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Plastic Surgery Fellowships at

VIDA Wellness and Beauty

Explore the brand-new Fellowship Program at VIDA Wellness and Beauty

Welcome to the new Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program at VIDA Wellness and Beauty. Join top surgeons Dr. Alejandro Quiroz and Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes for an engaging learning experience. This program offers hands-on training in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, equipping you with the skills needed to excel in the evolving field of plastic surgery. Dr. Quiroz and Dr. Fuentes bring their extensive expertise in Facial Surgery, providing fellows with a deep dive into advanced surgery techniques, to unique techniques like the Deep-Plane Face and Neck Lift, and the intricacies of the rhinoplasty surgery.

This specialized focus ensures that our fellows are prepared to deliver outstanding results, mastering both surgical precision and aesthetic balance. Get ready to advance your career and make a significant impact in the world of plastic surgery.

Meet the Artists at VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

Meet the Artists at VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

Meet the Artists at VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

Meet the Artists at VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

Meet the Artists at VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

Alejandro Quiroz, MD FACS

Chief Plastic Surgeon, Licensed in U.S and Mexico

With a distinguished career spanning over 39 years, Dr. Alejandro Quiroz is a visionary in the field of plastic surgery, specializing in facial rejuvenation. His expertise is built on a foundation of learning from the pioneers of plastic surgery in the United States, including luminaries like Dr. Bruce Cornell, Dr. Gordon, Dr. Baker, Dr. Flowers, Dr Mladick and several others renowned for their work in face and neck lift procedures.

Dr. Quiroz has brought beauty and confidence to over 9,000 patients through his facelift procedures, leveraging his deep understanding of facial aesthetics and advanced surgical techniques. He holds board certification in Mexico and is licensed to practice in both the United States and Mexico, ensuring a level of care and professionalism that is unparalleled.

As the founder of Cosmed Clinic in 1989 and Vida Wellness And Beauty in 2013, Dr. Quiroz has been at the forefront of integrating holistic wellness with aesthetic surgery, creating a legacy of innovation and excellence in the field. His commitment to patient care and aesthetic artistry makes him a leading figure in plastic surgery, particularly in facial rejuvenation.

Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified surgeon with 28 years of practice, is a distinguished figure in the realm of aesthetic surgery. Dr. Fuentes is celebrated for his exceptional skill in crafting natural-looking, beautiful outcomes that are meticulously tailored to each individual's aspirations.

His expertise spans a wide array of specialties, making him a versatile and highly sought-after surgeon in the field. Dr. Fuentes is particularly renowned for his ability to harmonize aesthetic desires with natural beauty, ensuring results that not only enhance but truly embody the individual's unique features.

Dr. Fuentes's commitment to excellence is also evidenced by his pursuit of advanced training. From June 1995 to January 1996, he honed his skills under the tutelage of Bruce F. Connell M.D. F.A.C.S., at the Connell Aesthetic Surgery Network in Santa Ana, California, USA, completing an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship. This experience with Dr. Connell, a pioneer in aesthetic surgery, has deeply influenced his approach to patient care and surgical technique.

In addition to his surgical prowess, Dr. Fuentes is a respected Allergan spokesperson and trainer. This prestigious role underscores his deep knowledge of and experience with some of the most advanced products and techniques in aesthetic medicine, including Botox and Juvederm. His affiliation with Allergan, a leader in medical aesthetics, further solidifies his position as an authority in creating aesthetic excellence.


Years of Combined Career


Rhinoplasty Surgeries on Dr Fuentes Career*


Facelift Surgeries on Dr Quiroz Career*


Surgeries combined on their careers

What to Expect: An Inside Look 

At VIDA Wellness and Beauty, the fellowship program, guided by Dr. Alejandro Quiroz and Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, offers a comprehensive clinical education tailored to advance the knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes required for modern aesthetic plastic surgery.

The program emphasizes a holistic approach to patient care, granting fellows increasing responsibility across all phases—from pre-operative evaluations and treatment planning to operative procedures and post-operative management.

This progressive learning environment ensures that each fellow develops not only technical proficiency but also a deep understanding of patient-centered care, mirroring the esteemed practices pioneered by mentors like Dr. Quiroz and Dr. Fuentes.

Patient Care and Procedural Skills

Fellows in the program must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of plastic surgery problems, as well as how to manage all procedural skills for a plastic surgery patient.

Medical Knowledge

Fellows will be able to demonstrate knowledge of established biomedical, clinical, epidemiological sciences and anatomy and apply this knowledge to patient care. They are expected to deepen this knowledge such that they will be competent and provide guidance to junior residents as well.

Practice based learning and improvement

Fellows should be able to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and continuously improve patient care based on evaluation and experiences.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Fellows following this program must demonstrate interpersonal an communications skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families and other health care professionals.


Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and adherence to ethical principles.

Systems Based Practice

Fellows must demonstrate and awareness and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

Dr. Bruce Connell and Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Educating Fellows in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Bruce Connell’s legacy in plastic surgery continues to inspire and shape the future of the field through the VIDA Fellowships.

Mentored by Dr. Alejandro Quiroz and Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, who themselves trained under Dr. Connell, this fellowship program embodies his commitment to meticulous craftsmanship and innovation.

At VIDA Wellness and Beauty, emerging plastic surgeons are immersed in the high standards and pioneering techniques championed by Dr. Connell, which are now part of Dr. Quiroz’s enduring legacy. This direct lineage of expertise ensures that Dr. Connell’s influence on facial aesthetic surgery, particularly in procedures like facelifts and rhinoplasty, endures. Dr. Quiroz’s dedication to excellence and innovation fosters a new generation of skilled surgeons, equipped to carry forward this vision of excellence, solidifying VIDA Wellness and Beauty as a leader in the field.

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauty 

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauy 

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauy 

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauy 

This is VIDA Wellness and Beauy 

At VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center, we don’t just give you what you want- we exceed your expectations. We are an integrated health facility dedicated to providing patients with everything they need to look great and feel confident. Located in Tijuana, this modern specialty clinic has a cutting-edge, advanced medical technology infrastructure and a highly trained and well-accredited team. The safety of our patients and the quality of the care we provide are of utmost importance to us. The Quad A has accredited VIDA Wellness and Beauty with the gold standard for outpatient procedures.

Our services specialize in medical tourism, including Plastic and Bariatric Surgery, with on-site Labs, a Dental studio, and private transportation. Our on-site Recovery Boutique hotel and medispa services are available to you during your stay in our state-of-the-art facilities. If you are looking for the best price and quality of service, and a bilingual, professional, and friendly staff, we are here for you at VIDA Wellness and Beauty.

VIDA Bariatrics

Weight loss Surgery

At VIDA, we are honored to work with the best surgeons in the country and region, ensuring our medical tourism patients’ health and safety. But we are also proud of our hospital and recovery center, both sure to exceed your safety expectations for medical care (as it should be!). Our surgical facility, Cosmed Clinic, was the first in Mexico to receive international accreditation by Quad A, and we are also members of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the leading professional association for board-certified plastic surgeons. We’d love for you to take a virtual tour of VIDA and see how every detail of our medical facilities is designed with your health and safety in mind, not to mention our top-notch boutique-style recovery rooms.

Affordable Safety

We firmly believe that everyone should be able to change their lives without breaking the bank. Don’t make financial concerns a part of the equation. According to Realself, in the United States, a Gastric Sleeve can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars, making weight loss surgeries an unaffordable luxury for most patients.

Body Procedures

Plastic surgery

The board-certified plastic surgeons at VIDA Wellness and Beauty realize that, sometimes, individuals can be doing everything right — exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet — yet still not attain the body contouring results they desire. Whether they have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise or loose, excess skin that will not shrink back to a smaller size and shape due to pregnancy or major weight loss, some people simply need help sculpting certain areas of their bodies.

In addition, some individuals may have inherited a hereditary trait, such as a flat derriere or unusually shaped labia, which has bothered them for most of their lives. To correct all these aesthetic concerns, the VIDA plastic surgeons offer the following cosmetic surgery procedures to contour or enhance the body.

VIDA offers a wide range of Body Contouring surgeries and procedures. Learn more about our body contouring services so you can determine which one is right for you and your goals.

VIDA Dental Studio

Cosmetic Dentistry

Individuals often travel from San Diego, Calif., and from other areas of Mexico and around the world to receive top-quality, yet economical, dental treatment from VIDA Wellness and Beauty. Our dentists are committed to staying abreast of technological advancements in their field so that they can provide patients with leading-edge dental care.

Our dentists have extensive experience performing an array of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments, including teeth whitening, teeth-straightening, porcelain crowns, dental implant treatment and more.

The following are some of our most popular dental services:

- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Zirconia Crowns
- Mercury-Free Fillings
- Dental Bonding
- Straumann Dental Implants
- Orthodontic Treatments (Invisalign)
- Complete Smile Makeover


Botox, Fillers and more

Individuals visit VIDA from all over the world, including San Diego, Calif., our neighbor to the north, for our economical injectable treatment options. Our highly trained Tijuana BOTOX Cosmetic and Juvederm administrators are able to provide these services at competitive prices.

Botox is made of botulinum toxin and it works by debilitating the muscle that causes the wrinkles, Juvederm is a gel-like dermal filler that can be safely injected in your face in order to decrease facial wrinkles, lines, and folds as well as restore volume and tone to your face, and Radiesse is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin improving volume.

VIDA Medispa

Aparatology and Spa

VIDA Wellness and Beauty puts at your disposal a cutting-edge medical spa where you’ll find non-invasive treatments for more radiant and healthier skin. Some of our most popular services include laser peels (Dermablate), full skin resurfacing (laser or chemical), photo facials (Intense Pulsed Light), a variety of facials, massages, body scrubs, laser hair removal, and more.

You’ll be surprised of how the combination of some of those procedures can leave you with a more refreshed, less tired and youthful version of yourself!

VIDA Gynecology

OBGYN Procedures and surgeries

For women, being healthy overall includes maintaining sound reproductive health. To help women maintain good reproductive Minimally invasive gynecology services health, the gynecologists at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana offer a range of women’s health services, from preventative Pap smears and breast exams to Juliet laser for vaginal rejuvenation.

Dr. Saldaña has more than 10 years of experience protecting women’s health.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery?
Through surgery, we can modify certain vaginal structures in order to achieve better friction during sexual intercourse. By doing this, we can improve the sex life of our patients.

We like to say that there isn’t a specific age in which a patient should get this surgery, rather a specific stage in life. This stage can be anything, the beginning of a new relationship, the decision to not have more kids, or simply, a desire to improve your sex life because the changes in your body have taken their toll.

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