Cosmetic Surgery in the Mexican Caribbean

Cosmetic Surgery in the Mexican Pacific

Cancun is known as the bread and butter of Mexico’s Medical Tourism with the development of Health City, idyllic holiday destinations like Cancun and Merida and world class cosmetic surgeons and specialists. This beautiful destination rises in the ranks as one of the most affordable, safe and practical destinations for international patients from all around the world. While Mexico City and Monterrey are popular holiday destinations. Cancun has much to offer with double board-certified surgeons, world-class hospitals, and amazing hotels and resorts. Patrizia Barrueco from Taqtik explains more about why the Mexican Pacific is quickly becoming a favorite destination for medical travelers.

Health City

Health City is a long-cherished medical tourism development in Cancun, planned to become a large complex of private medical care and specialized services for retirees. Located just ten minutes from the airport, and in addition to specialized hospitals and clinics, the complex will feature health and wellness spas, shopping centers, convention centers, housing areas, luxury condos, office buildings, entertainment areas and spaces for scientific research.

Cancun & Merida

Cancun is well known for its crystalline water and unforgettable white sand, and Merida (also known as Ciudad Blanca) is one of the favorite destinations in Mexico with its colonial charm and Mayan sites. In both destinations you will find one-of-a-kind cosmetic surgeons that exceed the expectations of even the most demanding patients.

Dr Ramon Navarro

Dr Navarro was born in Merida and started his impressive career many years ago. He is double board certified in Mexico by the AMCPER and USA by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) as well as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). Awarded with many distinctions of science, Dr. Navarro is also member of the Associacao dos ExAlunos do Prof. Pitanguy of Cosmetic Surgery in Brazil (AEXPI)

Dr Nain Maldonado

Dr Maldonado was born in Mexico City and started his amazing career at Angeles Lomas Hospital, known as the best medical care facility in Mexico City. He is double board certified in Mexico by the AMCPER, and in the USA by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr Maldonado also received the award of best plastic surgeon in Mexico by the Doctoralia Awards. Nowadays, he works side by side with Dr Alicia Benavides in Cancun.

Dr Alicia Benavides

Dr Benavides was born in Argentina, and years later, she came to Mexico where she graduated as a Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon and started her outstanding career under the wing of Dr. Ortiz-Monasterio. Dr Benavides is board certified by the AMCPER and is well known in Cancun as a pioneer and the founder of  the Medical School Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Quintana Roo.

Dr. Rafael Velasco

Dr. Velasco was born in Mexico City, where he graduated as a Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He started his ascending career under the wing of Dr. Ortiz-Monasterio.  Dr Velasco is a pioneer in Cancun and is double board certified in Mexico by AMCPER and the General Hospital of Mexico. He’s also a member of the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (WOOSAM), the AO Fundation and Network-Lipolysis.

Take the next step

If you have any comments or questions about cosmetic surgery in the Mexican Pacific please comment below. You can also contact me directly at Search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace, request a firmquote or schedule a consult when you’re on holiday!

About the author
Patrizia Barrueco
I am a Destination Manager at TaqTik, and work with leading healthcare providers to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality, and pricing. If you have any questions or comments about this partner, procedures, or pricing, please do not hesite to connect with me directly at

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  1. Can you advise what areas or types of cosmetic surgery your surgeons specialise in and also how many times the procedures have been completed or how long or the amount of experience each have in their individual speciality. Many thanks and I look forward to your reply.

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