CosMed Clinic

Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico

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CosMed Clinic is located in Tijuana, Mexico, near the US border and is experienced in treating both national and international patients, with a large number of patients coming from the US and Canada.

The clinic offers all-inclusive packages, discounts on multiple procedures performed, and can also offer group rates on all procedures. Services provided by the clinic include free consultations, Skype consultations, free WiFi, interpreter services, assistance with hotel booking, and airport pick-up and drop-off.

CosMed Clinic is the only surgical center in Mexico to receive accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAASF).


CosMed Clinic is located just 11 km from Tijuana International Airport, and is accessible via public transport or taxi. The clinic can also be easily accessed from San Diego in the US, as it is located close to the Mexico-United States border.

Tijuana is a city home to a number of bars, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Patients can visit the Tijuana Cultural Center, just 5 km away, which has been the main arts center in the region since opening in 1982.

Estadio Gasmart, a professional baseball stadium built in 1976 with a capacity to hold over 16,000 spectators, is located just 10 km from the clinic.


Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASF)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Online doctor consultation
Translation services
Airport pickup
Hotel booking
Local tourism options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Private rooms for patients available
Mobility accessible rooms


32 procedures across 5 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(5 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Band Surgery

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  • Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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  • Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

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(4 procedures)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Skin Treatment

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Laser Hair Removal

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  • Laser hair removal destroys hair at the follicle, using short bursts of light energy. For permanent results, usually several sessions are required with a break in between, however single sessions can be used for hair reduction. The amount of sessions and time the sessions take vary, depending on the targeted area.

  • 2 days

    It's safe to fly after laser hair removal treatment.

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Permanent Makeup

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>General Medicine

(4 procedures)

Female Health Checkup

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General Medicine Consultation

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Male Health Checkup

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(18 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

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Breast Implants

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    In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.

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Breast Lift

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  • A breast lift procedure, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift and tighten sagging breasts (also called breast ptosis). The surgery is generally sought after by women have gone through pregnancy, have had breast implants removed, or have lost a lot of weight, which has resulted in the sagging of the breasts.

  • 1 weeks

    The surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days before travelling.

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(1 procedure)

Dermatology Consultation

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  • A dermatology consultation is a meeting with a dermatologist, to discuss a specific skin problem and explore treatment options. A dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions which patients may consult with a dermatologist about are psoriasis, acne treatment, mole removal, and laser skin resurfacing treatment.

  • 1 - 2 days
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More about available treatments at CosMed Clinic

The 3 most popular procedures performed at CosMed Clinic are facelift, body contouring surgery, and liposuction. Other procedures performed at the clinic include male breast reduction, abdominoplasty, wrinkle treatment, rhinoplasty, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric balloon treatment.



The team at CosMed Clinic is comprised of accredited doctors, many of which have received international education and training.

Many of the team are members of both national and international medical boards or organizations such as the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Languages spoken at the clinic include English and Spanish.

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Universidad La Salle (ULSA) in 1977
  • Completed a graduate program at the University of Miami
  • Completed his residency in general surgery at the National University of Mexico
  • Completed a 3 fellowship in plastic surgery at the National University of Mexico
  • Became a board certified surgeon in plastic and cosmetic surgery in 1984
  • Licensed surgeon in both the US and Mexico
  • Specializes in facelift, neck lift, brow lift, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty
  • Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society (SDPSS)
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Guanajuato in 1989
  • Completed a residency in plastic surgery at the Western National Medical Center in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Specializes in performing rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, facelift, Botox, and buttock augmentation
  • Member of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Carlos Castaneda

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Baja California in 2000
  • Completed 3 years of training in general surgery at the Western National Medical Center in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Board certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (CMCPER)
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (AMCPER) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Specializes in body contouring, liposculpture, breast surgery, rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Alberto de la Fuente Garcia

  • Graduated from the University of Baja California in 2005
  • Completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey
  • Certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in the US and the Mexican Board of Dermatology
  • Specializes in treating acne, skin cancer, psoriasis, and hair and nail diseases
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, and the Tijuana College of Dermatology

Dr. Alejandro Lopez Ortega

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in bariatric, general, and laparoscopic surgery
  • Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Oscar Lumban

  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California
  • Completed his residency in surgery at Hospital la Raza, Mexico City
  • Specializes in bariatric surgery, hiatal hernia surgery, inguinal hernia, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Jose Jimenez

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in internal medicine and intensive care
  • Author of various intensive care and bariatric surgery publications
  • Member of the American College of Chest Physicians
Internal Medicine

Dr. Roberto Estrada

  • Graduated from the Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo in 1978
  • Member of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA)


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  • Friendly people but disorganized, confused, and poor procedures in place. Didn't get the results I asked for.
    Patient name hidden United States Liposuction

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine


    January 2018

    Pre-op communication seemed good at first then cracks started to appear. e.g. they told me that the anesthesia had to be paid separately but never mentioned that it needed to be paid IN CASH, then they afternoon before the procedure they said that the anesthesia and the lab work had to be paid in cash so I had to scramble to find a bank to get cash before I left the US.

    The shuttle was very late picking me up at the SD airport so my pre-op procedures were late and most people had already gone home for the day. It never seemed like they knew where I was supposed to go or do next. Someone would do something and say they were done and just leave me in a room or in the lobby and I had to ask where to go or what to do next and they would call someone and find out.

    I had a quick 2-3 minute consultation with the surgeon and he said roughly what he was going to do but there were no explanations of anything or discussions. I told him what I expected out of the procedure and I'm quite disappointed to say that I didn't get the results that I asked for and that he could have done.

    As I'm lying in recovery a few hours after surgery, still very groggy from the anesthesia and with an IV in my arm, the nurse comes in and says I need to pay her for the compression garment and medicine. Seriously, why didn't they have me pay before surgery or after I was even awake? She said they couldn't so I struggle to stand up and find my wallet and fall over because of the pain and the anesthesia, and she runs my credit card and I sign the receipt while in a great deal of pain and in a daze.

    Why do I have to pay for 5 separate things at all different times and days (and two of them in cash) for one procedure? And especially they shouldn't come ask me for payment while I'm in the recovery room! They should charge you once and distribute as needed.

    They were suppose to have provided me with the lab results which I had to ask for 4 separate times before I finally received them. I sent photos as the doctor requested 2 weeks afterwards and he said I was still very swollen but didn't offer any solutions or prognosis. I've emailed twice since then asking for help but he doesn't respond.

    Overall I'm disappointed. I could have dealt with the chaos and lack of communication if I would have received the results that I paid for but I didn't. He removed less than half the fat that I asked to be removed and I really don't look significantly better than before the surgery. More or less it was a waste of time, money, and pain. I'm disappointed.

    CosMed Clinic's response:
    "We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues that you have faced. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our patients. So, we hope you will give us and opportunity to discuss this further with you. The doctor’s coordinator will be taking care of you personally, and she will reach out to you shortly.

    Magda Dueñas"

    Patient name hidden United States Liposuction
  • Marika United States Body Lift


    February 2018

    If you are going to have plastic surgery, and you are a savy shopper always looking for Quality at Affordable price, YOU MUST meet with Dr. Alejandro Quiroz of CosMed, Tijuana Mexico. This man loves what he does and it is reflected in the outcome. Dr. Quiroz listens, imagine that a man who listens! He speaks perfect English so there are no misunderstandings, he is up to date with the latest techniques available and an absolute pleasure to work with. In January of this year I had an arm lift and a lower body lift after losing 120 pounds. I also had my buttocks filled out a bit to complete phase one of my plastic surgery. I feel FANTASTIC, and I look FABULOUS. I want more surgery, I am planning to have a partial face lift. I am also interested in having my breasts lifted and maybe implants as well. Then I will have an upper body lift to finish it off. I am so happy to have found this man, and I have had the opportunity to meet with many people who share my opinion of Dr. Quiroz, a doctor of quality and a man of integrity. Thank you with all my heart!!!

    Marika, United States Body Lift
  • Terri United States Facelift


    February 2018

    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!!!!

    Terri, United States Facelift
  • Carolyn United States Body Lift


    February 2018

    Going shopping is a completely different experience now. I’m so happy trying on regular clothes that now my problem is picking a color or style. I feel good about myself now. I am forever grateful to Dr. Quiroz and COSMED for the professional work, support, and excellent service. I recommend them to anyone who wants to transform their body and their lives.

    Carolyn, United States Body Lift

The clinic was visited by a member of the MEDIGO Team

Cosmed is part of the VIDA Wellness and Beauty clinic, which is beautiful! The exterior architecture is gorgeous and so is the interior design. It really is luxurious and must be quite an experience for international patients to have their plastic surgery in such a nice clinic. The plastic surgeons are really well known in California and were very friendly. The clinic even has its own boutique hotel, I was very impressed!