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CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr Galvez is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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EXPERIENCE

Over 2000 Plastic or Reconstructive Procedures

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Certified Plastic Surgeon in Mexico

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr Alex Galvez

In the eternal pursuit of being able to always offer safety and results you can trust; with the main goal of achieveing satisfaction in each patient. Dr. Alejandro Galvez with two surgical specialties in both plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery as in general, digestive and endocrine surgery focuses his practice mainly in the individuality of each case and a commitment to quality.

OUR PROCEDURES

As your medical partners, We are dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.

BODY CONTOURING

Often, stubborn fat deposits may be difficult to eliminate even for my most disciplined patients.
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Despite efforts to obtain the ideal figure through diet and exercise, often stubborn fat deposits may be difficult to eliminate even for most disciplined patients. Also, with time the effects of gravity, extreme weight loss, pregnancy or aging may cause skin to lose its elastic properties, giving way to flabby or saggy skin, which will not return to its original condition. Often several procedures may be required, particularly in cases where rapid or massive weight loss have occurred such as in post bariatric patients, or after pregnancy. The solution we offer is a vast array of surgical procedures which are specifically designed to give you your dream body or restore your original desirable physique.


TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) – This surgery is aimed at restoring the youthful appearance of the waist and abdominal area, whilst maintaining an aesthetic and natural appearance to the patient’s contour. It counteracts the effects of pregnancy, weight loss and aging on the abdomen, which frequently leads to excess fat deposits in the flanks and lower abdomen, as well as laxity of the skin and stretch marks. Most of the time, during the same procedure the muscles in the abdominal area can be tightened to improve posture and lumbar support, as well as flattening out the abdominal area. All excess skin and fat is removed, resulting in a low hidden scar and repositioning of the umbilicus.  This procedure can be combined with liposuction and/or variable scar lengths to obtain improved results in certain cases. It results in some of the most dramatic changes, especially in massive weight loss patients.


Anesthesia: Epidural block with intravenous Sedation


Length of the Procedure: 2 to 3 hours


Length of Stay: One day hospital stay


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 7 to 10 days, most discomfort is associated with the rectus abdominis muscle closure in the mid abdomen.  Some numbness may persist in the lower abdominal area for weeks to months after surgery.


Rest Period: 3 to 4 weeks of rest from certain activities, depending on placement of the implant. Usually quick recovery for prompt return to work or daily chores.


Final Result: Seen after 2 to 3 months


LIPOSUCTION – Stubborn fat deposits can be unresponsive to traditional methods of diet and exercise, no matter how hard you try. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can address these isolated fat pockets and sculpt a smoother, slimmer physique. While liposuction is not an effective weight loss method, the procedure is an excellent solution for people at a stable weight who are struggling with stubborn “problem areas”. Different surgical techniques are available and can be tailored to the individual patient.


Anesthesia: Epidural block with intravenous Sedation, general anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation


Length of the Procedure: 2 to 4 hours depending on the extension of the liposuction.


Length of Stay: Same day discharge, or  One day hospital stay


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 7 to 10 days


Rest Period: 1 to 2 weeks of rest from certain activities, depending on placement of the implant. Usually quick recovery for prompt return to work or daily chores.


Final Result: Seen after 3 to 6 months


ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY) – The effects of weight loss and aging, combined with stubborn fat deposits in the arm area can lead to a flaccid and bulky appearance in the arm area, extending from the axillae to the elbow. This surgery is aimed at reducing the excess of skin and fat through a combination of liposuction and skin re-draping, leading to an enhanced appearance of the arm area, enhancing the aesthetic appearance. It is an excellent complement for contour surgeries, allowing the patient to feel more comfortable and improving self-esteem.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation


Length of the Procedure: 2 to 3 hours


Length of Stay: Same day at home


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 5 to 7 days.


Rest Period: 3 to 4 weeks of rest from certain activities.


Final Result: Seen almost immediately in most cases. In case of added liposuction up to 2 to 3 months in certain patients.


MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS BODY CONTOURING– This is an incredible goal many patients reach after bariatric surgery or by sticking to a strict agenda of diet and exercise, but all too often the resulting effects lead to an excess of loose skin. This has a detrimental effect on the selection of adequate clothing, as well frequent skin irritation in crevasse and rashes, and bothersome difficulty to do certain sport activities. IT is through a series of staged surgical procedures, aimed at re-draping the excess skin that I aim to restore the youthful and aesthetic contour of the body, benefitting the breast, arms, waist, tummy, buttocks and thigh areas.


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BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION / BRAZILIAN BUTTOCK LIFT – Often, my patients wish to achieve an increase in volume and an improved appearance of the buttock area, and exercise is not enough to obtain this result. In these cases, the volume, shape and size of the buttocks can be improved with fat grafting, by taking fatty tissue from áreas in the body where it is naturally deposited, I use this to enhance the figure and contour and transfer this fatty tissue to the buttocks. This is a very popular procedure, and can also be complimented with the use of a silicone implant, placed at a muscular level to better enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. Without a doubt the result is one of the most aesthetically pleasing results one can obtain for an improvement in body contour.


Anesthesia: Epidural block with intravenous Sedation, General anesthesia


Length of the Procedure: 2 to 3 hours


Length of Stay: One day hospital stay


Discomfort: We have a specific protocol for diminishing pain in the postoperative period, through the use of pain medication carefully administered intravenously the first 24-72 hours after surgery, without the need for extended hospital stay, which significantly decreases post operative pain.


Rest Period: 3 to 4 weeks of rest from certain activities, depending on placement of the implant. Usually quick recovery for prompt return to work or daily chores.


Final Result: Seen after 2 to 3 months


THIGH LIFT – The thighs are not exempt of the effects of time and weight loss on the body, resulting in a loosening of the skin in the medial and lateral area of the thigh. This makes it difficult for some patients to use flattering clothing and perform physical activities. For this reason, surgical procedures can be performed to re-firm and re-drape excess tissue, while removing the excess of fatty tissue which may be present.


Anesthesia: Epidural block with intravenous Sedation


Length of the Procedure: 2 to 3 hours


Length of Stay: One day hospital stay


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 7 to 10 days.


Rest Period: 3 to 4 weeks of rest from certain activities.


Final Result: Seen after 2 to 3 months


NON SURGICAL PROCEDURES

For patients that are looking for the advantages of rejuvenation, but that may want to avoid or maybe aren’t candidates for surgical treatment.
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These are procedures we offer to our patients that are looking for the advantages of rejuvenation, but that may want to avoid or maybe aren’t candidates for surgical treatment. These treatments are usually aimed at correcting the signs of aging that occur naturally with time, through a minimally invasive approach, and designed to allow for a quick recovery, with minimal downtime, swelling or bruising. Although these procedures carry minimal risk, everything done in our practice is in strict adherence to safety protocols and recommendations for the use of these medications and procedures.


BOTOX, DYSPORT, XEOMEEN– We use different Brands of botulinum toxin, all FDA approved with excellent long-term results, designed specifically to reduce fine line wrinkles produced by facial expression, which tend to deepen through time. This procedure reverts, and restores a youthful appearance to the face, improving the aspect of the skin and prolonging the need for surgical correction of wrinkles. It is a quick procedure, with minimal pain, which allows immediate reincorporation to daily activities within hours of application. It can be used by young patients, to prevent formation of wrinkles.


Anesthesia: Topical anesthesia


Length of the Procedure: 30 minutes


Length of Stay:  Patient may return to normal activities within the next hour of having the procedure done


Discomfort: Minimal pain at moment of application


Rest Period: No downtime, immediate reincorporation to normal activities, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours


Final Result: Results seen after 4 days, final results at 14 days


DERMAL FILLERS– These are specially designed, FDA approved substances, designed in laboratories with the strictest of safety measures, to produce naturally obtained hyaluronic acid, which can be placed in strategic areas of the face, neck, hands, chest, etc. To get rid of deep wrinkles and fine lines, as well as correct asymmetries due to scarring or trauma. The amount required is directly related to the depth and extension of the target area. The body naturally reabsorbs the components of the dermal filler, often requiring complementary applications 6 to 8 months after initial use. This is most commonly used for lip augmentation, which produces immediate results enhancing the contour and volume of the lips.


Anesthesia: Topical anesthesia, local anesthesia


Length of the Procedure: 30 to 45 minutes


Length of Stay: Patient may return to normal activities within the next hour of having the procedure done


Discomfort: Minimal during application of medication


Rest Period: No rest is required after procedure, patient may return to work or daily activities. Although some swelling may be evident for first 2 to 3 days, with occasional bruising in small areas.


Final Result: Seen immediately, allow 2 to 3 days for swelling to fully subside


CHEMICAL  SKIN PEELS– This treatment is designed for a wide array of skin conditions, including but not limited to skin pigmentation, fine line scars, acne scarring, and rejuvenation purposes, to restore a youthful and healthy appearance to the face. They are individually tailored to the needs of each patient, and consist of a series of treatments, that cause controlled exfoliating of variable layers of the treated area. Commonly used in the face, but they are also used in different areas of the body to improve the appearance of scars and correct areas of pigmentation.


Anesthesia: No anesthesia required


Length of the Procedure: 30 to 45 minutes


Length of Stay: Patient may return to normal activities within the next hour of having the procedure done


Discomfort: Minimal during application of medication


Rest Period: No rest is required after procedure, however patient is required to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, and strict use of sunscreen during day. If chemical peel is used to penetrate to deeper layers this may require a week or two to rest and allow adequate healing.


Final Result: Seen usually after 5 to 7 days, depending on depth of peel.


FACIAL PROCEDURES

One of the goals of our practice is restoring a youthful, balanced and natural look to the face through a series of meticulously calculated procedures,
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We cannot overemphasize the importance a rested and healthy face has on the overall self-confidence of an individual. One of the goals of our practice is restoring a youthful, balanced and natural look to the face through a series of meticulously calculated procedures, designed to conceal scars in unapparent areas. Wearing one´s age proudly can go hand in hand with certain cosmetic procedures which are designed to restore a vibrant and radiant aspect to the face through the principle of adding volume to areas of the face where it is naturally depleted through time and a gentle re-draping of excess skin. Certain procedures are also used in younger patients to correct certain congenital deformities or to correct aesthetic unconformities. We can gladly address questions pertaining facial surgery to determine the best option to help you reach your goals.


NOSE JOB (RHINOPLASTY) –This is a very frequently requested procedure by our patients, designed to correct aesthetic unconformities and correct certain breathing and airway problems associated with past trauma or deformity, such as deviated septum. When we perform this surgery, our main objective is to maintain a natural and aesthetic appearance, while greatly enhancing other features of the bony structure of the face. This surgery makes an often drastic change in appearance of the face depending on each individual.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous Sedation /or general anesthesia


Length of the Procedure: 2 to 3 hours


Length of Stay: Same day hospital discharge


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 3 to 5 days.


Rest Period: 2 to 3 weeks of rest from certain activities. Aqua-plast cast and taping might cause un-wanted attention during first two to three weeks after surgery.


Final Result: Seen after 2 to 3 months. However the results continue to improve on upwards to 6 months.


FACE LIFT– This refers to a wide array of available procedures, designed to restore a youthful appearance to the face, with a re-draping of excess skin and a repositioning of the anatomical features that fight the aging process, natural to every individual. It enhances bony structures of the cheek bones and jawline, while ridding of fine wrinkles and deep sulcus formed from the facial expression movements and the long-standing effects of gravity. Usually combined with a brow lift, cosmetic eyelid surgery, and rejuvenation of the neck area as well as fat grafting to selected areas to restore depleted volume.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous Sedation / General Anesthesia


Length of the Procedure: 3 to 4 hours


Length of Stay: One day hospital stay


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 3 to 5 days.


Rest Period: 1 to 2 weeks of rest from physical activity. At 1 week patient can perform most of daily activities.  Bruising may subside after two weeks, and facial elastic compression garments may draw un-wanted attention during first two weeks.


Final Result: Seen after 2 to 3 months


NECK LIFT (CERVICOPLASTY)– This procedure is an excellent complement to facial rejuvenation procedures, which are designed to restore a youthful and natural appearance, while enhancing aesthetic angles and bony definitions of the jawline. The most dramatic results are often obtained in patients who underwent massive weight loss, with severe laxity of skin and fat.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous Sedation


Length of the Procedure: 1 to 2.30 hours


Length of Stay: Same day discharge


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 3 to 5 days.


Rest Period:  1 week from work related activities.


Final Result: Seen immediately.


BROW LIFT- A common complement to cosmetic eye lid surgery, designed to correct drooping eyebrows due to a laxity of tissues as a direct effect of aging. I perform this procedures through a minimally invasive approach, in which small incisions are placed in the scalp area, with repositioning and fixation through direct vision on a camera lens of the landmarks which fix the eyebrow into position. This restores a youthful appearance to the area around the eyes.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous Sedation


Length of the Procedure: 1 to 2 hours


Length of Stay: Same day hospital discharge


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 3 to 5 days.


Rest Period: 1 week from work related activities.


Final Result: Result seem immediately, however final results may appear at 1 month after surgery.


EYE LID SURGERY (BLEPHAROPLASTY)- This surgery is designed to restore a youthful appearance to the eye area, by getting rid of excess skin, re-draping fatty tissue and getting rid of the puffy or tired aspect of the eyelids. It restores a youthful and refreshed aspect to the eyes, with hidden scars in natural wrinkle lines.  This improves patient self-esteem, and in select cases improves function of the eyelids, facilitating reading and visual difficulties.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous Sedation


Length of the Procedure: 1 to 2.30 hours


Length of Stay: Same day discharge


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 3 to 5 days.


Rest Period:  1 week from work related activities.


Final Result: Seen immediately. Final results may appear up to a month after surgery.


EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY) – One of the more frequent procedures, we perform this procedure in patients with prominent ears, or associated birth defects. The objectives are to recreate anatomical and natural folds in the ear, and reposition the ear structure at an adequate angle in relation to the rest of the face. It´s performed in children and adults, and helps to improve self-confidence and aesthetic appearance.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with intravenous Sedation


Length of the Procedure: 1 to 2.30 hours


Length of Stay: Same day discharge


Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 3 to 5 days.


Rest Period:  1 week from work related activities.


Final Result: Seen immediately.


FACIAL FAT GRAFTING AND IMPLANTS– Often, patients desire correction of certain asymmetries in the face, or enhancement of bony structures to restore a more youthful appearance to the face. The use of fat grafting and high quality silicone implants can be used to correct these areas, through minimal invasion and adequate positioning with individual customization for each and every facial configuration. These procedures are excellent adjuncts to other facial rejuvenation techniques, and require minimal down time, allowing for a prompt return to patient daily activities.


Anesthesia: Local anesthesia


Length of the Procedure: 1 to 2hours


Length of Stay: Same day discharge


Discomfort: Minimal.


Rest Period: 3 days to 1 week from work related activities.


Final Result: Seen immediately.


LIP AUGMENTATION – This is one of the most frequent facial procedures,  either through fat grafting techniques where we extract fat from areas of deposit, and transfer to the lips with the help of small cannulas, or the lesser invasive use of fillers, both with longstanding and pleasing results, individually designed for a patient’s desires. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis with minimal swelling.

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Dr. Alejandro Galvez has two surgical specialties in both plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery as in general, digestive and endocrine surgery. His practice focuses mainly in the individuality of each case and a commitment to quality.

Dr Galvez has over 2000 surgeries and 0 fatalities. He has accumulated over 300 excess skin surgeries in a year,

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON?

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