Jul 29 2014

REVIEWS: Cosmetic Surgery Centers in the Philippines

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW WILL SURPRISE YOU ...

In the Philippines there are no regulations nor are there restrictions which govern what type of medical practitioner can perform cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures. Theoretically, anyone can perform these medical procedures without training. Unfortunately there are also no laws enforcing Malpractice proceedings. So the best way to know if your surgeon is qualified is to choose a surgeon who is Board Certified by the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons, Inc (PAPRAS). PAPRAS is the only recognized organization by the Philippine College of Surgeons to grant board certification in the field of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Philippines.

The field of plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and Board Certified practitioners are trained, experienced, and qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the face and all areas of the body. Currently, there are fewer than 80 Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the country (to see the complete list click here).

Although it is easy to verify if a practitioner offering cosmetic/plastic surgery is board certified by PAPRAS, unfortunately not all surgeries are performed in accredited Department of Health facilities which regulate the country’s patient safety and health policies and procedures. Making sure that your procedure can be performed in an accredited facility will significantly reduce the risks, hazards and dangers associated with medical procedures.

Thus assuming that your surgeon is Board Certified and the medical facility is duly accredited, we have rated the facilities that offer such services accordingly.

Rank Name FacilityDOH ApprovedBoard Certified DoctorsPricing Rating Info
Beverly Hills Medical GroupSurgery CenterYESYESMedium
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Asian HospitalHospitalYESYES/NOHigh
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The Medical CityHospitalYESYESHigh
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Makati Medical CenterHospitalYESYES/NOHigh
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Belo Medical GroupClinicNONOMedium/High
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Calayan SurgicentreClinicNONOMedium
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Beverly Hills 6750ClinicYESYESMedium/High
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Contours InstituteClinicNONOMedium/High
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Beverly Hills Medical Group

DOH Approved: YES
Board Certified Doctors: YES
Pricing: Medium
Facility: Surgery Center

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Beverly Hills Medical Group, Inc. (BHMG) is Asia’s only US Based, Managed and Operated Medical Facility. Amongst the largest, most trusted, and internationally accredited to U.S. Healthcare Standards, BHMG was designed to meet all US Department of Health Services (DHS) and Joint Commission International (JCI) certification requirements for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs). Read more …

Review: I didn’t think a facility like this could exist outside of the U.S. Excellent results, superb facilities, extremely caring staff and the best thing are its competitive prices. Read Reviews …

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Asian Hospital

Board Certified Doctors: YES/NO
DOH Approved: YES
Facility: Hospital
Pricing: High

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Asian Hospital is the first major private hospital with tertiary care facilities in the southern Luzon corridor of metropolitan Manila. It officially began operations on March 15, 2002. The 217-bed capacity, state-of-the-art medical center stands on a 17,258-square meter campus that houses the main hospital and the medical office building. Read more …

Review: One of the premier hospitals in the country. Costs are generally higher than most facilities and prices are subject to additional fees which are misleading. Careful when choosing your surgeon as Asian Hospital allows non-Boarded cosmetic surgeons on staff. For cosmetic surgery, we recommended the Director of Plastic Surgery, Dr. J.J. Cruz. Read Reviews …

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The Medical City

Board Certified Doctors: YES
DOH Approved: YES
Facility: Hospital
Pricing: High

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The Medical City (TMC) is a private, tertiary care hospital, has distilled some forty years of experience in hospital operation and administration in the establishment of its world-class healthcare complex that serves some 40,000 inpatients and 380,000 outpatients a year. Read more …

Review: Newest Hospital in Manila with heavy prices to match. Medical City also allows non-Boarded cosmetic surgeons to use their facilities but has their stable of highly qualified Boarded Plastic Surgeons. We recommend Dr. Lucero.
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Makati Medical Center

Board Certified Doctors: YES/NO
DOH Approved: YES
Facility: Hospital
Pricing: High

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Makati Medical Center is the leading healthcare facility in the Philippines, is a 717-bed tertiary hospital that provides sophisticated medical and surgical facilities. We are committed to deliver total quality health care services that exceed your best expectations. Read more …

Review: Older hospital compared to Asian Hospital and Medical City. Price is high to moderate but service is administratively slow. Makati Medical like most hospitals allows anyone to practice cosmetic surgery so choose your surgeon wisely. Read Reviews …

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Belo Medical Group

DOH Approved: NO
Board Certified Doctors: NO
Pricing: Medium/High
Facility: Clinic

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Belo Medical Group The perfection of beauty is not easy to achieve. It requires an inner desire and a significant amount of planning. It may be costly but it continues to be a more lasting investment in comparison to a make-over or a new hairstyle because of its long-term effects. Read more …

Review: Administers unsafe unapproved products and drugs, botched surgeries, lawsuits, sex scandals and videos. Who needs all that when you just want to have surgery. Read Reviews …

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Calayan Surgicentre

DOH Approved: NO
Board Certified Doctors: NO
Pricing: Medium
Facility: Clinic

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Calayan Surgicentre believe that the tell-tale signs of age, stress and less-than-perfect lifestyles can be reversed. With a comprehensive line of cosmetic, aesthetic laser and dermatological services ranging from pampering facials to body sculpting, the medical experts of Calayan will work to unveil your true beauty. Read more …

Review: Both Calayans are not Board Certified to practice what they sell. Here is another clinic fraught with lawsuits and scandals. Read Reviews …

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Beverly Hills 6750

Board Certified Doctors: YES
DOH Approved: YES
Facility: Clinic
Pricing: Medium/High

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Beverly Hills 6750 is Asia’s latest premiere center dedicated to excellence in multi-specialty “aesthetics” that includes aesthetic plastic surgery, skin care & rejuvenation, weight loss management, cosmetic gynecology, peripheral vascular laser surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Read more …

Review: As fake as a bootleg Louis Vuitton. Truth Lies and Deception. Would you risk getting your face or body cut up by people like these? Why would you want to go to a place that has to hide behind a name. Read Reviews …

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Contours Institute

Board Certified Doctors: NO
DOH Approved: NO
Facility: Clinic
Pricing: Medium/High

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CONTOURS is one of the very few centers in the Philippines that offer Liposelection only by VASERand is considered the Pioneer of this procedure in the country. Known as the new standard in liposuction, VASER sets a higher standard for body contouring with its proprietary technique called VASER Hi-Definition Liposculpturing (VHD), only available at CONTOURS. Read more …

Review: Dermatologist offering Cosmetic Surgery and General and Vascular Surgeon procedures. She lacks both medical training and Board Certification to offer such services. Read Reviews …

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