According to Healthline, as of 2015, the average hospital charge for a total knee replacement (TKR) in the United States is $49,500. A partial knee replacement (PKR) is typically priced at $40,000-$45,000. Patients seeking affordable medical care in Latin America often choose Costa Rica over many other Latin American destinations due to higher levels of…

Botox® injections have become one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatments around the world. Botox® essentially is used to weaken or temporarily parallelize certain affected facial muscles and reduce the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, etc., especially around your forehead and eyes. In some cases it can be used…

Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the treatment and care of elderly people.  Geriatric care is in high demand these days as people are living longer than in the past and there is a much larger older population.  The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that there will be almost 73 million people over age…

Sight is the most valued sense we have. Vision is an essential part of our everyday life, influencing how we learn, communicate, work, play, and interact with the world. Yet millions of people live with visual impairment, and many more remain at risk for eye disease and preventable eye injury. Ophthalmology is the medical practice…

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular and frequently performed cosmetic body surgeries, and it has a high success rate among healthy women.  Breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures. Also known as breast implant surgery, it…

Tummy tucks, called an abdominoplasty, are cosmetic body surgeries that “tuck” the skin of the abdominal area, thereby tightening loose skin and also the abdominal muscles when needed. Tummy tucks are very popular because of the wide segment of the population who can benefit from them. The sagging tummy skin can happen to anyone –…

Everyone wants to look and feel good and be appreciated for their appearance. For many people, cosmetic surgeries are a way to change the way they look in order to feel more self-confident, feel more attractive, or correct medical problems that impact their well-being. For many people, these life-changing cosmetic surgeries are not covered by…

Vision correction surgery, called refractive laser eye surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. In recent years, tremendous advancements have been made in this field. After laser eye surgery, many patients report seeing better than they had at any other time in their lives. Generally, laser eye surgery reshapes your cornea –…

A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. As women age and their skin loses its natural elasticity, they will notice a change in the…

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