Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Included With My Stay?


Complete & personalized, 24/7 availability of certified & post-surgical patient care-experienced nurses & caregivers. All chef-inspired meals & snacks with nutritionist-planned ingredients that aid in your recovery. Professional, friendly & discreet transport service from your surgery location to Casa by Linda’s, transport to & from your doctor’s follow-up appointment & emergency care transportation (in the unlikely event that you would require that). Also, in addition to enjoying the hypnotic sights & sounds of the ocean—we also provide a few other in-house options (like Wi-Fi & Netflix) to help you enjoy your time with us. Please see our Amenities section for more information.




Is It Safe For Me To Travel & Stay Alone During My Recovery Stay?


Yes. Hundreds of thousands of medical tourists from around the world safely travel to Mexico each year for medical purposes. However, although we completely understand the stress & worry that traveling to a foreign location can cause; when you stay at Casa by Linda—you will not be alone. We provide the location, staff & services (both included & optional) that will help to ensure that you have a successful, safe & restful recovery experience. Also, keep in mind that we do offer our guests the choice to bring a companion (spouse, partner, family member or friend) with them to stay in their private room for an additional “Companion Stay” fee (which does include their meals, snacks & laundering of clothing). Please see our Pricing section for more information.




Will I Have Help To Shower, Change Clothes, Tend To My Dressings & Launder My Clothes & Compression Garments?


Yes. Casa by Linda’s comprehensive aftercare includes assistance with personal care such as showering, changing of clothing, tending to wounds, special laundering of your post-surgical compression garments as well as your regular clothing, etc.

NOTE: It is recommended that you have two of each doctor approved compression garment(s)—so that you may be wearing one while the second is being washed & given time to air dry

Please see our Amenities section for more information.




Are There Wheelchairs & Walkers Available At Casa by Linda’s?


Yes. If needed, you will have use of a wheelchair and/or walker during your stay with us.




Will There Be A Certified Caretaker Available 24/7 For Me?


Yes. After your surgery, you will have a certified nurse to care for you 24/7 who has specific post-operative patient care experience. They will help you with your personal care needs, medicine & pain management, wound care, nutrition & more. Compassion, kindness & care is a part of everything we offer at Casa by Linda – Recovery Guesthouse & our nursing staff are prime examples of this. Please see our Amenities section for more information.




Where Are You Located?


Casa by Linda – Recovery Guesthouses are located in the beautiful & safe communities of Punta del Mar & San Antonio, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Both communities are oceanfront & fully equipped with all the oceanic sights & sounds that one could hope for—as you relax & mend. Conveniently, we are just 15 minutes south of the U.S. border with San Diego, along the picturesque Baja California Scenic Highway, in safe & friendly, gated & guarded communities where you will be free to walk & explore.

Please see our Facilities section for more information.




Can I Have A Guest Stay With Me?


Yes. To better accommodate patients, Casa by Linda will accept companion bookings. Your spouse, partner, family member or friend (no matter how they identify) may share a private bedroom with you at a rate of $100 per night—which does include your companion’s meals, snacks & laundering of clothing during the stay.

NOTE: You &/or your companion may request to add a sightseeing trip or medical/dental appointment during your stay with us—& we would be happy to consult with you regarding transportation & referral pricing & availability.

Please see our Contact Us section to start the conversation.




Can I Stay at Casa by Linda's Before My Surgery Date?


Yes. We understand that you may want to get situated into our Casa by Linda guesthouse before your surgery date. We also understand that you (& perhaps your companion) may want to do a little sightseeing or schedule an additional medical appointment in Tijuana before your surgery date. Regardless of the reason, we do offer a Pre-Surgery Stay rate of $150 per night total for you & your companion (based upon room availability)—including your meals, snacks, laundering of clothing & transportation to your surgery. Recreational, sightseeing & medical appointments/activities & transportation can be arranged for you also.

Please see our Pricing section for more information.




Can I Extend My Stay at Casa by Linda's?


Yes. You (& perhaps your companion) may elect to extend your stay with us (based upon room availability). Whether you would just like to continue resting & being pampered with care by the ocean with delicious meals served to you, or you are interested in dining out somewhere yummy & watching the sunset a time or two before you head back home, or if you would like to schedule additional medical appointments while here or for (almost) any other reason—we will do our best to accommodate you. Meals, snacks & laundering of clothing for you & your companion will continue to be included in your nightly stay rate. Transportation to recreational, sightseeing & medical appointments/activities & airport transportation can be arranged for you also.

Please see our Pricing section for more information.




What Meals Are Included With My Stay?


Your stay includes chef-inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks with nutritionist-planned ingredients that aid in your recovery. High quality, fresh foods are chosen to help reduce & control inflammation, constipation & pain—along with reducing the risk of infection. Meals are served to you wherever you are most comfortable—ocean view dining room, ocean view outdoor patio or your own bedroom. We do, of course, cater to guests with specific dietary needs (allergies, vegan, keto, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.).

Please see our Amenities section for more information.




Can You Accommodate My Dietary Needs?


Yes. We absolutely cater to guests with specific dietary needs (allergies, vegan, keto, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.). We will ask you about your food requirements before you arrive at Casa by Linda—so that we are ready for you at your first meal or snack.

Please see our Amenities section for more information.




What Items Should I Bring With Me?


We have put together a list of items for you to consider bringing with you on your recovery journey with us. NOTE: depending on your surgical procedure—there will be surgery specific items that your surgeon will need to approve for you (i.e., body compression garments, liposuction foam, body pillows, etc.) & may offer at their office &/or include them in their surgical pricing package. Please make sure that you have that conversation with your surgeon before arriving. For your convenience, you may also purchase (with surgeon approval) compression garments, liposuction foam, body pillows, etc. from Casa by Linda. If items are not in stock with us, delivery times are normally 1-2 days. Recommended Items:

  • Passport (&/or other needed travel documents) & I.D.
  • personal care products—i.e., toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, hair accessories, reading glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses & supplies, face & body lotion, deodorant, lip balm, etc. NOTE: depending on your surgery type, you will NOT want to use items such as face & body lotion, deodorant, lip balm, etc. Please confirm these and other details with your surgeon.
  • compression garments (surgery specific items to be approved by your doctor)—i.e., post-surgery bras, post-surgery girdles, compression shorts & leggings, body garments, arm compression sleeves, abdominal binders & compression wraps, compression socks, face & neck garments, BBL garments, etc. NOTE: please bring with you two of each surgeon-approved compression garment(s)—so that you can be wearing one while we launder & air dry the other. These compression garments, liposuction foam sheets & body pillows may be included with your surgeon’s surgical package pricing, or they may be for sale at their office. Please make sure that you have that conversation with your surgeon before arriving. For your convenience, you may also purchase (with surgeon approval) compression garments, liposuction foam, body pillows, etc. from Casa by Linda. If items are not in stock with us, delivery times are normally 1-2 days.
  • comfortable, loose-fitting post-surgery clothing—i.e., maxi dresses, nightshirts, muumuus, button-up style pajama tops, etc. that are easy to slip on & off after surgery
  • post-surgery body pillow(s) to aid in sitting or sleeping positions (like the BBL pillow). NOTE: These compression garments, liposuction foam sheets & body pillows may be included with your surgeon’s surgical package pricing, or they may be for sale at their office. Please make sure that you have that conversation with your surgeon before arriving. For your convenience, you may also purchase (with surgeon approval) compression garments, liposuction foam, body pillows, etc. from Casa by Linda. If items are not in stock with us, delivery times are normally 1-2 days.
  • your favorite anti-slip slippers or slip-on shoes without laces
  • cell phone & cell phone charger
  • laptop or computer tablet & charging devices (Wi-Fi & Netflix included on-site)
  • books, magazines, puzzle books, etc. (reading material available on-site)
  • headphones/earphones
  • refillable water bottle (we have one for you to use—however, some guests really like to have their favorite one with them)
NOTE: You will notice that there are many necessary products not on your “To Bring List”. This is because, for your convenience, we’ve included them in our one-time medical supply closet fee of $30. We know that you will want to travel lightly & not have to worry about every little need that you might have while you are away. Therefore, on-site we provide many personal care items, such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, tissues, cotton balls and swabs, feminine hygiene products, body wash, razors, & use of a robe, slippers, hair dryer & hair straightener, etc. while staying with us. We also include the medical aftercare items needed for your stay like body gauze and wraps, band aids, nitrile gloves, rubbing alcohol & an assortment of general medications (i.e., acetaminophen, ibuprofen, melatonin, enemas, tramadol drops, anti-nausea pills, etc.). Please find the complete list of medical supply closet items here in the FAQs—under “What Is Included In The One-Time Medical Supply Closet Fee?”




What Is Included In The One-Time Medical Supply Closet Fee?


The one-time $30 medical supply closet fee includes, but is not limited to, the following items: bed pads, nitrile gloves, band-aids, body gauze & wraps, tissues, lotion, feminine sanitary pads, tampons, baby wipes, nausea bags, medical tape, antibacterial soap, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, toilet paper, earplugs, arnica tea, cotton balls & swabs, hand sanitizer, body wash, body lotion, shampoo & conditioner, razors, assorted general medications (i.e. acetaminophen, ibuprofen, melatonin, enemas, tramadol drops, anti-nausea pills, stool softeners, etc.) & the use of a robe, slippers, hair dryer, hair straightener, walker & wheelchair during your stay.




Are There Safe Places Nearby To Eat, Drink & Maybe Watch The Sunset?


Yes. There are many superb local dining establishments nearby where you may enjoy a leisurely afternoon or a fun sunset experience. Also, keep in mind that not only are there some wonderful restaurants & cafes nearby to visit—Casa by Linda’s recovery guesthouses’ also serve up delicious meals & spectacular views of the sunset hitting the Pacific. Recreational & sightseeing activities with transportation can be arranged for you also. You could even consider lengthening your stay with us as we have both Pre-Stay & Extended Stay offerings available.

Please see our Pricing section for more information.




What If I Want To Schedule Additional Medical Appointments/Procedures During My Stay?


Tijuana has world-renowned physicians, experienced staff, modern & well-equipped hospitals & clinics. Many people come here for surgery/procedures in the areas of dental, bariatric surgery, cosmetic & reconstructive, orthopedic, cardiovascular, cancer treatment, stem cell therapy & for anti-aging. If you would like to schedule other medical appointments/procedures while you are here (& your surgeons agree to it) Casa by Linda can arrange for your transportation. If you need help deciding which doctor to go to for a specific procedure—please inquire with us about a Casa by Linda referral. Linda has over 8 years of experience working in Tijuana with doctors & surgeons from a variety of different fields & has built a strong trust with her guests as an honest, caring & knowledgeable consultant. Please see our Contact Us section to start the conversation.




What Is AMCPER & Why Is It Important That I Make Sure My Plastic Surgeon Is Listed With Them?


AMCPER stands for the Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva or Mexican Association for Reconstructive Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery. This plastic surgery board is similar to the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For any cosmetic &/or reconstructive plastic surgery procedure you want to do, you will want to select a certified plastic surgeon member of AMCPER. This certification will ensure that your surgeon has the extensive training required to do the surgery. You can verify your surgeon’s credentials by searching the AMCPER online directory (link down below).

Please let us know if you have any questions.

AMCPER




I Want He/She/They/Them To Stay With Me During My Recovery—Is This Allowed?


Yes. We know that most recovery houses do not allow “males” to visit or stay with their guests—however, we are not that recovery house & we don’t discriminate against any of our guests or our guests’ companions no matter how they identify. So, to better accommodate our guests, we do allow them to bring their choice of stay companion to share their personal bedroom at a cost of $100 per night (with meals, snacks & laundering of clothing included).




What If I Have Questions That Are Not Listed In The FAQs?


As always, we welcome any & all questions from our past guests, our current guests & our future guests. We want you to have the best information possible as you make your post-surgery aftercare choices & future consulting appointments & referral requests. If you do not see your question(s) answered here in the FAQs, we want to answer it for you. Please see our Contact Us section to start the conversation. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following tips for protecting yourself and others during your trip: clean your hands often; avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; avoid close contact with others; wear a cloth face covering in public; cover coughs and sneezes; and pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service or stores.”




What Transportation Is Included With My Stay?


Casa by Linda’s provides professional, friendly & discreet transportation service with drivers who will safely & comfortably get you to where you require & back. We will pick up from your surgery location at time of your discharge & bring you back to our recovery guesthouse, we will transport you to & from your follow-up appointment with your surgeon, & we will also provide emergency care transportation, in the unlikely event that you would require that, during your stay with us. NOTE: Your stay does not include airport transportation or transportation to any added medical appointments or recreational outings—however, that transportation can be arranged with us. Please see our Pricing section for more information.




How Will I Get From Surgery To Casa by Linda’s & Then To & From My Follow-Up Appointment?


Casa by Linda’s provides professional, friendly & discreet transportation service with drivers who will safely & comfortably get you to where you require & back. We will pick up from your surgery location at time of your discharge & bring you back to our recovery guesthouse, we will transport you to & from your follow-up appointment with your surgeon, & we will also provide emergency care transportation, in the unlikely event that you would require that, during your stay with us. NOTE: Airport transportation & transportation to any added medical appointments or recreational outings are not included with your stay, but can be arranged by Casa by Linda’s. Please see our Pricing section for more information.




Is It Cheaper For Me To Fly Into The San Diego (SAN) or Tijuana (TIJ) Airport?


If you live outside of Mexico, a recent flight search confirmed that it is less expensive to fly into San Diego, CA (SAN) than it is to fly into Tijuana, MX (TIJ). For example, we found that a roundtrip flight from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (YEG) to TIJ is $1988, & only $704 to SAN. And we learned from another search that from Atlanta, Georgia, United States (ATL) to TIJ a roundtrip flight is $591 as compared to flying into SAN which is $370. NOTE: airport transportation can be provided by Casa by Linda & we do advise that you book an afternoon return flight home for best travel times. Please see our Pricing section for more information.




Are There Items That I Can Order Through Casa by Linda When I Arrive?


Yes. We can offer you standard body compression garments (surgeon approval required) for between $120-$140. We sell liposuction/compression foam sheets for $25. We have two types of BBL pillows to choose from for $90 & $120. Also, for your convenience, we offer a Post-Op Ready-To-Go Bag of personal care items for $20 to take with you—with gauze, airport-friendly antibacterial spray, gloves, arnica tea, feminine maxi pad & cotton swabs. We also offer a range of souvenir/gift items that you can order through us for your loved ones at home—in case you don’t feel like going out to pick things up—but still want to bring something back with you. If your requested item is not in stock with us—normal delivery times are 1-2 days.




Do You Offer In-Guesthouse Lymphatic Massages?


Yes. Casa by Linda does offer lymphatic massage (or manual lymphatic drainage) on-site by a certified lymphatic masseuse. Massages are offered to you in the privacy & comfort of your guesthouse bedroom at $40 per one hour session. Let our trained staff assist you with increasing the flow & health of your lymphatic system with a technique that requires deep, slow & gentle strokes that can boost overall immune system function. NOTE: please confer with your surgeon regarding the use, frequency & instructions for obtaining post surgery lymphatic massage. Some surgeons will require you to receive the massages by their staff & at their own location. Transportation to & from the appointments can be arranged with Casa by Linda.




How Much Of A Deposit Do I Have To Pay To Book My Stay With You?


We require a deposit of 50% of your total stay charges to reserve your dates with us. You may pay this amount with a debit or credit card (with a 3.5% processing fee) & Zelle or Venmo to Linda Jewitt or Jewitt Services: (619) 889-0895. We ask that you please screenshot the transaction & email it back to us. Your reservation with us will be secure when we receive your deposit. Additionally, we do require full payment by your arrival date.




What If I Book A Reservation With You & Decide To Cancel or Leave Early?


We understand that sometimes life happens & plans need to change. If you have to cancel your reservation with us before your surgery date or if you leave our guesthouse earlier than you reserved with us, we will charge you a $150 fee & the amount you were charged for a one night stay with us. The balance of your payment is then refunded to you.




Are The Prices Listed On Your Page In U.S. Currency?


Yes. All pricing listed on the Casa by Linda website is listed in U.S. dollars. If you need help understanding how much the amounts are in your currency--there are many currency converter calculators online for your reference & use. Please see our Contact Us section if you have any questions.




What Precautions Do You Have In Place To Minimize The Spread Of COVID-19?


Casa by Linda has spent considerable time talking with doctors about how we could meet their COVID-19 care standards. We have incorporated those steps in our practice for over a year now. All transportation vehicles & patient rooms (including TV remotes, phones, pens, etc.) are cleaned & disinfected after each one of our guests. All surface areas in common areas and guest bedrooms are wiped down with disinfectant at the end of each staff shift. All staff wash hands, wear clean gloves & masks before entering a guest’s room. And we do ask that you are COVID tested prior to your arrival for surgery & your stay here with us. NOTE: please see the following paragraph of recommendations from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further ways to help us keep eachother safe.




What Payment Methods Do You Accept?


We require a deposit of 50% of your total stay charges to reserve your dates with us. You may pay this amount with a debit or credit card (with a 3.5% processing fee) & Zelle or Venmo to Linda Jewitt or Jewitt Services: (619) 889-0895. We ask that you please screenshot the transaction & email it back to us. Your reservation with us will be secure when we receive your deposit. Additionally, we do require full payment by your arrival date.