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Costa Rica - Plastic Surgery

Just like you imagined...

Your journey starts here

If you are ready to find the real you among the busy, crowded noise of our daily lives, with the help of plastic surgery in Costa Rica, you are right at the door…

Universal Plastic Surgery in San José, Costa Rica has been helping thousands of both national and international patients for more than 40 years.

Even though most of our international patients come from the United States and Canada, we’ve had the opportunity to help people from all over the globe in their journey to become who they want to be.

Dr. Carlos A. Centeno and Dr. Madelein Centeno are some of the most highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeons in the country.

Contact us today to start your journey and become who you want to be.


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Dra. Madelein Centeno, M.D.

First Super Micro Surgeon in the Country

Dr. Madelein Centeno R., M.D.

Super micro surgery is, without a doubt, the future of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Madelein Centeno, MD., member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, trained directly under world-renowned Dr. Isao Koshima at the Tokyo University Hospital, Japan.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons - International Member

The most experienced Plastic Surgeon
in Costa Rica.

Dr. Carlos A. Centeno, M.D.

With more than 40 years of plastic, reconstructive and micro-surgery experience, there isn’t a more experienced or with more Cosmetic operating room hours in the country than Dr. Carlos A. Centeno, MD.


Areas of Expertise


Turn back the hands of time, look and feel refreshed, rested and natural; while your friends know it’s impossible that you are actually getting younger.


Invigorate your appeareance and look the way that you feel by reshaping, tightening and remodeling almost any aspect of your body; arriving at a place you never thought possible.


Whether it is breast augmentation or reduction, breast surgery at Universal Plastic Surgery is the safest, quickest, and most effective way to improve the overall appearance of your breasts, making you feel more confident, young and feminine.


Restoring your youthful appearance or improving how you look through natural-looking aesthetic procedures is where we can help; finding an answer for all the compliments you’ll receive, that’s all on you.

Weight Loss

Let’s tighten your skin so that your body reflects how you feel in the inside. Weight loss surgery may have been a great first step, but tightening cosmetic surgery is the perfect next one.

Mommy Makeover

As a mom, you are now responsible for rising a new generation, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it in style. A little tlc is the perfect reward for what you do behind the scenes. No one will believe how you seem to look better than ever.


What patients have to say about
Universal Plastic Surgery

Tatianna C
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I had the best experience with Dr. Madeleine. She and her staff are amazing! I had a very minor surgery done a few weeks back, and she treated it with the same protocol and professionalism as any other bigger procedure. Everything was done to perfection in the shortest time. She is very committed to every one of her patients. I cannot recommend this place more.
Gary C
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Had a great experience with Madelein and her staff. Felt comfortable as soon as I entered the office.Very professional atmosphere. And extremely happy with the the procedure that I had done. Definitely recommend her.
Michelle G
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From the moment I stepped off the plane in SJO on a Wednesday the staff and especially Dr. Centeno has treated me like Family! For this I will be eternally grateful...

I had been told many times how the doctors in San Jose, Costa Rica were top notch. So I went about my path to seek out these amazing Plastic Surgeons and to my luck I found, Dr. Madeine Centeno and Universal Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Centeno listened to what I wanted and offered a few different options regarding the procedures and explained why she was making those suggestions. She then left it up to me to think about it and decide how to proceed. I never felt pressured and of course she wanted to make sure I was going to be completely happy with the outcome.

Brilliant has to be my review!!!!!