Agustin Huerta Navarro, 48, was taken to prison Thursday on suspicion of committing crimes of medical irresponsibility and damages, the Jalisco state attorney general's office said in a statement.
Of the 43 complaints former patients filed against Huerta Navarro, seven were deemed serious enough to prompt the arrest warrant.
Huerta Navarro is a doctor but did not specialize in plastic surgery, making it illegal for him to perform such operations in Mexico , the attorney general's office said.
According to the statement, he often pressured patients to undergo surgery _ sometimes the same day he met them.
Huerta Navarro had been confined to his house since Nov. 8, when a number of patients filed complaints.