Plastic Surgery is no longer an exclusive beauty secret of the rich and famous. As more and more people realize the incredible results the right plastic surgeon and dermatologist can provide, more people are opting in – and telling all of their friends and family about it. Just take a look at CosMed Clinic’s Facebook page this past year. In just a few short months after we launched it, we have patients sharing success stories and helping new patients ease uncertainties.   We also have our own board certified plastic surgeons and dermatologist answering questions and posting important updates on beauty and anti-aging trends.

And with Michelle Obama’s recent interview declaring that it is safe to travel to Mexico, we expect even more Americans and Canadians alike to make the journey to our brand new, state-of-art facility in Mexico.

In fact, we are in the processe of scheduling appointments for 2012. CosMed is offering 10% off all surgical fees to new patients when you schedule your first appointment and pay in full by January 31, 2012. Surgery must be completed by March 31, 2012 to take advantage of this special offer. (Contact CosMed Clinic now to take advantage of this special offer)

Here’s a look at some of the most popular plastic surgery and beauty procedures for 2012:

2011 was a big year for plastic surgery. Our patient, Tammy, was featured in Oprah Magazine after her procedures with Dr. Quiroz of CosMed Clinic in Mexico

Liposculpture (Lipoplasty/Suction Lipectomy)

Liposculpture continues to be one of the most commonly requested surgical procedures. It can sculpt and develop the shape of the body by removing unwanted fat from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Since it has become popular within the past decade, liposculpture has benefited from additional studies and refinements of the previous technique.

“While some plastic surgeons recommend Zeltiq, we still believe we can achieve better results through Liposculpture, or UAL (Ultrasound Assisted Liposculpture). In addition we can use the fat for grafting to face or hands for rejuvenation, butt or breast for augmentation. With Zeltiq fat gets destroyed.” explains CosMed Clinic’s Dr. Carlos Castaneda

Today, many different techniques and approaches of liposculpture exist to provide the optimum results for many different patients. Those who have struggled with diet and exercise can now attain desired results from liposculpture and finally remove their stubborn areas of fat.

Tummy Tucks

This major surgical procedure is typically performed with general or local anesthesia and a sedative. During a “tummy tuck,” our board-certified plastic surgeons will remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure has been preferred by women who want to improve stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy, and also to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.

The incision from abdominoplasty will leave a permanent scar between the hips, which can easily be concealed with a bikini. Abdominoplasty is commonly performed within approximately two to five hours, with a recovery range of around two weeks to a few months. Combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, your tummy tuck results can last for many years


Thermage is a non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment. This is a non surgical procedure and no injections are needed. Benefits of Thermage include:

1. Tighter, smoother skin …
2. Softened wrinkles and lines …
3. Younger looking appearance.

“We recommend Thermage instead of skin rollers. While the idea is the same, triggering collagen production, it can also be done on any part of the body,” says Dr. Castaneda.

Thermage allows patients to get tighter and smoother skin with little to no downtime. Thermage uses unique radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deep layers of your skin, while cooling the surface of your skin to keep it intact during the procedure.

This deep heating stimulates your body’s natural skin renewal process, which helps tighten existing collagen and form new collagen. Over time, sagging or wrinkled skin is replaced with smoother, tighter skin; improved tone and texture; and an overall younger looking appearance.

With more and more people understanding the benefits of cosmetic surgery in 2012, we also expect to see more Fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, IPL, lasers and fat grafts for hand rejuvenation. We are also seeing more male plastic surgery.

For more information about any of these procedures, please contact CosMed Clinic directly, or fill out our private, free online virtual consultation form. A board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist will help you determine which procedures is best for you.