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Patient Success Stories – VIDA Wellness and Beauty

Losing the battle of obesity is an amazing accomplishment that should leave you feeling absolutely great about your body. Besides the obvious appearance changes, restoring your body to a healthy weight comes with many health benefits that can dramatically change your life. Learn about some of our past clients’ remarkable weight transformations and how some of our surgical procedures allowed them to get and thoroughly enjoy their lives!

Video Testimonial: Eireann R.*    Canada patient, plastic surgery with Dr. Quiroz

Video Testimonial – Cosmed: Sara Kelly K.*   Facelift Surgery with Dr. Quiroz

Video Testimonial: Terri B.*   Bariatric Surgery Patient.

Video Testimonial: Roxanne N.*   Liposuction with Dr. Quiroz

Video Testimonial: Omegia L.*  Bariatric Surgery Patient.

Video Testimonial: Julie P.*   Botox & Fillers with Dr. Carlos Fuentes

Video Testimonial: Anita D.* Bariatric Surgery Patient.

Video Testimonial: Maria S.*  Plastic Surgery with Dr. Quiroz

Video Testimonial: Lori F.* After Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Quiroz

Video Testimonial: Samara S.* Medispa Procedure

Video Testimonial: Amanda D.* Bariatric Surgery Patient.

Video Testimonial: Sarah A.* Dental Procedures with Dr. Ceballos

Video Testimonial: Michelle W.* Body Lift with Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Video Testimonial: Ann S.*

Video Testimonial: Nora M.* After Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Quiroz

Video Testimonial: Karla A.* Breast Augmentation with Dr. Castañeda

Video Testimonial: Vicky Khan* Face Lift with Dr. Quiroz

Recovery Boutique*

Video Testimonial: Dental Studio*

Video Testimonial: Jade Ozanne*

Dr. Castañeda

Video Testimonial: Chris Peña* Bariatric Patient

The Vida Experience*

Video Testimonial: Mora Riera*

Dr de la Fuente

Medispa By Cosmed*

Video Testimonial: Susan Phipps* Dental Crowns and Implants



Age: 43
Procedure: Lower Body Lift, Brazilian Buttocks Lift
Weight Loss: 135 pounds

Because of my excess weight I could not enjoy life the way normal people do. I couldn’t play sports, I felt uncomfortable on an airplane or at the movies in my seat, and even a short walk would leave me out of breath. After years of living like this, it began affecting my health. My cholesterol and heart pressure were so high that loosing weight suddenly became a top priority in my life.

I looked into several procedures that would help me attain my goal and I decided to go with gastric by-pass surgery. This helped me lose 135lbs pounds. The weight was gone but I had a huge amount of excess skin. Yes, I was skinnier, but no clothes fit right. That is when a friend that had gone through the same thing recommended Dr. Quiroz to help me reshape my body.

After having a Lower Body Lift and Brazilian Butt Lift, I was transformed into a complete new person. People do not recognize me in the street. They can’t believe it, but more importantly, I can’t believe how good I feel.

I will always be grateful to Dr. Quiroz, he is my “Magic Man.” I never thought a stomach could get be so flat; never thought mine would. I can tie my shoes, walk comfortably and do all kinds of things I had given up on. I never thought I would ever be able to wear a bathing suit and look good in it. My quality of life has been enhanced in every way: my health, my comfort, my self-esteem, everything.


Age: 53
Procedure: Breast Lift, Lower Body Lift, Full Face Lift, Tummy Tuck (and sides in), Liposuction and Tightening with Lift
Weight Loss: 198 pounds

I decided to loose weight because I came to a point where I realized I would be in a wheel chair, or dead, if I didn’t do something.

I was on 7 different medications and I was depressed. I couldn’t, have a regular day with my husband, play with my grandchildren, or do anything that required any kind of strength. All I could do is sitting all day in my old recliner. I decided to have weight loss surgery.

I managed to lose 198 lbs, which made me very proud, but the downside was that the sudden weight-loss left a lot of hanging skin on my face and my stomach. My arms had 8 inches of skin hanging, my stomach felt like a big apron. The hanging skin on my face made me look years older. Plastic Surgery was the only solution for me.

I visited COSMED after doing some research on the internet alongside a friend and co-worker. We drove down to have a first consultation and were very impressed with Dr. Quiroz and Doctor Fuentes. The whole staff at COSMED were wonderful and helpful. Both my friend and I, got work done with excellent results. We refer a lot of people in our friends (support groups) to COSMED.
I will always be grateful to Dr. Quiroz and Dr. Fuentes. After I had all my surgeries, I felt like I got my life back, and I found a new confidence in myself. I look 15 to 20 years younger now and many people don’t recognize me when I walk by. Now I enjoy my life with my husband (who is very proud of me) and my grandchildren. We will be retiring in a few years , and have a lot to look forward to.

Being obese doesn’t mean that you have no options. At Cosmed, we are experts in completing the successful procedures that can restore your self-confidence and body image. Whether you have lost the weight on your own, are interested in gastric bypass surgery or liposuction, or just need a “lift” in certain areas, Cosmed is your trusted source for looking and feeling great.


Susan Phipps*

Procedure: Dental crowns and implants

My name is Susan Phipps Carr, and I’m currently from Houston Texas but originally, from Los Angeles California, I have 8 crowns…as your get older your teeth’s start to thin, and you can almost see trough them, I always had a good smile but now I wasn’t as proud of it so I had new crowns done and they are made with a different kind of material, this will not tarnish or get thin, and I’m very exited about it, but I primary came in for the implants, and the implants here are 400, 500 hundred dollars and in America are 5000 to 6000 dlls, so that’s a huge difference.

To me it was a no-brainer to come here…the dentist is extremely well qualified, his very gentle and very sensitive. I was very impressed with him he was always asking me -Are you in pain? – Is this ok? – So I like somebody that really takes care of you and he definitely does take care of you.

When I came in for some of my other procedures, that’s when I find out that you have the dermatologist, the dentist, and so then while I was recovering I just went from office to office to find out what other services you had and I thought, I wish I known about this services before because I would come in and spend a week or so to get everything done, so I come back at least 3 or 4 times to do different things here.

I have already recommended your services and I have to say it again, people are very much interested in quality care but at a more reasonable price than they can get in America.  

*: Bariatric and cosmetic surgery results may vary in every person. A nutritional program follows the bariatric surgery in order to achieve best results.
The testimonials of plastic and bariatric surgery procedures are from former patients of Dr. Alejandro Quiroz, Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, Dr. Carlos Castañeda and the bariatric medical team.