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About Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua, MD

Our commitment is to provide you with the highest standards in the field of the Plastic Surgery. First quality results are our goal, as also the natural look and undetectable surgery scars. For that reason Dr. Fuentes-Amezcua takes the necessary time for each patient, giving him or her an individualized surgery. Dr. Fuentes-Amezcua use his artistic sense and the finest surgical techniques, those that have been proved theirs safety and efficacy for each particular surgery.

Professional Background

Juan Carlos Fuentes, M.D. graduated first in his class. He received his Medical Degree in the University of Guanajuato in 1989. He did his internship at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion in Mexico City. He continued his education in General Surgery, and completed a Plastic Surgery Residency training program, at Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

During his residency in plastic surgery, Dr. Fuentes was Chief of Residents. He completed postgraduate fellowship training in aesthetic & cosmetic surgery under the direction of Dr. Bruce F. Connell an internationally recognized instructor in aesthetic surgery and Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Fuentes has also undergone fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and with many recognized plastic surgeons in the United States.

Education & Training

1982-1986. Medicine School.
Facultad de Medicina de León. Universidad de Guanajuato.

1987. Internship.
Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán". México, D.F

1989. June 21. Professional examination.

1990-1991. General Surgery Residence.
Hospital General Regional # 45, I.M.S.S. Guadalajara, Jal.

1991-1994. Plastic Surgery Residence.
Hospital de Especialidades. Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente. I.M.S.S.
Guadalajara, Jal.

1993-1994. Chief of Residents. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Course.
Hospital de Especialidades. Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente. I.M.S.S.
Guadalajara, Jal.

June 1995 to January 1996.
Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship.
Connell Aesthetic Surgery Network. Santa Ana, Ca. U.S.A.
Bruce F. Connell M.D. F.A.C.S.


Practice, Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua MD

1 Brasilia
El Paraiso
22106 Tijuana, B.C.

Questions Answered

Asked 2019-05-01

Can a mini facelift be done under local anesthesia?

5 Answers
Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua, MD
Answered: 2019-05-06
A mini face lift and even a brow lift, face and neck lift can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation, the ideal patient for this particular type of anesthesia, will be one, with a good health and a normal blood pressure.
Asked 2019-04-14

While doing a tummy tuck, can an umbilical hernia be repaired at the same time for men? I have had a really bad back problem for the last month. Using morphine to control pain. Have had an MRI and waiting for results.

4 Answers
Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua, MD
Answered: 2019-05-06
The tummy tuck involves some work on the abdomen muscles, so at the same time the umbilical hernia can be repaired.
Asked 2019-03-06

I am a male who has lost lots of weight but now is in very good physical condition. My only problem is loose skin hanging below the belly button. After doing a lot of research, could I just do a mini tummy tuck with no muscle repair? How long would the recovery be? When will I be able to get back to…

4 Answers
Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua, MD
Answered: 2019-03-07
For an evaluation of your case, some photos of your abdomen area from the front and each side, are needed, and check a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck will be the best procedure for your case, also if you will need some liposuction on other areas like the flanks or love handles. The recovery time is related with the type of surgery performed, the same will apply for the pain after the procedure, that in most of the cases is mild.
Asked 2016-11-07

Hi, I have saline implants for last 8 years that I did in USA through TUBA procedure, on top of the muscle. I am pregnant now, 14 weeks, and would like to take it out. I have contacted three different doctors in USA and they all say it could be easily taken out with a local anesthetics, and it is…

6 Answers
Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua, MD
Answered: 2016-11-10
As you are pregnant at this time, you may want to consider waiting a little more, and ask your OBGY, to see if is safe to get a surgery being pregnant, and when will be the best time to get t done, with less risk for your baby. Check the web site for ISAPS, there are some surgeons in Hong Kong that belong to ISAPS.

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 8AM–12PM
Sunday Closed
Consultation Price
For each new patient Dr. Fuentes-Amezcua will take at least 30 minutes. During the consultation he will listen to the patient's questions and expectations. He will answer all the questions regarding the procedure, the before and after the surgery. The patient can look at before and after examples of each procedure.
Major Credit Cards
Board Certifications
February 20th, 1996. Certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Certificate # 847.
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
International Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (MAPARS)
San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Cosmed Clinica de Corta Estancia
Clinica Sto. Tomas
Surgical Facilities
Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Facility Accredited by the Mexican Health Department

Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua, MD

Practice, Juan Carlos Fuentes-Amezcua MD

1 Brasilia
El Paraiso
22106 Tijuana, B.C.