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Everything you need to know about Medical (Botox Included) Tourisim in Riviera Maya

Mexico is a top destination for “medical tourists” from the US who go south of the border for significantly cheaper dental work, eyeglasses, plastic surgery, and prescription drugs.

By David

You probably haven’t heard about it, but there’s another mass migration coming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

However, these aren’t Central American families fleeing horrific conditions back home Rather, these migrants are going the other way—from the United States into Mexican border towns, where they’re welcomed with open arms instead of armed guards.

  As many as 6,000 a day travel to towns like Los Algodones, across from Yuma, Arizona, to get medical services and prescription drugs that are priced out of their reach here in the United States. (source)

This phenomenon is not exclusive to border towns. The concept of medical vacations is getting bigger in bigger in Cancun, where people can afford medical procedures and a top vacation at the same price. Meanwhile Yucatan is consolidated as “The Capital of Medical Tourism of the Southeast”.  Actually, Mérida (Capital of the Yucatán State) is famous within Mexico for the high standars and good medical procedures. 

Among the procedures with the highest demand we find bariatrics, ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery and dentistry.  

As we in MGT are experts in the region, we are able to do real recommendations of the best clinics and proffesionals we use and we can recommend to our own friends.  


Plastic Surgeon

Dr Arturo Valdez

Recognized member of several prestigious institutions, among which the “American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” stands out. Due to its exclusivity, it has only 2,600 surgeons worldwide, 12 of them Mexican doctors, all dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic surgery.

Certifications: ASAPS / TRS / ASPS / ISAPS / AMCPER / CMCPER

Dermatology, medical and aesthetics

Judith Sam (DermaCancun)

At DERMA CANCUN we offer professional dermatological medical services of the best quality.

Our specialty is offering the most complete skin care, attending any disease or need, and always looking for our patients’ benefit, while trying to fulfill their expectations at the most affordable price possible.

Today, there are many theraputic options in the skin care market, which makes for an informal and unregulated market. At DERMA CANCUN we offer you the best QUALITY and academic back up from your DERMATOLOGIST.


Medical Group


Costamed Playa del Carmen Hospital has been serving the cosmopolitan and international community in this city for 11 years with the best specialists in the area as well as being a source of employment for over 300 people. Since 2017 we have been certified by the  Canadian Healthcare Council and are working to shortly be certified by the General Health Board, we are currently certification enrollment phase.


Facelift / Botox / Plastic Surgery


Dr. Fernando Jose Nuñez Proulx, is a is Internationally Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the Mexican plastic and reconstructive surgery board, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for women and men. Based in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Dr. Nuñez
focuses on providing his patients with meticulous attention to detail, individualized care, exceptional surgical results, in a warm, welcoming environment. His practice is centered on providing beautiful, natural and long-lasting results

Aesthetic Medicine / Ultherapy / Botox / Hyaluronic Acid


I am an aesthetic doctor with more than ten years of experience, focused on rejuvenation and beauty of the face, neck, neckline and hands. My patients are the most important thing to me and I attend to men and women.

Testo / Soste / Deca / More


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