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58 years old. Coronal brow lift, SMAS face lift, neck lift (corset platysmaplasty), tip rhinoplasty, upper/lower bleph, bullhorn lip lift (incision under nose), lip augmentation with my own fascia inserted.
I decided on Dr. Pino after almost a year of research on the PlasticSurgeryJourneys.com forum. I highly recommend this doctor for facial procedures or breast work, and will be happy to answer any questions about my experience.


face lift, neck lift, brow lift, bleph, rhino, lip aug
Comments (30)
CarolineseyesFrom: Carolineseyes | 2012-12-29 16:43:23

Amazing! The man is a genius!!!
lkleinFrom: lklein | 2012-10-31 16:29:26

Have you heard anything about Dr. Cohen and Dr. Rashi. I am curious and thinking about a facelift. Thank you!
lkleinFrom: lklein | 2012-10-31 16:28:30

Have you heard anything about Dr. Cohen and Dr. Rashi? Curious from Phoenix. I would love to go for a facelift
harrison987From: harrison987 | 2012-10-26 15:40:32


This guy almost killed my wife:


tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2011-11-25 18:43:05

Thanks - that is so very sweet of you.
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2011-11-25 18:42:00

I stayed on Villa Le Mas aftercare facility and LOVED it! The setting is so beautiful - like paradise - that I didn't want to leave.
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2011-11-25 18:39:35

The $2,350 was for rhinoplasty alone.
laurigreis757@hotmail.comFrom: laurigreis757@hotmail.com | 2011-08-14 17:41:28

Your countenance and external beauty are lovely.
cliftonhsFrom: cliftonhs | 2011-08-11 18:11:37

You look great! Where did you stay while there?
cliftonhsFrom: cliftonhs | 2011-08-11 18:10:38

You look great! Where did you stay there?
abileneFrom: abilene | 2011-05-30 00:12:03

hi, just wanted to say i was looking into going to costa rica now im sure thats my best option, im just going for a rhinoplasty and hope all goes well, u mentioned the rhinoplasty alone was $2350, does that include airfare or just the procedure and hotel? hopefully ill be headed over in september or november god willing... any tips or info would be highly appreciated :) glamoruzz@gmail.com
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2011-04-07 19:24:32

drewdearest - I went in June both years. I am so sorry to hear of your disappointing (understatement?) experience. Have you seen another doctor about it to get an opinion? Is it possible that time may bring improvement?
The total costs for my two trips are in the post below. Individual procedure costs are as follows (includes a 10% cash discount). $4167 (facelift, browlift, necklift, upper/lower bleph).
$3,969 (breast lift with implants exchange). $2,350 (rhinoplasty). $3,340 (tummy tuck). $2,500 (back lift w/underarm tightening).
drewdearestFrom: drewdearest | 2011-03-19 07:33:19

You look fabulous.I just got ruined on Feb 22 2011.I need a redo..after seeing you-I know where to go..Is he stil in same location?May I ask how much you paid for everything...When was your preceedure in 2010??I saw 2 different dates and didnt know if it was recent.Thanks for any info as I need help and a good lawyer after what they did to me in Cincinnati,Ohio
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2011-01-21 14:27:06

Lyn2 - The 2009 trip cost around $13,500 total. This included 3 weeks in a gorgeous aftercare facility, 3 meals provided daily, and 2 weeks nursing care, & transportation to and from airport as well as pre-op and surgery transp. The procedures I had this trip were facelift,necklift,browlift,upper/lower bleph, lip lift with fascia, breast lift w/implants exchange, and rhinoplasty. Roundtrip airfare was about $350 from Arkansas.
The 2010 trip: $9250 total. Just 2 weeks in the aftercare facility this time, and procedures were - back lift w/undearm tightening, tummy tuck with lipo, left implant exchange (smaller), further lifting of left brow.
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2011-01-21 14:05:52

Jannie - Sorry-I haven't logged in for so long! It was amazing to me how easy it was to adapt to the new face - probably since I liked it so much better! It wasn't "weird" at all to look in the mirror; it was reassuring. It did take me awhile before I stopped worrying that I might wake up in the morning and see the "before" face again, though!
Lyn2From: Lyn2 | 2010-11-11 03:13:03

You're very pretty and I sense a new found contentment with yourself. I would bet that your high school cheerleaders would be green with envy. I too had the same type of lip lift (in surgeon's office with just nerve blockers), but the surgeon was conservative and didn't take enough skin out under nose. Just curious, approximately how much did your makeover package cost plus airfare, etc.?

Lyn (guest)
jannie123From: jannie123 | 2010-10-30 09:02:02

I am going for surgery too in Costa Rica and am wondering seriously does it feel weird to look at yourself in the mirror and see such a change?
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2010-09-29 22:00:15

Thanks, Tess - you look great in that pic, too!
tessloveFrom: tesslove | 2010-09-16 12:31:58

tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2010-09-09 19:20:35

Thanks, roverland - I really appreciate that. BTW, after contacting me for more information, two people that I know of so far on MMH have already gone to Costa Rica to have face lifts by Dr. Pino - and are very happy with their results.
roverlandFrom: roverland | 2010-08-25 19:43:35

tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2010-06-27 11:39:58

Thank you, Goldie and Inewell - you made my day!. Guess what? I'm in CR again right now - just had a TT and upper back lift two days ago with Dr. Pino.
GoldieLocks89From: GoldieLocks89 | 2010-06-07 10:05:08

U look greattt!!! I would say it took a good 10-15 years off of u. Ur results are emaculate!! I'm glad ur satisfied :)
lnewellFrom: lnewell | 2010-06-02 15:29:04

58? Liar! lol... You're gorgeous!
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2010-04-28 16:56:08

Thanks, angel and dealg! Note: I have answered flowingbrooke1's questions on the PSJ website.
flowingbrooke1From: flowingbrooke1 | 2010-04-23 21:26:48

Hi tlc4me,

S.O.S…. In a few weeks, I’ll be in CR for FL and AL with Dr. Pino. If you have a moment, I wanted to ask you a couple of last minute questions about your facelift.

In viewing photos, it shows Dr. Pino is an excellent surgeon. He certainly brought your inner beauty outward! You truly look amazing. And, returning for additional work indicates confidence in his surgical ability. My question, are you heading back for revisions because you weren’t pleased with ‘some’ of his work? Or are you, like me, into the details? Having been an Interior Architect for years, I look at details of just about everything, good and bad.

Also, since I have a low tolerance for pain, does he use enough meds/morphine/etc. so you feel comfortable during the healing process?

Lastly, how was your experience in the clinic’s recovery area? Because you’ve already gone through what I’m about to go through I just need some reassurance. Thanks for any help!

angel1014777From: angel1014777 | 2010-04-21 17:52:47

your lips look great
dealgFrom: dealg | 2010-04-08 15:23:26

You look fantastic. I had a makeover 3 years ago in Greensboro, NC. Go to www.drpat.com I had a superior physician too.
Gail Deal
tlc4meFrom: tlc4me | 2010-03-28 04:32:45

Thank you, sushimom! I got your email, and will be in touch.
sushimomFrom: sushimom | 2010-03-27 20:03:59

Oh my word, you look phenomenal! Wow, I gotta go there!

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Member Details

Username: tlc4me
First Name: Terri
Location: AR, United States
Gender: F
Age: 71
Height: 5'6"
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Procedure Details

Date of Procedure: 06-11-2009
Results: 5 (Thrilled)
Weight: 138 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. Ronald Pino My Profile
City of Procedure: Pavas, San Jose
Sate of Procedure: *
Country: Costa Rica

Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty:
Eyelid Surgery Type: Transcutaneous/Traditional (incision below lash line)
Lids Treated: Both Upper And Lower Lids

Face Lift:
Face Lift Type: Sub SMAS Lift (SMAS Imbrication)

Forehead Lift, Brow Lift:
Brow/Forehead Lift Type: Full Coronal

Lip Augmentation, Enhancement, Reduction, Lift:

Nose Surgery, Nose Job, Rhinoplasty:

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