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Plastic Surgery in Costa Rica

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in Costa Rica with outstanding references, read on.

I'm Didi Carr Reuben and I work as a U.S. Patient Coordinator for Dr. Lev, a Brazilian trained plastic surgeon in Costa Rica.

My job is to coordinate patients who come to us from anywhere outside of Costa Rica.

Dr. Lev and I set aside clusters of dates in each month of the year solely for individuals who reside outside of Costa Rica who are seeking plastic surgery in Costa Rica.

Putting people together to support each other through this amazing, life altering experience has proven to work well for the patients. They're always grateful for having had other people around them who were going through the same experience. 

Of course as well, privacy is respected throughout this entire journey. At the recovery facility the choice is yours whether or not you mingle with other patients. Meals can even be brought to your cottage upon request at the recovery place.

Before you go on reading, I need to say that if you are looking around the Internet for the cheapest plastic surgery you can find, you've come to the wrong place and need to move on. 

However you have found one of the best plastic surgeons in Costa Rica.

Dr. Alejandro Lev is a doctor who is known in Costa Rica as a "Doctors' Doctor” and is a Costa Rican plastic surgeon with a pristine reputation.

Dr. Lev also has double certification in two countries as a plastic surgeon (Costa Rica and Brazil). Dr. Lev is a member of both the Costa Rican Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and also the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery (IPRAS).

Yes, he's a Brazilian trained plastic surgeon in Costa Rica and besides his impressive background, he is also a gentleman and a loving, nurturing human being who makes each patient feel like he or she is his ONLY patient.

I, too, am a patient of Dr. Lev's and found him when I was searching for a less expensive alternative to the high priced surgeons here in L.A. where I live. It had been suggested that I look at the impressive medical community of Costa Rica. After surfing the web for Costa Rican medical websites I was led to a list of over 30 plastic surgeons in Costa Rica.

After reading their bios and further research, it was soon crystal clear that Dr. Lev was the surgeon for me! Not only is he a Costa Rican plastic surgeon with a excellent reputation but also he’s certified as a plastic surgeon in not one, but two countries (Brazil and Costa Rica)! Perhaps the most convincing factor was the orthopedic pediatric surgeon I spoke with in New York City who went to Dr. Lev for his own facelift! That call made up my mind for me. If a surgeon from New York City would travel to Costa Rica for his own facelift, then that was all the "convincing" I needed.

Needless to say, my friends and family thought I had lost my mind, being willing to travel to a "third world country" for major surgery. But after they saw the excellent work that had been done on my face and how natural I looked just two weeks after surgery, needless to say, they suddenly all wanted to go to see my Costa Rican plastic surgeon and that "third world country" of his! And some of them did go. And I went with them. And I loved every minute of being there with them, and taking care of them and being a part of their beautiful transformation. That's how this work all began for me. And now I am working for Dr. Lev assisting him with his ever-growing U.S. clientele.

How it works

In case you’re wondering…. there is no extra charges or costs for my assistance with your booking or planning your amazing “Costa Rican Plastic Surgery” adventure. The prices I quote you are the same prices you would be quoted if you booked your surgery on your own through Dr. Lev’s office in Costa Rica.

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I am here for you as a gift from Dr. Lev to his patients so they get the attention they want and need from someone who cares about them and wants to help them through their entire Costa Rican journey (that would be me!).

Dr. Lev is a very busy man, as you might expect, and between surgeries and seeing patients in his office, not to mention seeing patients in the hospital, he often doesn’t have time to answer emails and questions expeditiously. And that’s where I come in.

On behalf of Dr. Lev, I answer your emails quickly and will serve as your personal cheerleader, support person and question answerer. If you have questions that I cannot answer myself, I will get the answers by calling Dr. Lev and speaking with him personally on your behalf.

Feel free to have a look around the website. Hopefully most of your questions will be answered here. If you still have questions, you can contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Payment Information

Within two weeks from the time Didi puts a hold on your chosen date, before that booking becomes "official"   we will need you to deposit a $1000 deposit into Dr. Lev's Miami account. ( Click here for Dr. Lev's Miami account info.) Info on how to do that is in the step by step checklist on the website or you can go directly to the step by step checklist page.  The reason we ask you to take care of the deposit in the first two weeks after holding the date with Didi, is because too many patients have held on to a date and then a week or two before the surgery date, they cancel and it's too late to book anyone else and then as a result Dr. Lev loses the income. Not very nice, wouldn't you say?

So we figured out what we need to do to prevent or at least lessen this inconsiderate behavior.  If you're not sure you want to book a date, please don't take a date. That's the general rule to follow here. If you have a reasonable excuse for canceling, Dr. Lev will let you transfer the deposit to another date, but only once.   And if you cancel more than four weeks prior to your surgery date, you can be reimbursed your deposit. Otherwise you lose the deposit.

So remember these two things. 

  1. You can transfer your deposit to another date only one time if you do it more than four weeks prior to your surgery. 
  2. You lose 100% of your deposit completely if you cancel within a month of your surgery date. 

It's important that you are very clear about this. If not, you can email me at and I will clarify anything that seems confusing or unclear to you. I'm happy to answer your questions or concerns. I welcome your questions wholeheartedly. My job is not only to protect Dr. Lev from inconsiderate behavior, but also to take care of our patients to the best of my ability with a lot of love, nurturing and support.

And if you should want to book a date for surgery, please email me and I will find a date for you.

Please note that Dr. Lev only gives me a few dates in each month of the year to book patients who live outside of Costa Rica. He has a huge Costa Rican clientele that his office assistant handles and I consider it a privilege that he allocates a few dates in each month for international patients. So, once you hold a date, we'll keep it for you for two weeks pending receipt of the preOP form that can be found here.

Please note that the form requires you to agree our potential complications and release agreement.

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit.

Be well and as they say in Costa Rica....PURA VIDA!     

Didi Carr Reuben - Email


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