December 3, 2019
Didi, I can't thank you enough for recommending Tiger's Den. Incredible and amazing don't begin to describe my experience staying at her wonderful abode. Tiger was attentive to every single need I had and spoiled me with her outrageously delicious meals. I had to video her when she made Tikka Masala so I can hope to replicate. The accommodations were comfy and perfect for my recovery. It was fun meeting her other guests who were international and interesting. I didn't want to be stuck with other Americans.
I adored her dogs, Taffy and Lulu who made my experience all the more enjoyable. She is in a lovely and safe gated community within walking distance to an awesome hair salon, restaurants and grocery store. I didn't explore too much since I was only there for one week, but Tiger did treat me to a farmer's market and a magnificent sunset at her wonderful friend's home on top of a mountain.
I will definitely be back and have already recommended Tiger to my friends who are thinking of having dental or plastic surgery. Of course, I am also highly recommending Dr. Lev who was fantastic and Prisma dental who are top-notch dentists.
I'm home now with snow, ice, and frigid temps and already dreaming about my next visit to see Tiger.
All the best
March 30, 2017
It is hard for me to find enough words to express my deep gratitude to all your team.
First, to you Mrs. Didi Carr Reuben. Who guide me from the very bedinning in my path to myself. Without you, dear Didi my journey wouldn't even start. Thank you.
Second, to Doctor Lev, the best "Doctor of Doctors". Whose qualification, unique individual approach, soft intelligent manners, patence (!!), and obvious desire to do his best for YOU, make his job absolutely remarkable and unspeakable great. Deep respect.
Third, to Prisma Dental. All if them. And particularly, to Dra Caroline Nunes. Excellent job, manners, qualification. Full service includes "everything for patent" - time, transportation, cooling environment, and perfect coffee as you desire :)).
Reasonable prices. No one time I saw anything but strickly professional wish to do only it is best for YOU. Not for money. Never.
Forth, Casa Mercedes. Nice homey place to stay and recover after surgery. Ms. Mercy and her family is welcome you to her house, and help you very much to became accustomed to all places you need to discover.
So much more to tell you, dear Didi. But afraid it would be a book with title "My Costa Rica" :)).
Sincerely, Tatyana S
January 3, 2017
I recently returned from Costa Rica, where I had a facelift by Dr. Alejandro Lev. I can not say enough positive things about Dr. Lev, his anesthesiologist Dr. Greenwood, his office assistant Vera, his contact Didi, and all the good folks who took care of me during surgery and in the hours I spent in the clinic post-surgery. But that is not why I write this review. Instead, I write to enthusiastically recommend my recovery place, Casa Mercedes, which Mercedes Castro (Mercy) owns and operates in her home just a few blocks from Dr. Lev's office. From the time the three of us weary fellow travelers arrived - two for surgery, one our companion - we were welcomed as family by Mercy, her family, our driver, her staff, and her assorted friends. By the time we left two weeks later, we indeed felt like family. Our rooms were comfortable and clean, with daily housekeeping provided. Each of three rooms has a private bathroom with a shower. Delicious and nutritious meals, exquisitely prepared with fresh local ingredients, were presented to us outside in warm weather or inside in cold. The coffee! The fruit! The fresh-made juices! The plantains! The Costa Rican cuisine! During the days, we surgical patients would lounge in our rooms or outside in the private courtyard under the palms and flowering ginger, reading, napping, playing games or just resting. For the energetic, there are nearby parks, stores, and other interesting places to explore, all in a very safe neighborhood. At dinner, if they could, Mercy and others would join us around the table for conversation, music, song and good times. After dinner we often watched movies in Mercy's cozy living room. I cannot recommend more highly that people planning surgery in Costa Rica, especially with Dr. Lev, consider recovering in Casa Mercedes. And note this: her prices do, in fact, cover all room, board, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from medical appointments (unless you choose to walk!), wifi and international phone access. There are no hidden costs, no surprises!
December 12, 2016
My friend and I decided to go to Costa Rica for facelifts with Dr. Lev. Our decision to recover at the home of Mercedes Castro was absolutely perfect. She and her housekeeper, Maria, took excellent care of us! We spent most of our waking hours on Mercedes’ covered back patio. It was very pleasant and quiet, perfect setting for healing. She served very delicious meals three times a day, and we always ate on the patio. Mercedes went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and even drove us to our Dr. Appointments. We were told to pack light for our 11 day stay, so we did, and our clothes were laundered, not to mention, clean sheets, towels, etc. My friend and I had separate rooms with hospital beds and a TV. From the time we arrived, until the day we left, Mercedes treated us like family, especially on Sunday when we were treated to a barbecue dinner!
September 17, 2016
Well you were so right that this would be a life changing experience. Never would I have dreamed that I would lose ten years in two weeks. But it actually happened and in the most pleasant way that the mind could conceive of.
First of all Costa Rica is not the third world country that my mind imagined it to be. The medical care there was state of the art. And dr. Lev was the most warm, compassionate, real gentleman that i didn't think was left in this world. Especially in the medical community. He is an artist.
I am so happy with my results that i want to burst. Even though I was the "poster child" for plastic surgery, i was so impressed at the way he handled Bonnie's problem.
Plus I made four life long friends in Bonnie, Charlene, Goldie and Deborah. What wonderful women!
And my teeth came out great thanks to Telma and Joseph, whose expertise and hospitality go unrivaled. Randall their driver took us to Sarchi to see the woodworking capital and the rainforest where we saw the falls and the butterfly farm. I guess I'll just have to start running my own trips down to C.R. since everyone who has seen me wants to go to Dr. Lev.
The last but not least thing i have to say is a thank you to you from the bottom of my heart. First for being such a beautiful example, second for giving me the faith to go, and third for being the very special human being that you are.
I love you Didi and hope to see you soon when we introduce our progeny to each other in May.
Your ten years younger buddy from PA
July 22, 2016
Barry met me with flowers and a camera! He was very considerate and sweet. (thanks for his prep-sheet for Diane's reentry!) He has been really supportive talking me through my insecurities about being seen by patients and how I might seem to others. I've been going out and gaining confidence. He does keep talking about the improvement in my chin (it's ok for him to stop that now... lol) I wore a teeny t-shirt (racer back) yesterday - and did so proudly. (no big shirt over me to hid the humongous boobies!!!) Friends don't seem to think that my face looks weird - but then they haven't stared at me in the mirror for 50 years. Each day the swelling gets less and less and new places are beginning to wake up. I really do see myself in there and again each time, I am looking more like myself - just YOUNGER! Jeana says that Kenny is thinking that she looks terrific - and her patients are noticing as well! (by the way, I shared my letter re: Ron with her). RE: Ron: I was going to send a copy of that letter on to him (Ron) - but I decided that it would just mess up things for any people in the future (including friends of mine that might choose to come down...) I'll be in touch...
May 2, 2016
Dearest Didi, Our flight home yesterday was perfect....just sat back, relaxed, read, and enjoyed the sunshine as I slept nearly the entire trip down. I had several hours on the flight and since I've returned to reflect on how the experience of the past two weeks has truly changed my life.....and of course, I owe that all to you, my dear friend. I certainly was anticipating this adventure with much excitement......and perhaps with some anxiety as well; however, never could I have fully imagined how completely life-changing it would be for me. The surgery not withstanding......everything was awesome. It's been a long time since I've taken quality time like that for myself....time to focus on my own needs and time to rest, absorb the sunshine, listen to the birds sing, the dogs bark, be soothed by soft music in my ears (when I could finally hear again), and just generally "take in" my surroundings in such a meaningful way. Never in my life did I ever anticipate having such a complete and meaningful adventure. I knew we'd have "fun" with the girls....knew we'd laugh a lot and enjoy one another's company, but the overall experience went way beyond that for me. It was an emotional as well as physical transformation, and I think they both were as significant. I realized that I needed that time of healing to do more than just recuperate from surgery. That time was intended to be an opportunity for me to let go of everything for a time and appreciate the beauty and the spirit of my new environment. Didi....I owe all of that to you. I never had any reservations about having the surgery. Your comforting words, lists of "must haves", constant support and availability had me completely at ease....and I trusted Dr. Lev from the moment you first described him to me. I'm deeply grateful that the surgery itself went so well, but I'm equally grateful for the integral part you played in making that happen. While I continue to have memory lapses thanks to the wonderful DORMICUM, I have had flashes of things as the days have gone on. I remember the ice chips you placed in my mouth, the ice packs on my eyes, and the sound of your voice by my side. To say that was a great comfort to me would be an understatement. Knowing that I was halfway across the world having surgery with such complete confidence and security is still mind-boggling to me, but that calmness I had was due to you. How do I ever just say "thank you" for being so incredible, Didi? As I said on Shabbat, those who know me know that I'm rarely at a loss for words most of the time, but the impact of this experience with you has left me speechless. I know that a mere "thank you" seems grossly inadequate; however, I find that I haven't a vocabulary large enough to describe what my heart feels. I have such love and devotion to you....as a friend and as a woman who feels deeply passionate, dedicated and committed to enabling others to have this experience with peace and tranquility. You have provided all of that.....not to mention your extraordinary sense of humor and wit....your whole package just makes "sweet music" and it was a comfort to us all. Alejandro is a unique human being....filled with empathy, sensitivity, warmth, and incredible talent. I have such respect for him as a doctor and equal admiration for his nurturing personality. I was delighted that Paul had several opportunities to spend time with him as well.....he watched all the various stages of stitch removals and was completely amazed at the whole process. Personally, I could never even fathom why anyone would consider having plastic surgery here, but I think one has to experience something like this to have the full impact of the process. I have tried to explain what happened to a few friends today and I realized that it loses so very much in translation. You just have to participate in this experience to really get it. I absolutely adored every moment spent with Ron. I found him to be an extraordinary man....one also filled with compassion, warmth and humor. His cooking was fantastic and I relished every meal. He was creative in his meal planning and certainly prepared foods that were healing, nourishing, and could fit into our mouths!! That was a feat unto itself. It takes a unique kind of person to be in a service business like his.....and a recovery environment is unique unto itself. When you're dealing with many personalities, people at different stages of healing and pain tolerance, etc. it can become difficult at best. I felt Ron handled everyone so respectfully and with such dignity, and I shall forever be grateful to him for that. I suggested several times during my stay that he come and do one of his seminars in L.A. We would be delighted to host a meeting at our house and would do whatever we could to offer our support and encouragement. It would be a small way to reciprocate for the incredible care and attention Ron took with all of us....for sure. So my friend.....I hope that you are "coming down" a bit from your whirlwind tour and will know that your sharing this secret of CR with me was the greatest gift in the world. I thank you for everything, Didi, and know that I will cherish the memories of this wonderful adventure forever and will look forward to returning to that beautiful country.....much sooner than later. Paul was overwhelmed with the whole experience as well, and shares my sentiment about returning very soon. I hope that Steve's journey was a good one and that you two can now begin to anticipate your wonderful cruise together and can make up for the time you were apart. We missed having your husband with us, but I guess that's the price you pay for being a big "marcher"....I know that he'll look forward to the quality time he'll spend in January. I will speak to you soon. I'm just catching up around here this week and I'm delighted that I gave myself an extra week off as I'm not ready to return to work yet....I feel terrific, but I want more reflective time to capture and relive this experience. I brought in about 8 rolls of film today and I'm having extras made along with the "You've Got Pictures" so be looking for your email to be overflowing soon. My heartfelt gratitude, appreciation, and much love, Didi.... XOXOXOX
Mach 7, 2016
Dear Perspective Surgery Mates: Here it is a little more than three weeks since I had my face lift and eyes done by wonderful Dr. Lev in Costa Rica. I am back in Houston, Texas. Otherwise, I would be at the party and greet you in person. What do I look like, you may ask? Well, my face is a little swollen around the periphery and I have a slight black and blue mark under my right eye which is fading fast. In all, I look pretty much like myself before surgery but all neat with no sags under the chin and eyes. And how do I feel about my experience? I feel very happy that I had the opportunity to go to Costa Rica to have this surgery. Didi was so wonderfully supportive and accurate in her description of the process I would be experiencing. She was there for me in so many ways, including being in my room when I woke from the surgery and staying with me until the sweet, gentle private duty nurse arrived for the night. I felt very relaxed because I knew what to expect and saw others going through the same experience. Dr. Lev and Dr. Greenwood, the anesthesiologist, were so warm and most important, so competent. They added tremendously to my feeling relaxed and secure which has got to be an essential ingredient of the healing process. Dr. Lev came to see us at Villa Plentitud every day that I was there and each time, he was reassuring, helpful and unfailingly kind. Being at Villa Plentitud for two weeks was another important part of the healing process. Ron, the owner, is a good cook and a nice man. The Villa is comfortable and very clean. Costa Rican weather was sunny and warm most of the time when I was there so we were able to do some sightseeing in San Jose and surroundings. I was comfortable and well cared for there. So what else can I say. I am glad that I had the surgery and would go back to Dr. Lev in a flash for who knows what.
March 9, 2016
I got home Thursday night and yesterday I spent trying to get organized so I could get back into the world. I just want you to know what a awesome experience the trip to Costa Rica was. It was much more that just getting a face lift. It was also a spiritual experience for me and a time to really nurture myself. I think the only day I was miserable was the day we were all miserable because it rained all day and we were stir crazy. Other than that I wouldn't have changed a thing. Dr. Lev is wonderful and I was sad to say good bye to everyone. I made a good friend in Maria and her presence contributed immensely to my peace and comfort. Thank you so much for your contribution. It was everything you said and more. I would do it again in a heartbeat. We will be going out of town on the week of Thanksgiving and we won't be home until December 2 so I will miss the meeting you are having on December 1. Take care and once again thank you.
Hi Didi, It's so rare to meet people like Jose & Telma. They made me feel like they have been my life-long friends even though I have known them for less than a week! I have to confess that my original goal in seeking a dentist in Costa Rica was simply to save money, but after experiencing the meticulous and artistic approach that Jose & Telma take in their work, they are truly in a class all by themselves compared with dentists I have known. I realize I am blessed in finding them. I can't tell you how much your emails meant in persuading me to go ahead with my trip to see them. I don't know that I would have proceeded had it not been for your enthusiastic assessment. All I can say is that I am so happy with the work they did, and for their friendship, and for yours too! Please give Jose & Telma my warm regards when you see them, and you have a wonderful Holiday Didi! Un Abrazo!
February 28, 2016
Hi Didi, I feel like I have been through a life altering experience, and it's all because of you. I obviously was ready for this big change (face, that is) but the two weeks in Costa Rica was probably the best thing that I could have done for myself. I feel tranquil, rested and at peace. For me, this time away felt like a very spiritual awakening. It was really hard on Rick, as he finally agrees that he is very dependent on me, but the sweetness in coming together was wonderful. He was so cute----he met me at the airport with a dozen roses and a stretch limo----really brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure by now that you have heard of Dr. Lev's accident. What a lucky man, he could have been blinded. We all felt so bad for him. Over the two weeks, I grew particularly close to Sheryl. I just adore her. She looked absolutely gorgeous the last day. She did her hair and put makeup on. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Lot's of stories to tell, so little time. I'm sure we will be in touch, but just wanted to say THANK YOU again for all that you did. Love ya,
January 13, 2016
Dear Future Dr. Lev Patients I would very much like to share my trip to Costa Rica with you. It was probably the most beneficial trip I have ever taken, and will have a lasting affect on my life for many years to come. The best part of the trip was hooking up with Didi. Her supportive nature and informative manner gave me the knowledge and understanding I needed to know before taking the trip and having the surgery. She was there at the very beginning, middle and end. I cannot express enough my gratitude to her for her constant support and encouragement. If it had not been for Didi, I would not have gone and if you saw my before and after pictures, you would know that I did a good thing by going. The hospital experience was, for me, fabulous. I felt as though I was the only one in the hospital, and everyone there, was there just to take care of me. In fact, I was the only one there. And Dr. Lev should be called Dr. Love for he is truly a genius when it comes to plastic surgery. He seems to know exactly how to sculpture your face and/or body to make it look really natural and good. He is a craftsman and committed to excellence. We were all thrilled with his work and the service he provided to us on a daily basis. I am not so sure he was as thrilled with us however, as we were not always as accessible for him as he was for us. The entire Costa Rican experience was really great. Having others around who were going through the same experience was extremely helpful and a lot of fun. The company and camaraderie made the experience less painful and more exciting. When we all started to feel better, we toured the country in a van. It took our minds off ourselves and made the days more enjoyable. I don't know if Dr. Lev was real thrilled with our adventurous spirit, but he was a good sport. And if I were to do it again, I would not consider doing it anywhere else but in Costa Rica and with anyone else but with Dr. Lev. However, I must tell you, that face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction are all major surgeries and painfully uncomfortable. I know because I had it all. One needs to really want it to be willing to go through it. We were told before hand that it was very uncomfortable, that it would take around 6 months to heal. However, what uncomfortable means and 6 months for recovery are relative descriptions until you are there. It's almost like having a baby. You know at the onset that it is going to be painful, but you really don't have any idea how painful it is going to be until you go through the experience. It has been 8 weeks for me, and I am still dealing with the healing process. I, at times, wonder if I will ever be the same again. However, honestly, I really don't care if I will ever be the same again. I went from a size 14 to 8, and I am very nicely shaped. I would never believe my body would look as it does today. And my face is natural and beautiful. I know I look at least 10 to 15 years younger. I could not be happier. My envious friends are now getting ready to take a trip to Costa Rica too. Perhaps you will all meet there and tour the country together. It will be an experience you will never forget. Sincerely,
I know it really helps to hear from someone who has had work done already. I had my facelift on February 9th and have recovered beautifully. Dr. Lev is meticulous. He won't do anything that he feels will not be exactly right for your face or body and will tell you so. The scar on the top of my head from the brow lift is more like a small seam. The stitching on the upper and lower eyes will be so delicate, you will never know they were ever there. I opted for the surgery to be done at the Cima Hospital with the overnight stay and private nurse. I feel that was the right choice for me. The hospital is state of the art, clean, and the staff all speak English. Yes, I would definitely do it again. In fact, I will be going back in September or October for additional work. My best advice to you would be to stay in bed for the first three days. Don't try to get up and about. Take the sleeping pills if you have to to keep you down. You'll be amazed that by day five, you're feeling so-o-o much better. By Day 10, we had a Margarita party with music and food. But, of course, the absolute best advice you can get is from Didi. I copied her on all my correspondence with the doctors so that she could see what I was planning. Luckily, she was able to step in a couple of times to point out that I may have been jumping the gun on certain things I was trying to accomplish too soon after my surgery. I wish you the best and hope that your experience is everything that mine was. My best,
Just a note of thanks for your "full of information" web site and your long distance support on my adventure!!! Well it goes with out saying Dr.Lev, the Villa Gang, and Costa Rica was great! Even though the anesthetics are hard on me I quickly rebounded and really listened to Dr.Lev and YOUR advice about resting and being quiet and enjoying laying about the Villa. The trip home was a little tiring, although I started feeling more like myself yesterday and was able to do a four hour job today, which is standing and moving about, I did ok...and I will rest for the rest of the weekend! Not to bad 3 weeks out of surgery! Well Didi, I have already told at least 12 people about Dr.Lev and your web site...I think I will be helping out Dr.Levs' advertising...which ofcourse he deserves because his work is so artistic! Seriously, I think a couple people may actually end up there...so I will make sure that my friends and family let you know! I think my sister (who has had work before, and really poo-pooed my idea to go to Costa Rica for surgery) is going to go! Ha ha ha...we get the last laugh!!!! She thought my work (which she saw me the dayafter I got home, so 2 weeks post surgery!) looked great!!!! Well...good luck on your upcoming tune-up...Im with you, its maintenance! Lucky for us we love ourselves enough to give ourselves the best!!!! take care..Rosanne (the June 2 surgery!) Thanks,
When Dr. Lev did my face lift he also leveled my eyebrows which as you can see from the before photos were horribly uneven. Now take a look at my after photo. This photo has a border around it because I use it on my real estate brochures but it is otherwise untouched. I'm 60 years old and still get by with 38 with no questions asked. The answer to "WHY" is simple. He's the best. The environment in Costa Rica is charged in a way that is conducive to healing. They call it Pura Vida or Pure Life, but I think the place is floating on negative ions. A week after my face lift I was in the mall shopping. A week after my breast lift/reduction I was in the mall buying little strapless Roxy tops and things I couldn't wear my entire life. Best of all: I wasn't in any pain at all. I know it's not the same for everyone, but for me it was mostly about discomfort rather than pain. Dr. Lev is so attentive, he comes directly to your room at the recovery facility. He has a mini examination room right there where he removes sutures and attends to recovering wounds. You'll fall in love with this man, as each of us has. He's so easy going and amiable, gentle and down to earth. I so wanted to return to Costa Rica this year but, as Dr. Lev agreed, there's nothing left to do! I so yearn to be there again. They say a face lift doesn't change your life. Perhaps that is true, but the experience most definitely will. Didi and the gang in Costa Rica are among the finest people I have ever encountered, and as a broker that counts for a lot. I know you'll be thrilled with your results. Please feel free to email me while you're there. There's a computer in the dining room. You'll love the camaraderie you share with others in the process it's really a pajama party deluxe. I'm so excited for you! Best regards and happy sutures. And by the way, Welcome to the Bitches in Stitches Club!!! Love,
Hello Didi, I wanted to follow up with our stay at the Verdeza. You are welcome to post on your web site. John and I felt that the Verdeza was a wonderful place to recover. Everyone there was so nice to us. The food was excellent. We could join others in the dining room or have the meals delivered to our room. We had a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. There was aways coffee or tea or drinks available during the day along with snacks. Our room was cleaned daily and our laundry was done within a day - brought back folded. The room was spacious. Along with a regular bed I had a hospital bed and a recliner chair. We had a refrigerator, stove, table and chairs. The bathroom was also spacious and there was adequate closet space. There were lounge areas on each floor and an outside patio on the third floor. In the entrance area there was a comfortable place to gather (couches and chairs). A couple of blocks away was a nice shopping area where we could walk and enjoy Starbucks or sometimes a gelato. At the shopping area there were soft couches and a large fountain where we could relax. The Verdeza provided transportation to and from the airport and to all of my doctor's appointments. Several other of Dr. Lev's patients were staying at The Verdeza at the same time and we got together on the outside patio one evening. The Verdeza is an assisted living facility in addition to offering some rooms for rehab. We met quite a few friendly, interesting people who enjoy living there independently. The Verdeza is located in an upscale area of San Jose where there is a large shopping mall and many other great stores and restaurants. We left the Verdeza after 14 days, rented a car and stayed in Manuel Antionio at a place where one of the residents of the Verdeza recommended, The Hotel Mariposa. It was beautiful there and I continued to rest with a fabulous view. I saw Dr. Lev on Friday on our way back to the airport (day 17 for me). We flew home and I am feeling good. Went back to work on Monday almost 3 weeks after surgery. I have a small bruise on my cheek which is fading each day. I am happy with the results and think Dr. Lev is wonderful. Thank you for all of your coordination and being there for the afternoon after my surgery. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help as a referral source for Dr. Lev. Take care,
I just wanted to report the wonderful experience I had with Dr. Lev and Dr. Greenwood and CIMA hospital. Honestly, I would not consider having any cosmetic procedure anywhere else. Dr. Lev is so kind, gentle and down to earth as well as an extraordinary surgeon. Dr. Greenwood is just hilarious and so comforting prior to surgery. He truly put my mind at ease before the surgery. The care at CIMA was excellent. I am a registered nurse in the US and have worked at many hospitals. The care I received there was exactly how I would have cared for my own patient. The room was beautiful and comfortable. The private nurse Dr. Lev sent was on top of everything. If I moved, she was at my side to make sure everything was ok. I am so pleased with my results and healing process. I will recommend Dr. Lev to anyone who will listen. I can't say enough about him and Dr. Greenwood. Please pass on my gratitude and thanks to both of them. I am posting a before and after picture so you can see his beautiful work. Please share with anyone who wants a testimony! I stayed at Verdeza and it was wonderful. Everyone there was so nice and helpful, and Alejandra arranged for me to get my EKG done there and it only cost me 40.00! Huge savings compared to here. I had the most interactions with the driver Carlos, and he was amazing. Funny, entertaining and ALWAYS on time.
Dear Didi, Three weeks have passed since my surgery and I know going to Dr. Lev was the best decision I ever made. Being pampered at recovery place for two weeks post-op is absolutely the way to go. It allowed me to rest and recuperate. Dr. Lev and Dr. Greenwood, the anesthesiologist, are not only the best at what they do, but are extremely good listeners. For me, having someone hear me and my concerns is invaluable and put me at ease. Prior to my surgery we spent plenty of time together and I knew that I was in good hands. Meredith took me to the hospital in the early morning and stayed with me until they took me to the operating room. I never felt alone. It was like a member of my family had gone with me. Once I was back at the Villa, Meredith and Rob checked in on me, took care of me, gave me my medication, and even brought meals to me until I felt up to going to the dining room. Every meal was delicious, and I should know because I ate every single one of them. Once the "helmet" was removed from my head my two Villa mates and I started an afternoon meditation session. One of these women had the foresight to bring meditation CDs on her computer, so each day we gathered in her room and meditated. Breathing, relaxing and resting helped us focus on healing. The meditation created positive thoughts and allowed us to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Dr. Lev, Meredith, Rob and Maria all took such good care of me in a loving and nurturing way. They are wonderful and special people. My life is better having met them and I know I will see them again. Thank you, Didi, for all you do. You are a remarkable woman and appreciate all of your help and support. With love,
I just wanted to report the wonderful experience I had with Dr. Lev and Dr. Greenwood and CIMA hospital. Honestly, I would not consider having any cosmetic procedure anywhere else. Dr. Lev is so kind, gentle and down to earth as well as an extraordinary surgeon. Dr. Greenwood is just hilarious and so comforting prior to surgery. He truly put my mind at ease before the surgery. The care at CIMA was excellent. I am a registered nurse in the US and have worked at many hospitals. The care I received there was exactly how I would have cared for my own patient. The room was beautiful and comfortable. The private nurse Dr. Lev sent was on top of everything. If I moved, she was at my side to make sure everything was ok. I am so pleased with my results and healing process. I will recommend Dr. Lev to anyone who will listen. I can't say enough about him and Dr. Greenwood. Please pass on my gratitude and thanks to both of them. I am posting a before and after picture so you can see his beautiful work. Please share with anyone who wants a testimony! I stayed at Verdeza and it was wonderful. Everyone there was so nice and helpful, and Alejandra arranged for me to get my EKG done there and it only cost me 40.00! Huge savings compared to here. I had the most interactions with the driver Carlos, and he was amazing. Funny, entertaining and ALWAYS on time. Sincerely,