International Plastic Surgery Associates


Patients Come From US & CANADA

15 min

From the San Diego Airport


Non-Critical Complications


US Safety & Quality Certification

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The Ariel Center is a premiere plastic surgery center located in Tijuana and a partner of the world-famous Obesity Control Center. In addition to performing “After Weight Loss” cosmetic Post Bariatric cosmetic surgery, our team of experts offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help our patients look and feel their best through any season of life.

Tijuana has been the epicenter for medical tourism for the last 50 years, offering discerning patients traveling internationally higher quality, but more affordable, healthcare – including high-end plastic surgery. In fact, Tijuana is now the world’s capitol when it comes to health tourism.


Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and operating rooms, and the highest level of comfort for our patients and their families.

We have 25+ years of experience in telemedicine, allowing us to prepare patients for surgery within weeks and without the need to travel for a consultation.

Our premier hospital is located just 15 minutes from the San Diego airport, where you will be picked up and transported by a luxury van to our hospital.

Our plastic surgery team is part of the OCC standard of excellence with a 25+ year track record of safety end excellence.

We are the first hospital in Mexico to celebrate a Cross Border Health Care partnership with University of California San Diego Department of Surgery.

Our office follows the highest safety and quality standards as designated by the U.S. Surgical Review Corporation, Joint Commission International &Global Healthcare Accreditation.


The field of plastics is highly competitive, with ample self-promotion and cut-rate deals online. How can you find a true commitment to quality?

 Our plastic surgeons are board certified and experts in their field, and the facility is the only Joint Commission International accredited hospital in northern Mexico. The joint commission’s Golden Seal is the most prestigious, globally-recognized quality and safety accreditation, ensuring you are receiving the highest standards available anywhere in the world.

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US Safety & Quality Certifications


Joint Commission International


Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

ISO 9001:2015

 Information Security Management System

ISO 9001:2015

Quality Management Systems


General Council of Health Accreditation


Whether you want to put the finishing touches on your new body after substantial weight loss or improve areas that have always bothered you, our plastic surgery team can help. Our customized solutions will help you sculpt, smooth, and reverse signs of aging. We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments tailored to your precise needs and goals for the most natural, beautiful results.
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All Procedures At a glance



Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

Brazilian Butt Lift (Buttock lift)

Laser treatment of leg veins

Vaginal rejuvenation

Lower body lift

Thigh lift



Breast Enhancement (augmentation/breast implants)

Breast lift (mastopexy) with or without the placement of an implant

Breast implant removals

Upper arm lift (brachioplasty)

Liposuction (lipoplasty)



Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)

Botox injections

Chin, cheek, or jaw reshaping (facial implants or soft tissue augmentation)

Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)

Facelift (rhytidectomy)

Forehead/Brow lift



Botox injections

Laser skin resurfacing

Plumping, or collagen or fat injections (facial rejuvenation)

Dermabrasion/Chemical peel

Lip enhancement


Plastic surgery is a collaboration between a patient and their surgeon that requires a solid understanding of the patient’s desires and goals. We use our virtual body image analysis to align expectations for the procedure, all in the comfort of your home. All consults, pre-surgical preparation, and final surgery approval are done in a matter of weeks, without the need to travel to our center. We have 20+ years of experience in telemedicine, streamlining the process from start to finish.

Lower Body

Upper Body

Face & Neck

What Our Patients Say

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We are located just 15 minutes from the San Diego Airport, where our private shuttle will pick you up and drive you to our facility. We will perform a complete evaluation, including any required tests based on your medical history. Next, your plastic surgery and anesthesia team will discuss your procedure with you.

Your hospital stay is usually short but can vary from a few hours to a full 72 hours, depending on the type of procedure you have. All patients will stay at one of our five-star hotels, where our nursing staff will visit you and you will have a physician on call 24/7 to answer any questions. Our follow-up team will be available via phone or email when you arrive back home.

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Boost in Self-Confidence

Your physical appearance is intimately linked to your self confidence. It is no secret that the better you look, the better you will feel. In several studies, patients that undergo esthetic procedures feel a boost in their self confidence. As self confidence improves so does the openness to try new activities, new clothes, even new friends.

Improvement in Physical Health

Several types of plastic surgery procedures are not only for looks, they are considered functional as well. Take for instance a breast reduction surgery can improve upper back and neck pain. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat that will improve the individual physical movements, decrease total body fat it and even improve the also improves skin irritation associated to large skin flaps. A rhinoplasty or nose job not only will give you a better appearance, it can actually improve functionality like decreasing snoring and improve breathing.

Uplift in Mental Health

According to a 2015 scientific medical study, the results point towards an improvement in general in mental health and reveal positive outcomes of receiving aesthetic surgery across areas, including depression, social phobia, anxiety, body dysmorphia,, goal attainment, life satisfaction, quality of life, attractiveness, physical and mental health, self-efficacy, well-being, and self-esteem.

Better Opportunities

There is increasing research that says “looks” matter in the job place. One of the most recent prominent trends as reported by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is that about two thirds of its members documented seeing men and women who requested cosmetic surgery because they wanted to remain competitive in the workplace.

Permanent Weight Loss

Patients that have undergone body contouring procedures, such as liposuction or a lipectomy (tummy tuck) will lose weight as a result of the procedure and may keep it off afterwards. These procedures tend to motivate the patient into maintaining healthier lifestyles that will not only keep the weight off but will also result in an overall improvement in health.


OUR TEAM of experts

Our specialists offer upper and lower body lifts, body contouring, brazilian butt lifts, arm lifts, breast lifts and enhancement, liposculpting, total mommy makeovers, non-surgical skin and sculpting technologies, and non-surgical facial treatments. All our surgeons are board certified, and innovators and educators in their field. Most importantly, our plastic surgery team is part of the OCC standard of excellence that has a 25+ year track record of safety.


DR. carlos navarro              (director of plastic surgery TAC)

DR. carlos navarro (director of plastic surgery TAC)

Board Certified in Plastic Surgery/Microsurgery

Dr Navarro has subspecialties in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery. He has extensive experience in body and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and has several peer reviewed publications in the medical literature and is a professor of anatomy at the University Intercontinental.

DR. Alberto Rancati (Interational/visiting surgeon)

DR. Alberto Rancati (Interational/visiting surgeon)

Board Certified Plastic/Onco-Plastic Surgery

Dr Rancati is an international expert in Plastic Surgery and OncoPlastic Surgery. He has over 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters in the medical literature and is Professor of Surgery at several prestigious academic organizations including University of San Diego, CFS and University Florida International University.


The International Institute of Metabolic Medicine (IIMM) is the most advanced medical facility of its kind. This modern ambulatory hospital has a complete area dedicated to plastic surgery and esthetic medicine. We have a unique advantage when it comes to innovation and technology as we have partnered with bio-industry and the top biomedical companies including Mindray, Stryker, Arthrex, and LG, offering the latest innovation in medical technology to our patients.

We are also the first hospital in Mexico to celebrate a Cross Border Health Care partnership with the prestigious UCSD Medical Center Department of Surgery from San Diego, California. This ensures you are covered in both countries, and you may actually encounter U.S. surgeons practicing right alongside our international team of experts.

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Customized Procedures Offer Superior Results

With a variety of surgical and non-surgical options tailored to your precise needs and goals, you can rest assured you will enjoy beautiful, natural results.

Feel Safe with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Our surgeons are board certified, so we meet the highest quality of safety standards.

Affordable Due to Low Costs in Mexico

Lower costs in Mexico allow us to provide more affordable surgery while maintaining the highest levels of quality, care, and expertise.

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The Ariel Center International Plastic Surgery Associates | Paseo de los Heroes 9111 • No. 100 • Zona Urbana Rio • Tijuana, B.C. 22010 | 866.936.1786.

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