Contact Details

  • (502) 2290-8561 In Guatemala
  • (305) 290-8050 For Callers From USA & Canada
  • Spanish, English
  • Nugenesis Plastic Surgery
    Torre Ciudad Vieja Office Tower
    10th Calle/Street 5-37, Office 2-B
    Zona 10, Guatemala City, Central America
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday until 1:00

Doctor's Profile

Dr. José Fernando López is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who brings structure and balance together with high technology and medical precision to give patients beautiful results beyond their expectations. The goal is to look natural, naturally. “We’re not here to change you, but to improve your appearance, to look like you did when you were younger.”

Since graduating with a specialty in plastic surgery in 2009, Dr. José Fernando López has performed 2700 surgeries in all areas of the cosmetic and reconstructive fields. He also has specialized training and fellowship certification in craniofacial and ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgery.

Usually, patients want to consult with Dr. López about an elective procedure to improve appearance, but he also performs the required reconstructive surgery for accident victims, to manipulate disfigured skin and muscle tissue and reestablish the body’s natural contours. Dr. López says, “Various procedures work well together to support each other and function in unison. Each one is a tool to help you look better.”

Woman who have recently given birth may choose to have a “Mommy Make-over” to return to her pre-pregnancy figure. While carrying a child, the skin is stretched on the abdomen, breasts, thighs and other areas of the body to form isolated fat deposits and stretch marks. Dr. López can reshape these areas with surgery, liposuction, and body contouring. Cosmetic procedures, cellulite removal and skin treatments reduce the unwanted physical effects of pregnancy. Lifting the face, neck and breasts will give you a younger appearance, because they reverse the effects of sagging skin.

In recent years, Dr. López has been performing facelifts with video laparoscopy or endoscopy. These procedures focus on the middle and upper part of the face – forehead, eyes and cheeks – to correct imperfections caused by volume loss and loose facial tissue. Dr. López will make tiny incisions at the hairline, mouth and eyelids, that heal almost invisibly, without a scar. Even though the entry points for the instruments are very small, Dr. López can work with greater accuracy to readjust the facial structures with an endoscope to create a smoother, tighter appearance. The results of your lovely new facial contouring should last about ten years.

Dr. López uses Crisalix brand virtual aesthetic software to answer everyone’s question: “What will I look like after the procedure?” This unique 4-D virtual reality technology is based on computer assisted design developed by the Institute of Surgical Technology and Biomechanics at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Crisalix is game-changing technology for surgeons and patients to plan for the perfect procedure and optimal results.

How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon.

According to Dr. López, these are three things to look for when choosing a surgeon:

  1. Chemistry – You cannot buy or force that. You must be with a doctor who you trust and makes you comfortable.
  2. Excellence – Keep in mind that people who are dedicated to achieving high goals in other areas of their life will place the same quality standards on the outcome of your procedure.
  3. Experience – Your plastic surgeon should be someone who does this procedure carefully and diligently every day. This is something that cannot be learned or bought, it takes time and effort.

On the subject of medical tourism, Dr. López says, “We have the talent and technology here in Guatemala to the same standards as in the United States and Europe. If you live in Guatemala, there’s no reason to have your plastic surgery done anywhere else. If you live in North America, there is one very good reason to come to Guatemala”.  [paying 50-75% less on your medical expenses]

Dr. Lopez listens carefully to the comments and expectations of his patients and is committed to offering an honest evaluation to help them achieve realistic, yet refined beauty with natural-looking results. He says, “We are making a change to your body that lasts forever, so we need to do it right.” Science, medicine, art and desire all combine to produce a great success for both the doctor and the patient.

Dr. López says, “Plastic surgery is a wonderful specialty, because in just a few hours, I can eliminate a physical stigma and improve self-esteem, so that our patient can face every day with the confidence that their appearance reflects the beauty of their spirit.”

Professional Affiliations

NuGenesis Plastic Surgery, Guatemala

  • Director Médico desde 2012 Medical Director since 2012

Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics, 3-D Imaging Technology. Associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Institute of Surgical Technology and Biomechanics – ISTB. Berne, Switzerland

  • Certified Medical Provider

American Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons – ASAPS La Sociedad Americana de Cirugía Plástica

  • Attendee, Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 2011
  • Attendee, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 2008

Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation – ASERF

  • Attendee, Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 2011

International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – ICAPS

  • Attendee, Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2011

The Cutting Edge Symposium

  • Attendee, New York City, 2010

Operation Smile International Operación Sonrisa Internacional de Guatemala

  • Volunteer Member since 2013. First Guatemalan Surgeon to receive certification. Miembro Voluntario desde 2013. Primer Guatemalteco en recibir la certificación.

Jornada de Labio y Paladar Hendido “Nuevo Amanecer”, Guanajuato, México New Dawn Medical Mission for Cleft Lip and Palate

  • Cirujano Invitado. Invited Surgeon, 2006, 2010, 2011
  • Jornada de Cirugía Reconstructiva y LPH, Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México, 2007

Instituto Jalisciense de Cirugia Reconstructiva – ICR, Jalisco, Mexico

  • Asistente Congresos y Seminarios, 2006-2009

Congreso Nacional de Cirugia, Guatemala

  • Taller de Remodelado Cartilago Para Microtia, 2007
  • XXXI Congreso Nacional de Cirugía, 2004
  • Cirugía Integral: Un Enfoque Multidisciplinario en el Año Milenio, 2003
  • Colorrectal, 2003
  • Urgencias y Emergencias, 2003
  • Congreso Multidisciplinario del Centro Médico Militar, 2002
  • Cirugía de cáncer, 2001

Academic Affiliations

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

  • Sub-Specialty in Craniofacial Surgery, 2012-2013. Sub-Especialidad en Cirugía Craneofacial, 2012-2013

Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

  • Sub-Specialty in Micro-surgical Hair Transplantation, Sub-especialidad en trasplante micro-quirúrgico capilar, 2010

Hospital Ángeles de las Lomas, Instituto de Cirugía Plástica, México, D.F.

  • Profesor Asociado, 2010-2012. Associate Professor, 2010-2012
  • Profesor de Curso de Diseccion de Colajos Gluteos, 2011 Professor of the Course of Dissection of Gluteal Flaps, 2011
  • Curso de Cirugia Endoscopica Facial, Mexico, D.F., 2009. Course in Facial Endoscopy, 2009
  • Sub-Especialidad en Cirugía Estética y Estética Facial, 2009-2010. Sub-specialties in Aesthetic Surgery and Facial surgery.

Instituto Jalisciense de Cirugía Reconstructiva, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Jalisco Institute of Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Cirugía Reconstructiva Genital, 2010. Genital Reconstructive Surgery, 2010
  • Exploración de Lesiones Obstétricas de Plexo Braquial, 2008
  • Residencia en Cirugía Plástica, 2006-2009. Residency in Plastic Surgery

Hospital General San Juan de Dios, Guatemala.

  • Residencia en Cirugía general, 2005-2010. Residency in General Surgery 2003-2006

Universidad de Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Medicina, Guatemala

  • Licenciado en Ciencias Medicas, 1995-2002

Publications

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Subfacial Gluteal Augmentation and Gluteal Lift

  • by J.F. López-Salguero, MD, and De la Peña, MD
  • Chapter of the New Stephen Mathes Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery textbook, 2011

Subfacial Gluteal Implant Augmentation

  • by J.F. López-Salguero, MD, and De la Peña, MD
  • Chapter #8 of The Art of Gluteal Sculpting, 2011

Ultrasound Assisted facelift

  • by J.F. López-Salguero, MD, and De la Peña, MD
  • Published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Experience in the Use of Polyurethane-Covered Breast Implants

  • by J.F. López-Salguero, MD, and De la Peña, MD
  • Published by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2011

Intra-Nasal Approach for Malar Alloplastic Augmentation

  • by J.F. López-Salguero, MD, and De la Peña, MD
  • Published by Annals of Plastic Surgery

Protocol for Management of the Mestizo Nose

  • by J.F. López-Salguero, MD, and De la Peña, MD
  • Published by the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, 2011

Use of the Autologous Vein as a Sleeve for Neuropathy

  • by J.F. Lopez-Salguero, Doctoral thesis, 2009

Special Interests

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Apart from his demanding surgical schedule, Dr. Lopez enjoys spending time with his family, two daughters. He stays in shape by doing cross-fit exercise every day and has achieved a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu. To relax, Dr. Lopez enjoys reading about European history, and the Holy Roman Empire, as its legacy can be seen today in debates over the nature of the European Union in modern times.

Testimonials

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Charity, Public Service, Donations

Public service and caring for the less fortunate is a way of life in the Latin American culture.

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Operation Smile International Operación Sonrisa Internacional de Guatemala

  • Volunteer Member since 2013. First Guatemalan Surgeon to receive certification. Miembro Voluntario desde 2013. Primer Guatemalteco en recibir la certificación.

At Operation Smile we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care to correct cleft lips and palates, just as if they were our own. That’s what drives each and every one of us: our global network of medical professionals, who donate hundreds of thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year, and our supporters who are moved every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.

Dr. Lopez says, “There are no words to describe my gratitude for being a part of this project. It’s the only place we can have such a gratifying experience of changing lives – for the patient, and the family – in one day’s work.”

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Jornada de Labio y Paladar Hendido “Nuevo Amanecer”, Guanajuato, México New Dawn Medical Mission for Cleft Lip and Palate

  • Cirujano Invitado. Invited Surgeon, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Jornada de Cirugía Reconstructiva y LPH, Ciudad Guzmán, Jal. 2007

Patient Success Stories

Every patient has different circumstances and expectations. We will tell you about an interesting and unusual case that the doctor was able to turn around with unexpectedly outstanding results.