HOW TO CHECK IF A DOCTOR IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN MEXICO?
Updated: Oct 10
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"The standard of healthcare in Mexico is one of the best in the world and this is not a coincidence if Mexico City (capital of Mexico) is consistently one of the top 5 medical tourism destinations in the world, year after year".
Why do people go to Mexico for Plastic Surgery?
Mexico offer the best combination of high quality plastic surgery and affordable prices.
The standard of healthcare in Mexico is one of the best in the world and this is not a coincidence if Mexico City (capital of Mexico) is consistently one of the top 5 medical tourism destinations in the world, year after year. There are many reasons why every year thousands of patients from all over the world choose Mexico to perform their surgery:
- Quality of Care & Personalized Care. Patients who travel to Mexico for plastic surgery often report that the quality of surgical care is best in class and when it comes to personalized care and attention from the doctor, is usually better than in their home country. Surgeons in Mexico invest more time with the patient and have more empathy and involvement with their condition. They also perform extensive and thorough check-ups and patients will not feel as rushed as they often do in the US.
- No barrier language
- Affordable prices (the price of plastic surgery is about one-third of what it costs in US and Canada)
- The city is easily accessible by land and air
- Private Clinics offer the most advanced procedures
- Doctors are highly trained and internationally certified.
…But knowing which doctors in Mexico are reputed and trustworthy can be difficult!
How to find a reputable plastic surgeon in Mexico?
Choosing a Board Certified plastic surgeon is the best way to ensure that your surgeon has the necessary training and experience to perform your plastic surgery procedure.
Before & After SMAS FaceLift
What is the Meaning of Board Certification?
A board certified plastic surgeon by The Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, assures that the doctor has graduated from an accredited medical school and has completed at least 6 years of additional training as a resident surgeon in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education. This includes a minimum of 6 years of residency training in all areas of surgery, including at least 3 years devoted entirely to plastic surgery. Certification is a voluntary process a surgeon seeks after this training.
To become certified, the doctor then must pass comprehensive written and oral exams.
A Board Certified plastic surgeon in Mexico is not a “cosmetic doctor”!
How can you verify your plastic surgeon’s credentials and board certifications as well as verify the surgical facility accreditations in Mexico?
If you would like to check if your Surgeon is Board Certified in Mexico, check the web site of the Consejo Mexicano de Cirugia Plastica, Estetica y Reconstructiva. If you want to check what facilities are approved in Mexico, you will need to check the web site for the COFEPRIS that regulates the hospitals and clinics in Mexico. The first and most important step is to ask your doctor his medical license number, called cédula profesional in Spanish. This is not enough, and you must also ask for their Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (AMCPER) certification.
In Mexico, the AMCPER is the highest plastic surgery board, similar to the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
AMCPER’s website http://directorio.cirugiaplastica.mx/public/
You can also check the Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva, A.C.
- Go to the website https://www.cmcper.org.mx/
- Click on “Especialistas Certificados” to check whether a doctor is board certified by Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In Mexico, just as anywhere else in the world, physicians that are not trained to practice plastic surgery can try to deceive patients. Any licensed doctor or physician can claim to be a “cosmetic doctor”, so the importance of finding a reputable Board certified plastic surgeon for your procedure is VITAL!
Operating room after surgery | Certified nurses & Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Are all Mexican plastic surgeons qualified and Certified?
In Mexico, just as anywhere else in the world, physicians that are not trained to practice plastic surgery can try to deceive patients. Any licensed doctor or physician can claim to be a “cosmetic doctor”, so the importance of finding a reputable Board certified plastic surgeon for your procedure is VITAL! A Board Certified plastic surgeon in Mexico is not a “cosmetic doctor”
A Board Certified plastic surgeon in Mexico must go through extensive and highly specialized training. The certification process is designed to assure the public that a certified medical specialist has successfully completed an approved educational program and an evaluation, including an examination process designed to assess the knowledge, experience and skills requisite to the provision of high quality patient care in that specialty.
Board certification demonstrate a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or sub specialty of medical practice and it measures of a physician’s knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality healthcare.
The meaning of board certification is an indication that the specialist has completed an approved medical education program and an evaluation, including an examination designed to assess the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to provide high quality care in that specialty at the time the certificate is awarded.
A Board certified plastic surgeons only operates in accredited hospitals and surgical centers and adheres to strict ethical guidelines.
"HOW TO CHECK IF A DOCTOR IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN MEXICO?" Article written by Gabriela Lomo - Office Manager at www.TopPlasticSurgeonsMexico.com