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DELRAY BEACH, FL
26 May, 2013
Very talented surgeon, pleasant, polite
05 Oct, 2012
I had: Lipo suction of the abdoman, chest and thighs.
I could not be happier with my procedure
I could not be happier with my procedure. After a friend had treatments done by Dr. Picard I started thinking. For years I’ve not been able to get rid of the tire and love handles around my middle and my chest was a little more than I liked. It seemed that no matter how much I worked out and lost weight these two places never really went away and where the last things to go and the first to return. I finally decided to bite the bullet and go. I emailed Dr. Picard and his staff about my intentions. I sent photo’s to Dr. Picard who wrote me directly about his thoughts. We discussed what he could do and the costs involved. All seemed very reasonable compared to the US. A doctor friend in the US had some body sculpting done several years before in Denver and paid three times the cost of Panama for far less work. The wonderful office staff put me in touch with a service to take care of all the arrangements. I used. Genevieve Talavera Husband - Nick firstname.lastname@example.org They arranged everything and the fee is very reasonable for everything they do. I told them my price range for lodging I was willing to pay and they found a wonderful little Bed & Breakfast only 10 minutes from Dr. Picard’s office. They were waiting for me at the airport when I arrived and came through immigration and took me right to my B&B to get settled in. The next day they were there to pick me up and take me to my appointment with Dr. Picard and took me all the way to the office reception. At that point the wonderful staff took over and went through everything for me and got the paperwork started. Dr. Doctor was right on time with my appointment and frankly I could not have been happier with the wonderful personality and attention to detail. We sat down and started out with question and answers and then on to the examination. I was not rushed and every question was answered. After establishing a great relationship I was turned back over to the staff to finish up some of the pre-op things before my surgery the following day. I should note that the service gave me a cell phone to use along with everything else they provided. When my appointment was done I could call to have them come and get me. The first day though they waited right there for me the entire time. They would have waited every time but I chose to let them go and call when ready. It worked great. After everything was completed we left the office Nick asked if there was anything I wanted or needed to do. We stopped by a store to buy food to snake on while at my room. They would have gladly taken me out for meals but a market was within easy walking distance and I chose to do that but you wouldn’t have to. The next day they were there to take me to surgery right on time. We arrived at the surgery center and I had no trouble checking in and paying for the services. My wait time was less than 30 minutes from my arrival. The staff was wonderful and professional. The surgery went off without a hitch and I woke to the friendly staff taking care of me. Dr. Picard was also right there and informed me everything had gone fine. The service was there to pick me up and take me back to my room after the surgery. That night they asked what I would like for dinner and arranged for it to be delivered. A service I used most nights although I went out to dinner a number of times. There we no issues the following days as I went in for my daily physical therapy, a service I would highly recommend to anyone having a procedure done. They were great and really made a difference. After I felt good enough to get around more in a day or so the service offered to take me around and show me some of Panama. This became a daily thing after my PT. Nick and I usually did lunch together and he took me to see the Canal and other points of interest around Panama. The day before I left I met with the doctor to have the stitches removed and a final check-up before leaving Panama. I was already pleased with the results but I admit I wanted to see it faster. The swelling and fluid made it a little hard to tell just how well things would be at the end but the doctor was very optimistic and made clear the time it would take to heal. I met other people in the office who had had procedures done that were equally thrilled with their outcomes. I should add that Dr. Picard was available both by email and by phone at any time, night or day, if you needed anything or had a question. I emailed him the first night with a concern about some swelling post-op and I had a return email in less than an hour. After leaving Panama I followed his instructions and have had steady improvement since my surgery. It has now been exactly 30 days and I’m almost 100% healed up but things are still continuing to improve and the swelling is still going down and the skin still tightening up. I have had zero complications. When I returned to work after three weeks my coworkers made note that I had lost weight and looked great after my vacation. They never had a clue. Depending on what you have done and the nature of your job you could actually be back to work much sooner. I’m thrilled with Dr. Picard, his staff, the physical therapy dept. and the service of Genevieve and her husband Nick. I wanted for nothing and made some wonderful new friends. I fully intend to return to Panama for a vacation or even a tune-up down the road if need be. This has been a great experience and I have no regrets about anything. I only wish I had done it years ago. Frankly I don’t see how the outcome could have been any better in the US and at a third the cost. You pay up front for what you get and you know beforehand what those costs will be. Do your homework…. Dr. Picard is board certified in both the US and Panama and has practiced in the US for years before returning to Panama. You will not be disappointed in his treatment or the care you receive in Panama. Thank you to Dr. Picard and all the wonderful staff and assistance. Sincerely TM
13 Aug, 2012
I had: breast lift and liposuction
You’ll be certain you have made the best choice ever!
It has been my dream to have a breast lift and abdominal liposuction since I was 15 years old. I have always dieted and I did some exercise. Finally, at 26 years old – 11 years later – I was able to afford and confront this big step. I am a petite woman, 1.55cm, 125 pounds and my current brassier size is 36C. Due to weight loss during the past years, my breasts became saggy and kind of shapeless which at my age, having no children; it was really affecting my self-esteem, personal life and intimacy with my partner. Also my stomach, hips and upper legs were accumulating fat that was almost impossible to get rid of. After having several appointments with different surgeons in Panama, I realized that there was always something missing. Either they wanted me to get breast implants, which I don’t need-nor want, or the appointment was not what I was expecting, with the doctors demonstrating an apparent lack of interest or only answering my questions and doubts very vaguely. Finally I was able to set an appointment with Dr. Picard; I found his website and set the appointment trough the contact information. The response was fast. His staff has always being very helpful since the first phone call. As soon as you enter Dr. Picard’s office you notice you are dealing with a very professional surgeon. Clean and organized (which to me says a lot about someone’s work and results) always looking very sharp and with a friendly smile. He demonstrated a vast knowledge of his field while he answered every single question I had in a very understandable terminology. He always advised me to investigate on internet and keep asking questions. Since I wanted to perform 2 different procedures (liposuction and breast lift) the cost was over my budget, so I went to the office and told him I was ready to do one of the procedures first and then get the rest of the money and do the second one. However he sincerely advised me to have both procedures at the same time and just wait a bit more. His explanation was based on my health and safety: expose the body to just one recovery time, one trauma, and one anesthetic process. I went back home, happy and anxious at the same time. Some weeks later I was finally ready! Dr. Picard explained to my husband and me all the procedure again, and answered our last questions. Dr. Picard defined his and my expectations based on the reality of my body and the procedures I was about to undergo. He was very open to share with me the specific results I should expect after the surgery. The days before my procedure I kept calling the office just to confirm I had all the paperwork ready. At every moment Dr. Picard’s staff was very friendly and helpful, and were especially patient about my thousands of questions. The surgery day-as I imagine is very common, I was anxious, scared, freaked out and nervous… before starting the process Dr. Picard assured me I was going to be in good hands and that everything would be just fine and that I would have the results I wanted. Almost 3 months later I can definitely say: he was right! He did an amazing job and I am happier than ever been in my life! – Physically and emotionally speaking. Today, I weight 118pounds, and I have kept my breast size but with a beautiful and very feminine, natural shape. I want to thank Dr. Picard for his extremely skilled hands and his professional staff! I would definitely recommend any person who is looking to have surgery in Panama to go to Dr. Picard’s office, ask all the questions they might have and choose him! You’ll be certain you have made the best choice ever! Sincerely, Yvonne
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Dr. Luis Picard-Ami - Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Luis A. Picard Ami Jr. is a respected plastic surgeon in Panama with a special interest in cosmetic medicine and reconstructive surgical techniques. Dr. Picard completed his medical school training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. ...Contact me Learn more about me
About Panama City, Panama
Esclusas de Miraflores is the perfect place to sit at dock of the bay to waste time as you observe the colossal ship passing through the lock chambers and sail away before your eyes. It also features a spectacular museum where you can learn about the canal's history, nautical engineering, daily operations and environmental demands.