Mexico Plastic Surgeon
Calle Brasilia, #1 Col
El Paraiso Tijuana, 22106 MX
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5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

African-American Revision Rhinoplasty. Mexico, MO

I needed corrective surgery for a previous Rhinoplasty I received at the San Diego Naval Medical Center. The corrective Rhinoplasty procedure was performed by Dr. Carlos Castaneda at the Cosmed Clinic located in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Castaneda made me feel at ease by explaining in detail all the pros and cons of the surgical procedure. Dr. Castaneda flawlessly perform my Rhinoplasty procedure and he provided excellent follow up care and consultation. He is a superb plastic surgeon with superior medical skills. In addition to his superb medical skills, Dr. Castaneda and his staff provided great customer service. Everyone on his staff was professional and courteous. If anyone is considering plastic surgery at the Cosmed Clinic in Tijuana Mexico, I would highly recommend Dr. Carlos Castaneda, he is a superior plastic surgeon. Marc Lewis.....Chula Vista, CA

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

41 Years Old, 3 Kids, Much Needed Breast Reconstruction.

Dr. Carlos Castañeda is a very serious, respectful surgeon who cares for his patients. Personally calls his patients which shows that he cares for his patients well being.

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

CONSULTATION REVIEW28 Year Old, Minor Gynecomastia. Mexico, MO

Dr. Castaneda is extremely honest and professional. You're in good hands with him.

29 Years Old Wanting Fuller Breast - CC Revisionary Surgery Scheduled for Novemeber

I love Dr. Castañeda! He always made me feel comfortable and at ease, and never hesitates to answer any of my questions as silly as they may be.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

56 Year Old Much Needed Liposuction Weight Was 230 Pounds 2/13/2013 - Mexico, MX

Doctor Castaneda, is a very caring and skilled surgeon in Tijuana Mexico. The top Surgeon in my opinion.

5 out of 5 stars Butt Lift

“41 Years Old, and a Much-needed Buttocks Lift” - Tijuana, MX

Thank you so much Dr. Carlos E Castaneda for being so caring, kind and patient with me and all your excellent work!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My New Tummy & Awesome Shape :) - Tijuana, MX

He is very personable!! Answers any question that you may have. Has a great sense of humor and is an awesome Dr.!! He is an artist and really knows how to fix up a body that needs it. I will definitely return to my Dr. !!! Keep up the great work Dr. Many blessings to you always!!! The clinic is beautiful and the staff there is also amazing!!! VIDA WELLNESS CLINIC IN TIJUANA MEXICO YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. THANKS DR. CASTANEDA FOR EVERYTHING!!! DR. YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND!!!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

28 Yr Botox - San Diego, CA

I was impressed with Dr Carlos Castaneda's work, I've had botox with other doctors and my face didn't feel as smooth and flawless before, my forehead and under my eyes look perfect, he is very thorough, the procedure was fast and There was no bruising and very mild swelling, the front desk was nice and fast, thank you Dr Castaneda :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

28 Yr Old Mother an Wife Much Needed Lift an Implants - Tijuana Mexico

I am a mother an wife that in need of a breast lift with implants. After having kids an weight loss I lost just about all of my breast an doing research I found Dr Castaneda an went with him for my breast lift with implants I got 610cc on each side I would recommend him to anyone he was awesome he came an checked on me three times before I went back home

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Butt Augmentation Procedure Fat Transfer Survival Amazing!!!!! - Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Castañeda is just an incredible nice carrying doctors before surgery and after very attentive i definitely trust Dr. Castañeda that's why i recommend him to anyone.

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Personal Statement

A bi-lingual and bi-cultural surgeon, Dr. Castañeda is extremely skilled at obtaining the desired and optimal results in a safe environment and helping medical tourists feel comfortable and at home.


Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Plastica, Estetica Y Reconstructiva, A.C.
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

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Free. Inquire about your complimentary consultation

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Castañeda has hospital affiliations at Angeles Hospital and Vida accredited by Surgical Facilities Resources (SFR).


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Baja California
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente (CMNO), Guadalajara
    Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, CMNO

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I decided to get a Brazilian Butt Lift & a Tummy Tuck. Please give me your God honest opinion. (photo)

If you manage to loose a bit more weight before doing the TT and lipo the results will be better.Maybe considering weightloss surgery before is not a... READ MORE

Is this necrosis or a scar? (Photo)

It doesn't look like necrosis, keep the bellybutton as dry as possible, talk to your surgeon about what you can do to promote healing READ MORE

I am 3 months post revision from 335 cc saline overs to 500 cc HP silicone unders. Have they bottomed out? (photos)

Yes they have.Weight of the implant plus type of skin is the problem.This can be fixed relatively easytalk to your surgeon READ MORE

Calf augmentation with fat or implants? I am looking for a doctor that is not too expensive. (photos)

I think the best option for you would be to consider calf implant surgeryRecovery is not that bad and the procedure is relatively easy.Check your... READ MORE

I had liposuction on my stomach, back and arms. I have terrible itching on my back and stomach area, is this normal?

It is very normal.Try body lotion, hydration helps a lot with this symptom.Other good options are coconut or almond oil for rubbing on your skin. READ MORE

Should I get my BB revised? I've had 1 revision on it already in April. Can it be made smaller? What about the dark scar?(Photo)

Sorry to say, but yes, you need to have another revision.The problem is that there is just too much skin left on the bellybutton itself, it needs to... READ MORE

Which breast lift technique is right for me? Want a lift with minimal scarring and no implant. I'm 29, 5'4", DD, 125 lbs (Phoot)

For you to consider a periareolar lift, you would also have to have some augmentation if not, the lift won't be enough.If no augmentation is a better... READ MORE

How can I choose the right doctor and procedure for me? (Photo)

In my experience I would recommend subfascial implant placement so it doesn't interfere with your gym habits. READ MORE

Husband is very against implants, I want a youthful appearance after bf 2 children. Is fat transfer & lift a good idea? (Photo)

For you fat transfer is definitely an option.However you may need to do 2 - 3 sessions of it in order to reach your DD goal. READ MORE

Are drains always necessary in a Tummy Tuck? Under what circumstances could one go without drains?

No drain could be used if a combination of deep sutures (Baroudi type stitches) and a tissular adhesive is used.This elevates cost and is not 100%... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Castañeda

Carlos Castaneda, MD has shared 15 before and after pictures with 63 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Carlos Castaneda, MD

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Liposculpture Treatment Demonstration

Dr. Castaneda performing a liposculpture on a male patient. WATCH VIDEO

Tummy Tuck Post-Pregnancy: What to Expect

What really happens to a woman's body during pregnancy? How can a mommy makeover help you? Dr. Carlos Castañeda answers this and other questions. WATCH VIDEO

How to Choose Your Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Carlos Castañeda talks about the critical aspects to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon, what to ask and what to look into. WATCH VIDEO

What to Expect When Recovering After a Mommy Makeover

How much time would it take for full recovery of a mommy makeover? Dr. Carlos Castañeda answers this question. WATCH VIDEO

The Advantages of a Mommy Makeover

Dr. Carlos Castaneda explains the benefits of the Mommy Makeover procedure. WATCH VIDEO

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Dr. Carlos Castañeda explains what is involved in a mommy makeover procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.