It is very important when choosing a cosmetic surgeon to consider the following issues. Cosmetic surgery in Mexico is a major decision and careful thought should be given to choosing a provider. Any reputable cosmetic surgeon will welcome your questions and want you to be completely comfortable with his or her qualifications. What are [...]
It is very important when choosing a cosmetic surgeon to consider the following issues.
Cosmetic surgery in Mexico is a major decision and careful thought should be given to choosing a provider. Any reputable cosmetic surgeon will welcome your questions and want you to be completely comfortable with his or her qualifications.
What are the surgeon’s credentials? Don’t hesitate to verify a physician’s medical license, certifications and professional society memberships and ask what the requirements are to be a member or to be board certified in that specialty.
Is Your Surgeon a Member of Some of These?
Please view our surgeon´s profiles and accreditation’s. Doctors – Specialists – Surgeons : http://www.qualitycaremexico.com/doctors/ Infertility in Guadalajara, Mexico – Dr. Efrain Perez Peña, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Benjamin Villaran, Cosmetic Surgeon (Guadalajara – Cancun) Dr. Roberto Manzano Fletes, Professional Ophthalmologists (Guadalajara) Dr. Adolfo Aceves Peña, Gastroenterologist -(Tijuana) Dr. Alejandro Hatchett, Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgeon (Monterrey – Saltillo) Dr. Henry Mansur, Periodontis/Implantalogists Dental Care - Dr. Alberto Hernandez – Dr. Luis A. Cantu- Coahuila/Texas
- AACS: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- ASCLS: American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
- ASLS: American Society of Liposuction Surgery
- ASHRS: American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
- The American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
What is the surgeon’s experience? Ask about the surgeon’s medical education and training specific to cosmetic surgery and the procedure which you are considering. How many procedures of this kind has the doctor done and how often does he or she perform them? Ask for ex patients numbers to contact them, or pictures, testimonial… don´t just go because they have an elegant office and are located in prestige hospital. Ask for referrals from friends or ex patients. Keep in mind that physicians specialize in different areas of cosmetic surgery and most are not experts in every area. The surgeon who did a fantastic face lift in Mexico on a friend may not be the most experienced to perform breast augmentation in Mexico or maybe they are just out of college and lack the experience. Before-and-after photographs can give you some indication of a surgeon’s ability, although you must realize that they cannot guarantee the result you will achieve. Each patient is different and the surgeon can help determine what kind of results you should expect. Talk to the surgeon, feel him out! Look at your options. Don’t be afraid to consult with more than one cosmetic surgeon to discuss your desired outcome ( we encourage you to do so). There may be more than one technique available with varying risks, benefits, recovery time and results. Ask where your surgery will be performed. Cosmetic surgery is performed in various facilities such as hospitals, surgical centers and office settings. An accredited surgical facility must meet certain minimum standards to obtain and maintain its accreditation. Facilities may be accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health-care (AAAHC) or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health-care Organizations (JCAHO). Make sure you are comfortable with the patient facilitator between you and your surgeon. In addition, you should feel at ease with the staff, as much of your communication will be with them. You should always feel that your concerns are being addressed. Do not be satisfied with an incomplete answer from anyone. Ask who is coming in to help in the surgery… many surgeons like to bring along 4 to 6 people for your surgery, people don´t you even know or seen. (avoid married surgeons (couples) in the same room) Ask about their accreditation’s and every body else that will be at the time of your surgery, talk to the surgeons before to see how they answer your questions. What “red-flags” should I look for?
A doctor who is impatient, wants a deposit (like $2000 usd) and rushes you to make a decision on your surgery and/or an environment that is unsterilized, or wants a huge deposit before your surgery, or a testimonial before your wounds even heal.
A doctor who is willing to combine several major surgeries into one operation. While this may save on anesthesia and surgical facility fees, safety must be the primary concern. Not only is surgery traumatic on your body, but the surgeon and staff tire out as well. Discuss the timing of surgery with your physician and inquire about the safest method of achieving your desired results. Ask how many hour you will be put under the anesthesia… more than 5-6 hours is too long.
A doctor that refuses to answer questions or provide you with requested information, or for a surgeon to speak about your surgery while not being him/her your primary surgeon.
If a surgeons makes a mistake on you and wants a deposit to schedule a surgery to fix his or her mistakes, report him. For all or any questions please call us and we can have you speaking with the surgeon the very next day! Please don´t try to negotiate your price with our surgeons. If your surgeon agrees to every thing you say and drops his price, watch out! Red Flag! So take the safe side, with quality cost efficient medical care abroad, Quality Care Mexico!