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RealSelf community says"I know have had my surgery everything went great my body is looking very nice now just time to heal I had no complication the doctors been amazing since the beginning as well as her stuff I recommend 101% hope ..." "She does great job on Tummy tucks." "The recovery house is also a wonderful place to recover."
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5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Cardenas customer service and bedside manner was great!
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Im back in Tj Surgey Today June 13, 2016 with CARDENAS IS AN ARTIST!!!! PICS POSTED... - Tijuana, Mexico
So with little over a month to go I'm super excited. I'm staying at Beauty Care Recovery House for 3 days following my BBL. I hope to get at least to get 1000 cc from Dr Pantoja but we will see how it goes. I'm 5'3 150lbs Measures UB:33 W:31 H/B:38. Anyone have any recent experience with Beauty Care, Ron the owner seems nice (phone convo.)? This is a birthday present to myself. My B-day is...
5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Cardenas and her staff has been amazing from day one, they are aways responsive and will get back to you within 24 hours of any question that they can't answer right off. Dr. Cardenas is amazingly beautiful in person and she look like a beauty queen...a lil older but still fab.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
Hello I am 26 years old mother of 3 wonderful children who just got a breast reduction done yesterday morning at 10am by Dr Carmina Cardenas. I live in Long Beach Ca and I had never traveled to Tijuana MX. I was referred to Dr Cardenas by my coworker after getting a quote in Buena Park Ca for a breast lift $7900. I did extreme research on Dr Cardenas before getting a quote from her which took...
Here I am finally ready to start my review and journey with surgery. I'm a 33yr old mother of a cool nerdy 15 yr girl, I work in activities in a retirement community and I'm a gym freak. Im here because in 2012 I started my weight loss journy losing about 80lbs in 1 year through prayer, exercise, and healthy eating. After getting to 170lbs I started to get discouraged because of my hanging...
Im so excited to advance my self esteem and my physical image for myself. Ive chosen Dra.Cardenas to assist me in my physical makeover. A lil bit about me. Im 28 & have wonderful beautiful 2kids. Im now currently single during what my peers call cuffin season.LOL. This is not my 1st with sx. I had lipo and fg bbl with the now famous Dr.J in.Atlanta. He is awesome, but his staff.....well......
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
Dra. Cardenas has been absolutely wonderful, responsive and knowledgeable. I can't explain it, but I feel at ease with her, more than I did when I was considering other surgeons. I feel that I'm in great hands.
Ok, just updating my review my BBL the that Dr Cardenas gets the credit ... It won't let you change the dr name to update the review. I originally a tummy tuck and bbl with dr pantoja may 2013 and just recently had round 2 bbl and scar revision with the wonderful Dr Cardenas. I'm so happy with my results and the quality of care I received in Mexico. Hard to take good pic of yourself from the...
I had a gastric sleeve in 2010 lost 120 pounds , body lift in 2011 now ready for a new booty! Had to gain 25 pounds as I was too thin and do not want implants. Had previous surgeries in Tijuana before and have no doubts about doing so! My gastric sleeve was with Dr. Ortiz and My body lift with Dr. Castillo Calderon. I am still thrilled with the sleeve, the body lift was ok except he left some...
5 out of 5 stars Juvederm
Dra. Cardenas is. a. doll. I love the fact that she and her whole staff seem to be on one positive wave length. I always get prompt responses, and great advice and good prices. Her facility is SPOTLESS clean inviting open warm... She has a team of professionals and offers loads of services... I got filler, teeth whitening and more services were made available to me.
This is my passion and it comes from my heart, my day to day motivation that gives me the opportunity to be part of making extraordinary changes in the lives of our patients. Restoring their confidence and self-esteem, creating a more happy and beautiful person both inside and out.
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1996
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Hospital de Especialidades CMNO, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX, 2003
Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, with Dr. Pedro Vega Villasante, Guadalajara, 2003
Treatments offered at Private Practive Beauty Enhance Clinic, Tijuana BC Mexico
Most popular answers from Laura Carmina Cardenas, MD
Looking at my pictures, do you think I can get away with non-invasive treatments to fix my loose skin? (photos)
In my opinion you have to make a very important decision: What do you want for YOURSELF, Do you want a perfect flat abdomen, tight skin, nice and sexy... READ MORE
You have two conditions and definitely related to genetics and overweight is aggravating the problem: thick or fatty pubic area and saggy mons.... READ MORE
That "mattress" feeling, as you described, is the amount of fat you have inside the abdominal cavity. Definitely losing that volume will impact... READ MORE
Will I benefit from a tummy tuck? Will I lose my strech marks? How low can I get my scar? I am willing to go abroad. (Photo)
You are a wonderful candidate for a Full Tummy Tuck, and Muscle repair, you do have skin enough to achieve a super nice flat abdomen, very low... READ MORE
You are a perfect candidate for a Lower Body Lift, which in my hands, means a Circumferential Tummy Tuck to get rid of the saggy skin on abdomen,... READ MORE
You have to know the set of three are Photoshop photos.Ant eh other 3 most likely are very young and no babies.Your abdomen is saggy and your muscle... READ MORE
I want to share with you that, it is correct, believe it not, the access to all type of narcotics, you name them: painkillers, anti-anxiety, sleeping... READ MORE
You have to acknowledge that after TT, it seems kind of easy to gain weight and very hard to lose it.Plus, the fat will not be storage the same before... READ MORE
My humble opinion is to do a thorough liposuction all the way around with a special attention to the waist and we may use that fat to transfer into... READ MORE
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Before and After Photos by Dr. Cardenas
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Videos by Laura Carmina Cardenas, MD
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Here she is! Dr. Laura Cardenas has just finished with this patient and we can see the final result. Dr. Cardenas also notes the two drains that she has placed to help remove any fluid collection and keep the swelling and discomfort to a minimum. WATCH VIDEO
With the abdomen muscles repaired and the excess skin of the tummy removed, Dr. Laura Cardenas can now move into the final stage of closing the belly and creating a beautiful belly for her patient. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Laura Cardenas has finished with the muscle tightening and has moved into the stage of redraping the skin over the abdomen. Here, she displays the amount of skin that can now be removed and where the new belly button will be placed. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Laura Cardenas continues her work of tightening her young patient's tummy muscles in the upper region, noting the differences between the upper and lower regions. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Laura Cardenas begins the muscle repair for her patient's abdominoplasty and tummy tuck, noting how easily she closed the gap of 5 inches and how she works closely with the anesthesiologist to ensure she does not pull her patient too tight. WATCH VIDEO
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