Translated by Fulano from an article in Uniradio Informa.
TIJUANA – In Tijuana there are only 54 certified plastic surgeons, although it is estimates there are around 300 “charlatans” who after completing simple internet courses are carrying out surgeries in Tijuana which could end up killing their patients, said certified plastic surgeon Camina Cárdenas.
“It took a year when I studied to be a plastic surgeon. First there was seven years of medical school, a national exam, a huge funnel where more than 10,000 people applied for no more than 2,000 positions, and in my specialty, there were no more than 400 places,” said the plastic surgeon, who said it took more than 10,000 hours of study, between classrooms and operating rooms.
She said that these “surgeons,” some of them doctors, others are veterinarians and dentists, or in the worse case not even doctors, advertise all over offering cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction and breast augmentations, at prices much less than a professional, and in a desire to not spend more money, people fall victim to their statements and agree to the surgeries.