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If you’re having a facelift, a nose job or breast implants, going abroad means you can recover in privacy.  Costa Rica, Colombia and Brazil offer prices as much as 70% cheaper than in the U.S., according to the Medical Tourism Association.

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has certified about 1,900 surgeons in 90 countries who meet its standards.

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“Doctors are good in Latin America because demand is so high,” says Edelheit. “Plastic surgery for breasts and lips is part of the culture.”
One possible location for cosmetic care: Hospital Universitario Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, in Colombia, which is JCI accredited.

Facelift:
$15,000: Cost of facelift surgery in the U.S.
$2,500: Cost in Colombia
$5,000: Cost in ColombiaBreast Implants:
$10,000: Cost of breast implant surgery in the U.S.
$3,800: Cost in Costa Rica
$2,500: Cost in Colombia
Source: Bloomber / Photograph by John Midgley/Getty Images

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