Dr. Chavarria Plastic Surgery Clinic

San José, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica



San Jose, Costa Rica, where Dr. Chavarria’s Clinic is located, has a growing reputation for advanced plastic surgery. The clinic has a surgery room which has been certified by the Costa Rican Government's Department of Health. The clinic is renowned for its care service and sophisticated medical technology. The operating rooms are equipped with modern monitoring devices and the staff is composed of highly trained professionals.

This team of qualified nurses is in charge of the recovery room, where each room offers a private bathroom, private phone, air conditioning and internet access. Many of out of town patients schedule a Virtual Consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gustavo Chavarria, who has been in private practice for over 20 years.


Dr. Chavarria’s Clinic is located at Policlínico San Bosco in San José, Costa Rica. San Jose International Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the clinic. The capital has many restaurants, museums, parks, and other forms of entertainment. San José's climate is generally mild, other than in the height of summer. Many visitors are attracted to the downtown district.

The Culture Plaza (Plaza de la Cultura) is a central meeting point for locals and visitors. Here, many street performers entertain passers-by. South of this, is the National Theater (Teatro Nacional) which is generally considered architecturally, to be San José's most impressive building. The Gold Museum, and the Tourism Information Office (ICT) which are all closeby to the clinic.


Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Online doctor consultation
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Airport pickup
Car hire
Local transportation booking
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Nursery / Nanny services
Foreign currency exchange office
Dry cleaning
Religious facilities
Mobility accessible rooms


33 procedures in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(33 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

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Belt Lipectomy

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  • Belt lipectomy is a circumferential removal of skin and fat that wraps around the whole body at the waist.

  • 1 weeks

Body Lift

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  • A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift also involves the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.

    The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients must check with their surgeon that they are fit enough to fly home, as well as taking necessary precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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More about available treatments at Dr. Chavarria Plastic Surgery Clinic

Dr. Chavarria and his team perform many differents Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery and have been certified by the Costa Rican Ministry of Health. Procedures include facelifts, eyelids, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), MACS lift, buttock augmentation, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, ear surgery, body contouring, male breast reduction, brow lift, labiaplasty, and nose surgery. Additional procedures include dermal fillers, eye bag removal, lip augmentation, otoplasty (ear surgery), liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), fat transfer, and a body lift among others.



The clinic's team of experienced and qualified professionals have more than 15 years of medical experience and have been certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Costarican Plastic Surgery Association. Dr. Gustavo Chavarria his expert team comprise of plastic surgeons and anesthesiologists. The staff continuously attend research programs and take part in medical conferences.This is in order to be able to implement the most up to date procedures into their daily practice at Dr. Chavarria Clinic. Doctor Chavarria works closely with the patients to ensure that the surgical plan is in accordance with the patient's expectations.

Dr. Gustavo Chavarria

  • Specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Central America
  • Board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Regularly takes part as a guest speaker in various Latin American plastic surgery panels
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Costa Rico Plastic Surgery Association
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Laura Castro

  • Specializes in anesthesiology


The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

Dr. Chavarria Plastic Surgery Clinic is located close to downtown San Jose and has a small parking area, but there are many parking lots nearby. Traffic is heavy during the day so it's important to arrive early to the clinic to avoid traffic. The building and equipment were in good condition. The doctor and receptionist were very helpful and collaborative during the visit and they seemed very friendly and committed.