Dr. Rafael Velazco

Gorgeous Getaways has been working with Dr. Rafael Velazco since 2010.  He was born in Mexico City where he started his ascending career under the wing of Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, the Father of Plastic Surgery in Mexico.  He moved to Cancún, Mexico in 1991. Since then, he has been performing a variety of cosmetic procedures, such as Liposuction In Mexico for international patients with a high rate of success.   Nowadays he operates at Azura Hospital and Mayalanc Plastic Surgery Clinic in Cancun, Mexico.

During Your Teleconsultation

Teleconsultation is a great tool to meet Dr. Velazco.  To be fully prepared, you will need a full list of questions. He will address all your needs and expectations. Furthermore, if you have any doubts, questions or concerns, they will also be discussed. The principal objective is to enhance your understanding of your cosmetic procedures. His principal goal is to build a trustworthy relationship with you from the very beginning.

One Day Before Surgery

One day before surgery, you will have your laboratory tests done, EKG, chest x-ray and your consultation with Dr. Velazco.  Your general health condition will be evaluated with a complete blood cell count and coagulation times.  Your designated cardiologist will review your EKG. During your consultation, Dr. Velazco will carefully review all your results, and talk to you about your procedures. So rest assured that you will be in the best of hands.

Your Surgery Day

Your designated anesthesiologist will walk you through the process of your anesthetic procedure.  So you will know exactly how the process is. After your surgery, and once you are completely awake you will be sent to your designated hospital room.   Usually, you will stay one night at the hospital, and Dr. Velazco will be on call 24/7.  He will visit you every 3-4 hours to check on you until you are discharged on the next day.

Your Recovery Period

You will be scheduled with 2-3 post-operatory consultations with Dr. Velazco. He will carefully check your evolution.  All the bandage changes, the compression garments changes, the drainages and stitches removal will be performed by him personally. He is very caring about the post-operatory recovery of his patients.  His policy is to keep a close eye on the recovery period to ensure a positive outcome.  You will definitely be in the best of hands.

Dr. Rafael Velazco’s Bio

College Degrees

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
    6 years of Medical School, Class of 1983
    College Degree: General Surgeon
    License 835597
  • General Surgery Resident Doctor
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Class of 1998
    College Degree: General Surgeon
    License AE-0011439
  • Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Doctor
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Class of 1991
    Hospital General de México
    College Degree: Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon
    License AE-001143

Board Certification

  • Board Certified by the Mexican Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Board
    Certification Number 601

Medical Societies Memberships

  • Mexican Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Association at the General Hospital of Mexico
  • General Surgery Association in Quintana Roo
  • AO Foundation
  • Network Lipolysis
  • WOSAAM – World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine


  • English
  • Spanish

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Request your Cosmetic Firmquote™

Go to our Patient Plus+ App; click on pre-departure and request your firmquote. Once you have filled in your medical history and uploaded your photos, we will forward your complete file to our Surgeons and will come back with a tailor-made quote for you. We also invite you to browse our Standard Price List in our website or just download our App available for Android and Apple.  You can also join our New Community where you can chat with us about “Meet Patrizia (Paty) your Destination Manager for America and Europe.

Earn High Interest on Your Savings

Our Patients Savings Plan offers you interest from 5% to 7% on your deposited savings towards any procedure in any of our preferred destinations.   And it also includes recovery homes and guest houses that are part of the program.  So if you do not have a destination yet in mind, or are still unsure of your surgery date, you can start earning interest from now on. Go ahead and fill in your request: Click Here.

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