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Lacks Attention to Detail - Zona Rio Tijuana, B.C.

Needed removal of skin which was ok but left me...

Needed removal of skin which was ok but left me with an off-center belly button and multiple areas that needed to be revised.

Requested my medical records several times after I...

Requested my medical records several times after I developed an infection and made multiple phone calls to the doctor and his business manager and never got a single phone call in return. My doctor requested the medical records and got the same response: nothing. Now dealing with painful scar tissue and, worst of all, lost my gastric band as a result of the infection. Money down the drain. Ask questions and get a second opinion, if at all possible. I will send pictures of my scars to anyone who is interested.

Still having issues with buried stitches working...

Still having issues with buried stitches working their way out, two years later! My dermatologist had to remove one of the more stubborn ones and noted the wrong type of suture material was used (should have been the dissolving type). Having a second CT scan next month to determine if my persistent abdominal pain is related to the plastic surgery I had at CosMed in Tijuana. So not worth all the pain, infections, and expense!

Buried (permanent) sutures still working their way out after two years

If you are crazy enough to go to Dr. Quiroz at CosMed after reading my horror story, please see if you can get him to show you the suture material he'll use and then hope and pray he doesn't use the non-dissolving sutures he used on me that are still working their way out. They're painful and anxiety producing, especially if you'd previously dealt with a massive infection. There are lots of great plastic surgeons in the United States, many who manage their own clinics to keep costs down, and if you have any complications in Mexico you will end up spending the same amount of money to get the problems fixed, if you can! My surgeon won't do any more revisions because of the risk of more pain and scar tissue so I will have to live with my poor decision to go to CosMed for the rest of my life.

Still having problems after nearly three years

I developed another small infection where one of the non-dissolving sutures was trying to work it's way out and had to have it removed at my clinic. From the location I knew this suture was one from my very first procedure at CosMed, in 2007! I also understand no one who goes to Mexico for surgery wants to hear these horror stories so I have pretty much given up on trying to help others from their destiny. I doubt I would have listened either as the lure of plastic surgery is very compelling. I do believe in karma though and wish everyone well who still goes to CosMed. Of course everyone loves their doctor when things go well. If you do nothing else, PLEASE INSIST ON GETTING A COPY OF THE LEGAL DOCUMENT COSMED MAKES YOU SIGN BEFORE SURGERY. That way you'll know who to contact in Mexico to file a complaint if things don't go well.
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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