Most people don’t think of Mexico when it comes to plastic surgery. However, a surprising fact that many people are unaware of is that Mexico is the second largest provider of plastic surgeries in the world. To put this into perspective, one out of every ten plastic surgeries happens in Mexico.

Unfortunately, Mexico also places second on the list of places where the most plastic surgeries are performed by non-qualified people. This has had disheartening results.

The Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery has released data which shows that the most common procedure involves the injection of liquid silicone. This is shocking because liquid silicone can disfigure, cause long-term health issues, and even kill you when injected improperly.

Despite these risks, it has stayed at the top of the market as the most popular cosmetic surgery to augment a person’s bustline, glutes, or thighs. The Association has data which suggests that nearly 15 thousand people have experienced failed procedures in Mexico.

Why Do So Many People Opt For Plastic Surgery in Mexico?

The answer to this question is cost. If you look at the United States, malpractice insurance results in care in the U.S. being expensive. However, in Mexico, there aren’t any laws governing malpractice.

While this does result in the cost of surgery being significantly cheaper, it also results in patients not having the right to sue their doctor over malpractice in Mexico. Simply put, the cost is much cheaper in Mexico. However, the risk is much higher than in the United States.

CMCPER-Certified: The Safest Option

The idea of undergoing plastic surgery for much cheaper has made plastic surgery in Mexico a lucrative business. If you’re considering plastic surgery in Mexico, it’s important that you have a look at your doctor’s credentials before proceeding with any treatment. If possible, have a look at some references.

A CMCPER-certified plastic surgeon is your best bet in Mexico. The Mexican Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery only gives CMCPER certification after a rigorous and detailed process. This means that only highly qualified and knowledgeable candidates are able to achieve this certification.

If you’re set on having plastic surgery in Mexico, do more than just have a look at their credentials. Since it is your body that they’ll be operating on, you need to go the extra mile.

Visit the city where your operation will take place and have a look at all of the facilities available. There is usually a large expatriate community in each city. These communities will be more than happy to offer advice and references in regards to a CMCPER-certified plastic surgeon.

Contact Our Office to Find Out More

Dr. Nashielli Espinosa is a CMCPER-certified reconstructive plastic surgeon serving patients in the Guadalajara and Riviera Nayarit areas. Dr. Espinosa has numerous satisfied patients and a wealth of experience.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures she offers and want to look at before-and-after photos, you can arrange an informative consultation by getting in contact with our office.