About Alejandro J. Quiroz, MD, FACS
Alejandro J. Quiroz, MD, FACS practices in Tijuana, BC at CosMed ClinicCOSMED Plastic Surgery Center in Mexico as a Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Quiroz was invited to join RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 29 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA).
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Posted by kat77915
Dr Quiroz is an amazing surgeon. He has a great manner about him and easy to talk to. My only issue has been after surgery trying to get pain medication.
Posted by Terri Shahan
After consulting with two doctors in San Diego and realizing the expense, a friend referred me to Dr. Quiroz. I was skeptical at first, but decided to go anyway. Best decision I made, I immediately felt comfortable and his work is incredible! Love the office, love his staff, and he is absolutely the best!!!!
Posted by Mcast1
Dr. Quiroz listens to you and your wants. You can trust that he will be honest.
Posted by dntorres01
Found out about Dr. Quiroz by doing some internet research on out of country plastic surgery.
Posted by barbiegirl21
Dr. Quiroz was very honest with the pros and cons of the procedures. I really loved that about him. I did not feel as he was trying to sell me additional procedures. Out of all doctors I met I felt he was the most knowledgeable. Having had a previous bad experience with my previous breast lift I did a lot of research this time around. HE was very easy to get a hold and answer my questions thoroughly. He made me look gorgeous!
Posted by Happy in my new skin!!
Dr. Q LISTENS, that's right he listens and does not push you into anything. He discusses the procedures and options that are available for the issues that bother you. Although he chooses to practice in Mexico (which is good for us because it is affordable in Mexico, only $5,500 for his surgical fee for my lower body lift), Dr. Q is licensed in both Mexico and California. He speaks perfect English so nothing is lost in translation. That was not the issue with a lot of other doctors I interviewed in Mexico. I felt confident in his ability to provide me an outcome that would make me happpy, and he did!! Don't be afraid to go to Mexico, be afraid to go to a surgeon that dosen't do a good job. My best friend came to Dr. Q in July to redue the same lower body lift she had done the year before by a well known doctor in New York City. However you came to the Clinic, know that you have been truly blessed. Dr. Q is a doctor of quality and a man of integrity. Thank you!!!
Posted by Chinny123
I did some research back when I was looking into getting a lower body lift and found him. My main reason for going south of the border was to save money and it's the only reason I've been able to get this procedure done. Dr. Q is the chief surgeon at Cosmed Clinic and does a wonderful job, he did my LBL and I had great results, I returned to him years later for this procedure and Monsplasty. My exerience has been great, the staff is wonderful and his facility is one of the best surgical facilities I've seen thus far. I'm so glad I found cosmed as it's allowed me to be free of the insecurities I've lived with for so many years. Thank you so much Dr. Q!
Posted by Soldonmexico
Obesity Help. The Dr. As well as his staff are excellent, the cost is very affordable, and the recovery suite and staff are phenomenal.
Posted by momRN
Lots of research and credentials with his training helped along with experience. Great Surgeon, absolutely the best nurses and wonderful 5 star recovery boutique. I m so happy I made the right choice, very courteous and professional manner.I know the results are outstanding I allowed the surgeon to make the best choices for me that best fit my body type and not exaggerate or give me an artificial look and he succeeded at that.
Posted by kat77915
A friend recommended Dr Quiroz after seeing the results of a lapband surgery he performed. Now that the surgery is completed and I've seen the results so far, I've come to the conclusion that he works in a more organic, natural way. I felt like part of the process, not just someone on the assembly line. He asked me what I was looking for and together we worked out the plan on how those goals could be achieved. I was made to feel welcome and important in their facility by all the staff. I feel like he was so professional yet had such a personal touch that was so different than most doctors I meet. We talked about things other than my plastic surgery. Basically, I got to know him as a person. So when the time came to actually have the surgery, I felt he was invested in me as a person too. There is a lot to be said about that level of trust between two people. I knew that he had my best interests at heart. I felt he would protect me....and he did. To top it off, I stayed in their Recovery Boutique which I cannot recommend more highly. I was there for a week and the nurses cared for me 24/7. Room service is on demand with healthy meals at all times. They washed my hair, changed my bandages, fed me, cleaned me, cleaned the rooms everyday and would wheel me up to see the doctor when it was necessary. Not sure how I could have recovered so quickly had it not been for those sweet angels. I would definitely recommend Dr Quiroz and this amazing facility.
Posted by diniss
The doctor is the same if not better than any doctor I have seen in the United States! PERIOD The office is technologically equal to those in the U.S. as well. Very professional and lovely setting. Wait times are usually under 20 minutes without an appointment! Lovely...
Posted by aishasolo
After reading a lot of posts on this site, I researched surgeons in the US and Bolivia (didn't look into Europe and the UK due to the exchange rate). I went pretty far into the planning stages with Makeover Travel, but after I asked some detailed questions (mostly logistics), they stopped communicating with me. Plus, I was really turned off by the continued hyper-marketing (e.g. MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE). Then I started focusing on what I saw here about. He sounds very good, and worth serious consideration. I'm going to start the virtual consultation process, and would like to hear reviews/comments from any others of you who've gone to his clinic. Thanks! Aishasolo
Posted by Calli in California
Since expanding the clinic it's been harder to reach the doctor. I had serious complications and neither I or my doctor were able to get a return phone call or a copy of my medical records. I would advise getting copies of your records before you leave Mexico as well as a copy of the "legal" agreement you must sign.
Posted by Bambi Walton
Third revision to my body lift was a disaster. Two areas to be treated were missed, ultimately had to have my gastric band removed in US due to infection.
Posted by Sonjahoff
Fantastic plastic surgeon at Cosmed in Tijuana, Mexico
Posted by shaii07
I cannot express how happy I am with my end results. The first thing that stood out about Dr Quiroz is he called me himself to discuss what needed to be done and he knew what he was talking about. He wanted to know what happened with my first surgery and discussed with me what he wanted to do and what needed to be done to correct my situation.. When it was time to meet the doctor he was warm , friendly and once again up front. One thing that he showed me though my whole process was that he cared. Just an example, I had only planned on staying a few days and had to be back. He expressed that I should stay so they could watch over me to make sure that I was ok. I did not stay and paid for my hard headedness and even so , Dr Quiroz was there. If I had a problem or issue. He took time to call or email me. This is not a facility that is just going to do the surgery and leave you on your own. I have had other plastic surgery procedures done and do not recall the dr actually caring as much as Dr Quiroz did for me. Just an awesome doctor. Thank you Dr Quiroz for helping with my situation. I so appreciate you....
Posted by msmelc
I have known Dr. Quiroz since 2007. I knew from the years of researched- looking for a Dr that specialized in treating post WT Loss patients, that he was the ONLY one that I was going to let do my surgery. My reduction has given me my life back, something that I cannot ever repay Dr. Q for!! Prior to my surgery, I had TONS of questions....even though I researched everything, and had worked in the medical field for nearly 15 years, I still had many questions. Dr. Quiroz took his time to explain every thing that was going to happen, sometimes even repeating things, until I felt completely at ease with my surgery. Dr. Quiroz also knows what will look good, and would not look proportionate for your body. He doesn't give you unreal expectations. Once I was discharged from the hospital, I was checked on by Dr. Quiroz, himself. He emailed me, and called me daily. He remembers things that you talk about, and asks about them later. Every time I see him, he has a big smile and hug. He is so personable, and patient. The Dr. staff is so sweet and caring. I will be having more surgery this year, and I am confident that the experience will be fantastic!
Posted by Deb2
Dr Quiroz is a skilled surgeon, easy to talk with and not the least bit pushy. He listens to your concerns and doesn't try to sell you on more than you want. His staff is very kind and caring. He has called me for a follow up report and is available by phone and email. He requires you to stay in the recovery unit the first night and I really like that. I just had an all around excellent experience.
Surgery Upcoming Dec. 4: Forehead Lift, Face and Neck Lift, Upper Blastephamy, Fat Transfer to Lips and Cheeks - Tijuana, MX
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Posted by EveO
Dr. Quiroz was excellent. He was courteous, patient and took the time to listen to each and every one of my concerns and answer all of my questions. I appreciated his professional manner and he made me feel very much at ease. The facility is not only beautiful, but extremely state of the art. The staff was wonderful and attentive. Post op, I stayed in the recovery center which was very pleasant and provided round the clock care. Dr. Quiroz visited me often and took the time to listen to every question or concern I had. I recommend Cosmed and Dr. Quiroz 100%.
Posted by Sonia Rivera
There are great talented and gifted people at what they do. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning - Football Lincoln, Kennedy, Reagan - US Presidents Koby Bryant, Michael Jordan - Basketball Dr. Alejandro Quiroz- Mexico's and US Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (Best kept secret!) He listens to all of your concerns, has a passion for what he does, makes his professional suggestions. The results are indeed nothing but miraculous and remarkable. I can not thank you and your staff for all of the extraordinary care I have received all of these years.
Posted by canj123
My body type has always been pear-shaped, and it was my goal to try and create a more balanced silhouette. I researched many surgeons, and had a few consultations in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills before I decided to work with Dr. Alejandro Quiroz. In addition to his impressive credentials, he showed a genuine interest in my concerns and questions. Also equally important to me was finding someone with whom I felt comfortable and could trust. I found all of these qualities in Dr. Quiroz. The outcome of the procedure was better than I expected, and I was also grateful for the care that I received after the procedure. Surgery can be scary, but with a facility as beautiful and COSMED, and a skilled and kind-hearted surgeon, I felt 100% at ease. I would recommend that if you are looking for the best surgeon and the best experience, COSMED and Dr. Quiroz are it!
Posted by misael401
Dr. Quiroz was honest and professional. he was clear about the procedure and he also was there to check my surgery every day. I am happy to have it done my brown lift and breast implants at his clinic. not better doctor I could have choose.
Posted by Ashleigh858
Dr. Quiroz is talented, honest, and caring!
Posted by AZDee
Dr. Quiroz did a amazing job...
Posted by taylorplay1955
Dr Quiroz is an EXCELLENT surgeon. Do not be afraid to go to CosMed Clinic in Tijuana Mexico for your surgery. The entire staff is very professional and the care you get is Outstanding!!
Posted by PattyS
Dr. Quiroz so far has been very attentive, when I call and I leave a message for a return call, he returns my call that day. I will do a more detailed review as I cont along this process. Update: I rate Dr.Q right up there as I feel he is a excellant PS, He has always been very attentive and caring ,I would recommend him to anyone looking into having a facelift, I feel that I got a wonderful job done with my PS, I'm glad that I chose him, do not worry about going to Mexico, to him as it will probably be a better experience for you there than here even. Adios friends, May gentle gifted hands be with you all in your PS, I found mine and am very pleased with him.
Posted by Rhino906
Dr. Quiroz, is very personable, and has a great staff to see to your every need. They just moved to a new facility, and I am impressed with it. I just released him to post pictures of my procedure on his site, and you can see for your self how things went for me. If you are thinking of having similar work done, don't hesitate to contact them.
Posted by LegallyFabulous
See above for my thoughts on Dr. Quiroz and his staff. :) I had such a positive experience at Cosmed with Dr. Quiroz that I will be returning next week and my mother has received two amazingly done procedures by Dr. Q. I would recommend him to anyone. I give him 5 stars because he deserves it, plain and simple. The clinic is clean and I felt better after waking up from my surgery than I have when waking up from surgery in the states. I have read its because they use better anesthesia because there are no HMO hoops to jump through like in the states. You get the good stuff that doesnt leave you groggy. The operating rooms are state of the art and everything is organized and in its place. In the waiting room, there are couches, magazines, tables, and a TV. You can even use the phone to call home to the US for free. Also, there are places to drive to or walk to easily to get food. The clinic is in a nice area of TJ where everyone around is just going to work or school, just like in the US. Additionally, there are security guards who watch you car (if you choose to drive) and make sure that only patients and their families are able to come into the office. You feel very safe and secure. Also, when you leave Cosmed, they give you a medical pass which allows you to skip the long line at the border (it. is. awesome.) so you can get out quickly without having to be stuck in lines when all you want to be is resting in bed.
Posted by rc5757
.The Doctor at first was very kind and was polite throughout. But after surgery at the removal of stitches, very little comments were made from him how things went or what I might expect. Another words very little communication.I wanted to ask him why my right eyelid was noticeably droopier than the left and would this big lump of skin on my neck go away. But he was already out the door letting a assistant remove the rest of my stitches. I had to leave quickly because other people were waiting for me for are ride back over the border, so I got no answers no pictures taken of me of the final result and no appointment.
Posted by VolcanicDivaa
Posted by Ex Train wreck
Hopefully I can come back to this. I just wrote about him in the facelift forum and I can go back and retrieve. In a word, he's the real thing. Here's what I wrote in the forum: I think the man is a very good and diligent artistic PS. He doesn't give too much more than "this is what we should do". And then he does it well. I called down there the first day I was back because I was SO swollen and Minna (the very sweet and beautiful head nurse, scheduler and probably a million other things) put him right on the phone. He just said "I'm not worried about it". He's very calm. And smiles a lot when u see him. His good nature is reassuring. I always think of him as the prince of Tijuana lol. I did do my upper eyes too. That result I'm. It too sure about. I still have hooded eyes. But that may take the swelling to go down completely to totally asses. I'm sure he will do a fix if they're not right and that was easy peassy compared to the rest of it. I felt very comfortable since Dr. Quiroz did my brow lift 6 years ago. It was amazing to se how far he's come since then. The new Vida facility is just gorgeous and completely state of the art. I like to think I helped him with that because over the years I have told so many people about him. The only reason I marked him one star lower in Time Spent is because of me...not him. When I went back to get the stitches out he said something interesting. I asked him if he was happy with the result and he said "very happy....I can always tell how happy I am right after its done and before the swelling sets in". He told me to make Dr. Fuentes my best friend...he's the dermatologist and wants me to do IPL and use a rigorous skin care routine. I felt that was very good advice and will go back down soon and start that. Its less expensive down there. And for me, I love the Latin loving touch....that helped me all around with everything.
Posted by MaleVictim
Dr. Quiroz has been in practice for over 30 years, is board certified and trained in the US. He is licenses both in the U.S. and Mexico. He has a very easy, non-threatening manner. I originally wanted cheek and chin implants, along with lipo and neck muscle realignment, as well as a mid-face lift. He thought this would be over kill and suggested just doing the mid-face lift to take care of some premature sagging, as well as the lip of the jaw line and retightening the neck muscle to recreate the jawline I lost long ago. I'm still pretty swollen, but can't wait to see the results in 3-4 weeks. I already see improvement in these areas.
Posted by foxdiachik
Dr. Quiroz speaks perfect English, is highly accredited, as is his facility. The entire building is both beautiful and immaculate. His anesthesiologist is an MD, which was important to me, as my surgery was a long one. Dr. Quiroz kept in close touch both before and after surgery and leaving the clinic. He spoke with my primary care physician and my daughter, who is a doctor. He monitored the iron levels related to my anemia and made sure I had all the proper treatments while there. He would not operate on me until my blood levels were in the normal ranges. He is dedicated to safety. He refused to do more surgery on me than he thought was my limit at one time.This surgeon has very talented hands.
Posted by total body transformation
Posted by terrora
So far Dr Quiroz and his staff have been absolutely wonderful. I was looking into surgery in other places,,the US and Thailand (I am Canadian) but I couldn't find reviews or satisfaction with questions and concerns I had. The day after I sent the Cosmed clinic my pictures I received a call from Dr Quiroz, while I was on my way to work! Since then he has called me 3 more times. I am a nurse so I had some questions he answered with clarity and to my satisfaction as far as safety goes. I am very confident I am in good hands.
Treatments offered at CosMed ClinicCOSMED Plastic Surgery Center in Mexico
Education / Training
Medical: Universidad La Salle in Mexico City
Residency: General Surgery, National University of Mexico
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, National University of Mexico