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General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada #9551, Cosmopolitan Tower 701 Zona Río
Tijuana, Baja California 22320 MX

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5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

5 Weeks PO! Cardenas Doll!

Ok here I go again! This is my third time attempting to write this and post it. I have been wanting a bigger butt for as long as I could remember. I have tried the diet and exercise thing but my weight just goes up and down like a yo yo and I would lose weight in the place (my butt) where I do not want/need to so I would try to gain some back to "fill out" my butt but then the weight would go...

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

I'm My Own Avatar...Damn...I'm Fineeeeeeee...

I am looking forward to getting my new Big Beautiful Butt but unfortunely I have to wait at least anonther five months because of the tummy tuck I recently had in Jan 2012. I was trying to stay in Houston, but all the PS ofcs I call were over prices and charged for each procedures and the pix did not look that hot. I don't understand why they charge so darn much in TX. I guess everything is...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

26 Year Old. 3 Kids. Breast Reduction from a Dd to a C - Tijuana, MX

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...

Build A Body - Tijuana, Mexico

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...

Dr Cardenas TJ Mexico by way of Dr Jimmerson 2011

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

Finally My Tummy Tuck!

18 years ago my beloved first son was born at almost 10 pounds. A second large baby followed by years of weight loss yoyoing has left me with a deflated, sad stomach. I have been wishing, planning and thinking about it for many years and I'm finally ready. I've researched a number of doctors both locally and abroad. I hate to say that a lot of the work that I've seen by local doctors isn't...

BBL Round 2! -8 weeks post op new pics added!

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...

Going for revision surgery June 2nd - Mexico

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

Got my Cheeks Back! - Mexico, MX

This got deleted. and I had SOOOO much more passion the 1st time around. I had a VERY pleasant experience with Dra Cardenas. I was on the fence about filler initially, but am very HAPPY with my results. I lost some weight and lost volume in my cheeks and and wanted the high cheeks and smooth face of yesteryear LOL... I'm pretty young... I contacted the Dra. and sent photos. This is what...

Personal Statement

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.

Memberships

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

Consultation Fee

$70

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Cardenas has hospital affiliations at Beauty-Enhance Clinic, Hospital Angeles, Hospital del Prado, Hospital Jardines de Guadalupe (Guadalajara Jal.), and Hospital San Javier (Guadalalajara Jal).

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1996
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: 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

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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

Large Mons Pubis, What Procedure? (Photo)

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

How can I get rid of the extra fat before surgery? (Photo)

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

Full body lift, or extended tummy tuck? (Photo)

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

Are these realistic results? (Photo)

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

Why cannot reputable surgeons in Mexico or Tijuana prescribe medication after surgery?

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

I have gained 30lbs after my tummy tuck. Is it harder to lose this weight after a tummy tuck?

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

What procedure(s) can be used to make my mid-section smaller after body lift? (Photos)

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

Do you lose weight after Tummy Tuck?

The Tummy Tuck itself would not make you lose weight. Sometimes the muscle repair will.Liposuction would make you lose volume around waist and... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Cardenas

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Post-Op Care After a Tummy Tuck

Dr. Laura Carmina Cardenas shares what can be expected in terms of cost and care for a tummy tuck procedure, live at PSTM 2016 in Los Angeles. WATCH VIDEO

Doctor POV: Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty (Part 6)

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

Doctor POV: Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty (Part 5)

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

Doctor POV: Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty (Part 4)

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

Doctor POV: Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty (Part 3)

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

Doctor POV: Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty (Part 2)

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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