Double Board Certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics and Age Management and Graduate from The Aesthetic Ageless Institute and Cenegenics.
Active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Doctor of the Year at Florida Hospital for 4 consecutive Years
Best Doctor in Central Florida as per “Orlando Magazine 2010, 2011”
Teacher of the Year at Florida Hospital for 3 consecutive Years
Chief Resident at Jamaica Hospital, Queens, New York
Pioneer of Bioplasty in the USA
Pioneer of Cell Assisted Cosmetics in the USA
Dr. Carlos Mercado was born in Colombia, brought into the world by a midwife, after a normal spontaneous delivery. When interviewing his mother, she said “when he was born everybody around her said, this baby looks different and one day he will bring something special to world”. Recalling his youth, his mother said that he always wanted to do things differently, and better. She remembers “how charismatic he was as a boy and how everybody wanted to be around him”.
Dr. Mercado struggled with obesity from the age of 11. He used to weigh up to 250 pounds. By Colombian standards, in fact by any standard this was very significant. Now if you meet him you could not believe that he had even been overweight. As a child who had overweight issues himself, he thought that FAT was simply just fat. His feeling back then was that people who gained weight did so due to a lack of exercise and over eating. As time went on in his medical studies, Dr. Mercado began noticing that many female patients desired that same procedure of liposuction desperately. However, at that time many of these women were women in their late forties and early fifties who were going through menopause and were living a poor quality of life. In his mind, a simple question kept occurring: Why do we accumulate FAT as we age? Today, Dr. Mercado is actually very slim and looks at least 10 years younger than many of his peers.
By the age of 17, Dr. Carlos Mercado entered Medical School in Colombia. By the age of 22, he was in the operating room being trained on a procedure that at the time was considered new. However, he never realized that later on in his career, this same procedure would open the door to many avenues related to cosmetic surgery and perhaps the horizon for him to learn about other medical procedures! Today we call that procedure “liposuction”. The other thing that he noticed was even after the liposuction procedure was performed on a patient. The women in their forties and fifties still continued experiencing dissatisfaction related to their self image and the way they felt inside. While very happy about their cosmetic procedure results, the feeling of depression, anxiety, sadness, lack of libido, having difficulty sleeping brought on marital problems/issues.