Labs and tests required
The following labs/tests are required to be completed within 30 days of your arrival to Costa Rica:
- Complete blood count
- Blood Clotting times
- Type of blood
- EKG (Heart electrocardiogram)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Pregnancy Test (Blood Test)
- Mammogram (If you are over 35 or you can sign a waiver to not have it done)
We understand that a situation may arise that could force you to reschedule, postpone, or cancel your surgery. Please understand that such changes affect not only your surgeon and anesthesiologist, but other patients as well. If you completely cancel your surgery we will withhold the $500 nonrefundable deposit.
We reserve the right to make minor adjustments, changes or cancellations to the scheduled date before your arrival, this is due changes on the agenda of Dr. Urzola that sometimes are not forseen. Any changes to the schedule will always be communicated in advance; these changes may affect your surgery date or travel itinerary. Should an emergency or event take place and this changes affect your itinerary, Dr. Urzola’s staff will work with you one-on-one to make arrangements for you and find a solution to this concern.
The patient coordinator will schedule appointments only for the following:
- Follow-up appointments with Dr. Urzola.
- Post op therapy massages.
Due to tight schedules with Dr. Urzola and the massage therapist these appointments cannot be altered or changed once you have signed the scheduled that was provided to you. If you miss an appointment it is unlikely that we will be able to reschedule. Post op massages are an important factor in healing and obtaining good aesthetic results therefore it is imperative that you keep your appointments. If you miss your appointment with the massage therapist there will be no refunds provided, as this is their policy.
Hyperbaric Chamber session Appointments
This is an optional treatment and it depends on each patients budget. The therapy has to be schedule by each patient, and they must contact them directly to make any reservations or schedule hyperbaric chamber appointments. their contact information is the following to:
email: [email protected]
phone number: (506) 2253- 1628.
Time required to stay in Costa Rica and when to come
Dr. Urzola requires a 10- day after surgery date minimal stay with the day of surgery being day one. The 10- day stay is required for explant only, explant and lift, explant, lift and fat transfer and fat transfer only. If you add any other surgical procedures, you will need to discuss your length of stay with Dr. Urzola. You will need to arrive at least one day prior to your surgery. If you have a long flight, you will need to arrive at least two days prior to your surgery.
Packing list ideas
- A USB stick to save your videos and picture
- Slip on shoes
- Button up shirts
- Loose clothing
- Jacket in case of change in weather