For people living in the Unites States

We are a unique plastic surgery group given we are the only practice in the world with offices in Miami and Bucaramanga. We also have internationally trained experts with thousands of cases performed. In the branch ion Colombia we specialize in facial rejuvenation (facelift), focused on Natural Results.

Our branch in Bucaramanga also offers something unique, given your surgery can be carried out in Bucaramanga, but patients may have the option to follow up in Miami, FL, USA.

Our patient ambassador can help you coordinate your surgery, travel and lodging.

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Plastic Surgery in Colombia for People Living in The US: Have Plastic Surgery in One of the Most Visited Aesthetic Destinations in the World by a US Trained – Board Certified Top Surgeon

About Rivera Plastic Surgery & Colombia

Dr. Rivera-Serrano has deep connections with Colombia. He was born in Colombia and attended Medical School in Bogota. His pathway to training in plastic surgery in the United States and throughout the world started after finishing medical school among the top third of his class. He was awarded a sub-internship in plastic surgery at Harvard University, at the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was graded with Honors (que se abra la carta de carta aca). He then specialized in plastic & reconstructive surgery at prestigious institutions around the world. Dr. Rivera-Serrano is one of a handful of plastic surgeons who have had formal hands-on training in South America, North America, Asia, and Europe, and therefore has a very cosmopolitan plastic surgery & aesthetic vision. Being Colombian and growing up in a Latin American environment also contributes to his plastic surgery and aesthetic vision, especially in terms of body contouring surgery. He often tries to mix south American techniques with international aesthetics, always aiming for natural results. Dr. Rivera-Serrano’s father is also a Plastic Surgeon and an expert in aesthetic facial plastic surgery with over 30 years of experience. He was an inspiration to Dr. Rivera-Serrano to become an aesthetic plastic surgeon when he began attending plastic surgery cases, even before medical school.

Why do we have a branch in Colombia?

Because of the quality in customer service, anesthesia services, specialized facilities and overall experience for patients in Colombia, in addition to offer better pricing in anesthesia and facility fees, and the ability for patients to follow up in the United States. The surgical facilities we use were selected among many due to their impeccable safety record, data driven protocols, experienced certified anesthesiologist (MDs), specialization in in plastic surgery, and are backed up by two large nearby international hospitals ( ( Moreover, Dr. Rivera-Serrano is from Colombia where he gets to work with this father, and likes to visit as much as possible.

About Bucaramanga, Colombia

Bucaramanga is one of the largest cities in Colombia, and the capital of the Department (State) of Santander, Colombia. It has over 160 parks scattered throughout the city and has been given the nickname “La Ciudad de Los Parques” (“The City of Parks”) and “La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia” (“Colombia’s Beautiful City”). Bucaramanga Metropolitan Area has a population of approximately 1,304,288.

Bucaramanga is located on a plateau in the Cordillera Oriental (northeastern slopes) of the Colombian Andes, at 3,146 feet (959 m) above sea level. Although its altitude is not considered very high, its climate is neither very hot nor cold, 22-24 degrees Celsius (72-75° F) being the average temperature year-round. 

Where to stay in Bucaramanga:

There are several hotels with excellent quality and amenities. Recommended hotels include:

Hotel Club Campestre Bucaramanga

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It is located very close to the surgery facility and has a vast number of country club amenities including Spa, tennis courts, and a very well regarded 18-hole golf course.

Hotel Punta Diamante


It is located 20 minutes away from Bucaramanga and inside a Country Club in higher elevation, leading to slightly cooler but still spring like temperature. Amenities Include a large Spa and access to one of the few Nicklaus Design 18-hol golf courses in South America

Sonesta Hotel Bucaramanga

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Offering free WiFi throughout, Sonesta Hotel Bucaramanga is located in Floridablanca, 5 km from Bucaramanga.

Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique, an IHG Hotel

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Holiday Inn Bucaramanga features an indoor pool, spa and fitness center, and is only 20 minutes’ drive from the airport. There is also a bar and restaurant on site.

Hotel Roseliere

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We are equipped with everything you need to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Are you traveling as a couple, with family or for business? We have what you are looking for: 24 hour lobby Restaurant terrace with pool Meeting rooms Event rooms Spa and more! We are the best-trained hotel with the best facilities.

Hotel Dann Carlton Bucaramanga

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The 5-star Hotel Dann Carlton is located in the exclusive Bucaramanga district, central Santander. It offers luxurious accommodations and panoramic city views from the rooftop pool and sun terrace.

How to fly to Bucaramanga:

It takes about 3 hours 15 minutes to fly from Miami (MIA) to Bucaramanga (BGA), so it takes less time than many US domestic flights. We recommend flying directly to Bucaramanga given it simplifies the trip and the immigration (and emigration) process, and makes the experience a breeze and more convenient. If going through Bogota you will have to exit the gates and circle back through security into the domestic terminal, having also a wait much longer for the connecting flight, where may have to take an intra-airport bus shuttle.  The airport in Bucaramanga is much smaller and getting in and out the gates is very quick and easy. Transportation from the airport to the hotel can be arranged.

The 2 airlines that fly directly from the US to Bucaramanga are: 


Spirit Airlines

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From Ft Lauderdale, year-round.



From Miami. Only operates 6 months year during peak summer and winter months.