Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers around the world to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia explains what to look for when choosing your cosmetic surgeon in Mexico– a preferred destination for international tourists seeking cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery VS plastic surgery
The term cosmetic surgery refers to the elective treatment of areas that function properly but lack aesthetic appeal. The term plastic surgery refers to a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Reconstructive surgery is a synonymous of plastic surgery.
Board certified VS non board certified
There are many cosmetic and plastic surgeons available throughout Mexico. However, not all are board certified by AMCPER (Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plastica, Estetica y Reconstructiva) – The Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery). It is essential that your chosen surgeon is board certified by the AMCPER. Some surgeons even go beyond that and become double board certified- this means they are board certified in both Mexico and the USA. These surgeons will have been certified by the AMCPER, as well as ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) or ISAPS (International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).
If you come across any surgeon that has practiced under MD Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio snap them up quick! Oriz-Monasterio is world renowned and considered the fore father of Mexican plastic surgery. He was a member of more than 60 professional plastic surgery association and served as the president of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Clinica ICER Clinica ICER
offers the best aesthetic, cosmetic, reconstructive and dermatological procedures in Saltillo & Mexico City with experts Dr. Juan José Méndez (Plastic Surgeon) and Dr. Yuvisela Méndez (Dermatologist). Dr Juan Jose Mendez-
One of the most renowned aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Mexico. Dr Juan Jose Mendez is board certified in both Mexico and the USA with over 24,000 successful surgeries under his belt. He is also master in penoplasty and gender reassignment. Dr. Yuvisela Mendez-
Dermatologist, and specialist in aesthetics and skin cancer assisting patients from all over the world. Both surgeons operate out of Saltillo and Mexico City and support the LGBT community.
Saltillo is an hour and a half drive from Monterrey and has a multitude of tourist attractions. Tourists can explore world famous museums like the Museum of the Dessert or the Museum of the Birds, visit 18th
century cathedrals or shop for Sarape- the long blanket like shawl known world wide for it’s quality, texture and vibrant colors.
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If you have any comments or questions about procedures available at Clinica ICER
in Mexico City or Saltillo please comment below or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment to see a specialist when you are on vacation!