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FAQs

How safe is it to travel into Mexico?

There are the same risks as in any other place in the USA. If you stay within the Border area you should be completely safe as there are many US and Mexico law enforcement officers in the area. For your convenience we offer transportation to and from the border. We are located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico just 1 block from the US-Mexico International Border and most of our patients come from the USA and Canada. Remember as you are coming to a foreign country, you will need to have proper documents to go into Mexico and return to the USA. Visit travel.state.gov for Passport info call 1-877- 4USA-PPT / 1-877-487-2778.

How fast can I go across the border?

We offer you a Fast lane pass to go across the Border. This pass is issued by the Goverment in Mexico and is only available for Board Certified Doctors and Clinics to reduce the border crossing time (this is not a SENTRI lane) There is a cost for additional passes and is only good for patients with US license plates. The pass is included with any procedure. The average time to cross the border with this special pass is 15 minutes.

Where can I get more information on BAJA?

We cordially Welcome you to MEXICO! For your convenience and to make sure you have a safe and pleasant experience, we suggest that you take the time and visit discoverbajacalifornia.com.

What should I know if I am considering a Cosmetic Procedure or Plastic Surgery?

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Choosing to have a Cosmetic Procedure or Plastic Surgery and selecting a Plastic Surgeon is an important decision. Whether you are considering cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance or Reconstructive plastic surgery to correct defects or improve function, you want a surgeon with the skill and training to help you achieve your goals. Not only look for the best price, look for the safest and Certified Service. Always make sure to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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In Mexico as in any other country we are concerned about our patients safety. For this reason there is a very large public campaign to inform our patients of the risk of having their procedures with any other person than a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Safe Plastic Surgery Campaign (Cirugia Plastica Segura). Watch video.

How can I be better prepared for my procedure or Surgery?

These 7 Instructions will help you get ready for your procedure or surgery, please read them carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

1. ARRIVAL
Make plans to arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled time of your procedure unless otherwise instructed.

If you need transportation please make proper arrangements.

2. POSTOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION
If you are staying in a hotel nearby or going home, plan to have someone stay with you. Your postoperative transportation must be pre-arranged. The person responsible for driving you home must arrive in the office the day you are released from the clinic. If you need someone to drive you across the Border please notify us in advance.

3. MEDICATIONS
Do not take aspirin. Aspirin products, or vitamin E for 4 weeks prior to surgery as these may promote bleeding. Also, medications containing ibuprofen may have effects similar to aspirin if taken on regular basis just prior to your surgery. If needed request a list.

If you are taking such medications or any other medication for pain or arthritis or anticoagulats, please notify your surgeon. You may take Tylenol or products containing acetaminophen.

All drug allergies must be noted prior to surgery.

4. ANESTHESIA
If you will be receiving general anesthesia, you must observe the following instructions:

Night Before Surgery

  • Eat light supper the night before surgery.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, not even water!
  • Do not take any drugs (medications or alcohol) except those prescribed by your physician.
  • Bathing either the night before or morning of surgery is permitted.
  • Please notify your physician the day before your scheduled surgery if there is any change in your physical condition (i.e, temperature, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever or extreme pain).

The Morning of Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything!
  • Brush your teeth but do not swallow any water.
  • You may apply light makeup if you wish, but No mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner or false eyelashes.

5. ATTIRE

  • Wear casual clothing such as a jogging suit or loose-fitting clothing Do not wear panty hose, high heels, or many layers of clothing.
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home.

6. HOME CARE AFTER SURGERY

  • Before leaving the clinic you will receive verbal and written instructions for your postoperative caregiver. Included in this information will be general instructions regarding diet, medication, bathing and activity restrictions in addition to those specific to your procedure.
  • After your surgery, have on hand easily digested foods such as ginger ale, crackers, Jell-O, and canned soups.

7. RECOVERY
Make sure you ask how many days you need to take off from your work after surgery, especially if your work consists of heavy lifting or vigorous activity. The average time you need after a surgery is 7 to 10 days.

If you have any questions please contact us.

USA (619)571-6125

MEX (664) 683-2692

e-mail: newmetj.com@gmail.com

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How do I know what is the best procedure for me?

We are committed to making sure you have the most information before you have any procedure. We provide a personal consultation and advise you the best procedure available to achieve your desired results.

Is Cosmetic Surgery right for me?

Plastic Surgery has obvious and often dramatic benefits. However, it is not for everyone. If you are considering a Cosmetic procedure you need to consider the following:

  • Understand the limitations as well as the benefits. No surgery can achieve Perfection and there is no guarantee that the results will look exactly as you envision them.
  • Have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery can reshape your body, not your life.
  • Time your surgery at a point when you don’t feel exceptional stress, and you have emotional support available.
  • Be prepared to tolerate some discomfort during and after the surgery, as well as the possibility of scars or other side effects.
  • Understand that, like any surgery, plastic surgery has risks. Choosing the right procedure and preparing for your surgery can lower those risks.
  • Make sure you are financially ready to take 7 to 10 days off your work without any stress.

Know that Cosmetic surgery is not suitable for people who are prone to mood swings or erratic behavior, who abuse drugs or are under a serious clinical depression.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

This is the term used for the combination of Breast Surgery and Tummy tuck. It is one of our most commun surgeries that can dramatically change the appearance of a woman’s body.