The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute is located in Tijuana, Mexico. The institute, which meets the American Medical Standards, specializes in plastic surgery for the face and body. Tijuana, which is only 17 km south of San Diego, California and a few minutes from the border, is easily accessible to the masses. Due to its ideal location, it has long been popular with those wanting to see the sights, and more recently, with those seeking cheaper medical treatment.
Facial cosmetic surgeries include facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, Botox and filler injections, laser skin resurfacing, and laser peels. For the body, plastic surgeries provided are liposuction, abdominoplasty, weight loss surgery, post-bariatric body contouring, arm lift, body lift, AP-Band surgery, and vaginal reconstruction and rejuvenation. Breast surgeries include breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reconstruction, and gynecomastia.
Dr. Sergio Soberanes is affiliated with the Mexican Society of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery and the Mexican Counsel of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery1. The Board Certified plastic surgeon has a fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He studied in Mexico and continues his training in the United States and Mexico.
The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute’s rates (in US dollars) are listed on the website for easy viewing. Rhinoplasty costs $3,550 and a facelift costs $5,050. The price for a full body lift is $8000. The estimated prices include the initial consultation, medical fees, the staff’s fees, and office visits. The facility offers financial plans through their CareCredit Financing and eMedical Financial Solutions programs2.
As a destination for medical tourism, Mexico has been rising in popularity. People can receive quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost found in the United States and Europe. In the United States, the average price of rhinoplasty is between $5,000 and $6,000 and a facelift between $7,000 and $9,0003. The cost of plastic surgery in Mexico is 40% less than that which is offered in the U.S.4 The World Health Organization has ranked Mexico’s medical facilities with those in the United States. Some of the best hospitals found in the Americas are located in Tijuana5.
The clinic’s staff, all of whom speak English, can help arrange for accommodations for those coming from out of town. The facility has a special rate for patients at the Hotel Pueblo Amigo and Hotel Lucerna. Transportation between the airport, hotel, and clinic can also be provided.
The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute’s website is professional and easy to navigate. Dr. Sergio Soberanes’ training and credentials are easily viewed. Also provided is information regarding the different plastic surgeries available, a gallery with before and after photographs, and skin products available for purchase online. There is also a form so that one can make any inquiries.
One happy patient said that “Dr. Soberanes is very professional, as is his staff. They took such great care of me and if I had to do it all again, I would, and it would be with Dr. Soberanos. He is by far the best of the best in Mexico and I would recommend him to my family and friends.” Another patient, who went for a tummy tuck, said, “I don't think I would of gotten the care and love in the States that I did in Mexico. Everybody was caring and loving and I would like to say thank you to all of the staff.” Both testimonials are posted on the Plastic Surgeons Mexico website, which could possibly be biased6. Reviews for the institute are practically nonexistent, which may or may not speak for the quality of treatment received at Dr. Soberanes’ hands.