buenos Aires School of Medicine. Very qualified, very nice person, friendly staff, offices in Recoleta district close to Avenida Santa Fe. Whoever you choose, try to interview at least two surgeons in Buenos Aires before you make your final decision. I would recommend waiting for your final decision until you are there.

I recommend everyone do two things, (1) Get a copy of the Harvard Medical School's "Special Report, Cosmetic Surgery A to Z, A guide to cosmetic procedures and laser skin treatments." It's only $16.00 if you want to buy it, available to order from their website, www.health.harvard.edu Gives neutral information. Harvard's Special Report is fair, easy to read (no medical jargon), and will help you decide on which procedure is right for you.

(2) Get a least two consultations from plastic surgeons in the US before you leave. Cost is usually $50 or less. Have them take pictures, which you use to send to plastic surgeons in Argentina. I went to two top surgeons in Austin. One said, full face lift, eye brow lift, for $12,500. The other said, Radiesse fill for nasio-labial folds, endoscopic browlift, for $6500. Argentina price, for better surgery, only $3500.

Pleinitas advertises heavily in the US and Buenos Aires, as does Dr Claudia Vaz. But, they don't tell you who will actually do the surgery, and give price quotes before seeing you. I was therefore a bit suspicious of them. Instead, I sent my pictures to the board certified plastic surgeons, interviewed three in Buenos Aires, and decided I liked Dr Zimman the best.

Lastly, everyone should know that payment everywhere in Argentina is cash only (US dollars or Argentine pesos, prices always quoted in dollars even to locals), no credit cards, unfortunately.
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 3:30 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

There is a good list of the top plastic surgeons, with websites and contact information, at argentinamedical.com
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 6:08 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Some of you have asked, so here are the exact websites for Argentina medical association, which has the list of plastic surgeons, and Dr Oscar Zimman, the surgeon I chose. Both sites are in English.

Hope this helps you decide!


http://www.argentinamedical.com/

http://www.clinicazimman.com.ar/
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Gabriela
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Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 9:22 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I just came from having a facelift in Argentina and I had a great experience. The results are fantastic. My doctor is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at one of the main hospitals in Buenos Aires. The surgery wasn't cheap (according to Argentinean standards) but of course, he knew I was coming from the US and could afford it. In any case, I look 10 years younger and I can't be happier. If any one is interested, I have before and after pictures and can give you the information about my doctor.
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Richard Harris
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:10 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I am a 57 year-old British man in good health and would like to have some plastic surgery in Argentina: facelift, lower eyelid blepharoplasties (removal of bags under eyes)and buttock lift. Can anyone suggest the name and contact details of a reputable surgeon and/or medical facility?

Many thanks

Richard Harris
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:28 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Richard--I highly recommend Dr Oscar Zimman. I had a great experience with him last year in Buenos Aires. He speaks English, and is a professor at the school of medicine in Buenos Aires.

His website, in Spanish and English, is http://www.clinicazimman.com.ar

To look at the other top surgeons in Buenos Aires, go to http://www.argentinamedical.com

I recommend that you purchase the booklet on Cosmetic Surgery from Harvard Medical School, about 8 UK pounds, available at http://www.health.harvard.edu/special_health_repor ts/Cosmetic_Surgery.htm

You may decide, after reading the booklet as I did, that you don't need an entire facelift.

Feel free to contact me at stephenruud@hotmail.com, as many other people have. If you contact Dr Zimman, mention my name. He and his entire staff were so nice to me, they called me their "favourite patient."

Whoever you choose as your doctor, the services are top-rate and much less expensive in Argentina.
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Mark Rogers
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Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 2:56 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. Conde is an excellent surgeon that specializes in corrective cosmetic surgery. He has his own private clinic in Buenos Aires.

He does not charge patients until he has consulted with them in person and he accepts credit cards.

You can see Dr Conde's resume and complete details on his clinic at this site: http://www.argentinaconsultant.com/cosmeticsurgery .aspx
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Anne Schultze
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Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 9:38 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi fellow forum members, I thought I would share my experience with you and those still deciding on possible cosmetic surgery in Argentina. I had surgery done in Buenos Aires not long ago. A Breast Augmentation and Liposuction. I'm very happy with both surgeries performed as well as with my surgeon. Everything was arranged by a very professional company called Surgical Escapes. They now have a website: http://www.surgicalescapes.com. Hope this may help Richard !

Anni
anne_schultze@yahoo.com
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Tom
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Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 7:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

does he have a money back guarrantee?
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Gayle Barberis
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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 4:17 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Does anyone know a certtified dermatologist in BA who works with Radiesse injections? What is the cost?

Thank you.

:-)
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 8:23 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I had Radiesse with Dr Oscar Zimman.

His website is http://www.clinicazimman.com.ar/

The cost is $200 per injection.

He is great!

Contact me with questions, stephenruud@hotmail.com
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Mark Ross
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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 9:20 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I can recommend my dermatologist, Dr. Ana Kaminsky
(anakaminsky@fibertel.com.ar).

Also, i had some dental work done with Dr. Telo & Telo
(http://www.dental-argentina.com).

In both cases, high quality service.
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Tom
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Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 1:16 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

a question por favor,

what is a "Radiesse" injection and what is it for

Is that two questions?
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David Jones
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Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 3:44 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Radiesse is the newer natural dermal filler for nasolabial folds to plump up the skin to alleviate wrinkles, frownlines, blemish pock marks etc. It also last much longer than prior fillers which had to be re-injected up to about every two years. Hope this helps. Cheers!
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Gayle
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Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 12:35 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Stephen and Mark,

Thank you for your recommendations. I will check out these web sites. You mentioned, Stephen, that it was $200 an injection. How much of an area does that cover?

I did find a dentist in Argentina. One dentist (Dr. Perez Desulovich) requested $30US in advance BEFORE I could schedule an appointment. It appears you have to be cautious as to whom you go to.

Flaka
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Tom
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Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 2:46 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

thanks for the information.
I hate needles so I guess that leaves me out.

Hasta luego Amigos
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 6:48 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Gayle--As David Jones explained, Radiesse is a newer way and longer-lasting way to treat nasiolabial fold. Depending on your face, you may need several injections. I had about 4 injections on the nasiolabial folds. Did a endoscopic browlift, which is permanent. Much better than Botox for the area between the eyebrows. Botox can cost about $400 or more, but must be repeated every 4 months or so.

As discussed before, I recommend that everyone check all their options at the Harvard Medical School website, and to purchase their special report on Cosmetic Surgery. $16 to purchase online.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/special_health_repor ts/Cosmetic_Surgery.htm

Dr Zimman performed the operation for the endoscopic browlift under anethesia. Radiesse doesn't need to be given under any special numbing, unlike dental work, although Dr Zimman offered me the choice. The Radiesse injections aren't painful at all, don't worry. Just like Botox, a prick is all.

Hope this helps! The Radiesse and browlift took about 15 years off my age. I wss just amazed by the great results.
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Mark Ross
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Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 7:50 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Flaka, thatīs absolutey true.

Itīs not only important if the doctor speaks english...

It has to be trustful and skilled.

Good luck!
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veronica johnson
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Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 7:20 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Last year I went to Buenos Aires and had a nose surgery and it was great! People there are amazing, really professional but also human which is important. It is really safe travelling there and also really affordable. The company I contacted to do so is called Zeus Medis a friend of mine recommended it to me, it was really cheap. They were really kind to me and I was able to travel to many placed in Argentina when I was there. They have a web site I don't know if I can post it here but it is the name .com.

If you need anything you can send me an email or sth.

Good luck!
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Gayle
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 10:48 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Veronica.
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Christopher Henson
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Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 8:30 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, folks...I wanted to let everyone here know about RefreshMed, a leader in the medical tourism industry here in Buenos Aires, Argentins. Our website: www.refresh-med.com. We are an American owned and operated venture specializing in plastic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, cosmetic dentistry, and LASIK eye surgery. We offer complete concierge service from beginning to end to make the process easy for our clients. Our medical director is a U.S. board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience helping people. If you are considering an aesthetic procedure here, please check out our website for details. For more information visit our website www.refresh-med.com or contact us at info@refresh-med.com.
Thanks for reading.
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David Jones
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Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 10:27 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Chris, Thanks for the heads up and continued insight into navigating the Cosmetic Surgery maze of Buenos Aires. I was seriously misled & misguided by an upstart cosmetic surgery charity gal in B.A. It's been great to have located a reputable & honest person that truely cares about the patient's best interest, (without any surprises). I found out about you by word of mouth from another friend/patient. I've entrusted three friends to you for their Cosmetic Surgery needs. So it is great to see you finally surface on this website. I look forward to seeing you next for my eyes and also porcelain crowns...Cheers David Jones
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yogarina
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 11:13 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi all,

I'm interested in traveling in Buenos Aires in March of '08 to get breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. I'm also thinking of having my teeth straightned. Since I'm having these kinds of procedures I think I may need someone to take care of me for the first two days at least after I have them. Did any of you go and do this by yourself, or did you have help?

Also, after my surgeries, I will be staying in BA for 6 months. Should I look for an apt first and then have the surgeries? Or stay in a nice hotel where I can at least have room service.

Well, thanks for your help - I have lots of questions!!
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Mark Ross
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 8:00 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi yogarina,

If I were you, Iīd ask a friend to take care of me a couple of days after the surgery...

And about having your teeth straighten , I highly recommend Dental Argentina staff.

They are a great dental team, and as far as I know, they have an orthodontist.

Their websitre is dental-argentina.com

Good luck!

Mark
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yogarina
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 10:39 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I will check-out the website for dental-argentina. As for having a friend take care of me, I don't know anyone yet in Argentina. I have a few very casual acquaintances. I'm going to school/teaching there.

I am looking into surgeons in NY as well. Maybe I will have to settle for shelling out the extra bucks here where someone can watch over me after the surgery. Sigh...
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Dulcedehoy
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Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 5:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Yes, I know of several people who had plastic surgery in Buenos Aires. In fact its being talked about alot and an article was published in TIME OUT-BUENOS AIRES listing prices of work.

Another booming industry is "medical tourism." This is where people purchase packages including cosmetic surgery, an asado, estancia visit, city tour and hotel or apartment stay for about $6-10,000 US.

Its also a booming market in Mexico. I heard an estimate that Argentina is the second highest destination for cosmetic surgery.
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Tom
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 4:09 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Health care in the US is on par or better than most any country in the world.
One of the main reasons is the availability of the most advanced technology found anywhere.
The problem is the cost.
I highly recommend the medical care in most places in Argentina.
I once had the privilage of sitting in on an operation there. The patients physican was present while a friend of mine, Dr Luis Hereda, performed the procedure. It was an abdominal operation. During the time the physician took his mask off and started cracking jokes while standing over the patient.
I later asked my friend about that and he said the guy was an idiot. But he as a surgeion had to depend on these guys to get the referral.

There are good and bad doctors everywhere.
Caveat emptor.
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Claudette Elizondo
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Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 4:57 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I am considering extensive plastic surgery in Argentina. (Breast lift, tummy tuck, lipo on hips and buttocks augmentation. The first travel company I looked into was GoSculptura.com but turns out that my gut instinct is telling me to stay clear of them. They emailed me several times with the doctors name changing from Dr. Robles to Dr. Roblas interchangeably. After questioning them on the FULL name of the doctor so I could check their credentials. They only came back to say that I would be treated by Dr. Roblas and gave me a link to their own website. I researched the AMA, IPRAS and SCBPA sites (which he is supposed to be a full member of) and I can only come up with info for a Dr. Robles. Before I tell them to go to hell...can anyone tell me if they have used GoSculptura before or if they know anything about them? An earlier post on here made in 2006 mentions the same concern. They recommended a Dr. Sala but they couldnt find anything on them either.

In the process of researching I have found Beauty Renaissance. Has anyone used their services?

I appreciate any help.

Thanks!
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Emily McDonald
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:28 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi All,

My name is Emily McDonald and I am a graduate student doing research on medical tourism to Argentina. I am currently in Buenos Aires - and I will be here through September of 2008. I would love to talk with patients about their experiences, or get suggestions for doctors and other tourism companies I should contact. My research is independently supported, so I have no ties to any particular doctors or companies.

Hope to talk to you soon,

Emily
emcd.rutgers@gmail.com
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W Piccione
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:36 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Emily:
There is a thread and loads of people to contact through it!
Good Luck,
Mrs P
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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 8:13 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Has anyone heard of the plastic surgeon Dr. Tomas Brosto? Linda Briggs of the U.K. refers people to him. I was unable to find his name on the argentinemedical.com. I}'m interested in a face lift.

I've received emails from two of his patients. Sounds good, but who is he and what are his credentials?
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Claudette Elizondo
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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 11:39 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Sari,
I recommend that you research the doctors credentials on the following sites: AMA, IPRAS and SCBPA. In order to practice in Argentina they have to be a member of at least the AMA. Their sites are very informative and you can easily locate their list of members on there. Argentinamedical.com clearly states that they are not responsible for the information provided by each doctor. In other words---its a paid advertisement and Dr. Brosto may or may not list his services with them, so it not to say he is not an excellent surgeon.

My search (read two posts above) turned out empty and it was a clear sign to stay away from this service recommending a "Dr. Roblas".

Good luck!
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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 6:09 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Now I see this one I wrote just now on the web, so I'll repeat my question of last night.

Has anyone heard of Dr. Tomas Brosto who is recommended by Linda Briggs Medical Tourism of the U.K.? I've heard from a couple of his patients, but that's all I can find.
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 1:08 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I have no idea what IPRAS or SCBPA stand for, so I cannot research them. Anyone know what these acronyms stand for, or have their web addresses?
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Christopher Henson
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 1:39 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, Sari....hope these help you.

http://www.ipras.org/
http://www.scpba.com.ar/

Best,
Chris Henson
RefreshMed, LLC
www.refresh-med.com
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Stephen D Ruud
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Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 5:29 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hereīs a great article everyone should read about plastic surgery in Argentina, and medical tourism generally, from Reuters late October 2OO7. Jude OīHara, a member of our forum, is even quoted in the article. The journalist managed to get Plenitas on-the-record, and speculates that Plenitas is doing $4 million a year on foreign plastic surgery tourism. Enjoy all! Cut and paste into your browser.



http://features.us.reuters.com/destinations/news/D7FD34E2-873A-11DC-92C5-538F704D.html

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WTMendoza.com
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Posted on Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 9:54 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Beth I highly reccomend the Enlish speaking ability of the doctor/dentist that ends up working on you, and at lest one recovery nurse available by phone or in person that speaks English, not to mention recovery anemities. Research going on right now in BA and the rest of Argentina is showing that these are some of the most important factors that make or break the experience for English-speaking forigners. Anoher important factor seems to be how much the medical tourism company allows you to interact directly with a doctor in advance, whether by long distance phone or in person on the ground here, before you pay for most of it in advance. The latter is often a tough issue for the medical tourism companies since they fear you end up dealing directly with the doc on the money side.

In Mendoza my company is thick in the motions of launching a proudct that will offer the above... The idea is whether the medical and dental work is done in BA or Mendoza, there are several fantastic recovery relax scenarios in Menodza, just a 90 minute flight away from BA, whether it's wine tasting, mountains spas, and/or snow-peak Andes view gazing from one of many unique valley ranches along the Andes mountain range - I'll post the info here when we are ready - cheers
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teresa kalanzis
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Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 7:04 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Has anyone out there had a plastic surgery procedure performed by the Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires, located in the Palermo district? Their website is very convincing and they don't seem high pressured. How can I find out more about them?
Customer satifaction, for example? Hope to hear from a satisfied patient. Thanks for any input.
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Debra Dodge
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 7:50 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello
I'm thinking of having a mini gastric bypass. Does anyone know good bariatric surgeons in BA? If I can't find anyone I may just have a tummy tuck. I also want a facelift including lids & neck, rhinoplasty, arm, thigh & butt lifts & breast aug.
Does anyone know of BA surgeons who do body lifts? This could save me from most of my other mentioned lift procedures.
I also have been in touch with gosculptura. It's really difficult to find out info on these guys. Does anyone out there have experience with them? Who would you refer?
Many thanks to anyone who can advise me.
Debra
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Christopher Henson
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 8:23 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Debra...as I am in the medical tourism business I can highly recommend Dr. Cormillot's clinic as the best in Argentina for bariatric medicine and surgery. He is a bit of a minor celebrity here with tv show and line of dietetic foods in the grocery stores. Here is his link: http://www.cormillot.com/clinica/institucional.php
If you decide to go the plastic surgery route, please contact me directly and I can provide you some information. Good luck.
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MARI
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Does anyone know anything about Dr. Bukret of BAAESTHETICSURGERY.COM ??? im thinking about going there in a couple months and i would like to know if anyone can tell me if they have had some work done by him before or knew anyone who has,.. PLEASE any information ..ANYONE??
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Apartmentsba.com
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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 4:54 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I never recommend any physicians anymore because of possible liability. The best advice I can offer to ANYONE thinking about cosmetic surgery is make sure you are using a reputable physician that has a very good track record and reputation and is well trained and also certified.

The other day there was an article in the paper about a Spanish woman who had a breast implant surgery and died. I'm not sure of the circumstances and I realize that even in the USA some less reputable physicians have complications and people pass away.

No matter what the medical procedure, no matter what country in the world you are in, make sure you are using an ethical, well trained physician that has a nice office with all of the modern equipment necessary to perform the surgery and handle possible complications of the surgery.
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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 5:27 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Also, consider how expensive medical procedures are in the USA but a big part of the reason is because of the very high malpractice insurance that physicians pay. So remember you might think you are saving money on a medical procedure outside of the USA but consider that if there is a problem when a medical procedure is performed outside of the USA you might have VERY few actions you can take against the physician/clinic/medical center. That cheap medical procedure might not be so cheap if there are side affects to the surgery or they botched it.

In the USA, you can easily get a good attorney and sue the physician and odds are if they were at fault the physician will have to pay you some big settlement. That is NOT the case in many countries especially South America. Good luck trying to sue a doctor when the average lawsuit takes 2-3 years to even get in front of a judge. Keep that in mind. Trust me on this as I was a former healthcare executive in the USA. The USA has it's faults and problems but the physicians are the best in the world. They are the most highly trained and skilled physicians in the world. The legal system in the USA is geared to protect the patients if there was wrong doing. This is NOT the case in many countries around the world.

I'm certainly not saying the medical system in the USA isn't perfect because in all reality the healthcare system is "broken" but no one can argue that the physicians, the medical centers, the hospitals in the USA are the best in the world.

PS - please no one PM/email me on topics of cosmetic surgery as I won't answer them.
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JenniferSpencer
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Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 10:06 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I had a very good experience with The Plastic Surgery center of Buenos Aires http://www.surgeryba.com.

I had breast augmentation and a face lift. The results were exactly what I wanted. The people there were very professional.

After reading so many horror stories about not so reliable PS providers, I am happy to share my experience with you all.

I hope this helps.
Jen

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Dulcedehoy
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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 - 12:59 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I wanted to recommend Refresh-Med for plastic/cosmetic surgery. Their doctors are American board certified. I used them to have a breast augmentation in BA.

The staff was extremly professional, the surgeon was top-notch, I am very happy with my results. The company went out of its way to make me feel comfortable, I had a personal assistant and was in excellent care.

http://www.refresh-med.com

I hope this information is helpful.
Elizabeth

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Maggie
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Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:35 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Does anybody know of a top plastic surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty in BA? It seems that all of them do the procedure, but specialize in something else, especially breast implants and face lifts. Thanks for any info you may have.
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Micaela Isabel Grinberg
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Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 2:40 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hey Maggie,
I am a 26 year old Canadian who had Rhino and a chin implant in BA in 2007. I did it with SurgeryBA.com. Feel free to send me a private message and I'll send you the pics :-). Good luck!
Mica.

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Roberto
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Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 3:35 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

This thread is starting to get spammy.

I just looked at all the referrals posted. In my view, a real testimonial from a user would likely be lengthier and more consistent with how the experience had been. But here we have many short posts that appear to be promoting establishments under the disguise of a well-meant message. Maggie and Micaela, it's up to you to prove your intentions as I see you have joined the same day, are writing from Buenos Aires and have some other similarities in your backgrounds. In the meantime, I edited the name of the clinic.

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Roberto
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I have received many private messages from participants on this thread. I have decided to reinstate the name of the clinic but I also feel compelled to warn readers to thoroughly research this subject and to let present and future posters know that posting urls will not be allowed from now on. Instead, I encourage participants to privately share specific names.

If someone has had a good (or bad) experience regarding cosmetic surgery in Argentina, feel free to explain what happened including prices and relevant details of the procedure BUT names of clinics and/or doctors should not be made public.

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Emily McDonald
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 1:38 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi All,

I've posted earlier - but I thought I might write again as an update. As many of you know, I am an a U.S. anthropologist doing research on medical tourism to Buenos Aires. I am here for one year interviewing patients, doctors and others in the industry. If anyone has any suggestions of doctors or agencies to contact, would you mind sending me a private message or email with your suggestions? I would very much appreciate any information and help you can provide!

Best,

Emily
emcd.rutgers@gmail.com
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Douglas Miller
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Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 - 11:18 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I will be traveling to Buenos Aires and had thought that I would have a forehead lift and liposuction. I had visited before and had some dental work done with great results and a fantastic price. I am uninsured, so that was a real help

Unfortunately, perhaps because the dollar is getting so weak, the prices I have been quoted (not from medical tourism places, but directly from the docs) have been within 10% of a top surgeon here in Seattle, which is not known for low prices. I do insist on excellence, so I spend a lot of time doing research. I have decided it is just not worth it, not at such a minimal savings.

I know I need a couple of more crowns and I will surprise my dentist when I walk through the door, but wow! Prices for cosmetic surgery are not what I expected
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Roberto
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Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 12:14 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Douglas, welcome! General prices in the economy are on the rise. Official figures claim an 8% rise for 2007 but unofficial ones -and more trusted- can go as high as 25%. This year started with a bang and almost all foods saw a large increase. Check with your dentist to make sure you can still get a good deal.

Traditionally, there was never such a thing as medical tourism in Argentina.
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Lecia Fisher
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Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 3:21 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi... this is my first post ... sometime ago I saw a documentary about how common and available plastic surgery is in Argentina, and that the residents of Argentina have the benefit of receiving free elective, cosmetic surgery. I think you have to be a resident for at least a year to receive this benefit.
Does anyone know of anymore information on this?
Thanks, Lecia
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Roberto
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Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 4:54 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Lecia, welcome! I doubt this is the case. Are you sure it was "comestic" and not "reconstructive" surgery?
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Gabriela
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Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 5:11 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Lecia is right. I have had friends who had "cosmetic" (not reconstructive) surgery for free. Yes, there are waiting lists and you have to be able to go for surgery when they call you (sometimes they tell you a day before you need to go in.) Also, you need to buy everything the doctor needs yourself (my cousin had breast implants and she had to purchase the implants herself and bring them in) along with all the "descartables" as they call them (syringes, gauze etc...)
Check out Hospital Argerich.
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betty
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 7:53 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello, Has anyone had surgery with gosculpta and dr robles? what was your experience? They sound good but are they really as good as they sound? They are inclusive surgey, fees and hotel stay. I am interested in having augmentation, lipo and tuck.Thanks for any info.
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carolyn taylor
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Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 12:28 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

This venue has been very informative, but I've read several postings that suggest the use of a service that helps facilitate the visit and surgery. Does anyone know, what does that add to the cost? So many seem to navigate themselves to a doctor without the service, so why use one? Thanks.}}
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Roberto
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Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 3:14 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Carolyn, welcome! By service you mean all that relates to the trip and that is not specifically medical intervention, such as stay, tours, food, etc?
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Hello Everyone! I am new to the forum. I found it while doing a Google search for plastic surgeons in Mendoza. I am on vacation in San Rafael, Mendoza and will be here for another month. I would like to have liposuction and maybe breast implants done. I would prefer somebody in San Rafael or in Mendoza Capital. Does anyone know of a good surgeon here? Thanks for your help!
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Ana, try pm'ng WTMendoza (Sean). He lives in Mendoza and is very knowledgeable of local services and practices.
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:16 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry I cannot recomend anyone in this field yet although surely there must be some good services. Have you found anyone yet? Please share your experiences - thanks
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Hello, this is my first post also. My sister in law told me I can get free bariatric surgery at Argerich Hospital. I'm not used to getting anything for free so I don't really know what to think of it. Does anyone have any information regarding bariatrics and Argerich?

I would also appreciate any information regarding bariatrics in BA, including doctors and hospital names.

Thanks
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Hi Lecia: You mentioned a documentary you saw on cosmetic surgery in Argentina? Do you happen to remember the name of the film? I know a lot of people in this forum, myself included, would be interested in finding it.

Thanks!

Emily
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Hi Emily,
No, I don't remember the name of the documentary, but I remember that we only had local channels at the time I saw it, so I would assume I saw it on Channel 13. It was an hour long. It spoke of how cosmetic procedures are seen as somewhat of a status symbol in Argentina, and people openly acknowledge their surgeries. They showed scenes of people walking around with dignity with things like a nose cast. The documentary did say that a person would not be eligible for this free elective surgery unless they had been a resident of Argentina for at least a year. I remember this clearly.

I'd like to add something on a different subject. I did a search on "consent forms" with certain elective surgeries, where I found one doctor's (not from Argentina) consent form right on a website. I researched "face lift," and I found another consent form for the "thread lift." I was surprised by some of the things I read. Some of you out there may like to do this same sort of search just for research purposes and to be the best informed, before you have the consent form presented to you under less desirable circumstances.

I am interested in knowing what the 'least risky' face lift procedure is, granted having an experienced doctor. I am sort of getting sold out on having a face procedure, but I sure would like to. Thanks for any help from anyone out there.}
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I'm interested in personal experiences of anyone who has had major plastic surgery in Argentina after massive weight loss -- particularly lower and upper body lifts (multiple stages including full circumference lower body lift/tummy tuck ("full belt lipectomy") + thigh lift + breast lift (no augment. needed) + upper arm lift). I had gastric bypass and have lost 130 lbs. I'm a bit nervous about the complications of surgery abroad, so really want to know if there are Argentine surgeons with lots of experience in this type of work -- not in just what I consider more age/vanity-related procedures: face lifts, breast augmentation. (Not to minimize the importance of those procedures, but there is a big difference...)

Thank you very much in advance.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 9:34 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Cathrine
I am also interested in full body lifts in BA & have been given an awesome quote but the dr's and company are questionable. Any info on gosculptura out there and Dr. Roblas?
Can anyone advise on specialist for the body lifts?
Much appreciated,
Debra
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Hi Debra-
Most of what I know about Argentina PS is what I've read through this site -- so have no additional details on gosculptura or Dr. Roblas. If you are considering other non-Argentina PS info on body lifts, esp for massive weight loss patients, try www.obesityhelp.com. They have a plastic surgery forum/message board.
Cathy
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Hi:

A couple of years ago they showed a makeover plastic surgery program on US Cable TV called "transformaciones." It was based out of a plastic surgery clinic in Argentina. The work shown on the transformations was wonderful and the surgeons seemed excellent. Does anyone on this forum know the name of that Clinic? I remember the name starting with a bunch of initials. I am looking to have underarm surgery perhaps next summer, but because I am a single mom I am looking to shop around for quality and value as I am on a strict budget.

Blessings,
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 1:18 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Haydee, welcome! There is some more information here but couldn't find the name of the clinic... Judging by the last link it seems pretty difficult to obtain the contact information. All people commenting requested the same to no avail.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=771101
http://www.diarioc.com.ar/espectaculos/-Transforma ciones-_-_Anticipos_2o_programa/91423
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Update: I didn't end up getting surgery done this time around, but do count on it when I go back. BUT this is what I found. I had to call one of the local hospitals to get names of 3 doctors that did cosmetic surgery in San Rafael. They gave me 2 males and 1 female doctor. I went to a consulation which was $100 pesos. The doctor was very pleasant and knowledgeable and spent about an hour with us. He made me feel very confortable and felt assured that he was a good doctor. Anyhow he quoted me about $6000 pesos for Lipo which was a good price, but hospital stay, anesthesiologist, and medications made the total about $3500 USD, which is still a very good price.
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Dear All
I had surgery with Dr Gustavo Tumy and he completely destroyed my body. While he advertises low prices he conducts his surgeries in a filthy clinic with assistants who didnt even wear gloves. Am going to need revision surgery in a few months.
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Would appreciate private emails for surgeons in Buenos Aires but not any third party vendors. Am thinking of returning in December to do some revision work. Please, please be careful with this surgeon.
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Does anyone know of any medical mal-practice attorney's in Buenos Aires?
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I do not think that is a strong area of competence -in general- in Argentina. But I maybe mistaken. One suggestion would be to just contact the top "estudios" and ask them for guidance, like http://www.allendebrea.com/ or similar.
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I have seen two inquiries on Gosculptura for cosmetic surgery and there isn't information on them here. I am in communication with them for a facelift and would like to ask if anyone has info on them. Do express your experience if you have had surgery with them.

Thanks
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I did asked about Goscultura but now, after communicating with the office of Dr Tomas Brosto plastic surgeon, with his clinic in Belgrano wish to ask if anyone in the forum has had experience with his work. I have seen other posted comments on him which were excellent but would like to hear as many opinions as possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Who would be the most renowned cosmetic surgeon in Buenos Aires? Does any one name stand out?

I have heard of
Dr Robles and Dr Bukret

Has anyone here had a tummy tuck, breast lift + BA and a facelift that they are extremely happy with ?

I have already ruled out a number of names mentioned above. All advice and suggestions welcomed :-)
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I would be careful with Dr Robles. He may work for one of the brokerage firms (Go Sculptra, Plenitas etc). I can tell you dr bukret is a good surgeon. dr gagliardi is also good.

(User requested edition of message for personal reasons. Edited by Admin on Oct 15th, 2010)

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MYOB
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Thank you for the response massave :-)

Yes Dr Robles does work with gosculptura (I haven't had a problem with GS. I wouldn't use plenitas as their reputation is not good)

Dr Robles also works privately + with GS

Dr Bukret is a little more expensive unfortunately and I have sent for a quote from Dr Zimman

I haven't heard of Dr Gagliardi, I will google search his credentials. Thank you again....

Please keep all suggestions and advice coming
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MIchael Calero

I have been dealing with Maria at gosculptura and she has been fantastic. Everything is well explained on their website and their prices are great for multiple surgeries.

I am also doing my own homework and seeking surgeons and accommodation myself. and though cosmetic surgery is a lot cheaper in BA it still costs a lot of money when converted to my $$ dollars. Still more economical than my country and besides I just adore what Buenos Aires appears to be. I am very excited about my holiday as much as the cosmetic surgery.

If you google "gosculptura" you'll come across their website... I will definitely proceed with gosculptura if I don't manage to find competitive costs through my own homework. Good luck to you, it is exciting stuff!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 5:55 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

As I said on my previous post, in 2007, I had a facelift in Argentina and had a great experience. I am very happy with the results. The Doctor's name is Jorge Guerrisi, and he is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Hospital Argerich, one of the best hospitals in Buenos Aires. He is not in the business of "medical tourism" I just went to him because my family in Argentina recommended to me. The surgery wasn't probably as cheap as you could get it thorough those places which cater to tourists, but I felt pretty safe with him. One of the things that convinced me that he was very conscientious was that he refused to do a tummy tuck on me because I could only stay there for 10 days and he wanted to be sure I was really OK before I left the country. Before I decided on him, I had contacted other places (including Plenitas) and they were happy to do all kinds of procedures at the same time even though I told them I was planning to be in BA for only 10 days. In any case, nobody can believe that I am 50 years old and I can't be happier. If any one is interested, I have before and after pictures.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 6:10 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Just wanted to share some links about Doctor Jorge Guerrisi. Feel free to email me if you'd like his contact infomation.

Interview with Evangelina Carrozo, Beauty Queen - article on Gente Magazine -
http://www.gente.com.ar/nota.php?ID=12037

Interview with Dr. Guerrisi, La Nacion Newspaper, March 2009
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=855477

Clarin Newspaper - May 2006
http://www.clarin.com/diario/2006/05/14/sociedad/s -01195049.htm

blog about innovations of Dr. Guerrisi (extracted from Magazine VIVA)
http://stefaniabarbero.blogspot.com/
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 6:31 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Gabriela

You are beautiful if that is you in your profile pic! Definitely don't look 50, maybe 35-40 ..

I would love to see your before & after pix. Thank you for offering.

I am off to check out your links ... Thanks heaps!
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Oh! (lol) great if you speak Spanish! ha ha ... I speak only English...

Never mind, thank you for the efforts
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I will google the info for Dr. Guerrisi and see if I can find any info etc in English
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Thanks for posting all of this good information. MYOB please be careful with pricing. I made the same mistake and went with a Dr Gustavo Tuny. He literally destoyed my nose & breasts. Would never want someone to have to go through being so disatisifed with their results. His clinic was in San Martin (which is a dangerous area of BA) and was filthy. The taxi driver didnt even want to leave me there. When i went to the clinic i started crying as I didnt want to have the surgery. Attendants werent wearing gloves and the area was filithy. Dont mean to be a downer but dont want anyone to go through the horrible consequences of taking the cheaper route.

Also keep in mind that Argentina is in a recession as well. You may be able to negotiate some better rates given the economic environment and if you can pay in cash.
Good Luck
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Gabriela

You have mail

I cannot find info on this doctor..

anyone else with information on great cosmetic surgeons and realistic pricing ..
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Massave thank you

I do feel for your situation and I did read about Tuny on the internet, he does not have a great reputation so i hadn't considered him. I have researched for some 18 months now.

I hope you can get revision surgery to fix your situation ((hugs))

Dr Robles and Dr Bukret both have great reputations, thanks to the www you can gather loads of information, the good and the bad.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 7:49 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MASSAVE AND MYOB and anyone else, send me a private msg with your email address at gabyrink@aol.com so that I can send you the pics.
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Have done so and Gabriela is indeed beautiful! Incredible difference in the before & after shots. Great surgery. Thank you so much for sharing Gabriela (can we call you Gabby?)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 8:41 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks MYOB!
Yes, that is exactly how my family calls me (except in Spanish they only write it with one "b")

And no, I don't talk too much... LOL

Gaby
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lol... Cool, Gaby it is!
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to those who recommend Dr Oscar Zimman, I also got a response from him but he said he didn't know as he didn't do my surgeries but he'll see what he can do ? I thought he did cosmetic surgery fullstop? I was confused with the response...

???
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Hi there what kind of surgeries are you looking to have done?
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 1:07 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hiya Massave

BA with BL + TT + lipo + facelift/neck lift. I'm on a weight loss journey so may need a body lift, not sure yet.
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Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 7:32 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I am sorry the doctor cant do all of the surgeries. Maybe you can check out their websites prior to emailing them? Best of Luck
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Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 7:39 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

No problem M

there are many surgeons in BA to choose from, I have time up my sleeve to find the ideal surgeon :-)

Thank you for caring and yes I did look / view / visit his website prior to ....
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Hello!
I’m going to Buenos Aires for a nose job. Can anyone please help me? Who are the most well-known and best Argentinean surgeon? Thanks
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Hi All
I just had a consultation with Dr Gagliardi and Dr Zimman yesterday. They are both excellent surgeons with nice facilities. Am trying to get a hold of Dr Guerisi as Gabriela is 100%. The locals here think he is the best ( i must of asked ten people in the recoletta).
Everyone keep these good posts up! If i had read all of these I wouldnt have gone to Dr Gustavo Tuny. We are doing a great service by sharing knowledge others dont have access to unless they are in Argentina and speak Spanish.
Best
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Massave
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Hi All
Another piece of information. I came across a site from Spain since many women travel to BA from Espana becuase it is so much cheaper here. You must know spanish to understand but it has so much information on all the surgeons in BA (Zimman, Repetti, Sampietro, Anton etc).

www.foro.enfemenino.com
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:41 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

That's great to hear Massave!

For all of those who have been asking me about Doctor Guerrisi's contact information, I only have two email addresses. I will ask my family in Argentina for his private phone number.

guerrisi@speedy.com.ar
jguerrissi@intramed.net.ar

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:50 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hiya Mass and Gaby

Looking gorgeous as ever there gaby *grins*

massave you have mail ..

Gaby I emailed Doctor Guerrisi and never got a reply so resent and still no response, what a shame he doesn't have a website or web page where we can gather further info.

linda svensson if you scroll and read this thread you will find loads of reptuable names and opinions. Such as Dr Zimman / Dr Robles / Dr Bukret. Anyone of these surgeons names and credentials can be googled, you'll then have access to websites and be able to email them direct :-) Good luck..

What kind of nose job are you looking for? I have seen "Barrancas" medical before and after pix of nose jobs and facelifts and there are some beautiful results!
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Hi Guys
I did some reserach on the Hospital website and finally found his numbers! Dont bother calling the hospital number directly. No one ever answers!
Here are Dr Guerrisi's direct office lines
4121-0832
4121-0826
He may be on vacation as I tried to call this afternoon and no one answered but will try again tomorrow and update all on the progress!
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:03 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

THANKS MYOB!

It's possible that he is on vacation this time of the year. I will call my family to find out if they have any other numbers. Will let you know.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:07 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

hey Gaby

if you read above your post, massave has posted details :-)

I don't speak the lingo so no sense me calling those numbers (lol)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:11 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Gabriela & Massave

Thanks for your information. I too wrote to Dr. G, when I wrote to him on the first email address it was returned . On the second address it seemed it went through but, if he is on Vacation understandable since it's that time of year there it might take sometime to answer. If you follow through with other contact information, I would greatly appreciate it .

Thanks in advance..... Michael
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MAJOR MAJOR UPDATE LADIES AND GENTS
I just spoke to Dr Guerrisi. He is not on vacation and I am going to see him today for a "turno" (for those that dont speak Spanish, a turno is an apt.)
The telephone numbers I posted are correct. He answered the 4121-0826 number.
Yeah! Am so excited.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 9:50 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

That sounds great Massave!!!! Let us all know how it goes.

I also finally got a direct number to his secretary's cell. If you are calling from the United States, you should dial:

011-54-911-4938-1615

If you call from Argentina, you should call 15-4938-1615

Good Luck!
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 11:05 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

dear myob
when i meet with the doctor in a few emails, i will ask him to email you and provide your email address (with your permission of course)
Thanks Gaby!
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 1:24 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

morning massave, no problemo, that would be great! Maybe you can negotiate a deal for me as you know the tongue *winks*

Now ladies .... and gentlemen of course, I came across this website which has an amazing amount of info on CS and has medical doctors who answer questions and people tell of their CS experiences. I have found a wealth of info on there.

I hope I don't get in trouble for providing the web link *holds head in hands waiting roberto to tell me off* (lol)

Anyways, here's the link: http://www.realself.com/reviews

Have an awesome day / night everyone. massave, thinking of you at your appt with the Dr G, hope all goes fantastic for you! ((hugs))
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MYOB I met with the Doctor today. He & his wife are darling and his prices very reasonable. He said he was in email conversation with you and that he looks forward to meeting you in June. Let me know if there is anything i can do to help while I am down here. Thanks Gabriela!
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MIchael Calero
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Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:31 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Gabriela,

Thanks for the email address of Dr. G. I wrote to him first in english and then in spanish , he wrote in english and wishes it that way for practice... Just want to let you know thank you for the information,he gave me a fee based on my photos and it was reasonable also. I just have to clarify certain things with him and now arranging to have a conversation via telephone.

Will keep in touch, thanks again.
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:42 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

hey massave

I have just searched my email and have found my email to him but no reply here. ???? That is so weird....

I know I have corresponded with "dozens" of surgeons over the months and those I haven't kept are usually due to not a great track record or pricing over the top.

But nothing here. Have you seen his price list? I would love to know a few of his charges.

:-)
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:56 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hmmmmm, have just had another search for said correspondence but nuda! Perhaps his quote was OTT and I discarded it, that's the only thing I can think of and I haven't confirmed an arrival date yet until my weight loss has been achieved..

I'm perplexed now (lol)
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Gabriela
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 7:44 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Everyone!

I wish you all the BEST RESULTS!!!!

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Roberto
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 9:55 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB, that looks like a good resource.
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 10:16 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Cool! glad you're happy with it. I think it's an excellent website :-) very informative for us CS doers
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Lori G
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Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 7:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello everyone,

First let me say, this is a great board! very useful information.

I am looking to have cosmetic surgery done in Argentina. I have spent a great deal of time researching various countries and doctors. I have narrowed down my decision to Argentina and am now looking at Dr. Alejandro Silvestre. Am hoping I can get some insight from this board as to the doctor, clinic, etc.

thank you in advance for your help!
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MYOB
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Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 7:39 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hiya Lori,

a warm welcome to you :-)

I know Beauty Renaissance use him as one of their surgeons, I haven't heard good or bad about him myself. Do you know where his clinic is? If so, write to them via email and ask for references and B&A pix of patients that were performed by this particular surgeon.

Are you going through Beauty Renaissance company or looking to approach him privately? Have you had a quote yet? I'd be interested in knowing what prices you received.

It is a great site here, you will love it!
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Massave
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Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 3:26 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB I just had surgery with...

(Post has been edited by member's request) edited by admin on Oct 24, 2010.
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 4:22 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hey massave

That's great news! Sounds like you'll have a great outcome and you'll back to mega gorgeous when the healing is complete.

How come you went with Dr Zimman? I thought you were going with Dr G ? (I still haven't heard from him)

I had a quote back from Dr Zimman but man oh man he is a lot more expensive than the others.

I have heard and read about the new modern local drug for surgeries and it sounds wonderful compared to a general and definitely the way I would like to have my procedures done as well.

Keep in touch and let us know how you go, I am very excited for you :-) Keep smiling ^i^
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Massave
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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:15 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello MYOB
I choose Zimman b.c he could used local anesthesia vs general and reserached his qualifications fully. That being said i think anyone would have a great outcome with either Zimman, Guerissi, Gagliardi.
Mean to tell you that Clinica Robles is good as well. I researched them quite a bit.
Please promise that you will give yourself enough time to heal while in Argentina. It is very very important. I am staying for a month in a short term rental in the Recoleta and love it.
Good Luck
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Massave
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Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:21 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Everyone
I want to post another useful website from Spain:

http://foro.enfemenino.com/forum/chirurgie/__f64879_r430651_chirurgie-Alguna-operada-con-el-dr-rodolfo-cucchiani-en-argentina.html

It is a blog spot and posts tons of information on Doctors and people's feedback about plastic surgery in Argentina. You will see alot of information confirmed consistently on this webiste. Only trick is you need to read Spanish but if you are consider coming here and dont currently understand Spanish, please have a friend who does translate for you.

Good Luck

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MYOB
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:01 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hey guys, long time no see.

How you all doing? I wondered why I hadn't received any responses from this website and of course I no longer have the same email address. Hopefully Roberto updates it soon.

Keep smiling oh beautiful people and have a fabulous weekend !
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Paul Mower
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:32 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB - I can't say how great it has been to stumble across this forum on medical treatments in BA...I have spent many weeks searching and eventually corresponding with Maria at GoSculptura about liposuction for men, and whilst after sending current pictures of my partner (who is wanting the procedure)they came back with a quote, all seem very reasonable so I started asking about who the doctor would be to perform the operation so that I could do some back gorund checks, and as I travel to BA on a regular basis, in fact I am here this week I asked could I visit the medical facility to check it out, so was rather surprised to be refused as they "gosculptura" required payment before I could even visit the facility...

Having read a articles above I have sent an email to Dr Zimman to see whether I could discuss what options are available for my partner..

There appears to be many sites for the attention of females but I have been having a difficult time research for places that also focus on men.

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks and look forward to reading more articles as they are posted.

Paul
ps. If you do know of any specific Dr's that provide men related treatments, I would love to know.
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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:45 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hiya Paul and welcome to the site, it is very cool here.

I have researched dozens and dozens of surgeons I can tell you! Extensively and have even chatted to a few on the phone and must confess the accents are ooh la la! LOVE the Argentian accents... Anyways, back to the subject ...

I also dealt with Maria at gosculptura and she is awesome and very professional and I was told the same BUT I did my own research on the surgeon they use and that is Dr Robles from Clinica Robles, the bonus about using Maria is she can speak the lingo and get the better deal $$ wise as I approached them direct and was charged / quoted more than Maria's quote.

Here are Dr Robles details:
Dr marcelo robles, clinica robles
virrey del pino 2530
buenos aires , capital federal C1426EGT
Argentina
www.clinicarobles.com

Very very good prices. Good luck!
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P_M
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:59 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB - Thanks for what is probably the fastest response I have had

I really appreciate the info, and semi happy that Maria was not just playing me along...I was begining to think it was some form of Nigerian Scam when I was receiving auto respond emails requesting payment to an account without a chance to communication via phone or have the information I was requesting.

Again, thanks and I will make contact to the clinic. Have a lovely weekend

Paul

ps...I am married (in some USA States) to an Italian so have to say prefer the italian accent :-) :-)
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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

No problem Paul, I'm sitting here at my PC.

Italians too have fab accents, you are so right to mention it (lol)

My husband and I both New Zealander's and we were so looking forward to my cosmetic surgery journey in BA Argentina but with the exchange rate not likely to better itself for this year I have totally cancelled my trip as the cost is just no longer realistic, which is a shame! So fingers crossed the NZD looks better next year then I'll be on track again.

I would most certainly use maria, I checked them out thoroughly too! ha! They push for that deposit as it is their part payday! a bit like a commission agent I guess. Just make sure BEFORE you pay the dollars that Dr. Robles IS available for your date of arrival...

I have cancelled my airfare to BA and transferred my flight to Vancouver, Canada for a white Xmas 2009 with my daughter, no cosmetic surgery, but a great holiday all the same.

Next year I hope to have my CS or unless of course I win lotto then I'll be on my way ...

Best wishes with yours and your wifes venture, I bet you both will have a wonderful time.

The girls above "Gaby and massave" will be able to help/advise you heaps too, they are awesome! and know BA very well and speak Spanish! That's a bonus, ha!

Best wishes for a successful surgery and fun time in BA ...
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P_M
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:43 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB - Thanks...By the way, my partner of nearly 11 years is a Male Italian lol
Also, originally from Sydney and love NZ, i know that might sound odd.
Currently in BA for 10 days of business..The dollar for a change is now officially around 3.6 to 1 USD, thought today i was being offered nearly 3.8/3.9 at some shops...So having the op in BA is a sure thing, and they even expect the peso to go nearly over 4 to the USD in the coming months.

Enjoy canada and will keep you posted
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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 11:20 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

aha! Gay guys, well that is just awesome! I remember going into a bar in Wellington with a friend and we didn't know it was a "gay bar" and we had the most wonderful night and we're straight!

Sydney is okay, I love Brisbane better, well the people seem nicer in Brissie. NZ is quite the opposite of Australia as are the accents! (lol)

The NZD compared to the USD is so sad, so low, that's why I cannot have my surgery... Never mind, I'm positive next year will bring a positive exchange rate. Too much uncertainty in global economy, needs time to right itself and it will. Power to the people! ha!

Enjoy your stay in BA, you're in the right place to approach Robles clinic direct, go and talk with Mercedes direct, she is Dr Robles assistant :-)
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Rosemary Fry
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 11:39 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB, Gaby, massave, and everyone, thanks so much for your posts. I'm a post gastric bypass patient - quite a few years ago, and I live in the U.S. Of course there is no coverage for cosmetic surgery and the costs really are beyond the average person. Taking a loan out or using a credit card are not an option so cash it is and with that, I've kept an eye outside the border for quite a while. Add to that we hope to visit Argentina someday to just check it out and see if it's a place to retire to someday.

Anyway, thanks again for your info. If anyone that has had procedures there minds to pm me the prices for surgery in BA I'd really like to know what to expect. My goals are absolutely lift and implants, and if possible abdomiplasty. If I could afford all that needs to be put back into place post gastric bypass that would be great but for personal reasons, well breasts are the most important thing to me.

Thanks,
Rose
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 7:15 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Rose

I have messaged you. You're welcome to email me anytime.

Your surgery journey sounds wonderful!


Regards

MYOB
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bridget johnson
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Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 5:44 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Im so grateful for this forum. I have been combing the internet for years and have decided to have my breast augmentation done in BA. I am in touch with 3 of the Doctors suggested here, and will keep updated on how this progresses. I am turning 33 and have wanted to even out my breasts for over 16 years now. Finally, hopefully, I will give this present to myself!

grasias!
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rod lethbridge
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Posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 - 8:04 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi all,

I'm scheduled for a TT and some lipo late April. The surgeon being recommended is originaly from Argentina, but I can't find anything on him. His name is Dr. }Maklad(sorry don't have a first name) and he is now practicing in Venezuela (Isla Margarita)in a clinic. Can anyone tell me if they know of this Dr.?
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hind sabiry
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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 5:07 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi all

this forum is just great and amazing :-)

Did anyone have buttock augmentation in argentina? can you share your experience please as i am thinking about doing it and need some input.

Thanks a lot
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Living in Patagonia
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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 3:15 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

You mean those amazing Argentine booties are not all real?
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Jennifer
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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 11:22 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

In 2006 I went to Buenos Aires to perform an upper and lower eyelid surgery. My experience in argentine was great,, the surgery definitely made me feel better and look younger.
I am very pleased with the results; I just wanted a natural look, not that severe pulled-tight plastic surgery look you see sometimes;; so I was very happy.
But the last year I decided to go to another country to undergo my plastic surgery because in Buenos Aires my plastic surgeon didn't want to perform several plastic surgeries at the same times; and I really wanted to have a face lift, a complete liposuction, and thigh lift done during a same trip.
As my best friend is bolivian and she always said me that in Bolvia the plastic surgeons are excellent I decided to go with her to Bolivia.
She carried out a liposuction, complete face lift, and tummy tuck, and as the surgeon said me I could have all my surgeries during my trip of 2 weeks, I decided to have my face lift, complete liposuction, and thigh lift. In a first time the medical team performed my complete liposuction and thigh lift and after one week they performed my face lift.
The results.... OH MY GOD!!! INCREDIBLE!!!! I was happy with my results in argentine... but in Bolivia the plastic surgeons are MAGICIANS. I named my plastic surgeon David Copperfield!!!
The agency MakeoverTravel (that ‘s the agency that organized our medical trip) said us the medical team and plastic surgeons they work with are excellent, but I can confirm that they are really really incredible.
The kind of physicians you don't find today - ethical, talented, friendly, very professionals. They won't do a surgery unless they are convinced it is in the patient's best interest. I am really extremely happy with the results. They managed to make an incredible improvement in the appearance of face while maintaining a very natural look.
I recommend Bolivia and I already recommended the medical agency Makeover Travel (www.makeovertravel.com) to many people who are considering to have a plastic surgery in south America because for me it was really one of the best experiences of my life. I am completely thrilled with my entire experience.
I can't say enough about Makeover Travel staff. I was made to feel comfortable every step of the way. It was well worth the trip from the US!!!!
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Massave
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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:58 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

All of us who post on this site have been in actual contact with Argentine doctors or can speak from experience in using their services. The level of care in Bolivia doesnt compare to Buenos Aires and people reading this blog dont have direct access to the doctors in your brokerage network. On this forum, they can actually learn about both good & bad experiences as members naturally want to help people without making any profit. They are several plastic surgery brokerage services that try to post with pitches similar to the one listed above.
I think the forum with yield few results for postings such as these because brokerage agencies only care about the comission, not the patient. E
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 11:11 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I totally agree with Massave, plus I am sure that since the individuals here are researchers, and educated consumers, we all knew or felt that posted was advertising by the agency involved. In my opinion, it's hard to believe the surgeries in Bolivia are conducted with the quality like in Buenos Aires. I would place Bolivia in the same status like in Peru where one is taking a chance having surgery there. In Peru individuals have died directly after surgery.
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Rosemary Fry
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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 11:37 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Michael, Massave, I too felt the post was pretty suspect.

Hmm lets see, your surgeon in BA opted for whatever reason that you having multiple surgeries at the same time was not a good idea, but you found surgeons in Bolivia that would do them all, yet you claim that the surgeons there only have your best interest at heart....
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MYOB
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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 12:21 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Guys

I have had contact in the past with makeovertravel, I believe jennifer here maybe Monica who runs MOT, she submits these posts to hundreds of web sites drumming up bizzo

Makeovertravel does have some rave reviews, excellent surgeons and a fabulous operation. I checked them out in depth before choosing BA as my preferred destination.

This type of posting "everywhere" on the net is what put me off them. A credible business shouldn't be doing this. A credible business would introduce themselves in a professional manner and/or contact the site owner / moderator for permission to post what comes across as an advertisement. I doubt Roberto would tolerate nonsense from such postings either

Jennifer or Monica, put your "true hat" on and introduce yourself.

((waves to massive and gaby))
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Massave
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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 1:40 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Michael, Rosemary & our favourite New Zealander,
Get up the great work. I cant tell you how important it is that people post truthful, up-to date information on this site. After going through one bad experience with a Buenos Aires surgeon (Dr Tuny) and having a great BA surgeon repair the work (Dr Zimman), i realize how influential this chat room can be. If I can prevent one person from going through what i did it is worth it. I may not of met you all in person but have grown protective over people who are considering surgery in BA. Traveling to Argentina & choosing a surgeon is a tough choice to make for any traveler and our site continues to do great work but posting the truth.
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Gabriela
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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 7:49 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Waves to MYOB!!!!

I agree with my fellow "real" forum members. The main reason I felt confident about my surgeon in BA was that he refused to do "everything" because I couldn't stay too long in BA. That gave me the confidence that he had my best interest in mind more than in the sound of the cash register...
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Penny Marshall
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Posted on Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 11:43 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, has anyone had Rhinoplasty in Argentina? I have heard a couple of people discuss Dr Robles, and I believe he works for Gosculptura. Is it beneficial to approach him directly as opposed to through the agency?

I'm looking to get a revision rhinoplasty, becuase the last one failed to do anything at all really. It doesn't look worse, but scar tissue sprang up on the hump that was removed, so now I have the same nose, but with springy tissue instead of bone. I'm also going to get a chin implant at the same time. I found one list of surgeons in Argentina, but I was looking for an up to date one. How did you all locate your surgeons?

Did they offer you a quote online? I have emailed Gosculptura, Dr Gagliarchi and a couple of others whose names I have forgotten. I'm wary of agencies. My last nose job was through an agency, although I blame a lot of the failiure on myself as I didn't communicate very well with the surgeon about what I wanted. If anyone has any advice I would be most grateful. Great forum by the way.
Cheers.
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Donna Mejia
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 11:39 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

has anyone heard of a Dr. Williams Erik Bukret or Buenos Aires Plastic Surgery. i live in NY and am considering some surgery in Argentina and i am a little bit nervous about it. was wondering if anyone had any issues with this doctor and could share any horror stories.
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Donna Mejia
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 4:50 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

also, has anyone heard of beauty renaissance? are the plastic surgeons certified and safe?
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Tamara Leticia
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 6:23 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi.

I am new to this forum.
I am an argentinian girl living in Buenos Aires.
I have been looking around for a surgeon for breast implants.
I have checked the web and local magazines and newspapers.
My boyfriend is Australian and found this forum.
We have not felt comfortable with some of the local advertised surgeons.

I have been to see Dr Robles and Dr Zimman this week.
Dr Robles seems to be very profecional anlso Dr Zimman.

However Dr Zimman was over 1/3 more expencive.

I have friends who have gone to other doctors in argentina for breast Implants.
They paid around 8000 pesos = $2200 US
However I did not like the look or feel of the ones I have seen.

Dr Robles is about $500 US more than my friends have paid to other doctors in Argentina.

I feel confident that I should go to Dr Robles.
Has anyone has had a good / bad experience with Dr Robles.

I realise we are talking about peoles reputations and it is a serious matter.
However I am a little concerned about who to go to.

Obviously I dont need an agency like some people from the US, coming to Argentina for Surgery.

Both of the doctors offices when I went had clients waiting who were obviously from other countries.

So if you have any comments that would help, please do.

Thankyou.
Lety.
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Sweet Pea
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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 8:40 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Has anyone heard of Dr Condo
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Sweet Pea
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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 8:47 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Can anyone recommend a plastic surgeon for butt implants and Tummy Tuck. I am a 50yr old woman, so will it be dangerous if both procedures are done at the same time. I live in the UK

Thanks
Jennifer
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Massave
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Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:52 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear SweetPea
If you are going through a plastic surgery broker remember they will sometimes slightly change the name of the doctor (ex roblas when it is robles) so you wont be able to find them on the internet. Maybe you should try a variation of condo such as conde? and see what you come up with.
With respect to your surgery, can you get the EKG and blood work done in UK first?
It is important to make sure you are in good health before going all the way out to Argentina.
Best
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Tamara Leticia
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 8:56 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I had my surgery 3 weeks ago with Dr Robles.
Everything was excellent.
I can highly recommend Dr Robles.
The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.
The implant scars are almost healed.
He is a great doctor.
There was almost no pain and they look and feel natural.
I recommend contacting Dr Robles directly.
He and his staff speak English.
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pamela
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Posted on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 12:38 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I have been communicating with refresh-med, gosculptura and Barrancas Med Center(estetica-belleza) and Dr Zimman. There has been quite abit of talk about all with the exception of Barrancas..Drs. G. Chajchir and Dr Abel.

Any stories or info you care to share? Dr Zimman is twice as expensive but seems to get great reviews..and does the surgeries (mostly) with alocal and not general anesthetic, which I prefer. Thinking of eyelid lft and neklift.

Thanks.
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Liz McIntosh
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Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:27 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi does anyone know of a good doctor in Argentina where I can get hydrogel butt implants or a brazilian butt lift. I have been to argentina before but I would like to find a doctor that is good at this. Also does anyone know of a good cosmetic dentist?
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Gayle
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Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:40 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Liz,

Do you want implants, crowns, root canals? If so I can recommend my dentist in BA. I have been down to BA twice the past 2 years and have had work done both times.

Let me know and I will send you the info.
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David Jones
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 4:51 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Liz,
I have worked in Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills,California for 11 years as Director of a Facility where V.I.P's & Celeb's go to recover & hide from the media following procedures. I have personally done patient consults & Directed Care with several thousand patients. Regarding Glutos Maximus Implants (butt implants). Out of aproximately 250 Cosmetic/Plastic & Rescontructive Surgeons in Los Angeles only ONE surgeon is doing "Butt Implants." The reason being is the possibility of problems & complications highly increased 300% over Breast Augumention Implants. Pec & muscle imlpants are being done on males successfully. In 11 years I have only had ONE male "professional body builder" who was able to get the "butt Implants." American surgeons won't touch the procedure due to increased risk of leakage or rupture since you're sitting on the Implants the majority of the time. Thus increasing the possibility of your body rejecting the implants in the glutus area. South American's seem to be the "Guinea Pigs" in this area of Cosmetics for long term implant sucess. Also that area of your body being a location of waste elimination also increases the possiblilty of infection even with extra cleanliness and proper hygiene. "Check around in B.A. for several if not numerous patients who have endured more than 2 years with implants intact & no problems." (without having to have the implants removed due to a variety of complications). "Glut Max" implants have the possibility of being long term successful if implant makers are crafting more durable/sustainable products.
Bless You & Best of Luck, David Jones
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Liz McIntosh
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 10:58 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi david I was not looking to have butt implants. I was actually interested in a brazilian butt lift or hydrogel butt injections but not the actual implants
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Liz McIntosh
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 11:44 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi david I was not looking to have butt implants. I was actually interested in a brazilian butt lift or hydrogel butt injections but not the actual implants
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pamela
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:10 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello all,

I asked a couple of weeks ago if anyone had any input regarding Dr. Zimman. I need to make a decision soon about a necklift and eyelift. he seems very well qualified( yet more expensive)and I do feel he is professional, I read some posts from a while ago.
I'm just trying to find out if any of you have anything positive or negative to say about him...as you know it's a BIG decision. Please let me know ASAP of your opinions...pro or con...or any really strong recommendations otherwise ...I am also considering Botox and radiesse..he charges $400 and $450 ...is that reasonable?

Thankyou
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1914
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:42 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

And following Pamela's post I would like to take advantage of this and offer a reminder:

when offering advise try as much as possible to be objective. Since this is rarely possible, try to understand the difference between an opinion and a claim to action. Flaming companies or individuals is not allowed. If you write your experience as a personal one (positive or negative) and let others draw the conclusions for you, most likely you will be on the safe side. The side of protected speech. If your experience is a negative one, this is as important to share as all positive experiences. But remember, moderation is key. The fact that we have the right to express ourselves doesn't mean we should overdo it.
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MIchael Calero
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Username: Michael795

Post Number: 119
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 4:18 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I am presently in Buenos Aires, had cosmetic surgery performed this coming friday it will be two weeks. Had a facelift, necklift,lipo to my neck and my eyelids done by Dr Jorge Guerrisi. I found him through Gabriela in this forum, I wish to thank Gabriela for that since Dr G. is truly a artist in his field. His professionalism is beyond reapproach and his nature of a person is outstanding where he even came to my apartment here to check up on me the day after I left the hospital. I can't find words to further explain how wonderful I feel with the results and believe me I did my research and he is tops. I figure I would let Gabriela know and also Lori which she too knows Dr. G. He is not into the tourist medical surgery, he is director of two hospitals of plastic surgery so that explains why he is so good. I am not promoting him but mentioning my experience and so others can have information.
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Gabriela
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 6-2007


Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:09 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Michael, I am so happy for you! I just hope I can save some greens to go soon to do some other nips and tucks! will let you all know!
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MIchael Calero
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Post Number: 120
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Friday, September 18, 2009 - 12:37 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Gaby,
Thank You and I sure hope you can return for what you want done. It's amazing what in a few hours what Dr Guerrisi can accomplish. My girlfriend is thrilled with the results as much as I am.
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MYOB
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Username: Made2order

Post Number: 38
Registered: 12-2008


Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:16 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Boo! and Y A Y ! Found you guys again, I so got lost! How is everyone?

Must spend some time going over the posts.

Gabi you're looking gorgeous as ever... Massave you have mail *winks*

Gabi do you still have my email address? I will message you..


((hugs)) from Me here in New Zealand
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MYOB
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Post Number: 39
Registered: 12-2008


Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MIchael Calero

Congrats on your wonderful surgery! This surgeon sounds wonderful. I too are interested in using him or Dr Robles

Michael, do you have before and after pix you'd be happy to share? I would love to see them :-) Please PM me if you are happy to do so and I'll give you my email addy.
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MYOB
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 12-2008


Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:28 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I'm coming over in 2010 for my surgery. Was meant to be this year but finances just didn't allow plus my weight loss journey took a dive! (lol) ... Got lost on my journey for a bit, ha!

But I'm back!
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MYOB
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 12-2008


Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 7:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

For those still thinking about or seeking cosmetic surgeons, I found this link very helpful:

http://www.yoursurgeryabroad.com/cosmetic-surgery/ argentina/ it gives a few dozen Buenos Aires names, surgeons, clinics etc.
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MIchael Calero
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Post Number: 121
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 7:28 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thank You MYOB. I am overjoyed with the results. Dr Guerrisi states to be able to see the true results it takes something like six months. It's been three weeks and everyday I see a difference. I like that he performed a natural surgery based on my age, I look very refreshed in comparison to what I did look like before for my age. I am told easy a ten year difference.
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MYOB
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 12-2008


Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 9:02 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Michael and Gaby in my opinion both look fabulous and are a great walking sign board for Dr G.

I will most definitely use Dr G or Dr Robles, without a doubt.

Thank you so much guys, you are both good sports and most helpful to all of us here.
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Anne
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Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:26 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Bloggers,
In the meantime, I am wandering if Dr. Guerrisi is not a phantom? Every e-mail I sent to all e-mail addresses that were listed on this blog, came back: unable to deliver!!!! Dr. Guerrisi is also not listed as a member of any Argentinian plastic surgery board I checked, and there are plenty! In additioon, he is not listed as a practicing physician at Argerich Hospital. Can anyone help me with getting in touch with the surgeon?
Thank you, Anne
I will fly to BA on 11-15 and will stay for 5 weeks!
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MIchael Calero
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Username: Michael795

Post Number: 122
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:36 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Anne, here is his email address and I assure you he is not a phantom since he performed a excellent surgery on me just three weeks ago. If you go to google.com.ar insert his name and you will notice that he is a bona fide doctor with many credits. His email address is: guerrisi@speedy.com.ar since he is a busy doctor give him time to answer. There are articles on him but many are in Spanish. If you also look at the University of Buenos Aires webpage but, search well, you can see that he is in the facility also.
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Gabriela
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 6-2007


Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 8:33 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Anne,
As Michael had said, he and I had surgery with Doctor Guerrissi and are very happy with the results. You can check this website for the Argentinean Society of Plastic Surgery and you will see that he is the Director (JEFE in Spanish) at Hospital Argerich. Also if you do a google search, you'll find lots of articles by and about him.
http://www.cirplastica.org.ar/Autoridades/index-6. htm

You can call him at this number: 011-54-911-4938-1615
Good Luck!
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Lori G
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Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 9:58 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I haven't posted in awhile. I have sort of had life take over for other things for the last few months. But I want to also chime in in regards to Dr. Guerissi.

I had two procedures done by him and while there are many other fine doctors available to you there in Argnetinia what you won't find in Dr. G is is his participaton of the medical tourism industry. He has no desire to participate in medical tourism. He is selective in his patients, selective in the procedures he is willing to perform and will not simply participate in the concept of "lowest bidder" off of a questionaire you send into an office.

He also will not perform a procedure that he doesn't think will work for you as in excessive or too much expectation. And there are procedures he will not perform at all because he does not think the results are effective enough with current technology

He has plenty of responsibilities as a practicing doctor as well as a teaching doctor. He is not able to sit and write e-mails everyday all day. He and his wife run his practice and she speaks less English than he does so e-mails are a challenge to keep up with in the scheme of things. His English is acceptable but a struggle when e-mails are exchanged. It takes him time to think through the English translations and then write it back effectively to you. Yes it limits his time and no he won't hire someone to send e-mails back and forth. He believes too much is lost in second hand exchanges that way.

He is a superb cosmetic surgeon. He knows his skills and if you need to find out more about him, ask a few other doctors in BA. They defer to him for training. He has trained some of the best. I was considering Dr. Silvestere (another fine doctor) and Dr. S ssaid that Dr. G can do with two instruments what most surgeons do with six.

I was up on my feet in less than 12 hours and in 3 days was able to "lightly" sightsee. I had a single bruise the size of a pencil eraser and no bleeding at all....ever.

I would advise against trying to make him respond or prove himself to you by way of a forum or impatient phonecalls. He has no trouble turning down patients if he desires. Send him an e-mail, he will respond when he can and either tell you that he is willing and able or he is not. I was there when he turned down a patient who flew in from NY for a consult. She was in a hurry, he is not.

As both Gaby and Michael have said and I will add, you need not worry if he has the talent or the creditentials. I am a patient and I also have to be patient in his responses. It may take him awhile or he simply may not be able to help right now.

The man works six days a week from what I saw. Came to my room on a Saturday morning at 9AM dressed in a business suit to check on me and my progress. I was the first of 4 patients he had to see that day....on a SATURDAY! He doesn't send someone else, it is a personal responsibility he believes he has to his patients.

Michael and Gaby have already given you the number and the e-mail addy. If you don't hear back and can't wait I understand. There are many fine doctors to choose from there I was as imptaient as you can imagine myself. Find another doctor if you have a schedule that Dr. G cannot support. It took me about 3 months of exchanges to agree on schedules that worked for both of us.
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Massave
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Post Number: 27
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 10:18 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Anne
Dr Guerrisi is no phantom. I meet him in person on 2 ocassions and can verify all the information other respondents have posted.
I would keep trying until you get a hold of him and do not bother going with "cheap" surgeons. I had my surgery with Dr Gustavo Tuny and got his name off this site. He has ruined my hearing and left my nose fractured. We were not able to settle in the mediacion process and will likely spend several years fighting him in the courts. Trust me it is not worth going with anything except the best.
Good Luck
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MIchael Calero
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Username: Michael795

Post Number: 123
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 10:24 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I totally agree with Lori's statement. In my case he worked that week 7 days a week because he came all the way to my apartment on a Sunday to check up on me and stayed over 35 minutes explaining everything to me making sure I understood. The following day (Monday) I was also in his office, with another follow up on that Thursday. That goes to show you how well he cares for his patients.
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Anne
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 9:42 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Ok, ok, ok!
But first let me thank you all Gabriela, Lori, Massave and Michael for your prompt responses and your additional information about language, time and financial considerations. I did not mean to undermine or question Dr. Gs expertise, I just could not get hold of him! But he has responded to yesterdays e-mail and wanted to know how I found out about him. I will say that I have communicated with 2 or 3 of his patients without mentioning this blog.
Now, I just hope he will accept me as a patient because all your reports made me feel very confident. I thank you again, regards Anne
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Gabriela
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 6-2007


Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 9:33 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Anne
You can tell him about us and also this blog. I told him and he knows about it.
Good luck with your surgery!!!
Let us know afterwards!
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linda svensson
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:13 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

hello!!!
anyone who have experience or heard of dr.Manuel Viņal? He seems to be specialized in nose jobs( rhinoplasty).
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Massave
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 9:06 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

No I have not heard of this doctor. I would beware of using a doctor who doesnt have a stellar reputation.
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Anne
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 10:53 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks to all blog members and to Gabriela who helped me getting in touch with Dr. G. - keep up the good work!!!!
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MYOB
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Username: Made2order

Post Number: 43
Registered: 12-2008


Posted on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 11:57 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Heya massave,

so cool to hear from you and our buddy Gabby must have me in her junk folder cos I emailed her too!

massave can you message me your email address!

Great to see you're all still here doing a great job! So who here is actually in BA? I would love to meet some of you in person when I come over in 2010 (date to finalise) ... Hopefully my hubby will come otherwise I'll be travelling all by meself! Such a longgggggggggggggg trip on ya ownsome!
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Gabriela
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 6-2007


Posted on Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 9:03 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

HI MYOB!!!

Sorry! Your messages probably went to my junk folder, otherwise I'd have responded!
Unfortunately, I am in the US and even though I have family in BA 20 minutes from the City and my own unrented apartment 1 block from "The Tortoni," it's been difficult trying to get the funds for the airline tickets (I would have to travel with my 3 kids around school schedules and during the holidays I would have to dish out close to 5K just for airfare....)
I've been wanting to go back for other minor touch ups with Dr. "G" but again, no $$$...

Have a greatttttttt trip and let us know how it went with Dr. G
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MIchael Calero
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Username: Michael795

Post Number: 124
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 9:22 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Update on Dr Guerissi. It's been one month since my procedures, goes to show you his quality care, the first week after he wanted to see me twice, the following week once, then two weeks later. Now, that he wants to see me in a month, that goes to show you that he doesn't want to stop while the patient is still here. So, if you have a long stay he continues seeing his patients and that is even after he has been paid, his concern for the patient is beyond payment. If you have the time to remain here he continues which is exellent. He deserves these words for his professionalism.
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CRAIG
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Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 12:20 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I was thinking of going to Gosculptura Dr. Sala – Senior Plastic Surgeon in Argentina, has anyone used their service and is he a good qualified surgeon?

thanks for any input.

Craig
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Massave
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Username: Massave

Post Number: 29
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 5:49 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Craig
There is no Dr Sala in Buenos Aires that I have heard of. Having spent alot of time meeting with the top surgeons, i would be very hesitant to work with Go Sculptra. As many people have stated, they are a brokerage firm and make your procedures more expensive.
If you have a particular proceudure in mind I can give you a better idea of what the market prices should be (many dr office will negitiate with you up to a certain point).
I have had good experience with 3 doctors in BA. I guess that price is what really differentiates them from one another.
Just do not use Dr Gustavo Tuny. He destroyed by face and body.
Any other questions please email me.
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Lori G
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 6:08 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Massave is correct. Stay away from Medical Tourism. You can get a much better doctor on your own, and I think you will find pricing to be better. I used Dr Guerrissi and could not be happier! He performed 3 procedures and I was amazed at the brief recovery and love the results. He is one of the best doctors you will find in BA!

I am planning on returning next spring for another procedure and rest assured, I will only use Dr G.
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MIchael Calero
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Username: Michael795

Post Number: 125
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 6:39 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Massave and Lori are so correct. I myself used Dr. Guerrissi on four procedures and am glad he was my choice. Graig, beware of the medical tourist industry, the agencies use names that don't exist so it will prevent you from dealing direct. Exactly what Lori mentioned that medical tourist industry yes, they supply an assistant to your case but you are charged for that. You can deal directly and save. I have read good opinions of these agencies and also bad. As for me, I dealt direct and saved a lot besides having one of the best doctors in Buenos Aires perform the procedures.
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Anne
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 3:34 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Craig,
I have researched plastic surgeons in Argentina for half a year. With the help of the members of this blog I finally connected with Dr. Guerrissi who I will meet in 5 weeks.
Anyway, let me explain my approach. I basically copied all the names that were favorably mentioned on this blog and wrote them e-mails. Dr Bukret and Dr Gagliardi responded.Besides that I checked the memebership of renowned plastic surgery associations in Argentina such as SACPER, ISAPS or AMA. Also try to go to google Argentina and then search for plastic surgery. You will find many private clinics all specialized in plastic surgery.
One of the blog members recommended Dr. Robles who was working for gosculptura, but I do not remember having heard of Dr. Sala.
I hope I could help a little bit, good luck
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CRAIG
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Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 12:33 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you for the information and the information! I will am going to do some more research. How can I get in touch with Dr. Guerrissi? Does anyone have any other recommendations
Craig
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MIchael Calero
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Post Number: 128
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 7:18 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Graig,

Here is Dr Guerrissi email address, give him time to answer he is a busy Doctor. email: guerrisi@speedy.com.ar
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Massave
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:03 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Craig
Just to clarify you will find some doctors that work with brokerage agencies and who also conduct their standalone practice. Dr Robles is one of such doctors.
Also I would like to let you know I did receive corrective surgery from Dr Robles and was very satisfied with the results.
I also met in person Dr Gagliardi, Guerrisisi, Robles, Zimman in person though I never met Dr Bhurket. However i agree with everything being said about Dr Guerrisi. He is the best surgeon of all the above and this was verified in Buenos Aires.

If you are willing to pay a little more I would go with Dr Guerrisi. Looking back on all of the horrible experiences I had with scam artist surgeons paying a little more is more than worth it. Also just to clarify I am not compensated by any physican's office. All statements I have made are truthful and the only reason I am committed to this blog is to prevent people from going through the nightmare experience I did.

Good Luck
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Anne
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 9:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear bloggers,
I have a service related question. It appears that most of the physicians prefer to be reimbursed in cash dollars. Can you get American dollars from ATM machines in Argentina? And if, how much per day? Otherwise how can you get a larger sum in American currency if you do not have a bank account?
I certainly would appreciate your suggestions, I do not want to carry all that cash along if it were not necessary!
Thanks, Anne
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Massave
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 9:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Anne,

You cannot take American dollars out of Argentine ATMs. I personally brought down 6000 of cash when I went down. I believe the limit you can take (without declaring it to customs) is 10,000. If you do bring cash, doctors prefer large bills.

However you can always take travelers cheques with you. If you dont speak Spanish and have never been to Argentina before you may feel most comfortable with this option. You can also pay by credit card (for some doctors) but i would not reccomend this as you really need to meet your doctor in person prior to committing any funds.

Good luck
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MIchael Calero
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Post Number: 129
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 10:23 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Anne, That the ATM with the cards of visa even of it's a check card, VISA will take 3% and that is a lot with the amount of funds you would like to withdraw, plus your bank will charge you a international fee. I suggest a good money belt that is what I used and Like Massave mentioned large bills. If you get one of the bag type money carriers be care with the plastic locks (you can tape it to make sure), I once had one which opened up on me and scared me but it was running down my leg. No joking.
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Anne
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:34 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hey bloggers,
I need advice: I have exchanged many e-mails with Dr. G., have an appointment for the consultation and for the operation (in exactly 1 month!) However, whenever I inquire about the approximate cost of the procedure I do not receive any answer!!!!
You need to know when you have to take thousands of dollars in cash to the other hemisphere!!!!?????!!!!
Anyone had a similar experience? How did you solve the problem? Am I asking the wrong questions? I truly appreciate your response/s!
Than you, Anne
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MIchael Calero
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Post Number: 130
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 1:30 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Anne,

Have you sent him photos of the area in which you want him to work on? If you haven't it would be hard for him to give you an answer. If you haven't sent photos, I suggest you do send him some and ask again informing him that you need to know because you don't want to travel with funds more than you should.

Good Luck and I hope you get your answers.
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pamela
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 3:49 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello all, Does any one ahve any experience with a filler called Newplastic..its supposed to be like Artefill without collagen. Apparently Radiesse is no longer available in Argentina and this is the choice of the DRs. Any comments?
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Christopher Henson
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Username: Sandiegochris

Post Number: 30
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 4:06 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Newplastic is an approved Brazilian filler with micro-encapsulated silicon spheres that is used as deep filler rather than superficial one. It it considered permanent even though the body's composition can change in 7-8 years rending it ineffective. You must be careful to not incur hardening (granuloma)...needs some follow up care but a safe and reliable filler nonetheless.
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pamela
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:11 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Recommendations for microdermabrasion/ thermage in BA ?
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Anne
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:34 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear members,
I have some more questions! My appointment for a face lift surgery with Dr. Guerrissi is mid November. I will stay another month after the operation in Argentina. How long should I plan on staying in the hospital, how long before I can do some sightseeing? Can I go travel the country after ~ 2 1/2 weeks after surgery? I am waiting for your suggestions, thanks in advance, Anne
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:00 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Anne, One night stay in the hospital is enough after the surgery. Depending since everyone is different, figure within 5-7 days you can enjoy the city that was in my case, I would rest within those days. I can tell you at 2 1/2 weeks after my surgery I was out and about all over the place slightly still swollen but normal for activities. Wait out the removal of the stitches to be on the safe side. Tell Dr. Guerrissi your plans and go according to his advise.
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CRAIG
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 10:35 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Massave, I talked to Dr. G and he cannot accommodate my schedule, how can I get in touch with Dr. Robles. I noticed he has a clinic and if you have a way of me contacting him it would be appreciated.
Anyone if you could direct me to Dr. Robles, also he seems highly regarded? I appreciate any other suggestions I want to travel to Argentina Dec. 1 for my procedures.
thanks,

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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 10:50 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

CRAIG

Dr Robles is who I will use OR Dr G, both are highly skilled highly regards cosmetic surgeons.

Here's his website details: http://www.clinicarobles.com/
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 10:51 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

hi de hi everyone. Hope all is well & wonderful in your worlds ((hugs))
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 10:11 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Doctor G will be traveling the latter part of November into December just so everyone will know.
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Natali Pelcman
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Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 1:25 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

If you need dental treatment in Buenos Aires, I would suggest that you consider Dr Pelcman. He is a renowned DDS (Doctor in Dental Surgery), having received his degree in Argentinta as well as in the US, by the National Board of California (of course he speaks very fluent english).

Dr. Pelcman has been practicing his profession for more than 35 years, and he specializes in dental implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts, and other treatments of cosmetic dentistry (porcelain crowns, veneers, full-dental restoration, and others). General dental treatments are also offered in his Practice. One of his graetest advantages is that he has an on-site lab, which allows him to provide a service of the highest quality in much shorter time.

For further information, check his web-site http://www.dentalesimplantes.com.ar/. If you are in the US, you can contact his office at
(347)-329-5259, or you can also call to the following number +54 (11) 4821-9070.
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Massave
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Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 7:29 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Readers,
I have started a blog so all can read about the damage Dr Gustavo Tuny did to me. If it can prevent one person from making a huge mistake the blog will be worth it.
http://drtuny.blogspot.com/
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Apartmentsba.com
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Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 8:15 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Massave,

I'm truly sorry to hear about your problem and damage caused. I remember posting almost 2 years agon on this forum about that possibility.

Out of curiosity, have you had any lawfirms that would work with you? I know the legal system here is not ideal to sue someone for this type of thing but please do post if you have luck suing the physician for this damage.

I hope another physician can fix it. Best.
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Gloria Melgar Estevez
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Post Number: 106
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 10:40 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Massave, I'm sorry for what has happened to you. I would be extremely careful undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Just in the past few weeks I read about a 37 year old model who died after a supposively simple procedure that consisted of injecting a product into her buttocks. I saw pics of this model and at her 37 years old she was beautiful....stunning body. As a woman I can relate to the pressure on women by society to look good....my method is and has always been a mostly vegetarian diet(I'm Argentine so I can't live 100% without meat), with daily excercise(it has to be very strenous or it doesn't count), and tons of water.

I hope things work out the best for you!
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 1:47 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

That incident which you are referring to was a Dr. (female) in Palermo which used a liquid which basely is silicone in the butt of a former Miss Argentina. The Doctor was at fault and now are in hiding. The lady didn't research the Doctor or had any friends which had used her in the past. One has to realize that you get for what you pay for, surgery is a serious matter and looking around for cheap cost can result in something serious anywhere in the world. There are many good Doctors in Buenos Aires , Dr G. is one of them. For those who are looking do your research it's your life and you will be happy with the results.
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Gloria Melgar Estevez
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 3:56 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Michael, absolutely you are right when you say that you get what you pay for. I don't know the exact details to the case I stated. Now "if" I ever got to the point of getting something done I would make sure "who" it was and would fish around for as many former clients to get references. Now that being said, there is a point where "enough is enough", no?....I know a woman who is 76 years old and she has had tons of procedures(her husband is from Brazil, so she travels to Brazil to get worked on). I've seen some young very beautiful women complain about, their lips, eyes bags, wrinkles,breast, nose, etc....who in the world is perfect anyways? My husband "use" to tell me that if I got a nose job(I have a little like small hook)that I would have the perfect face. Well, I told him the next time he told me that, that he would need a nose job himself...lol. My point being, is the risk worth it?
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Apartmentsba.com
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 6:15 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Gloria. It's been a long time. I hope you're doing well.

I'm not saying that there aren't good physicians here in Buenos Aires. Because there certainly are. There are highly educated and highly trained physicians and clinicians here in Buenos Aires. However, I'd really do alot of research before having a major medical procedure in another country.

I think it all comes down to a lot of due diligence ahead of time and tons of referrals from people you actually know. I had two babies here in Argentina and I doubt any physician could have done any better in the USA.

I know many females that get elective surgery here in Buenos Aires. Most of them minor like breast augmentations and none of them had problems/issues as they are using the best physicians in town.

Definitely I agree with you Gloria that there has to be a point of "enough is enough". I think everyone needs to make that personal decision and balance what makes them feel good with what is safe. I don't have any problem with women/men that get cosmetic surgery but I know personally I'd never get it done.

My theory is if someone isn't happy with me for me then tough. But I know in today's society (especially for women) there is such pressure to look younger. I don't find anything wrong with cosmetic surgery as long as it's not excessive and as long as you are using skilled surgeons and getting operated on in proper medical facilities that are sterile.

Personally if I went in for a medical procedure (I don't care how minor it was) and I saw the facilities were in horrible conditions, not sterile, proper common sense medical precautions weren't being followed then I would RUN not walk out of there.

I'm not optimistic with the legal system in place in Argentina that anything could be done or if it was it could take years and you probably will spend more money in legal bills fighting it. Still, if I was butchered I'd probably still take legal action. I do applaud the OP for posting about her experience and I think it's a good wake up call what can happen during a procedure.

Personally, I'd never want someone I know and love to have a major medical precedure in a developing or third world country. But if it was done I'd make sure I'm using the best physician and in the best medical facilities.

Good health is the most precious thing you have. You can't place a price on that.
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MYOB
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 6:50 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

:-) Cosmetic surgery is a personal choice and I do not think a majority of women have cosmetic surgery because they feel obliged to look good due to society alone.

IMO it would be fair to say that most men and women whom undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure do so for their own personal desires and not that of another though no doubt our partners would benefit in such change!

If other people are happy to live with breasts down to their knees, a gut that resembles 8 tires and jowls like a hippo, good for them! Part of the aging process....

I am having a neck lift, breast aug and tummy tuck next year in Buenos Aires. Have I done my homework? Absolutely... Am I vain? NO! Am I happy with saggy breasts because I'm nearly 50? NO! We can never stop the aging process but we can have fabulous breasts and smooth tummy and why not. It's all about choice, preparation and having the best surgeon money can afford whether it be in BA or in your own home country.

If something was to go wrong with my surgery I believe the same problem could arise in my own country and not just because I've travelled abroad. The whole cosmetic surgery package holiday is truly special ...

Massave has had a bad rap with Dr Tuny and his rep is bad bad bad and massave will help anyone and everyone if she can. There are more good stories than bad ones and the help and advice on this site is outstanding.

***Waves to Massave, Michael and gaby.... What's Santa bringing you guys*** :-)
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Apartmentsba.com
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB,

Hopefully you didn't take my post the wrong way. As I mentioned, I have nothing against elective cosmetic surgery as long as you are doing it for the right reasons and using good physicians.

When I made the point of "enough is enough" I was referring to people that I feel are almost addicted to surgery. When I hear about 20 something year old beauty queens that are already beautiful getting silicone injected into their ass I don't think that is something that I'd consider "healthy".

But again for the record I have NO problems at all with cosmetic surgery when I think it's being done for the right reasons. There are plenty of good physicians here. I've really been impressed here with the medical system if you have the top medical insurance plan here it's very good.

All the physicians I've come in contact with my wife, and birth of my 2 babies here I've been totally impressed with. When I did my last annual executive physical exam here it surpassed the quality of the one I did in the USA.

I do agree that proper due diligence and research is required ahead of time.

As far as what Santa is bringing me...he brought it a few days ago.... a healthy baby boy. I can't complain.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year all.

Mike
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Lori G
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:12 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Well said MYOB. I spent many years very unhappy about my body. I saved my money, did my research, (thank you Michael and Tom) and found the BEST doctor in BA. Dr. G has more than gained my trust.

MYOB, except for the neck life, I had the same procedures you are having done next year. Would I do it again...absolutely. I love how I look, have much more confidence, and take pride in my appearance. These procedures were a gift to myself. Like you, I am choosing to age gracefully....at 45yrs old....I feel more attractive than I ever have...
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MYOB
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:25 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Lori G

Wonderful post and congrats on a new you! Yes Dr G is my choice too or Dr Robles, both incredible surgeons with decades of reputation and experience.

I'm 50 next year so will be my half century renewal (lol). Don't suppose you want to share before and after pix? If so please message me for my email addy and if not that's A O K too.

Wishing you an amazing happy and healthy Xmas and New Year ahead Lori G !

((hugs)) MYOB
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MYOB
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:40 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Apartmentsba.com

Not taking offense at your comments just aware of what you're saying and very commonly comes from people who "wouldn't" elect to have cosmetic surgery themselves. You say providing people are not excessive with surgery in your opinion. BUT who are we to decide what is excessive for someone else whether it be cosmetic surgery or how many donuts they have on coffee break.

IMO the real issue with society is the people among us who judge others, it seems to be human nature. You might choose to breastfeed your baby in public until baby starts walking, while I find that excessive it is also quite acceptable behaviour and part of life, just like cosmetic surgery has become part of everyday life.

I see it no different to a woman who wants to have their varicose veins stripped from their legs, it's aesthetically pleasing and far more attractive ... I have always resented the fact that as we age we lose our beautiful breasts and to me they are very important as is a flat tummy and a smooth turkey free neck.

I have always been quite youthful so have been blessed throughout my life from the chin up (lol) and I don't look 50 so to have a wee touch up from the neck down is a blessing and a privilege I am honoured to have. I will make the most of the next 20 years with a renewed bod.

Am I a happy person regardless? Absolutely, I live and love life to the fullest and are a very happy camper. Cosmetic Surgery will only enhance the natural me and can only add a bigger smile to my dial.

Congrats on your baby :-)
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:53 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I would like to mention That female doctor which performed those injection of basely silcone in the former Miss Argentina did it against the law. Those injections in liquid form she used were forbidden and against the law. I watched a show where other doctor's were explaining what happened and that is why that doctor is hiding now. I am pretty sure charges will be applied to her case. But one never knows being Argentina.
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Gloria Melgar Estevez
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 9:28 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Mike!! Nice to see you again. Congratulations on your second baby...now you've caught up with me, so will you surpass me and go for the third?

Now on to the topic at hand...I'm not against plastic surgery at all. I just don't take it lightly and I think that some people do take it lightly. It is surgery people! Who knows some day, I may get something done. I've been blessed with being thin, and tall and I've always been athletic. But time passes for all of us, so someday I may be under somebodies knife.

MYOB I disagree with you that most people do it for themselves. I think women especially do it because women live from a very young age thinking that their worth is dependent on their looks, and as time passes and takes its toll women start to feel invisible and this is a threating to their self worth...again not all women....but many. Did you see the pictures of Miss Argentina that died recently? How could this woman have thought that she needed to do this? And the woman that I know who is 76 now has nerve damage because of one of her procedures(but that hasn't stopped her). Personally at age 76 I don't care if my breasts are sitting on the living room floor serving as a floor carpet as long as I have health to enjoy my family and friends.
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MYOB
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 9:42 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Gloria Melgar Estevez :-) Hello

You're truly entitled to disagree with me. However I stand by my own personal comments and there are people who die from surgery everyday, there is always a risk of some description no matter what surgery we CHOOSE to undertake. and of course there are people whom don't do their homework and some pay the ultimate price. Beautiful women have insecurities too and funnily enough and often enough they can have more insecurities than the less attractive woman.

The lady you speak of who died clearly trusted her surgeon in HER mind, after-all how many people men or women would deliberately risk their life on the table Nudda one I would think or very few ..

Like I said if you are happy at age 70 with breasts that can sweep a floor that is fantastic! we'll still smile the same just look different in front of the mirror and side on profile (lol)

Each to their own and I wouldn't judge you for choosing to have saggy breasts :-) or for choosing NOT to have cosmetic enhancement. So long as you are happy and content that is all that matters.

Best wishes to you for a positive and prosperous New Year ahead, may all your dreams and wishes come true ^i^ Merry Xmas
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Gloria Melgar Estevez
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 11:03 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB, the I went back to look up some info. on the model. I found that she did do her research and being a model had a lot of knowledge about cosmetic surgery....also she was a woman of a good economic standing so I doubt she even shopped for prices. The lesson here is that even a good surgeon is no guarantee. And yes people die all the time from surgeries...but let us differentiate between that which is needed from that which ones chooses to get.

Again, I will restate that I'm not against cosmetic surgery, I just think that a lot of which is being done is not truly needed. Maybe when I'm 50, and things start heading south, I may get something done but it will be more then well researched and while I do think that Argentina has great medical professionals, I feel more comfortable here in the US....like Mike said, the legal system is not as reliable and it is extremely slow in Argentina.

MYOB good luck with whatever you get done, and happy holidays to you and yours!!
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 11:28 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

That is not what her best friends stated on a show where they discussed her shortcomings. The channel was ch 2 America out of Mar del Plata.
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MYOB
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Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 12:15 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Gloria Melgar Estevez

No problem chick... You are young and have a whole adult / mature life to live and I can remember when I was in my 20's and 30's of what I wouldn't do or perhaps would do and some 2-3 decades later I have changed my way of thinking.

Thank you for the well wishes, I'm sure to have a wonderful Xmas and new year. I'm off to Canada in a few days! WoooooHoooooo!

Take care

MYOB
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Sherry Stephens
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Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 5:26 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I have been communicating both with Dr. Zimman and Dr. Guerrissi, and based on what I have read here and on their responses to me, I like them both. I will be having a facelift and my neck done and maybe a touch-up on my eyes.

I was surprised that Dr. Guerrissi said stitches would come out at 15 days. When I had a lift in California 7 years ago, it was done on a Monday, and Saturday night I was at a party looking great -- very natural. I believe the stitches came out at 5 days. Also, my surgeon had me take a pre-op oral medication used in Europe that would lessen swelling and bruising.

If anyone else chose between the two of them and has feedback, I would love to hear it, and thanks in advance!
--sherry
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MIchael Calero
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Post Number: 136
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Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 6:14 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Sherry, I had a facelift, neck and upper eyelid done by Dr. Guerrissi in September on a Friday. Monday he removed the stitches from my eyelids, and if I recall the stitches around my ear were removed around 10 days later it could of been 15 as you stated. After the procedures, I was up and around in three days , my face was slightly swollen but it was okay. On my right eyelid he had to work on it much more (removing more skin) than the left so I did have a slight black and blue which went away within a week or so. He always told me that the final result of the procedures took six months since it takes that long for the nerves to repair themselves which are affected by the procedure. As you must know since you had that procedure before, the incisions are made in a female inside the ear and in the back of the ear. For a male because of the roots of hair on the face the incisions are made close to the ear and in the back. Those incisions take longer to heal than in the eyelids.I am very happy that I picked Dr. G, but I have also heard very good things of Dr. Z which he has his clinic in Recoleta and charges slightly more because of the location his overhead might be more, I guess. Either way you can't go wrong with those two known Surgeons which are highly respected for their skills in my opinion.
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Sherry Stephens
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Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 6:27 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you so much for responding, Michael. Dr. Guerrissi said he would do a traditional facelift, whereas Dr. Zimman said a "short scar" facelift. I was just doing some reading at the site of a well-respected plastic surgeon in the U.S., and it looks like with a traditional facelift (which has the little incision under the chin as well as the others), they can get a better result with the neck, which I am definitely concerned about. It also lasts longer. So, since I don't care if I have a little more "down time", perhaps I should go with Guerrissi and his method. He did say I could take my planned trip to Mendoza with my stitches still in.

I wonder how on earth I was able to have stitches out so quickly and be at a party looking totally normal (sans bruises, swelling, etc.) with my full face lift in California. Of those people I told, nobody could believe it.

Couple more questions, if you don't mind -- I assume Dr. Guerrissi does his procedures at the hospital, rather than having a personal clinic. Where did you spend your first day after surgery? I am renting an apartment and have asked him if he could arrange to have someone come back with me and stay for the day and maybe one night.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 6:59 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Sherry, Doctor G does his procedures in a hospital in Quilmes which is like 20 minutes from Buenos Aires. They have a new wing which is very nice, I can send you photos of it if you like. I stayed overnight at the hospital. I would recommend having someone with you at least for a day or so since everyone is different. Dr G. will keep in contact with you closely for the first few days. Had the procedure on Friday,I can tell you that he travel on a Sunday to my apartment in the center of the city to check up on me and adjusted my bandage. The following day I was at his office and then again on Thursday. After that it was a weekly thing then every two weeks visits to his office, since I was staying for three months. He is a total skill surgeon and a gentlemen, his wife is a very sweet lady which will do whatever she can for his patients. I had a large double chin and he removed 10cm of skin from my neck area (like 95% of my double chin) from my neck than with a tiny incision at the chin where he did the lipo. That tiny incision was gone in no time. If you write me directly I can send you photo b4 and after and as they say a photo say a thousand words. My email address is : mcalero523@aol.com
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Lori G
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Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 7:34 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Sherry,

Dr. G performed 3 procedures on me last April, breast aug.,tummy tuck and lipo. I was up and sight seeing 4 days after my surgeries. I am very happy with the end results. Dr. G is a great surgeon! As Michael mentioned, his wife will do whatever she can for his patients. It is a family affair...his wife and daughtger greeted us at the hospital, helped us check in and get comfortable in the room, and his son was in the surgery room assisting his father. You certainly won't find that in the US! As Michael mentioned, Dr. G is very attentive and is very good at what he does!

Hope all goes well with your impending surgeries.
Lori
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Anne
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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 12:22 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Members,
I want to thank all members of this board for their guidance and hope my contribution will help new readers to arrive at an informed decision.
I just got back from BA last night, exactly 1 month after the operation. Dr. G. performed a facelift and worked on the upper eyelids and made incisions below the lower eyelashes (Sherry, I believe this blepharoplatia is not part of a traditional facelift but really creates bruises around the eyes! but please do more research!!!)
My experience basically confirms Michael's report.
My operation was Friday, 1 night in the hospital in Quilmes. Dr. G. removed the stitches around the eyes on Monday, the rest of the stitches were removed 3 days later on Thursday.
For the first 3 days, my head was bandaged with a plastic cover the size of a motorcycle helmet (a little exaggerated!!) Really no pain, but unsuitable for any public presentation. Even when bandages came off (also on Monday) my eyes were still badly bruised and I wore dark sunglasses wherever I went. After bruises around my eyes had totally disappeared(~ 5 days presentable in public with make up, after ~10 days they had totally faded) my neck was still bruised as if somebody had tried to strangle me, but they are easy to hide by wearing a scarf.
Anyway, I had basically only two appointments with Dr. G. after the operation, however I heal very quickly and there were no complications.
One of my major problems, was the heat - in November, and it will get hotter till February!!!- (especially with the bandages for the first days and not being able to figure out the air conditioning) and later on the mosquitoes all over the city. Actually, I tried to cover the mosquito bites more than the bruises!!!!
In addition, my face was just 'examined' by a couple of female friends. They all complimented me for how much younger I look, without anyone being able to tell that I had my face operated on.
I believe Dr. G. deserves the compliments, I was just the passive model.
By the way, I forgot! Although Dr. G. tightened my neck but did not make any incisions under my chin, because my 'turtle twaddle' consisted mainly of loose skin and there was no fat to be removed!
I am happy to respond to more questions, my e-mail address is annejahn@earthlink.net.
Thanks to everyone again and Happy Holidays! Anne
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 12:34 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Anne, I am glad everything went well. We all belong to the same club now with Dr G who we view as a truly professional skilled surgeon. I left November 21 and know what you mean about the Mosquitos, I had a few attempt to taste my Northern blood.. LOL... Wish you all the best.
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Liz McIntosh
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Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 11:03 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I havent been here in a while but I am still looking for a dentist in BA. I want veneers and whitening and I have been having such a hard time finding a dentist other than Dr. Pelcman. I would prefer not to go through a company like refreshmed or gosculptura because I can make all my arrangements on my own.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 11:48 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Liz,

There is a brother and sister dental team in Ave Santa Fee in Barrio Norte which speak english and are good dentist. Names are Gustavo Telo and Marisol Telo. Their website is : http://www.dental-argentina.com.ar/ingles/home_ing les.htm
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Gabriela
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Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 10:09 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Everyone
For all of those who belong to Doctor "G's" Club, I wanted to let you know that I was flipping through the channels and I happened to see Doctor Guerrisi on TV on a show called "Cirugias del Alma" (Surgeries of the Soul) on Telefe. They were showing a case of a poor woman who had a tumor on her face and had surgery by Doctor G at Hospital Argerich for free. I was so excited to see our good Doctor "G" in the spotlight!

I am still hoping to save some greens to go to Argentina to do some touches here and there, soon!
Will let you know...
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2010 - 12:10 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi

Today I was speaking with my girlfriend who also meet Dr G and we both continued saying that Dr G is not doing what he does for the sake of money, of course he charges but his main reason is because he loves it and doing it from the heart. He is a down to earth individuals truly a professional. The town where he lives worships him for what he is as a person (all the good deeds for free) and a surgeon. I obtained that info from a taxi driver. His wife is also a beautiful person. Like Lori has mentioned his practice is a family practice, his son, daughter, wife and him... Great individuals. If I ever need any future procedures he is the MAN !!!!
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 6:00 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Welcome Suzan

Dr G and Dr Z are both supurb surgeons and so is Dr Robles and also Dr Bukret.

My personal choices are Dr G and Dr Robles.

There are a couple of people on this forum that may share their pix with you and if they do they will message you through the forum with details and let me tell you their before and afters are amazing!

Good surgeons will always advise you what is best Suzan and if you allow yourself a good 3-4 weeks stay in Buenos Aires (or longer) you may be able to have TWO surgeries, double surgeries are possible depending on age and physical health etc...

I wish I was having a facelift, maybe next year ..... When are you planning on going over ? We could keep in touch as I too plan on going over this year too :-)

Once again, welcome to the forum, it is a pretty awesome thread :-)
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 7:43 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Massave

Love your blog!
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 7:45 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

what about dental implants and the like? Can anyone recommend a skilled and experienced dental surgeon for crowns and or implants? Or full mouth of dentures ? I have seen the Pelcman website but wonder who else is out there ???
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MYOB
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 10:06 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

H U L L O ! Where is everyone these days ???? Yooooo Hoooo! Gaby, Massave, Anne, Michael ????

I've been in touch with Michael, thank you so much :-)

>>> Gaby and Massave and Anne I have emailed you guys too and no response! Do I smell or something? (lol)
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Christopher Henson
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:22 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Here is an interesting site for anyone considering medical procedures in Argentina. This site is sponsored by the Argentine Ministry of Tourism and Health. The facilitators, hospitals, and clinics have been vetted by the government:
http://argentinahealthcare.com/facilitadores.html
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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 2:56 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Anne, thanks for the email, I have just now RE-messaged you direct to your email address...

Hi Christopher, did you get my message re your cosmetic surgery packages with refresh-med? It seems that the message system on this forum might have been down when I was messaging all you guys, how odd and darn it! Maybe our friend Roberto will know if there has been or is a problem with the message system.

Gaby & Massave hope all is well in your world, I have emailed you both again after finding old email addresses of yours so hopefully they reach you :-)

Suzan, how are your plans going? It is exciting isn't it!

Phewwww, what a mouthful, okay off to do some housework :-) Bye de byes ...
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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:53 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Great link Christopher and I see Dr Robles clinic is also featured there
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Christopher Henson
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:10 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi. I did get your message but the messaging system seems to be down here. Please send me your email address, as your old Gmail one is no longer working.
The link is great, as the government is now behind the whole medical tourism segment and is helping promote Argentina as a world-class medical tourism destination: incredibly talented physicians, excellent medical facilities, and very personalized care given to patients here. Yes, Clinica Robles is recommended as well, in addition to RefreshMed.
Have a nice weekend!!!

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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:20 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

please only use name MYOB for the forum Chris if that is okay. Please remove my name :-) Thank you in advance :-)
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Roberto
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:56 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

In regards to the private message system... it is not working fully. But I do get a copy of the original message which in turn I pass to the target member with the personal email address of the original sender. In general, the first pm message should get to the targeted member but to make sure, I forward this anyway.

The programmers who wrote this software have abandoned all support. I imagine due to the collapse of the economy. In fact, many of my services have been abandoned. I will do my best to keep up with all messages and facilitate communication between members by adding personal email addresses. I hope this is fine with everyone.
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MYOB
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Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 12:08 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

*waves to Roberto* RE: >>> I will do my best to keep up with all messages and facilitate communication between members by adding personal email addresses. I hope this is fine with everyone <<< Brilliant idea
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Gaurav Bhalla
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 11:31 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Everyone,

This is my boyfriends blog. We are both trying to find the best surgeon in BA for me to have breast augmentation.

I have read all through this blog, great to see some of you.. (the regular users) have made friendships from this!!!
I have obviously read time and time again about all of your great words about Dr. Guerissi, he sounds fabulous!..
However i have had a consultation with Dr. Silvestre, found him through Refresh - med?? Any opinions?
Also had a consultations with Dr Zaninovich from A clinic called Van Thienan, but i have not heard much about him so thinking DDr Silvestre instead?

Your advice and thoughts would be muchly appreciated
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 1:00 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Welcome Gaurav Bhalla

You're doing the right thing by asking a lot of questions and being thorough before you make a final decision on a surgeon.

I personally haven't had surgery but have been investigating and asking questions and speaking with patients and emailing patients of various surgeons since beginning of Feb 2008! I have heard of Dr. Silvestre as used by Refresh-med but have never seen photos before and after of his work nor have I heard of any of his patients on my travels. I have read his credentials and they read well but you need to in my opinion speak with his patients that give permission for you to do so and then when you do you need to know that they are ligit patients. I have learned through my own experience that some patients are not "the real deal" and I'm not pointing the finger at any one in particular as that wouldn't be the right thing to do.

If you scroll up the page to find "Christopher Henson member" he owns and runs refresh-med and he is very knowledgeable and will be able to tell you about Dr. Silvestre. but you need to verify everything you hear yourself.

My two choices are Dr. Robles and Dr. G as I have spoken with and liaised with dozens of people via email and or phone in regards to these two surgeons and they are the real deal and are definitely the two best surgeons in BA ...

Massave, Gaby, Michael, Anne and Lori from this thread have all had surgery experiences in BA with surgeons mentioned here and are wonderful people to communicate with.

Have never heard of Dr Zaninovich in my two years researching. If you Google his name in Google BA you're bound to find out loads!

be very careful of "no name" or "no reputation" surgeons, it wouldn't be my choice if I didn't have enough info to go on. Some surgeons may be good at what they do but not have the experience for the ultimate finish in cosmetic surgery ..

Dr. R and Dr. G have all the experience in the world and have performed HUNDREDS and hundreds and hundreds of surgeries, so have the skills and the experience and most importantly they have a "track record"...

My advice, go with Dr. G or DR. R ....

How exciting having a breast augmentation, you'll feel like a beautiful new woman :-)

Best wishes for a safe and fun cosmetic surgery journey


MYOB
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Gaurav Bhalla
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 6:38 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

MYOB!!!!!!!!

Thankyou so much for such a quick and wonderful reply!!.

Yes i have emailed Dr. G, he does sound amazing... only thing is im pushed for time, i will definately google the other doctors name!

Thankyou again so much for your reply i really appreciate it!!.
Was hoping you would also know the answer to one more question. I was curious about insurance or cover if something goes wrong do you know if the doctors/ clinics will be liable to pay to fix any problems? I am obviously going to make sure i am given some type of documentation to sign before surgery but just hoping you might know exactly what and how much they will cover, also because im from Australia and would need to fly back to BA if something did go wrong??

Thankyou, i am very excited, this is something that has gotten me down my whole life!! i Cant wait to have the surgery

Cheers!
Jessxxx
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 6:59 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Wooo Hoooo Jess, I can feel your excitement...

What ever you do, "Do not be rushed" for time or no Good surgeon will want to take you on. For example Dr. G will not be rushed and he is on holiday until 18th February. So you won't get a speedy response and his schedule is always busy. You need to fit in with Dr. G not the other way around.

Dr. R is also an incredibly busy man but if you know in advance when you're arriving and there is "time" you should be able to get in.

In my investigations there is NO insurance cover as such in BA for cosmetic surgery botch ups! as the Argentinian law is not like NZ and OZ! Good thing to understand is the old adage "Buyer beware" loud and clear and even more reason to have a reputable surgeon with a track record so if something did go wrong of their causing then they're likely to have you back free of charge for any corrections, you of course may or may not have to pay for the flight back. What is a per person adult flight from OZ going to cost you? From Auckland NZ to BA it is $1500NZD return pp which is very reasonable when going not peak time.

You can email Dr. Robles direct, well you'll go through his secretary "Mercedes" but do email him through his site link I gave you. meet with him and make your decision. he is known to have a wonderful bedside manner :-)

Also, there isn't really any private insurance companies in NZ or OZ that I'm aware of that insure against mishap while having surgery either in NZ or abroad, as it's also about choice when it comes to cosmetic surgery. I guess you might be able to get insurance cover if you pay through the nose for it first! It would be crazy expensive I would imagine ... BUT short story I was told: NEVER EVER rely on the law in Argentina to help with a cosmetic surgery mishap/botch up :-)
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 2:20 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

anyone know of a good size, roomy, 2bm apartment suitable for 3 adults, all would require their own bed, so three separate beds.

The apartment is wanted for one month around mid Sep - mid Oct 2010, dates yet to be finalised.

Areas considered are: Palermo (not soho) Belgrano and Barrio... If you know of a reputable 2bm apartment with all the modern facilities for three foreigners please let me know.
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 7:05 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

massave, if you're ready this, I am thinking of you hun!

Hope all is going awesome!

xoxo
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 7:16 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi everyone,

I have a thread here: http://www.travelsur.net/forum/messages/5/4444.htm l we are especially looking for 2bm accommodation in BA if anyone can help or suggest a place or an owner that would be fab.

I wish everyone would start posting again, it is unusual that you guys are not around!

Massave, Gaby, Michael, Lori, Anne ..... Has anyone heard from Gaby these past few months? I hope she is okay. *Waves to you all*
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MYOB
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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 7:18 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Rather
http://www.travelsur.net/forum/messages/5/4444.html

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Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 4:28 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I had a breast augmentation done on 29.1.2010. It's been now 8 weeks. My boobies look gorgeous!
I flew to Buenos Aires to have a consultation with Dr. ALEJANDRO SILVESTRE. From the very first moment I knew that he's the right doctor. He is very experienced plus very pleasant and quite funny! I felt so at ease. My surgery went more than well. Even the first few days I had no pain at all. I mean - none. The movement of my arms was very limited, what can I say, but I haven't even touched the box with painkillers. Antibiotics were a must of course. I was up and about exploring Buenos Aires daily. The doctor saw me again to change plasters and then again for stitches.
The only bad thing was that I got a post-surgical depression which was a result of my loneliness. I don't recommend to do this on your own.
I am so grateful for this doctor. He managed to leave me with barely visible scars around my nipples. I can see my breast getting softer and softer and looking more perfect and natural day by day. Feel free to contact me for more info and also for photos.
Btw. Everything went so smooth because of refresh-med.com and their amazing assistant Silvia! If you are flying alone after all this is something to consider.
And beware, she's a party girl! ;)
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MYOB
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Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 4:41 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Pavlina, welcome to the thread, you sound like an advertisement for refreshmed. I must admit I haven't been impressed with their communication or rather lack thereof. Going through refreshmed and other travel / surgery organisers is also very expensive compared to approaching the surgeon direct which is very easy to do ... Having learned this myself I have saved several thousand USA dollars ...

However I do recommend doing thorough research before booking any surgeon for cosmetic surgery. This thread, Roberto and the people on here have helped me immensely.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 4:49 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I agree with MYOB, just sounds like a advertisement to me..
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Pavlina F.
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Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 5:49 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Well, the only person that should take all the credit (and money) is Dr. Silvestre.
I'm just saying that it did help me to have some assistance in B.A. giving it was my first time. For my next procedure I would go straight to the doctor himself. But I would visit Sylvia.
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MYOB
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Posted on Friday, April 09, 2010 - 7:41 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Refresh-med do have some outstanding offers on at the moment, I got an email this morning....

My personal choice of surgeon is still Dr. Robles :-)

*Waves hullo to Michael*
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Sherry Stephens
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Posted on Friday, April 09, 2010 - 7:59 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

I just had a facelift, neck lift and blepharoplasty (eyes) done by Dr. Jorge O. Guerrissi. I absolutely could not be happier. He is an artist!!!!
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Friday, April 09, 2010 - 8:33 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Sherry I am happy for you , Dr G has gifted hands and as you said he is a artist. I totally agree since I am happy with my procedure.
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Pavlina F.
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Posted on Friday, April 09, 2010 - 10:39 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

In December/January I had been hassling dr. Guerrissi countless times. I know he had been busy with his travel plans that time but his e-mail responses were totally unfocused, unhelpful and lacked all the important information I was asking about!
When he finally got back to BA I was able to call him and tried to make an appointment for consultation. All of a sudden he was said to be due to go to Brazil on my chosen term. Nevertheless he had promised he would get back to me and write down what I asked for and also his available dates before and after his holiday...
I haven't heard from him ever since.
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Lori G
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Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 5:46 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Pavlina. Dr Silvestre is an excellent doctor from what I hear. I know 2 people that had nothing but great accolades about the results achieved.

Please use him.

You are the precise type and reason that Dr. G does not wish to participate in Medical Tourism.
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Pavlina F.
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Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:40 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

How is this supposed to be connected???????????
I asked refresh-med for help based on my 'bad' experience with finding a surgeon on my own. I wanted to make sure that upon my arrival to BA things would go smoothly.
Well done to those who found their doctors regardless of 'Medical tourism' advertisings. As for me I don't despise it.
Yes, I agree, Dr. Silvestre is the best doctor, he treats his patients like own children and his hands leaves no pain nor scars. I can recommend him to any girl/woman that desires natural and beautiful results.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:53 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

It's very simple to find the right surgeon, first get references, then approach like the saying goes, One can get more with honey than dealing with vinegar. It's all on the approach and not being too pushy. I know Dr G will not deal with a pushy person, that is how selective he is. I bet several individuals on this forum would agree with me.
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Pavlina F.
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Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:27 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Fair enough ;)
The main thing is we all are happy! x
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Massave
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Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 9:21 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Absolutely agree with Michael. He does not respond to agressiveness or references to what others have paid for surgery for him. When he chooses to deal with you it is on a new individual basis.
I would also like to say Dr Zimman is off my referral list. I believe he is a very dishonest physician.
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Marilyn
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Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 5:52 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello there
My name is Marilyn and I am from Australia. My daughter is currently living in Chile and I am going to visit for 3 months from the end of September. I intend to go to Buenos Aires for some cosmetic surgery. I am interested in a face lift and maybe a breast augmentation.
I would really appreciate some recommendations from people who have had the same procedures, particularly a face lift. I am 58 years old and have been through a trauma recently and feel like I deserve to do something good for myself!
Also is it fairly easy to communicate and arrange procedures with surgeons before arriving in Buenos Aires?
Also...one more question I promise, could anyone give me an idea of the expenses for these procedures?
Thanks very much,
Marilyn
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Massave
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Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 2:19 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Marilyn
I have met with Dr Guerrissi several times. Though i did not elect surgery with him for financial reasons and did not discuss a facelift, I know he and Dr Juri are the some of the best. If you meet with Dr Juri, it will run you 150 USD and a facelft at least 15,000 but not sure of exact figure since i never priced it with him ( he is one of the most expensive surgeon in BA). I believe Dr Guerrissi is far more reasonable with pricing but you may want to contact people directly who have had experience with him.

Again I would not recommend Dr Zimman. Although I had prior surgery he has been very dishonest & lied to my attornies about a case I have pending against Dr Gustavo Tuny (pls dont go to him he is horrible). So i would not reccomend Zimman and think Robles is better for body work but not face.

It is very easy to communicate with surgeons in BA. They love your business particularly if you can pay with Euros or Dollars.

Good Luck and keep us posted on your progress. We all really care and are thrilled when people are happy with their outcomes.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 11:04 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Marilyn, I just read what Massave wrote, Dr Juri is one of the most expensive surgeons in B'A's he does many Stars. But, you don't have to go that way since there are many surgeons which are outstanding. I myself had the procedures with Dr Guerrissi and my experience was outstanding and he is reasonable in his fees. One can't always look for the cheapest since with that comes problems. If you read my comments on this forum besides Lori's and Gaby's among others, you can witness that we are all happy patients of Dr G. My suggestion would be allow him to quote your wanting procedures and go from there. I have heard also good things about Dr. Robles but have never contacted him..Dr Zimman is higher than Dr G and does short cut facelifts which are not that great compared to the traditional facelift so again Dr G gets my vote , but that is your decision of course.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 12:04 am:    Edit PostPrint Post

I would like to mention something after 7 months after my procedure with Dr.Guerrissi. He told me that it would take six months to see final results. Well, during these 7 months I have always instructed my hairdresser to leave my hair longer in the back where he did incisions from the back of the ear to the hairline. Today, since my hairdresser retired I went to get a haircut and totally forgot to instruct the hairdresser to leave the hair longer as a cover up and she didn't do it. Once home I grabbed a mirror and look what where the incisions were made and to my surprise they are roughly 98% invisible, nothing there. Dr G is a unbelievable with the instruments what a skilled surgeon. I am truly in shock that there is no scars. I just had to post this since he truly deserves these comments.
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Lori G
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Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 7:43 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Marilyn....and all,

Been awhile since I have been in. I get the e-mail reviews and decided to pop in again and give my .02 worth.

Marilyn. I loved the way Chile appeared when layed over there last year at Santiago. Very impressive looking city and standard of living and comfort. And a GREAT exchange rate.

Was thinking about making a visit out of it maybe this year. Any suggestions?

Now moving on to the matter at hand. BA I learned has many fine surgeons. Whatever you do find one that fits you best. It is a HUGE idea to think about traveling to a foreign country to place your care and your money in the hands of anyone, let alone a strange place with customs, laws and languages you are foreign to.

It took me a GREAT amount of time to decide to even go to BA let alone pick a doctor. Some doctors specialize in some areas of surgery better than others. I can recommend Dr G, Dr Robles seems like a fine doctor and Dr Silvestre. I ended up going with Dr G. because of his philosophies as much as his heart. He won't do all procedures. He does do tummies boob and faces. He probably does more but I know he avoids some procedures.

I found his prices to be less expensive than Medical tourism prices and the care top notch. But he requires patience to work with. He doesn't respond as promptly to e-mails as I'd like, but I have learned to deal with that. He is just he and his wife. English is not his first language and he does not believe in hiring anyone to the responsible parts of communicating to you and getting first hand exchanges with you.

I also know that a board member here Anne Hahn got recent face lift work done as did Micheal here. They can certainly help you understand their experiences better than I. I had a tummy tuck, lipo and boobies. I love it all and Dr. G is my new found boyfriend. If he is going to fondle my body he may as well make it better....laff.

Research research and more research. I can put you in touch with a patient of Dr. Silvestre if you'd like.


I met with Dr Robles. Didn't turn him down, we just couldn't find a schedule that worked for me.

Next year Dr G. has me for round two.

Oh and as to pricing. Face lifts are more technically challenging and more complex. The doctor not only needs more skills they also are spending a lot more time inside you and hence more money. Think how important your face will be and shop accordingly.

Dr. G. requires patience. That was the hardest part for me was waiting on e-mails that seemed to take forever. But once committed, he treats you like you will NEVER get in America anywhere. His wife and daughter helped me check into the hospital and his son was in the operating room. I do not know of anyone else that used a different doctor for a face lift so I cannot comment on the results they speak of, but if it were my face I would take Dr. G in a minute.



Hi Micheal...How is Iris?....*smile*

Hope this helps and good luck to you.
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 8:13 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Lori,

Iris is doing great, we are in the final stages of the fiance visa we should hear from the American Consulate sometime this week for her interview. It was murder with all the paperwork but I managed without hiring a attorney. I figure she should be here in June if God Permits and also the USA Govenment. I don't see any problems since I crossed my T's and dotted my I's. We are giving the apartment to agencies to rent to tourist since while there last time I fully painted it and it's in great shape for the tourist rental industry.

Amen, on your statements of Dr G. I fully agree with your words..

Take care and say hello to Tom for us.
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Marilyn
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Posted on Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 9:10 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for your helpful advice. I am going to email Dr Guerissi this week and ask if he could give me a quote on a face lift. How long do you think I would need to stay in B.A for after the procedure? I have also been thinking about accommodation in B.A, any suggestions? I will be going back to Santiago to stay with my daughter, but realise I will need to stay in B.A for a short while after the face lift.
Did you all pay cash?
Thanks again,
Marilyn
Oh by the way Lori, this is my first trip to Chile. My daughter speaks very highly of the country though, so very much looking forward to it. Apparently the south is beautiful too.
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MYOB
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:13 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

very quiet around here these days. Michael did you get my email ?

How is everyone doing?

Any new people had surgery in BA who would love to share stories?
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MIchael Calero
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:17 pm:    Edit PostPrint Post

Hi MYOB,

No, I haven't received a email from you... Please resend it.
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