Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD

Plastic Surgeon

PHILOSOPHY

Just 30 minutes south of downtown San Diego, Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes manages a busy aesthetic plastic surgery practice comprised of a majority of patients from the United States. His high referral base is a function of his aesthetic skill and training. "In order for me to give my patients the best results, they need to be the center of my attention. Here, every patient has a name. If you come here, we will know who you are.”
 
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Just 30 minutes south of downtown San Diego, Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes manages a busy aesthetic plastic surgery practice comprised of a majority of patients from the United States. His high referral base is a function of his aesthetic skill and training. "In order for me to give my patients the best results, they need to be the center of my attention. Here, every patient has a name. If you come here, we will know who you are.”
 
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Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes
Plastic Surgeon
Tijuana, Mexico

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Aesthetic Injectables
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
MOST MEMORABLE THING I SAW THIS YEAR
A shy, young male teen gain so much self-confidence after rhinoplasty
2.
THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD
We will continue to see many more noninvasive procedures as viable options for facial rejuvenation
3.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
My family
4.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Caring, patient, professional
5.
MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST
Classical, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, current and Mexican music
6.
MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENTS
I have them all the time when my patients are happy
7.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD
Liposuction alone will make you look completely different without the need for diet and exercise
8.
CELEB PHOTO MY PATIENTS MOST OFTEN BRING IN
Kim Kardashian West
9.
THE PROCEDURE I PERFORM MOST OFTEN
Rhinoplasty because I can create harmony on a patient’s face
10.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
We always deliver high-quality results
11.
MY MOTTO
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem

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Philosophy

Just 30 minutes south of downtown San Diego, Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes manages a busy aesthetic plastic surgery practice comprised of a majority of patients from the United States. His high referral base is a function of his aesthetic skill and training. "In order for me to give my patients the best results, they need to be the center of my attention. Here, every patient has a name. If you come here, we will know who you are.”
 

About My Practice:

What is your most requested procedure?

My most popular procedure is body contouring liposuction, tummy tucks and breast augmentation.

What procedures are your favorite to perform?

I particularly enjoy facial rejuvenation. Patients see themselves in the mirror, but feel different inside. Facial surgery is so satisfying. I get to see a new and improved person coming back.

What do you strive to achieve when performing a procedure?

Above all, I seek to create a beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic. Patients don't want an unnatural appearance with pulls and scars. They want individually tailored, beautiful outcomes.

About Me:

What is the best advice you've received?

Whatever you choose to do, do it right.

What is your favorite quote?

I have always believed that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

What's one thing you're never without?

A good mood it's a must.

Where do you go to escape the office?

I love traveling to the beaches in Mexico. They are so beautiful.

What is the best advice you've received?

Whatever you choose to do, do it right.

Testimonials

Debra

Debra

Had a previous tummy tuck from other Dr. Wish I would of gone to him first. I was very self conscience about my tt scare it was too high and extended five to six inches past my hips of which was uneccesary in my opinion also belly button was very large. Dr Fuentes had very nice bedside manners and was willing to listen to my concerns and was very honest and realistic regarding end results. He is a perfectionist and very skillful. It's been approximately six months since revision. I've been very happy with results. My scare is very thin and was able to lower scare. It no longer peeks over pant waist nor bathing suit. He is awesome and heaven sent. Thank you soooo much,Dr Fuentes. He is highly recommended and five star surgeon. As a matter of fact I'm planing to have a face lift hopefully this upcoming summer. I won't go to anyone else. Forever grateful:)

Carolina

Carolina, Patient Testimonial

Doctor Fuentes is one of best doctor. Professional and caring.

Nenita

Nenita

Dr Fuentes rescued me and gave me my self comfidence back.....he is my hero, I will never put my hands again in another Dr, never again.. i originally had butt implants done by another Dr in Tijuana that put me under general anestesia for over 10 hrs and letft my butt not only deforme but with a big seroma and even smaller that without implants,- yes you hear it right, you guys can imagen all i went thru, i was very depress and didnt want to be in public or wear any tigh clothing.. I was in the emergency room twice here in the USA, I was in bed for 3 months and Drs here in the USA told me that I need it to remove the implants ASAP. i was desesperate and very afraid of my life...I read a lot about Dr Fuentes but I was still not sure, i was afraid he could be another disaster and I couldnt survive another surgery like the previos.. i visited more that 12 differents PS and Finally on 08/2012 I put my life in Dr Fuentes hands,I remember haging him and telling him please save my butt. i was back and fort between him and other Drs, but i made the right decision, Dr Fuentes not only gave me my life back but my selfsteem, now I can have a social life again and look forward to every day activities..Dr Fuentes is very honest and very profesional, I had no pain at all with my surgery with him, i was expecting the worse since Previously I went to hell with the previous Dr...two days after the surgery when I was still resting and with my wearing still the warments I even asked Dr Fuentes if he really replaced the implants because I was not feeling any pain at all and he only took 30 minutes at the operation room and my previous one was over 10 hrs....is going to be almost a year of my butt implants replacement with Dr Fuentes and every day I am more and more happy with the results I have so much respect for him, I cant thank him enough...:)

I would recommend Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to everyone

Melissa Valdovinos

I have always wanted to fix my nose since 9 years old. I am 26 and finally got it done. I have always been very insecure about myself because of my nose. I am a good looking woman I think but had a big middle eastern nose. I emailed Dr. Fuentes and he gave me pics of what I can look like and sent me forms to read over. I felt very scared at first but after meeting him I felt comfortable. He is very professional and knows his job. I couldn't believe how painless my experience was. I went in for surgery, I took a pill they give me, I passes out cause I was up all night wondering how my surgery would go, next thing I know I wake up and I am in the recovery room. I swear I thought I was still waiting to go to surgery until the nurse told me I was done. After about 15 minutes of being up I got to leave. I picked up my prescriptions and went home. They provided me with a pass through the faster lanes which I loved. I stopped at CVS and bought Bruise Relief for $5.99 and went home. I cleaned my face and applied bruise cream then took my pill and passed out. I woke up with no pain or bruises! I was swollen but I honestly couldn't feel it but could see it. I never felt pain and if I felt uncomfortable I took a pill and no pain. I also never bruised or had black eyes. In a week I went back and he checked my nose, cleaned me up and took care of what he had to, put on new bandages to keep it from moving and I went home. In a month about half the swelling was gone and after I felt it went down daily. I took off my bandages after the second week and I already looked better even though I was swollen. After that everyday I felt better and looked better. It was a great experience for me. Its been 11 months and I don't need to feel insecure about my face. My nose goes with my face perfectly. The price was perfect and not expensive compared to the USA. I would reccomend Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to everyone. Next month is implant time! Any advice?

Marie

Marie

I had a tummy tuck and liposuction and am very happy with the results to date. My emails were answered promptly and there was no surprise fees or charges. The quote given was exactly what I paid. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Fuentes for any plastic/cosmetic procedure one would desire to have.

Teresa G.

Teresa G.

After much hesitation about the unknown world of plastic surgery, I finally decided to go see Dr. Fuentes in Tijuana after the recommendation from one of my sisters. She had just consulted with him and she got very good feelings about his excellent work as a plastic surgeon and she had read great reviews as well. His correspondence with me over email was so helpful, personable, informative, and thorough. He answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. I felt comfortable with him even before meeting him in person. The Cosmed Clinic in Tijuana where he works is just beautiful, the staff are so helpful and friendly. It is so wonderful to be picked up at the San Diego Airport and transported so easily to Tijuana as well as back to San Diego. This is included in the price of the surgery. Every step of the way Dr. Fuentes was there for me and his artistry and kind and compassionate ways are truly amazing and appreciated. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in any kind of plastic surgery. The After Care Boutique is incredible at Cosmed. The care is so attentive and nurturing. The meals that are included are excellent as well as nutritious and served in a beautiful cafe like setting. Leave your cares and concerns to both Mirna, his capable Assistant, and Dr. Fuentes, they will be sure to take excellent care of you! I love my new "bright eyes" and I have Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to thank for them. I also love that he recommends natural remedies also, such as Arnica Tea to drink and as well as use as an under the eye treatment with gauze to help with the healing process. He even encouraged me to eat a lot of mangos, papayas and pineapple, which I did with great results! I healed very quickly. These fruits possess wonderful healing enzymes. I could go on and on about the merits of Dr. Fuentes, but you must check him out for yourself, and you will see what I mean!

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About Me

Midsection Makeover

Unhappy with the excess loose skin and fat deposits in her midsection, this 26-year-old patient turned to Dr. Fuentes for help. “An abdomino­plasty with liposuction to the waist and lower back as well as fat grafting to the buttocks helped her achieve the figure she wanted,” Dr. Fuentes says.

How can I revive my post-pregnant figure?

Depending on your needs, we can perform various breast and body procedures in a single surgery. For example, if you desire both larger and uplifted breasts, we can perform a breast augmentation and lift together. Or if you’re concerned about a lax midsection and want larger breasts, you may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty in conjunction with breast surgery. 

Profile Improvement

Dissatisfied with the skin laxity of her eyelids, cheeks and neck, excess jowl­ing and puffiness of her lower eyelids, this 55-year-old patient approached Dr. Fuentes for help. After undergoing a facelift and necklift with deep SMAS layer support, a browlift and upper and lower blepharoplasty her profile is noticeably defined and her face smooth.

Prioritizing Patient Safety

“If you are planning an aesthetic surgery procedure, Mexico is an option to consider,” says Dr. Fuentes. However, he is just as quick to caution that patients should practice extensive due diligence when choosing a surgeon abroad. “There are brilliant board-certified doctors in Mexico who have completed stringent requirements. Many of us belong to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and attend annual meetings. We stay current with all the medical techniques, advances and training.” It is important that every prospective patient do his or her homework. “Be sure about the doctor’s certification and facility accreditation. Check their referrals and study their photos. Make sure you feel comfortable and that the doctor has contingency plans in case of a complication.” According to Dr. Fuentes, surgery in an exotic locale is only a good idea if you have chosen your “guide” carefully.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Universidad de Guanajuato

Residency:

  • General Surgery Residency

Fellowship:

  • Fellowship, Connell Aesthetic Surgery Network

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • Mexican Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

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FAQ's

Q. How can I revive my post-pregnant figure?

What our experts say:

Depending on your needs, we can perform various breast and body procedures in a single surgery. For example, if you desire both larger and uplifted breasts, we can perform a breast augmentation and breast lift together. Or if you're concerned about a lax midsection and want larger breasts, you may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in conjunction with breast surgery.
About Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes
About Me

What is the best advice you've received?

Whatever you choose to do, do it right.

What is your favorite quote?

I have always believed that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

What's one thing you're never without?

A good mood it's a must.

Where do you go to escape the office?

I love traveling to the beaches in Mexico. They are so beautiful.

What is the best advice you've received?

Whatever you choose to do, do it right.

About My Practice

What is your most requested procedure?

My most popular procedure is body contouring liposuction, tummy tucks and breast augmentation.

What procedures are your favorite to perform?

I particularly enjoy facial rejuvenation. Patients see themselves in the mirror, but feel different inside. Facial surgery is so satisfying. I get to see a new and improved person coming back.

What do you strive to achieve when performing a procedure?

Above all, I seek to create a beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic. Patients don't want an unnatural appearance with pulls and scars. They want individually tailored, beautiful outcomes.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Universidad de Guanajuato

Residency:

  • General Surgery Residency

Fellowship:

  • Fellowship, Connell Aesthetic Surgery Network

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • Mexican Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

A Minute With

MOST MEMORABLE THING I SAW THIS YEAR

A shy, young male teen gain so much self-confidence after rhinoplasty

THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD

We will continue to see many more noninvasive procedures as viable options for facial rejuvenation

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

My family

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Caring, patient, professional

MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST

Classical, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, current and Mexican music

MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENTS

I have them all the time when my patients are happy

THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD

Liposuction alone will make you look completely different without the need for diet and exercise

CELEB PHOTO MY PATIENTS MOST OFTEN BRING IN

Kim Kardashian West

THE PROCEDURE I PERFORM MOST OFTEN

Rhinoplasty because I can create harmony on a patient’s face

WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART

We always deliver high-quality results

MY MOTTO

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem

Insights

Midsection Makeover

Unhappy with the excess loose skin and fat deposits in her midsection, this 26-year-old patient turned to Dr. Fuentes for help. “An abdomino­plasty with liposuction to the waist and lower back as well as fat grafting to the buttocks helped her achieve the figure she wanted,” Dr. Fuentes says.

How can I revive my post-pregnant figure?

Depending on your needs, we can perform various breast and body procedures in a single surgery. For example, if you desire both larger and uplifted breasts, we can perform a breast augmentation and lift together. Or if you’re concerned about a lax midsection and want larger breasts, you may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty in conjunction with breast surgery. 

Profile Improvement

Dissatisfied with the skin laxity of her eyelids, cheeks and neck, excess jowl­ing and puffiness of her lower eyelids, this 55-year-old patient approached Dr. Fuentes for help. After undergoing a facelift and necklift with deep SMAS layer support, a browlift and upper and lower blepharoplasty her profile is noticeably defined and her face smooth.

Prioritizing Patient Safety

“If you are planning an aesthetic surgery procedure, Mexico is an option to consider,” says Dr. Fuentes. However, he is just as quick to caution that patients should practice extensive due diligence when choosing a surgeon abroad. “There are brilliant board-certified doctors in Mexico who have completed stringent requirements. Many of us belong to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and attend annual meetings. We stay current with all the medical techniques, advances and training.” It is important that every prospective patient do his or her homework. “Be sure about the doctor’s certification and facility accreditation. Check their referrals and study their photos. Make sure you feel comfortable and that the doctor has contingency plans in case of a complication.” According to Dr. Fuentes, surgery in an exotic locale is only a good idea if you have chosen your “guide” carefully.

FAQ

Q. How can I revive my post-pregnant figure?

What our experts say:

Depending on your needs, we can perform various breast and body procedures in a single surgery. For example, if you desire both larger and uplifted breasts, we can perform a breast augmentation and breast lift together. Or if you're concerned about a lax midsection and want larger breasts, you may be a candidate for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in conjunction with breast surgery.
Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Aesthetic Injectables
Contact doctor for financing details
Testimonials

Debra

Debra

Had a previous tummy tuck from other Dr. Wish I would of gone to him first. I was very self conscience about my tt scare it was too high and extended five to six inches past my hips of which was uneccesary in my opinion also belly button was very large. Dr Fuentes had very nice bedside manners and was willing to listen to my concerns and was very honest and realistic regarding end results. He is a perfectionist and very skillful. It's been approximately six months since revision. I've been very happy with results. My scare is very thin and was able to lower scare. It no longer peeks over pant waist nor bathing suit. He is awesome and heaven sent. Thank you soooo much,Dr Fuentes. He is highly recommended and five star surgeon. As a matter of fact I'm planing to have a face lift hopefully this upcoming summer. I won't go to anyone else. Forever grateful:)

Carolina

Carolina, Patient Testimonial

Doctor Fuentes is one of best doctor. Professional and caring.

Nenita

Nenita

Dr Fuentes rescued me and gave me my self comfidence back.....he is my hero, I will never put my hands again in another Dr, never again.. i originally had butt implants done by another Dr in Tijuana that put me under general anestesia for over 10 hrs and letft my butt not only deforme but with a big seroma and even smaller that without implants,- yes you hear it right, you guys can imagen all i went thru, i was very depress and didnt want to be in public or wear any tigh clothing.. I was in the emergency room twice here in the USA, I was in bed for 3 months and Drs here in the USA told me that I need it to remove the implants ASAP. i was desesperate and very afraid of my life...I read a lot about Dr Fuentes but I was still not sure, i was afraid he could be another disaster and I couldnt survive another surgery like the previos.. i visited more that 12 differents PS and Finally on 08/2012 I put my life in Dr Fuentes hands,I remember haging him and telling him please save my butt. i was back and fort between him and other Drs, but i made the right decision, Dr Fuentes not only gave me my life back but my selfsteem, now I can have a social life again and look forward to every day activities..Dr Fuentes is very honest and very profesional, I had no pain at all with my surgery with him, i was expecting the worse since Previously I went to hell with the previous Dr...two days after the surgery when I was still resting and with my wearing still the warments I even asked Dr Fuentes if he really replaced the implants because I was not feeling any pain at all and he only took 30 minutes at the operation room and my previous one was over 10 hrs....is going to be almost a year of my butt implants replacement with Dr Fuentes and every day I am more and more happy with the results I have so much respect for him, I cant thank him enough...:)

I would recommend Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to everyone

Melissa Valdovinos

I have always wanted to fix my nose since 9 years old. I am 26 and finally got it done. I have always been very insecure about myself because of my nose. I am a good looking woman I think but had a big middle eastern nose. I emailed Dr. Fuentes and he gave me pics of what I can look like and sent me forms to read over. I felt very scared at first but after meeting him I felt comfortable. He is very professional and knows his job. I couldn't believe how painless my experience was. I went in for surgery, I took a pill they give me, I passes out cause I was up all night wondering how my surgery would go, next thing I know I wake up and I am in the recovery room. I swear I thought I was still waiting to go to surgery until the nurse told me I was done. After about 15 minutes of being up I got to leave. I picked up my prescriptions and went home. They provided me with a pass through the faster lanes which I loved. I stopped at CVS and bought Bruise Relief for $5.99 and went home. I cleaned my face and applied bruise cream then took my pill and passed out. I woke up with no pain or bruises! I was swollen but I honestly couldn't feel it but could see it. I never felt pain and if I felt uncomfortable I took a pill and no pain. I also never bruised or had black eyes. In a week I went back and he checked my nose, cleaned me up and took care of what he had to, put on new bandages to keep it from moving and I went home. In a month about half the swelling was gone and after I felt it went down daily. I took off my bandages after the second week and I already looked better even though I was swollen. After that everyday I felt better and looked better. It was a great experience for me. Its been 11 months and I don't need to feel insecure about my face. My nose goes with my face perfectly. The price was perfect and not expensive compared to the USA. I would reccomend Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to everyone. Next month is implant time! Any advice?

Marie

Marie

I had a tummy tuck and liposuction and am very happy with the results to date. My emails were answered promptly and there was no surprise fees or charges. The quote given was exactly what I paid. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Fuentes for any plastic/cosmetic procedure one would desire to have.

Teresa G.

Teresa G.

After much hesitation about the unknown world of plastic surgery, I finally decided to go see Dr. Fuentes in Tijuana after the recommendation from one of my sisters. She had just consulted with him and she got very good feelings about his excellent work as a plastic surgeon and she had read great reviews as well. His correspondence with me over email was so helpful, personable, informative, and thorough. He answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. I felt comfortable with him even before meeting him in person. The Cosmed Clinic in Tijuana where he works is just beautiful, the staff are so helpful and friendly. It is so wonderful to be picked up at the San Diego Airport and transported so easily to Tijuana as well as back to San Diego. This is included in the price of the surgery. Every step of the way Dr. Fuentes was there for me and his artistry and kind and compassionate ways are truly amazing and appreciated. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in any kind of plastic surgery. The After Care Boutique is incredible at Cosmed. The care is so attentive and nurturing. The meals that are included are excellent as well as nutritious and served in a beautiful cafe like setting. Leave your cares and concerns to both Mirna, his capable Assistant, and Dr. Fuentes, they will be sure to take excellent care of you! I love my new "bright eyes" and I have Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to thank for them. I also love that he recommends natural remedies also, such as Arnica Tea to drink and as well as use as an under the eye treatment with gauze to help with the healing process. He even encouraged me to eat a lot of mangos, papayas and pineapple, which I did with great results! I healed very quickly. These fruits possess wonderful healing enzymes. I could go on and on about the merits of Dr. Fuentes, but you must check him out for yourself, and you will see what I mean!

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