The do’s and don’ts of choosing a surgeon for your Facelift in Mexico.

Of all the things you have to do before getting ready to come to Mexico for a Facelift, choosing the right surgeon should be #1 on your list. Why? Choosing a physician that is experienced in this particular procedure is vital and will determine a positive outcome! Always keep in mind that the plastic surgeon you choose is a decision you will live with for the rest of your life. Now, if you have decided to travel to a different country for facial rejuvenation surgery, it can be even more intimidating not knowing how to choose the right doctor. So, the team at VIDA Wellness and Beauty, has crafted this simple list to guide you in choosing the right plastic surgeon for your Facelift in Mexico!

A successful, well executed Facelift will improve your appearance, boost your confidence and get rid of those annoying wrinkles and sagging lines while retaining a natural look. On the other hand, if you are not careful about choosing an experienced surgeon, you are in great risk of not having the look that you want and also of endangering your health. A failed surgery can turn into additional operations, added costs, time and frustration. Nobody wants that!

Let’s make sure you get the best experience and results possible, enjoy your time in Mexico and go back home looking and feeling better than ever! Take a look at some of our top dos and don’ts before choosing the right surgeon for your Facelift here:

Do go to a plastic surgeon!

The kind of doctors who have been trained and have experience in facial rejuvenation surgeries are plastic and reconstructive surgeons, so, here is where you should start your search. You’re probably rolling your eyes right now for stating the obvious. Trust us, there is no shortage of doctors who want to jump in the plastic surgery bandwagon in order to make more money and attempt to perform this procedure without having trained specifically for this. Better safe than sorry: look for a highly experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Alejandro Quiroz, who has more than 37 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery!

Don’t go to a different type of doctor.

Even if you are seeing a medical professional, remember that medicine is a very complex science. Going to any other specialist, even if there is a med school diploma in their office, or they tell you that they also perform plastic surgeries, does not mean that he/she is qualified to perform it.

Do check your doctor’s certifications, medical societies memberships and license.

We cannot stress this enough: always check if the plastic surgeon performing your Facelift is board certified and if he/she has a current license. In Mexico, you can also check if your doctor is a member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (AMCPER) or the Mexican Council for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (CMCPER). When going to a different country, anywhere in the world, also check if they are internationally accredited by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), such as the doctors you can find at VIDA.

Do verify that the hospital or clinic you are going to is safe and complies with national and international standards. Our surgical facility, COSMED, was the first in Mexico to be accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), an accreditation you should look for to ensure the highest standards in healthcare!

Don’t hold back on questions. As a patient, you need to feel 100% comfortable with your surgeon.

This means that you should ask all the questions you want, enquire about your doctor’s technique, check if their license has ever been suspended, what can you expect from the Facelift, how is he/she planning to handle your aftercare, etc. Any and all of your doubts should be solved before your facial rejuvenation surgery.

Do ask about the surgeon’s past Facelift experience.

A doctor you can trust with your face should be an expert, nothing less than that! So, go beyond any plastic surgeon and interview someone who is an expert in Facelifts, such as our very own, Dr. Alejandro Quiroz. Some of the things you should ask are:

-How often does he or she performs this procedure? How long has he/she been doing Facelifts and on average, how many does he/she perform every year?

-Which are the risks from undergoing this procedure?

-Have you had patients that needed a second surgery? How many and why?

Do ask to see Facelift patients before and after photos.

You need to verify that you like the plastic surgeon’s work. Do you like how other patients turned out? Are the doctor’s after photos consistent? Something extremely important is to see if the results look natural. Here at VIDA we recommend Dr. Quiroz if what you want is a surgery performed by an expert and a natural look. Patients all over the world have chosen him to perform their Facelift and the great work he does is reflected in all of the positive reviews he has received. Dr.Quiroz not only has a record of natural looking Facelifts but he has a very comprehensive approach when treating patients and goes above and beyond to make sure that the patients are happy and satisfied with their choice.

Don’t settle for a surgeon who doesn’t share his experience or past patient results.

If there is a piece of information that your surgeon refused to share without explanation, walk away. The best doctors are more than happy to share their patient testimonials in order to make you feel confident and to give you a clear idea of their work.

Do make a financially informed decision! Always ask what’s the cost for a Facelift, and what does it include.

Keep in mind that if you choose to get your Facelift done by one of our experts at VIDA, we offer an all inclusive experience from the moment you land in San Diego or walk into our clinic, everything can be taken care of. The good news is that getting your Facelift done with us will only cost you a fraction of what it would cost you in the US, while still receiving the same excellent care.

One additional aspect you should consider when choosing the right plastic surgeon to perform your Facelift in Mexico is the recovery time. You want to go to a place where your post-surgery needs are taken care of. Talk to the staff at VIDA or visit our website to learn more about our recovery boutique: stylish rooms, 24/7 nursing staff, easy access to the doctors, and gourmet meals… After all, you deserve a little R&R in order to look 100% fabulous!

If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our attentive, bilingual staff are happy to guide you in choosing the right surgeon for your Facelift in Mexico. If you would like to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, such as Facelift expert Dr. Quiroz please contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-738-2144 (toll free) or email us at and


Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.