Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for Breast Implants?

Please visit our price section inside of our patient portal to get an idea of the price range for your breast augmentation surgery. These prices may vary and you may need a consultation with one of our surgeons, in order to determine the procedure that is right for you and at what cost.

How can I contact Universal to schedule a consultation and is it free?

You can schedule a consultation by calling 506-2222-6441 or 506-2223-7069. The consultation is not free, our current consultation fee is USD$100, applicable towards the final cost of your surgery.

For our international patients, we offer our patient portal, a resource full of personalized information to share pre-op and post-op information, videos and even video conferencing scheduling to help you get ready for your new you.

I want to have two procedures performed. Could they be done at the same time?

Some procedures are commonly done together. However, depending on the complexity of your procedures, this may not be possible.

Please make sure to ask the doctor during your consultation.

How quickly can I go to the beach after my surgery?

It is very important to remember that surgery is an important step for your body. And post-operation procedures are equally important in making sure that your body has the proper environment to heal. We understand that many of our patients combine tourism with their surgical journey, and we are here to help you with that, however, follow the proper recommendations from your surgeon for your surgery. That way, you will be ready to fully enjoy your future body wherever your travels take you.

Is Costa Rica safe?

Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Central America, it’s fully democratic environment, no army and economic stability help make it one of the safest places for tourists. Also, Costaricans are known to be specially xenophilic, we love other cultures and people from all places! However, be aware of your belongings when in public. Don’t travel alone late at night on foot without knowing where you are and where you are going, pretty much that applies to any big city, and San José is no exception.

What are the most common plastic surgery procedures?

The most common plastic surgery procedures at Universal Plastic Surgery include breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift, and tummy tuck. However, we offer a wide range of procedures to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. When contacting us for more information, you’ll be presented with a wide array of cosmetic procedures that we offer.

How much do plastic surgery procedures at Universal Plastic Surgery cost?

The cost of plastic surgery procedures can vary depending on the specific procedure, the individual patient’s needs, and other factors. If you are interested in knowing the approximate range, contact us to gain access to our patient portal where you can find more pricing information. During your consultation with Dr. Carlos A. Centeno or with Dr. Madelein Centeno, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your desired goals and procedure, receive a personalized price quote, and get detailed information about the costs involved.

How long is the recovery period after plastic surgery?

The recovery period after plastic surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed. In general, it can range from days to weeks. We will provide you with specific post-operative instructions and guidelines, as well as an estimated recovery timeline during your consultation. And a more detailed explanation of your post-operative period can be found in our patient portal.

Are there any risks or complications associated with plastic surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, plastic surgery carries some risks and potential complications. It’s important to thoroughly discuss your medical history and any concerns with Dr. Madelein Centeno during your consultation. She will explain the risks involved and take all necessary precautions to minimize them. Also, as part of your preparations for surgery, you will be required to get surgical clearance to make sure that your body is ready.

How do I schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlos Centeno or Dr. Madelein Centeno?

Scheduling a consultation with either of our surgeons is easy! Fill out our contact form(English) and shortly our patient experience lead will reply with next steps. If you are in the United States or Canada, we can provide opportunities for a virtual consultation that would allow you to share your objectives and discuss your surgery with your plastic surgeon. If you are located in Costa Rica, you can contact the clinic directly by phone at +506-2222-6441 to schedule an in-person consultation or you can also request your consultation online. Our friendly patient experience team will assist you in finding a convenient date and time for your consultation.

Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica