Bonus Episode: Interview With Plastic Surgeon ~ Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Road Trips

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In this bonus episode of BariatricTV we do an interview with Dr. Alejandro Quiroz. Dr. Quiroz is a plastic surgeon with a practice in Mexico. He discusses typical concerns regarding Medical Tourism to Mexico for surgery. We speak with Dr. Quiroz about how aftercare works once a patient returns to their city/state after surgery as well as some things to do, and avoid, prior to plastic surgery to help guarantee a successful outcome.

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12 Responses to “Bonus Episode: Interview With Plastic Surgeon ~ Dr. Alejandro Quiroz”

  1. Alteredred says:

    Please tell viewers to do a complete check up on ANY Plastic Surgeon they use. I used Dr. Quiroz and am still dealing with problems years later. I know several other people who had PS from him the same time I did, who also had complications. The medical care is much different in Mexico. I had to have others remove my stitches, I pulled one of my own drains and it is difficult to get another surgeon or doctor who wants to deal with you after you have had a botched surgery. All the after care you pay for here is at your own expense. And driving and traveling in Tijuana was dangerous even a few years ago. Check with the US travel advisorys if you think otherwise. If anyone has more questions, you can send me a message. Don’t want to get more graphic than I have already been. Be informed, be safe. Saggy skin can be depressing but so can the issues related to problems after ps.

  2. There are of course risks with any major surgery, whether you get cosmetic surgery in the US or Mexico. I live in San Diego, so I am not as scared about Mexico travel as other people. In fact, Mexico was just ranked as top 5 destinations to have cosmetic surgery (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/09/c9197.html) Its important to do your research and most of all, make sure the surgeon is Board Certified.

    Dr. Quiroz is in fact Board Certified and I’ve spoken to many of his patients. I’ve included links to their blogs below. You are welcome to contact any of them about their experiences.

    Here is a Dr. Quiroz patient testimonial from Southern California http://bit.ly/f1MJxF

    Here’s a post-bariatric patient who traveled all the way from Canada for her surgery http://bit.ly/djdUuI

    I hope this information helps you all make informed decisions about medical tourism destinations.

  3. Dr. Quiroz changed my life! He is a wonderful and caring surgeon and the facilities at CosMed Clinic were seriously, like a spa. I never would have been able to afford all the after weight loss surgeries I needed in the states. It would have cost me more than $20k if I had them done here in the US. I called Joyce in their office, and she arranged for a shuttle to pick me and my sister up at the San Diego airport, along with a hotel near by. Staff checked on me regularly during the days and weeks after surgery. Don’t be scared about Mexico travel. Just do your research and make sure you feel comfortable with the Dr. and his staff before you go.

  4. Unfortunately, complications can arise from surgeries in the US as well any place else in the world. I am from San Diego so I’m used to traveling to Tijuana. Mexico does not scare me. In fact, it was just ranked one of the top 5 cosmetic surgery destinations in the world http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/09/c9197.html

    No matter where you have your surgery, it is important to do your research and most importantly, make sure the surgeon in Board Certified.
    Dr. Quiroz is in fact Board Certified and I’ve spoken to many of his patients. I’ve included links to their blogs below. You are welcome to contact any of them about their experiences.

    Here is a Dr. Quiroz patient testimonial from Southern California http://bit.ly/f1MJxF

    Here’s a post-bariatric patient who traveled all the way from Canada for her surgery http://bit.ly/djdUuI

    I hope this information helps you all make informed medical tourism decisions.

  5. Thanks for posting this interview. Surgery cost sooo much in the US these days, and Mexico provides such an affordable option. I’ve been doing my research ever since I saw a similar interview on Lifetime TV http://www.thebalancingact.com/story/?id=2185

  6. Dr. Quiroz did my surgery on January 19 and I could not be happier. I had consultations with several surgeons in Florida before making my final decision. I would make the same decision again. I made arrangements with my personal physician before I had surgery to help with any follow up needed. Dr. Quiroz was in contact with my local doctor as well as weekly calls to me to check on my recovery. I agree with GinaC, the facilities are beautiful and the staff is wonderful. I would recommend the process to anyone looking to have plastic surgery after weight loss. Traveling to Mexico was wonderful, the aftercare facility was phenominal and the hotel was beautiful. We (my mother and I) never felt “uneasy” at any time. My advice is to “make the call” talk to Cosmed and decide for yourself. Again I will say that I am HAPPY, THRILLED, ELATED, EXCITED and most of all I am happy with my body and my hubby says I look amazing…. Thank you, Thank you Dr. Quiroz and staff…

  7. I had a very positive outcome with Cosmed… In the initial stage I was concerned about crossing the border, going to another country, but like anywhere else its where you go. LA, NY every city has its bad areas , you simply stay away from those areas. Cosmed is in a very safe area , the facility is accredited and they didn’t let go of me throughout the whole experience .
    Dr. Quiroz was very honest and explained things over and over till I was satisfied and his staff is wonderful. THANK YOU once again Dr. Quiroz for giving me this opportunity !! You too have changed my Life!!
    p.s. I’ll be back for more

  8. I had surgery with Dr. Quiroz after finally losing all my weight. I met with many surgeons before choosing Dr. Q…. Many were good but he was good, experienced, kind and affordable. He made it possible for me to look beautiful when I never thought I could afford it, especially nowadays. Mexico was anything but dangerous (I really think it’s alot of hype) and Cosmed was wonderful. The followup has been great and I am very satisfied. I highly recommend!

  9. I had a friend use Dr. Q and she was very happy with the results. At the same time I went to Dr. Batra (San Diego) and his price was just a little bit more. I’ve seen her results and think it was an “ok” job. My results I think are a little better than an ok” job (I still see imperfections but that is a whole other issue in my mind). But the big thing is we are different people with different ages, skin, etc. Of course her results will be different than mine, hers or yours.

    I think the biggest thing for those of you looking for plastics after WLS is finding a doctor that has experience with us WLS people. Our skin is different. Most of us have been on 100 diets before WLS that making our skin differnt than the average person who only maybe had 20-40 pounds to lose. Our skin has been streched over back and forth again and again. You need to find a plastics doctor that has worked with our kind of skin because it is different. Just my thoughts…

  10. Very informative Freaks!

    Tanx

  11. this was so helpful- as I was looking into Cosmed anyway–I do wish I knew more background about Alteredred’s situation– perhaps she left too soon?

  12. Alteredred says:

    @Sally, no, I didn’t leave early I stayed longer than most people did. I am glad some others are happier and that they do not end up having the problems that I and several others have had with stitches and infections. Mine was certainly not a “spa” experience. It felt more like ‘boot camp’. I would never go back and do it again. I am over 2 years out, and had complications immediately and still dealing with them has have several of the other folks who got PS the same time as I did. PS is a bigger deal than my WLS, which was RNY. Hopefully some of the other folks who had problems will post but at least if some one stops and thinks and this saves just one person misery, I will feel better.

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