EARLY BEGINNINGS Born in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Mendieta moved, at a young age, to his parent’s homeland – Nicaragua. Dr. Medieta’s first exposure to the art and science of plastic surgery was provided here while observing his uncle – a plastic surgeon – reconstruct the disfigured faces of war victims. Marveled by his uncles’ skills and ability to restore near-normal appearance, Dr. Mendieta returned to the United States where he completed his secondary education, all the while focusing on one day emulating the work and accomplishments of the man he admired. TRAINING AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS While pursuing this ambition, Dr. Mendieta has received numerous honors and awards including being named in the International Who’s Who and graduating Magna Cum Laud. Adding to his multiple distinctions and achievements, Dr. Mendieta completed a rigorous residency program in general surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Subsequently, Dr. Mendieta then continued his plastic surgery training at the University of Miami, obtaining specialties in both general surgery and plastic surgery.* Having completed his institutional education regimen, Dr. Mendieta was recognized early on for his vast knowledge and skills. Possessing such attributes, Dr. Mendieta received the distinct privilege and opportunity of enhancing his training under world-renowned leaders in the plastic surgery field. His training experiences took him to Brazil, Scotland and England where he completed a fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons. Afterwards, Dr. Mendieta returned to California where he studied under one of the world’s most accomplished facelift surgeons as well as working with several internationally-respected figures. After finishing a facelift surgery fellowship, Dr. Mendieta went to Atlanta, Georgia where he completed fellowships in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts as well as various facial surgery techniques focusing on rejuvenation of the eye area. One of Dr. Mendieta’s crowning achievements was his selection and commensurate completion of an aesthetic surgery fellowship at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Acceptance to this fellowship is highly competitive and very exclusive. Adding to his international training background, Dr. Mendieta then traveled to Paris, France to complete advanced training under world famous breast surgeon Dr. Louis Benneli. The techniques Dr. Mendieta learned from Dr. Benneli focus scar minimization and breast lift/reduction techniques. Dr. Mendieta also spent time in Brazil training under Dr. Sampio Goes for the similar surgical techniques. These training modalities and achievements are formally recognized through Dr. Mendieta’s status as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In September of 2000, Dr. Mendieta achieved the exclusive distinction of becoming Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons. This platinum standard assures that Dr. Mendieta maintains the highest levels of education, examination, and certification as a plastic surgeon. CONSTANT EVOLUTION Through his global travels and training Dr. Mendieta has attained world-class skill in facial surgery, breast surgery and body sculpting. Moreover, he well versed in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.* His emphasis on patient care and meticulous attention to detail have earned him the trust and respect of his patients and colleagues.* As a result, Dr. Mendieta has developed both a national as well as an international following.* Recently, Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs such as Bravo’s reality TV show “Miami Slice.” Concomitantly, in 2005 Dr. Mendieta was named by the Research Council as one of the top surgeons in the United States.* At present, as a renown expert on the evolution and techniques of body reshaping, Dr. Mendieta is a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.*
We are all familiar with the timeless adage that "no two individuals are the same." World renowned plastic surgeon Constantino Mendieta MD extends this aphorism to each and every surgery case: "No two individuals are the same, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases." Dr. Mendieta treats each patient he sees with versatility, open mindedness, creativity, combined with an experienced and keen eye for detail.
Dr. Mendieta's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Mendieta's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Localized Fat Deposits
Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
Breast Surgical Procedure
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Skin Lesion
Skin and Tissue Reduction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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