Welcome to the Laser Clinic, where Dr. Raúl López Castillo and his expertly trained team offer full service plastic and reconstructive surgery with a particular focus on beautiful body contouring procedures such as liposuction, breast enhancement, and gluteal augmentation. We also focus on advanced laser techniques. At our state-of-the-art surgical facility, we offer a wide selection of laser skin treatments to restore vibrant, youthful looking skin.
Dr. López has extensive experience in all areas of skin, face and body enhancement surgery. He performs procedures such as liposuction and Botox injections on a daily basis and is one of the most widely sought after surgeons in Mexico. His greatest satisfaction comes with helping his patients look and feel wonderful about themselves.
About Dr. Raúl López Castillo
Medical director of the Laser Clinic in Reynosa, Dr. Raúl López Castillo has been practicing beautiful cosmetic surgery for the past 11 years. He is a popular speaker on the topic of esthetic enhancements and appears every Monday on a McAllen, Texas’ Channel 48 television program to answer audience questions about elective plastic surgery. Thoroughly bilingual in English and Spanish, Dr. López caters half of his practice to a U.S. clientele.
Dr. López underwent his medical studies at the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Monterrey, Mexico). He then went on to complete his residency at the Hospital Universitario de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in 1993. Dr. López is board certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In addition, Dr. López holds membership in several reputable national and international professional associations, including the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica A.C., the Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía Plástica, and the Colegio Noreste de Cirugía Plástica Estética y Reconstructiva. He is also a member of the Border Plastic Surgeons.
The practice of Dr. Raúl López Castillo, M.D. is located in Reynosa, Mexico, just blocks from the International Bridge and border with McAllen, Texas. We offer full service plastic and reconstructive surgery, focusing on the benefits of advanced laser surgery and catering to clients from both sides of the border. Many of our U.S. clients fly in from all parts of the United States based upon Dr. López’ reputation for outstanding results.
Our elegant facility is decorated in classical style. The waiting area and treatment rooms are adorned with tasteful artwork and furnishings to help promote serenity and relaxation. From the first moment you step through our door, you will feel comfortable and expertly cared for by our staff.
In addition, our all-in-one clinic allows you to complete your consultation, surgery, and post-operative care all in one convenient location.
We pride ourselves on our clean, state-of-the-art surgical facility. We offer the latest in advanced laser technology and maintain the strictest standards of safety and sterile surgical practices. Your safety, comfort, and rewarding results are our top priorities.
The Laser Clinic is located 12 miles from the McAllen Airport in Texas, six blocks from the International Bridge and border crossing, and across the street from a Holiday Inn. We welcome clients from across North America and look forward to serving you!
• Breast Augmentation
Full, shapely breasts can make any woman feel more feminine, beautiful, and secure. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast. The end result is a more curvaceous, sexy bust line and a natural, proportionate figure. During this outpatient procedure, a careful incision is made around the areola, beneath the breast, or under the arm . The implant is inserted beneath or in front of the pectoral muscles. The incision is then stitched closed. The end result is a full and fabulous new figure. Dr. López can help you to choose the right size and kind of implants for you. We have all kinds of implants, including the new, high-cohesive silicone implants! To learn more about breast augmentation, please contact us today.
• Breast Lift
Pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss or gain, or the natural aging process can cause breasts to lose their natural elasticity and sag. Breast lift can take years off your body by correcting a drooping bust line and restoring your curves to their youthful state. During the procedure, excess skin and tissue are trimmed away and the bust line is tightened and lifted. Remaining tissue and the nipples are then repositioned for beautiful, natural-looking results. Breast lift can also be combined with breast augmentation for a fuller, more shapely look. To find out more about breast lift, please contact our office today.
• Breast Reduction
Neck and back pain, bra strap indentations on the shoulders, and general discomfort are an unfortunate reality for women with exceptionally large, heavy breasts. Such breasts can make a woman self-conscious and embarrassed as well as physically uncomfortable. Breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure during which the breasts are made smaller, lighter, and more proportionate to the body. First, an incision is made around the areola, the dark circle of skin surrounding the nipple, and below the natural curve of the breast. Next, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened around the newly contoured breast. Contact our practice today to learn more about breast reduction surgery.
• Breast Asymmetry
Breast asymmetry, in which one breast is a different size or shape than the other, can be successfully treated using a combination of breast augmentation, lift, and reduction procedures. The particular procedures chosen depend entirely on the degree and type of asymmetry present. Dr. López has extensive experience in reshaping and matching breasts to improve proportional balance and esthetic appeal. If you would like to discuss your particular case with Dr. López, please set up a consultation
with us today.
• Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Many men feel self-conscious about extra fat and tissue located in their chest area. Fortunately, gynecomastia can be treated with a procedure sometimes referred to as "male breast reduction." There are two variations on this procedure, depending on your needs. If fat, skin, and glandular tissue need to be removed, the procedure will be done using a scalpel or a scalpel-liposuction combination approach. The incision can usually be placed discreetly in the underarm area or around the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple). If only fatty tissue needs to be removed, the procedure can be done with liposuction alone. This entails a much smaller incision. If you are interested in learning more about treatment for gynecomastia, please contact us today.
Sometimes, even if you stick to a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen, you can't seem to eliminate fat pockets from your body's problem areas, especially in the legs buttocks, hips, stomach, arms, chin, neck, or ankles. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that targets these problem areas and leaves your body more sculpted and toned. First, a small incision is made in the area to be liposuctioned. Next, a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incision, and the excess fat and tissue are vacuumed out and discarded. Once the area has healed, the patient will enjoy a firmer, tighter physique.
Dr. López performs both the VASER ultrasound and the Microair methods of liposuction. He specializes in liposculpture in all areas in combination with buttocks augmentation, lipo-injection and tummy tuck, a procedure particularly helpful to women – especially following childbirth. To learn more about the different types of liposuction or to discuss your particular case, please contact the Laser Clinic for a consultation.
Surgery free body contouring treatment. A simple walk-in, walk-out procedure. UltraShape is designed for both average and overweight men and women. The treatment conducted in your physician’s office, can last between one hour and 2 hours. Afterward, no recovery time is required… you simply pick up your life where you left off. A single UltraShape treatment and you’ll notice the change in as little as a month: an average reduction of 2 cm in your body circumference! What’s more, you’ll need no maintenance treatment.
The contour I system, designed by UltraShape, breaks down fat cells by using focused non-invasive ultrasound energy. It targets fat cells in a specific region of your body (abdomen, flanks and hips) and selectively disrupts them without affecting surrounding tissues. No anesthesia is required at any stage. The UltraShape treatment is painless and that side-effect are extremely rare.
UltraShape has developed the first, safe, surgery free body contouring treatment based on scientifically proven, non-invasive ultrasound technology. It offers an alternative to patients seeking effective removal of excess fat cells without surgery.
• Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Even if you do dozens of stomach crunches a day, you may find it impossible to lose the excess fat and skin around your midsection. Luckily, there is a solution –abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty, or the "tummy tuck" as it’s popularly known, is a cosmetic procedure designed to give you sleeker, more defined abs. During the surgery, an incision is first made from one hip to the other and the skin separated from the abdominal muscles. Then the abdominal muscles are tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. Finally, the flap of skin is folded back down, excess skin removed, and the incision stitched closed. Once healing is complete, you can expect to enjoy a beautifully sculpted and flat stomach. Please contact our office today to find out more about abdominoplasty.
• Buttocks Augmentation
In today's society fully shaped buttocks are considered sensuous and attractive. Buttocks augmentation can give you the smooth, rounded buttocks that nature didn’t or restore the taut shape your backside had in its youth. During the procedure, Dr. López administers fat injections or inserts buttocks implants through inconspicuous incisions over top the tailbone, giving a smooth, natural looking result. For optimal results,
gluteal augmentation is sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction, which ensures that all surplus fat and tissue are removed. Please contact our office today to find out more about buttocks augmentation.
• Calf Implants
Have you tried without success to bulk up your calf muscles through regular, targeted exercise? For those not gifted by nature with full, well-developed calf muscles, calf implants can offer a solution. These silicone implants, inserted over the existing muscles through small incisions behind the knees, can provide added contour and muscular definition to the lower leg, giving a stronger, more proportionate look to the entire lower body. To find out if calf implants are right for you, please contact the Laser Clinic today.
• Face Lift
Sun exposure, weight fluctuation, and the natural aging process make skin loosen and sag, resulting in wrinkles and jowls. Face lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate wrinkles and smooth out the skin across the face, restoring your youthful appearance. Fresh, taut skin can make you look decades younger! During the procedure, discreet incisions are made along the hairline, ears, or chin, and excess skin is lifted and removed. The remaining skin is then smoothed, tightened, and carefully stitched in place. Face lift is commonly performed in conjunction with other surgeries such as eye lift or neck liposuction for even more beautiful results. To learn more about face lift, please contact the Laser Clinic today.
• Brow Lift
Those horizontal lines on our foreheads or creases above our noses can make us look tired, sad, angry, or older than we truly are. A forehead lift can take years – even a decade – off our faces by tightening and lifting the skin on our foreheads, thereby eliminating wrinkles and expression lines. The end result is a more refreshed, youthful appearance. In a forehead lift, incisions are first made above the hairline to avoid
visible scarring. Dr. López then removes the excess tissue and muscle that makes the brow sag and lifts and tightens the skin, resulting in a smooth, beautiful appearance. To find out if a forehead lift is right for you, please contact our practice today.
• Eye Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Droopy, puffy eyes and eyelids can make you appear tired or older than you are. Eyelid surgery can restore the skin around your eyes to its natural, youthful appearance and drastically reduce the signs of aging. In some cases, it can even improve vision impaired by sagging lids. During the eye lift, inconspicuous incisions are made along the lids, and excess fat, muscle, and skin are trimmed away from the eyelid. The remaining tissue is then lifted and carefully secured in place. If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery, please contact us today.
The feather-lift is a non surgical approach to facial lifting utilizing the patented ”Aptos threads.” These threads are made of a monifilament material called polypropylene. Aptos threads are designed with directional cogs. Once inserted under the skin, the Aptos thread cogs will form a support structure for the tissue of the face. Patients with drooping of the soft tissue of the face and neck, weakly pronounced aesthetic contours, flaccid flat faces, premature aging, and sundamaged faces are the best candidate for Aptos. This procedure is safe, quick and easy to perform. The Aptos threads are inserted into the subcutaneous fat, at a required depth, along previously marked contours. With this procedure, patients may return to work in less than a week with no scars and minimal discomfort. If you would like to discuss your particular case with Dr. Lopez, please set up a consultation with us today.
• Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Changing the shape or size of your nose may be something you have wanted to do for a long time. Rhinoplasty can adjust both the size and shape of your nose to make it more esthetically pleasing. It can also correct breathing abnormalities and other functional problems due to problems with the internal structure of the nose. During rhinoplasty, incisions are made along the rims of the nostrils to avoid visible scarring. Then extra cartilage is removed and the bones are carefully reset to reshape the nose for the desired look. If you think that rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you, please contact the Laser Clinic today.
• Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear surgery is commonly performed to reduce oversized ears, correct misshapen or poorly formed ears, or pin large or protruding ears closer to the head. Of these procedures, ear pinning is the most frequently performed surgery and is usually done on children between the ages of five and 14, though it can be performed on adults as well. It is a safe and highly effective procedure that can improve both appearance and self-confidence. First, an incision is made behind the ear and excess cartilage removed. Remaining cartilage is then sutured—or pinned—into place and left to heal. If you think you or your child might be a candidate for ear surgery, please contact us today to find out more.
• Chin Implants
Chin implants are designed to help bring definition to the lower portion of the face. Chin and jowl implants can strengthen a person’s jaw, bringing balance and harmony to the entire face. Facial implants are placed through discreet incisions to minimize or eliminate scarring. To learn more about chin implants, please contact us today.
• Neck Liposuction
Often performed in conjunction with a neck lift, neck liposuction can restore a beautiful neckline and, along with it, a more youthful appearance. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can be used to target the problematic fatty tissue around the neck, leaving your face and neck looking more streamlined and in better proportion with the rest of the body. First, a small incision is made in the area to be liposuctioned. Next, a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incision, and fat cells, pockets, and tissues are vacuumed out and discarded, resulting in a slender new facial profile. To find out if neck liposuction is right for you, please contact our practice today.
• Mole Removal
Unsightly moles, especially those on the face and neck, often leave patients feeling unhappy with their appearance. There is no reason to endure these blemishes. Mole removal is a fast and simple procedure. Moles are easily removed with a minor incision around the mole and, generally, one to two stitches after removal. If you have an unsightly mole that you would like to have removed, contact Dr. López today for help.
• Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is an excellent way to refresh and rejuvenate wrinkled, spotted, or otherwise aged skin’s youthful appearance. A specially formulated chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove damaged outer layers and expose the fresh, smooth, unblemished skin beneath. To learn more about chemical peels, please contact us today.
• Skin Injection Treatments
Time, gravity and sunlight all contribute to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. At the Laser Clinic, we can’t change the laws of physics but we can help to soften their affects. We offer a wide range of skin injection treatments – including fat injections, Botox, lip augmentation and other name-brand products such as Reviderm (hialuronic acid) – to help reduce the appearance of unsightly lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more vibrant, youthful appearance. These injections can be used on their own or in combination with surgical procedures such as resurfacing or lifting procedures. Contact us today to learn more about our skin injection treatments.
• Fat Injections
Fat injections can be used to fill in wrinkles and lines, create contour in the face and lips, and fill in scars. Because they use fat from one area of a patient's body to fill in another, there is no chance of allergy or incompatibility. During the procedure, fat is first taken from a donor site on the patient’s body, frequently the buttocks or abdomen, and then re-injected into the treatment area, giving the patient a smooth, full result. If you would like to learn more about fat injections, please contact the Laser Clinic today.
• BOTOX® Cosmetic
There’s no reason to hide behind ugly crows feet, unsightly smile lines, and other wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic, a purified chemical that is injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, relaxes facial muscles in the target area to smooth out wrinkles and return your vibrant, youthful appearance. In addition, BOTOX® Cosmetic can now be injected into the underarms every six months to completely eliminate sweating! To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact us today.
• Laser Skin Treatments
The Laser Clinic is proud to offer a wide selection of advanced laser skin care techniques to effectively treat unwanted hair, scarring, tattoos, spider veins, and other skin blemishes. Our state-of-the-art technology and extensive experience lets us tailor treatment specifically to your skin type and condition. Below are just a few of the specialized laser care treatments we offer:
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
Smooth, healthy-looking skin can be yours through laser resurfacing. Harnessing the safe but highly effective power of the laser, resurfacing can remove the damaged outer layers of skin. Wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other imperfections are lifted away with a low chance of bleeding or other complications. Please contact us to learn more about laser skin resurfacing.
• Laser Hair Removal & Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy)
Shaving, waxing, and other means of hair removal are not only painful but are also time-consuming hassles. Additionally, unsightly varicose or spider veins make many people feel insecure about their bodies – so insecure, in fact, that they refuse to show their legs in shorts or skirts. Fortunately, lasers can now be used to treat both these conditions. Laser therapy can quickly and comfortably remove unwanted hair from the face, back, arms, legs, bikini line, and other areas, simultaneously eliminating the coarse stubble that causes hair follicle inflammation. Laser treatment can also be used to eliminate spider and varicose veins for good! To learn more about laser hair and vein removal, please contact us today.
During microdermabrasion, sterile, sand-like crystals are applied to the skin to remove toxins, impurities, blemishes, imperfections, and dry, scaly skin. The procedure is relatively simple and has virtually no side effects. To learn more about microdermabrasion, please contact our practice today.
• Laser Scar Revision
Many factors determine the severity of scarring: the size of a wound, its depth, the blood supply to the area, and skin tone. No surgeon can completely remove a scar, but the appearance of most scars can be greatly improved. Laser scar revision is a highly effective surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of scars that do not respond to cortisone drugs, steroids, or skin gels. Please contact us to learn more about laser scar revision.
• Laser Tattoo Removal
Having second thoughts about your tattoo? Lasers are effective at removing unwanted tattoos safely, without leaving a scar. During the removal process, a laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the ink particles in the tattoo. The particles are broken up into tiny fragments and are then absorbed naturally by your body. Larger ink particles may require multiple treatments. A professional tattoo may take four to six treatments spaced several weeks apart. Because quality of tattoo ink is not regulated, some patients have only partial clearing, even after several laser sessions. Side effects may include swelling and reddening of the skin around the tattoo, or a whitening of the skin called hypopigmentation. These symptoms are normal and gradually disappear, revealing clearer, lighter skin in treated areas. For more information about laser tattoo removal, please contact us.
The Laser Clinic is pleased to offer the endermologie roller-massage process for treating cellulite. This remarkable technology from France gently massages and suctions the treatment area, increasing blood circulation and helping to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite. To find out more about the amazing endermologie technology, please contact our practice today.