Alicia Sigler, MD
"I can’t believe my baby looks this good! She's so much better
I barely remember her cleft!"
— Claudia, Sofia’s mom
Alicia Sigler, MD
Dr. Alicia Sigler is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Mexico, receiving her degree from La Salle University of Mexico City in 1997. With an eye for aesthetics, Sigler specialized in craniofacial surgery alongside Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, highly considered to be the 'father of plastic surgery' in Mexico. Since moving her practice to Tijuana, Dr. Sigler has performed more than 2,000 successful plastic and reconstructive surgeries, primarily to American patients crossing into Mexico. Dr. Sigler's modern and thriving practice is located in the heart of the Tijuana's medical district, close to the international US/Mexico border. She receives many of her referrals from existing patients and from online communities such as Realself.
Dr. Sigler is a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Continually staying on top of new technologies and trends in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Sigler attends Mexican and international industry meetings alongside some of the world's most renowned plastic surgeons. Adding recently to her procedure offerings, Dr. Sigler has partnered with Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Roxo to bring body contouring for post-bariatric weight-loss patients and for male body shaping to her clinic and patients.. Facial feminization has also been added, serving a growing need among the transgender and transsexual societies.
Alongside her academic and professional achievements,
Dr. Sigler is known for her empathetic heart. She is passionate about helping those less fortunate by donating
her time and skills in the form of surgical donations.
Dr. Sigler believes that helping others is her true calling.
Alicia Sigler, MD safely transforms lives through safe, personalized yet affordable plastic surgery. By treating diverse patients from around the world with the highest integrity, respect and exemplary service, she builds esteem, fulfills dreams and creates lifestyle opportunities through the alignment of the patient’s body to their mind and spirit.
Accomplishing your dreams is the mission of Alicia Sigler, MD.
Memberships & Credentials
Member, Mexican Society of Plastic, Esthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (AMCPER)
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Member, Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Baja California
Member, Association of Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio Residents and Former Residents
President of the Mexican Association of Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
Vice-president of ConnectMed International Foundation
Dr. Sigler has provided free cleft surgeries to patients for over 20 years
Children born with a cleft lip and palate suffer from a congenital deformity that can severely impact their ability to eat, speak, hear or even breathe. Clefts create terrible stigmas and cause emotional distress and other developmental problems, interfering with learning and social interactions. Dr. Alicia Sigler has been committed to helping these children and their families regain their lives since doing her residency training when she saw the large number of patients needing treatment from across Mexico. For the past twenty years, Dr. Sigler has worked with organizations on both sides of the border and donated countless hours and nearly two thousand no-cost surgeries to making it possible for her patients to adapt to society, interact with their peers, attend school, find good jobs and ultimately have their own familes.
As director of the multidisciplinary team working with cleft palate patients at the Children’s Hospital in Tijuana and a volunteer surgeon at the Government Health Center in Ensenada, Dr. Sigler is part of a skilled network of health professionals who make up a comprehensive cleft management team addressing hundreds of cases each year and making a positive impact that is felt lifelong throughout families and society.
On the U.S. side, Dr. Sigler is the president of ConnectMed International, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Dr. Amanda Gosman, chief of the plastic surgery division and director of craniofacial surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and UC San Diego Medical School.
Dr. Sigler also volunteers for organizations such as Shriners, Smile Train, the Foundation for the Children of the Californias and Fresh Start — giving her time, expertise and love to those who most need it. Seeing her results, the positive effects her surgeries have on the patient and the families, she says "All of this makes the long training in plastic and reconstructive surgery worthwhile."
In an interview with the Union Tribune, Dr. Sigler shares what her surgical efforts have done for her personally. "It has made me grow as a person, to become more humble..... to perform my work the best way possible and to appreciate the endless list of good things happening in my life."
Clinic & Surgery Centers
Clinic at CER Hospital
The Alicia Sigler, MD clinic is located on the fifth floor at CER Hospital, a leading medical facility in the heart of Tijuana, Mexico. CER Hospital is accredited by COFEPRIS, a federal commission charged under the Ministry of Health to regulate and preserve public health. This accreditation ensures patient safety through the verification of prescribed standards for the hospital's building and its processes, equipment, cleanliness, sterilization procedures, maintenance, drug management, pharmacy, staff training and approved credentialing.
In addition to meeting COFEPRIS safety standards, CER Hospital is conveniently located just two miles from the international border, in the heart of Tijuana's medical and business district. CER Hospital offers contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities and features three leading-edge operating rooms, pharmacy and imaging studies, cafeteria and food services and 24 recovery suites designed for the comfort and wellness of the patient.
"The Tijuana CER surgery center is immaculate...like walking into a 5 star hotel lobby and the surgery center is a new, state-of-the-art facility. Impressive."
— 2017 patient, Hawaii
TJ Plast Surgery Center
TJ Plast is also located in Zona Rio, one mile from the border and close to Dr. Sigler's clinic. TJ Plast is also accredited by COFEPRIS and meets the stringent standards of public health as designated by the Ministry of Health. TJ Plast provides Dr. Sigler's patients with the cutting-edge technology, advanced equipment, ultra-modern labs, and well-equipped patient rooms they could expect to find in the U.S. TJ Plast personnel and administration are stringent about adherence to international norms of sterilization for ensuring the safety of all patients prior to, during, and after the surgery.
TJ Plast Surgery Center has two operating rooms and 8 patient recovery rooms with private bath and 24-hour medical assistance. The facility is located next to the Cultural Center of Tijuana which has museums, exhibitions, a theater and an IMAX movie theater. It is surrounded by high quality restaurants, a nearby pharmacy and is two blocks away from the modern Plaza Rio mall with upscale boutiques, stores, and more. A traditional Mexican market with handicrafts is also nearby.
Your surgery may take place at CER Hospital or at the TJPlast Surgery Center depending upon room availability, type of procedure and surgical team required. Your safety and care are Dr. Sigler's primary concerns. This is why CER Hospital and TJ Plast Surgery Center are Sigler's choice in surgical facilities. Both locations meet or even exceed international standards of excellence and deliver U.S. quality patient care.