Miguelangelo Plastic Surgery Clinic is located in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Aesthetic surgeries are performed by Dr. Gonzales, a certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.1 Also a part of the facility’s team are a board certified anesthesiologist and a registered nurse. After undergoing surgery in one of the clinic’s operating rooms a patient may recover in a private room. While visiting Mexico for medical purposes, one may also take in its beaches, vibrant culture, and tourist attractions.
Facial cosmetic surgeries include facelifts, brow lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek augmentation, Botox, and filler injections. For the body, surgeries available are liposuction, torsoplasty, tummy tuck, and body sculpting. Breast surgeries include lifts, reconstruction, and augmentation.
Dr. Gonzales received his training in Mexico and the United States. He is a certified plastic surgeon and a member of the Dr. Guerrerosantos Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society of Mexico. He is also a member of the Sonoran and Cabo Medical College of Surgeons and the Educational Foundation of Residents and Ex-residents of the Reconstructive Surgery Institute of Jalisco. He has created techniques for torsoabdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, and facelift and body contouring.2
Rising in popularity as a destination for medical tourism is Mexico, where 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 $9,000.3 Although plastic surgery may cost 40% less in Mexico4, its medical facilities have been ranked with those in the United States by the World Health Organization. In a study performed by the University Of Texas Medical Center, it was estimated that between the United States and Mexico’s border 20 million crossings were made for the sole purpose of health care.5 By saving thousands of dollars on medical treatment they would have received locally, people can either vacation practically for free or use the funds on something else.
Thoughts about Miguelangelo Clinic are rather mixed. One person never received his full refund after canceling months ahead of his appointment. The incident confirmed that he was right to not seek treatment at the “not very honorable” Miguelangelo Clinic.6
In one forum, it’s mentioned that a full refund will be given if a cancellation is made more than a week in advance of the appointment. A couple people mention the clinic as being dishonest and refusing to abide by their cancellation policy, and most likely, the aforementioned case. However, other patients were extremely happy with the treatment they received and took offense at the negative comments. One woman said Dr. Gonzalez was “very honest” and that she had a “fabulous” experience. A patient of 7 years said Dr. Gonzalez was “one of the best”.7
For viewing on the facility’s website are a list of services, Dr. Gonzales’s profile, before and after treatment photographs, and a video of a surgery. One may also take a virtual tour of Miguelangelo Plastic Surgery Clinic via the photographs provided. Its professional website is informative and easy to navigate.