Laura Carmina Cardenas - GloboMD

Laura Carmina Cardenas


General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada #9551, 7th Floor, 701 Zona Río
Tijuana, Baja California, MX

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Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Plastica, Estetica Y Reconstructiva, A.C. International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

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Awards & Recognition
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges

Dr. Cardenas has hospital affiliations at Beauty-Enhance Clinic, Hospital Angeles, Hospital del Prado, Hospital Jardines de Guadalupe (Guadalajara Jal.), and Hospital San Javier (Guadalalajara Jal).


Undergraduate & Medical School
Medical: Universidad de Guadalajara, 1996

Post-Medical School Training
Residency: Hospital de Especialidades CMNO, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX, 2003
Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, with Dr. Pedro Vega Villasante, Guadalajara, 2003

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    Mumder Oct 30, 2015

    This woman knows her shit! She is amazing at making a woman's body look like a woman's body, not a 12-year old boy's. She and her staff will hold your hand, walk you through everything and not be condescending to you, regardless of how many times you email/ask the same questions (speaking from experience here.) Trust me, if they can put up with my neurotic ass, they can put up with anybody. If you're having multiple procedures or a lot of body contouring, be prepared for a rough recovery, both mentally and physically...but she will work miracles on you. Check out my photos and see what I mean. I wouldn't trade her for any surgeon in the US. LOVES, LOVES, LOVES!!!

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    Mytime2014 Oct 30, 2015

    Dra. Cardenas has been absolutely wonderful, responsive and knowledgeable. I can't explain it, but I feel at ease with her, more than I did when I was considering other surgeons. I feel that I'm in great hands.

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    freespirit63 Oct 29, 2015

    I felt that Dr Cardenas and her staff at Beaty Care REcovery House went above and beyond a call of duty. Dr Cardenas visited me almost every day. Nurses were very attentive and the meals very very healthy and delicious. I truly felt well taken care of.

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    rscokate Oct 23, 2015

    Without hesitation, I can recommend Dr. Cardenas to anyone considering a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation. I found her to be kind, caring, and very responsive to my questions and concerns. A primary objective to her was that I be in optimum health before the surgery. I was encouraged to eat well, exercise, and take supplements that would support my health (e.g. iron).

    As I wrote above, Dr. Cardenas made suggestions as to procedures that would contribute to a successful outcome, such as a small amount of fat grafting that would serve to smooth the contours of my hip profile. And she was conservative while preforming the BA. She understood my desire for a natural and reasonable outcome to the BA. She is a very gifted surgeon.

    Since I left BCRH, I have frequently sent pictures of incision sights to Rocio, a capable, responsive, and professional member of Dr. Cardenas office staff. I felt this was an efficient way for Dr. Cardenas to continue to monitor my progress remotely. Even a thousand miles away from Tijuana, I still feel very connected to my surgeon.

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    jahzara71789 Oct 14, 2015

    I've been researching doctors and have been in correspondence with Dr. Cardenas for almost a year now. She and Fatimeh have answered all of my questions and I'm confident in Dr. Cardenas' skills. Dr. Cardenas is patient, kind, and ready to answer all of my questions. She is honest and stands by her work, though she doesn't make unrealistic promises. Wait times are a little frustrating and after care is still in the works, but so far I am pleased, aside from the inevitable pain of recovery lol.

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    whitegirlnobooty Sep 25, 2015

    I don't see the stars but so far I would give her 5 stars. All.Day.Long

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    BlackGirlSwag Sep 17, 2015

    Dra. Cardenas is. a. doll. I love the fact that she and her whole staff seem to be on one positive wave length. I always get prompt responses, and great advice and good prices. Her facility is SPOTLESS clean inviting open warm... She has a team of professionals and offers loads of services... I got filler, teeth whitening and more services were made available to me.

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    San Diego3220 Sep 14, 2015

    I've been wanting to do this for a very long time (17yrs). I researched for almost 3 yrs. to find the right surgeon. At last, I found one...Dr. Carmina Cardenas. Very compassionate, accommodating, caring professional, with a sculptor hand. She asked me to send her pictures of my incisions every 2 days to make sure that I don't have infections ( replied on the same day). Check up every week. She's amazing! I love my result! Her staff were hospitable, friendly, helpful & caring. Love them all! She is an amazing person. My experience with them so far, is....excellent!

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    Dreamcatcher28 Sep 13, 2015

    I'm very happy I chose Dra. Cardenas as my surgeon, she's such a beautiful caring and compassionate person she's just amazing. Cardenas visited me every day while at the recovery home and made sure all my needs we're met and answered all my questions. I absolutely love the way she sculpted and enhance my body. Dra Cardenas staff is just as amazing as she is, they all are very passionate about their job. Over all I'm happy I had the pleasure of meeting Dra Cardenas and choosing her as my doctor.

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    jcseidel Aug 30, 2015

    I met Dr. Cardenas the day of the surgery. She came in and explained what she was planning on doing and marked up my face, I assuming where her incisions were going to be. She was very professional yet quite cordial. Then she played with my eyelids and with a big smile, said we need to do those, which we did a year and half later (another review on here).

    Once in the operating room, Dr. Serrano was also there. I felt like I was going to be in good hands, which as it turned out, I was. I was under conscious sedation while the surgery was being performed; I remember listening to the music, the Beatles. Unfortunately the IPhone batteries ran down before they were done and the music died. Other than some teasing of the doctors by me about the music, everything went extremely well.

    As I wrote in another review about my eyelid lift, Dr. Carmina Cardenas, according to what a nurse at the recovery center told me after that surgery, is the best cosmetic surgeon in Tijuana. That is saying a lot since Tijuana is one of the top medical tourism places for cosmetic surgery. Following my back surgery and before my cosmetic procedure, I was the only non-cosmetic surgery patient there and I saw a lot of people come and go, some of whom I am still in contact with.

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    Loveme33 Aug 29, 2015

    Getting ready for surgery July1, 2013...I will post pre and post op pictures. Thank you everyone that has taken the time to post and update, because of you ladies I was able to find and go with Dr.Carmina Cardenas.

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    Anna_17 Aug 28, 2015

    Chose her through RealSelf and Make Me Heal reviews. She does great job on Tummy tucks.

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    jcseidel Aug 23, 2015

    Dr. Carmina Cardenas did both the carpal tunnel release and the eyelid lift in one setting. She also did my other cosmetic sugery and my other carpal tunnel release. She does excellent work.

    At the recovery center after my surgery, I was talking with one of the nurses and while we were talking, she said she has seen cosmetic surgery by all the doctors and said Dr. Cardenas was the best. She didn't have to say anything and it was an unsolicited comment, but I was glad she said it.

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    NW latina Aug 16, 2015

    For those who maybe considering a certified plastic surgeon out of the country. Dr. Laura Carminas Cardenas is the one... i came across Dr Cardenas here on relaself. She had so many postive reviews so I decided to go with her... She is a beautiful, caring, attentive doctor/person! I am so glad I made the choice... :-)

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    ANewMe2012 Aug 04, 2015

    Dr. Cardenas and her staff has been amazing from day one, they are aways responsive and will get back to you within 24 hours of any question that they can't answer right off. Dr. Cardenas is amazingly beautiful in person and she look like a beauty queen...a lil older but still fab.

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    Mrs.Eve Aug 02, 2015

    the queen of tummy tucks has indeed let me down :'(

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    Nunu619 Jul 08, 2015

    she answerec all my questions made me feel comfortable

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    Blanche Devereaux Jul 05, 2015

    Dr. Carmina Cardenas is one of the smartest, kindest people i have ever met, and a damn good surgeon. I would recommend her to everyone. She is honest, attentive and caring. She also has an all-star team of nurses and other staff members who love their work and always go the extra mile. I am quite shy with new people, but they all made me feel like family.

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    FanofCarminaCardenas Jul 04, 2015

    I decided to travel to have Dr. Carmina Cardenas do the corrective surgery, lipo and bbl (03/12/13). Thanx to her team and BCRH I am very happy with my results and now have made life time friends.

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    Ma 041106 Jun 27, 2015

    I chose Dr. Cardenas because I really like how she does her tummy tucks. I heard people are unhappy with their bbl results, but I am giving her the benefit of the doubt that she will deliver. I never spoke to her personally, but so far her staff has been absolutely helpful with every questions I have asked.

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    Anna_17 Jun 01, 2015

    I chose Dr. Carmina Cardenas after researching Make Me Heal and RealSelf, seen great after pictures of her job. So far she has been very nice and attentive. Communication wise it has been awesome so far.

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    Only1nunu May 21, 2015

    I love Dra. Cardenas!!!! She cares about your health first, her bedside manner is remarkable and she's understands exactly what a woman wants!

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    jahempress May 19, 2015

    Om MMH and real Through comments and opinions of the ladies.

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    Mamaoftwo1990 May 04, 2015

    Dr carmina cardenas was the nicest lady ever. Explained everything over the phone and answered all my questions... Made me feel so comfortable ! Can't wait to finally meet her

    So I did meet her, wonderful woman, so caring and REALLY listens to what you want. Not pushy at all

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    JamieLogical Apr 25, 2015

    My experience with Dr. Cardenas was amazing. She is a wonderful, caring, and supportive person. She helped me choose the procedures that were right for me and was concerned with my health and well-being throughout the process. She did incredible work and came to see me every day in the Recovery House and followed up with me via personal email for months after my surgery.

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    Bombonlr Apr 15, 2015

    I seen Dr. Cardenas name and did my research and seen some amazing reviews.

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    Sexy Latin girl Apr 04, 2015

    Hello everyone I had my surgery the 7th of april 2015 and Dr. Cardenas is so awesome to let me know wats best for me before surgery and after she really cares about ur safety she says "always safety first" which means she really cares for her patients and that's a good Dr. I haven't had any complications so far thank god I would recommend Dr. Cardenas to anyone !!!!!!!!

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    freespirit63 Mar 25, 2015

    I found this doctor through a friend. Dr Cardenas gave me awesome results, went above and beyond what she said she would do. When she realized that my outcome would be better if she did a few other things I agreed and an outcome was amazing. I think because Dr Cardenas is a woman, she knows what our needs. She also believes that when lipo is performed, it would be beneficial to use it in other areas. I was not interested in bbl and she assured my it would give me better results. WOW, I am so glad I did it. Also the cost was very minimal. I would recommend this doctor without hesitation. I am going back for facelift in a year.

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    Css3 Mar 05, 2015

    I chose my doctor from realself experiences and make me heal
    members comments!

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    jns1014 Mar 02, 2015

    Looking at Laura in Tijuana, Walkiris Robles, MD, waiting for quotes. Texas doctors and immediate surrounding states. this is your chance to earn my business. I am looking for TT and Lipo. Let me know what you charge, you don't have reviews don't bother.

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    candy1979 Feb 04, 2015

    DR. Carmina Cardenas I so amazing n sweet n all her staff are so awesome to......I LOVE THEM ALL VERY PROFESSIONAL TEAM.....

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    Burning_the_past Jan 22, 2015

    I'm happy with my result s from Dra.Cardenas. I have the coke bottle shape I had before my babies destroyed my waistline. I'm conservative by nature so I didn't want anything extreme. I told her I wanted as natural a shape as she could give me and that's EXACTLY what she gave me. My waist, hips, and bust are proportional and glide seemlessly into each other. I didn't want a "shelf" but just a Lil something to fill my jeans and I got it. There is a small problem with the lower part of my butt being disproportionate but that had a lot to do with my genetics. If I'm ever brave enough to try a round 2 it'll be to correct that. Other than that I believe she did a phenomenal job and her staff at the clinic and the recovery house get 2 thumbs up and 10 stars from me lol :)

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    Ready4anewtummy Jan 17, 2015

    My Dr was the BEST! Just love her! She is AMAZING very professional and caring l was very impressed with her level of care and compassion. She came to see me at the recovery house every day that l was there, l was really scared about the procedure but after meeting her l knew l was in good hands.

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    Ready4ABBL Dec 26, 2014

    Cardenas customer service and bedside manner was great!

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    jahempress Dec 25, 2014

    I chose her because of the comments and the rates she received from her patients and because of the response of her team. But when I finally met her and she evaluated me, it was confirmed that I made the right choice. I feel confident in her skill.

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    Lexi05240 Dec 12, 2014

    DR Carmina Cardenas was my DR but I can't change her name out SO THIS REVIEW IS FOR DR CARDENAS

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    skittlesrabbit Dec 06, 2014

    Dr. Cardenas and her staff are great! I was very well taken care of at the clinic and at Beauty Care Recovery House. Now that I am home, she has been very good with follow up care, requesting pictures every other day and having Rocio call to check in. The most important thing is I LOVE my results. Dr. Cardenas knows how to sculpt a woman's body! If you are considering this doctor, do it!! You won't be sorry.

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    grayotter Nov 30, 2014

    Had an amazing experience with her! I do not regret this at all yet. My scar looks great all things considered. She is very caring and wonderful to deal with and I loved all her staff. I also loved the beauty care recovery house!

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