What Kind of Qualifications do Mexican Plastic Surgeons Have to Go Through?

The common misconception is that Mexican plastic surgeons are not as good as those in the United States. However, this is not true. Plastic surgeons in Mexico need to go through extensive and highly specialized training. While the doctors and facilities in Mexico have received something of a bad reputation, disreputable doctors can happen anywhere in the world.

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To ensure that your Mexican plastic surgeon is qualified to perform your surgery, make sure you know what certifications and schooling they have earned. Your doctor should provide you with all the proper credentials and qualifications so you know that you’re in the hands of a professional.

What credentials does my plastic surgeon need?

To start with, plastic surgeons need to graduate from medical school (similar to those within the United States). Mexican Medical schools and American Medical Schools follow a recognized curriculum that all plastic surgeons must meet.

In addition to graduating from medical school, they will also need to go through four years of plastic surgery training within recognized plastic surgery programs. Plastic surgery residency programs in Mexico take between five and six years and are certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery in Mexico.

What are some certifications my plastic surgeon could have?

In Mexico, plastic surgeons must go through extensive training and have special qualifications to practice plastic surgery. However, your plastic surgeon can also have certifications beyond that of traditional medical school and graduate studies. These certifications show that the surgeon has gone above and beyond the required steps to perform cosmetic surgery safely and ethically. Some certifications that your plastic surgeon in Mexico could have are:

How will I know what kind of qualifications my plastic surgeon has?

Before making an appointment, make sure to ask your plastic surgeon what kind of certifications they have. Also, you can check their website or contact them by email or telephone to inquire about their certification. It’s good to remember that only plastic surgeons who are certified and experienced should operate on you; plastic surgery is a very delicate procedure, which means there is a risk for complications.

The best way to ensure that you have chosen a qualified plastic surgeon is to search their name along with the qualification you are looking for. You should also look at pictures of previous clients and read reviews about the facility and the staff if possible. Knowing all of this information ahead of time will help you make an informed decision about your plastic surgeon.

What if my plastic surgeon doesn’t have a certification?

If you’re considering plastic surgery in Mexico, just because your doctor doesn’t have a lot of certifications doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified. To become a plastic surgeon in Mexico, doctors have to go through extensive and highly specialized training. Maybe they have not certified yet, and are still going through the process. However, you should try to find a doctor that has a least a board certification – and can show you. Some doctors may try to deceive patients by claiming to be plastic surgeons without the proper qualifications, and you can avoid these doctors if you know what to look for.

The best way to ensure that your plastic surgeon is qualified is to check their certification. All plastic surgeons practicing in Mexico must have a valid plastic surgery certificate from the Mexican Board of Plastic Surgery (CBPM). This board ensures that the doctor you have picked has graduated from an accredited medical school and has completed the required training as a resident surgeon in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education.

In addition to this certification, plastic surgeons in Mexico must also have a valid medical license from the Secretariat of Health (SSA), which is the government department in charge of all health services in Mexico.

Perform research before your surgery

It is essential to make sure you do all your research before picking your plastic surgeon in Mexico. Make sure that your surgeon has the proper certifications and qualifications. If you are not sure about a plastic surgeon’s qualifications, do not hesitate to ask for more information or even look for another plastic surgeon. Your safety and health should be your number one priority.

At VIDA Wellness and beauty – our patient’s health is our top priority. All of our plastic surgeons on staff are qualified, board-certified, and have many years of experience. We understand that plastic surgery is a very personal decision, and we completely understand our patient’s concerns and need for our qualifications and documentation. We encourage questions, conversations, and total transparency with all of our patients. 

To book your plastic surgery with a VIDA Wellness and Beauty board-certified surgeon – call our team today.