Liposuction in Tijuana, Mexico

Is stubborn fat taking a toll on your mind?

With liposuction in Tijuana, you can meet your dream body goals at ~ 50% of the US cost.

Take a look at pre & post surgery pictures here!

Before & After Liposuction in Male

Before & After: Liposuction in Male

Before & After: Liposuction in Female

Before & After: Liposuction in Female

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If you yearn for a beautifully sculpted body, look no further than MTC.

Continue reading to get on a journey that brings a coveted change in your life.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, called ‘lipo,’ is a safe cosmetic body contouring procedure.

It uses vacuum suction to remove excess adipose tissues from specific areas.[1]National Library of Medicine
“Liposuction…aesthetic surgical procedures…Primarily a body contouring procedure…utilizes vacuum suction… ”
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It is performed on patients between the age of 35 and 64 years.[2]CC Journal of Medicine
Liposuction: Concepts, safety, and techniques…
“Liposuction is the…procedure in patients between the ages of 35 and 64… ”
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Note: Liposuction is not a weight loss or bariatric surgery procedure.[3]National Library of Medicine
“Of note, liposuction should not be portrayed as a weight loss procedure. ”
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Did you know?
Liposuction is the second most popular surgery among Americans.[4]CC Journal of Medicine
Liposuction: Concepts, safety, and techniques…
“Liposuction is the second most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. ”
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When Can Liposuction Help? Video Courtesy: SixSurgery

6 Health Benefits of Liposuction

Read to know the long-term benefits of liposuction before undergoing surgery.[5]GHP News
5 Health Benefits of Liposuction
“Liposuction drastically alters your physical appearance for the better, which can improve your self-esteem… ”
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  • Boosts self-esteem & confidence
  • Safe & permanent removal of fat cells
  • Improves overall health & quality of life
  • More esthetic physique and attractive personality
  • Makes personal and professional endeavors smooth
  • Help strengthen relationships by improving your sex drive

Get a Healthy Body With Liposuction

Want a Healthy Body With Liposuction?

Overall, liposuction lowers the risk of serious health problems, including diabetes, high BP, cholesterol, etc.

So, if you are planning to undergo a lipo procedure, then Tijuana could be the best choice.

Want to know why? Then, continue reading to find out!

Liposuction Cost in Tijuana, Mexico

The liposuction cost in Tijuana, Mexico, ranges from $3,800 – $5,750.

But the same procedure in the US may vary from $4,500 – $12,650.

The cost of liposuction along with tummy tuck in Tijuana is $5,500. On the other hand, it grows to $11,154 in the States.

Thus, you save nearly 50% of the US expenses by traveling to Tijuana.

Cost of Liposuction in Tijuana Vs US

Liposuction Area Tijuana US Estimated Time
Abdomen $4,000 $5,000 1 HN
Lower Back $4,000 $4,500 1 HN
Love Handles $4,000 $4,500 1 HN
Liposculpture $3,800 $5,775 1-3 Hours
Male Liposuction 5,750 $5,000
Belt Liposuction 4,600 $7,000 6 Hours
Combination of Lipo With Other procedures
With Tummy Tuck $5,500 $11,154 1 HN
Belt Liposuction in fleur de lys Custom $12,650 7-8 Hours
Liposculpture & Fat Transfer $5750 $10,000 1-3 Hours
HN – Hospital Night
Extra costs: Medications & compression garments
*Prices are case-dependent, so they may fluctuate a little.

Note: The cost of liposuction depends on the area treated.

If it is done in combination with a tummy tuck, breast lift, and arm lift, the costs can vary widely.

Undoubtedly, our centers for plastic surgery in Tijuana offer attractive packages.

So, it’s time for you to claim a FREE request quote & avail the benefits.

Why Choose Liposuction in Tijuana?

Medical tourists have genuine reasons to choose Tijuana for liposuction.

Did you know?
70% of medical tourists from the US border states visit Tijuana to address their cosmetic problems.[6]Tourism Review
Medical Tourism in Mexico
“In addition, about 70% of medical tourists who come from the United States… ”
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The border city of Tijuana, in Baja California, reports the highest medical tourist inflow in the country.[7]Tourism Review
Medical Tourism in Mexico
“The border city of Tijuana, located in Baja California, records the highest inbound medical tourism in the country. ”
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Top Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in the US
Top Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in the US, 2021,  Source: Statista

It has become a popular destination for Liposuction in Mexico because of:

  • Strict Regulations | Safe & Reliable 💯
  • Low Cost & Affordable | Big Savings 💰
  • Highly trained doctors | Competent Staff 👨‍⚕️
  • Proximity to the US | Drive Across Border 🚕
  • Modern Medical Facilities | High Quality Care ⭐

Moreover, we help you reach the best plastic surgeons in Mexico.

Want to know about your doctor’s qualifications & work experience? Go ahead to find out!

Best Liposuction Doctors in Tijuana

Here are the top plastic surgeons in Tijuana who can perform liposuction for you.

Dr. Arturo Munoz

Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza, MD

  • Experience: Over 23 years
  • Education: Plastic Surgery Training Programs at Guadalajara University
  • Certification: Mexican Board of Plastic Esthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Memberships: MBPARS, CCPER, AMCPER

Dr. Javier Garcia

Dr. Javier Garcia, MD

  • Experience: Over 40 years
  • Education: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division, UNAM University
  • Certification: Mexican Council of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Memberships: MAPS, APSJ

Get more confidence by catching a glimpse at patient reviews.

Patient Reviews: Liposuction in Tijuana

Let’s read what the patients have to say!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

Dr. Arturo Muñoz Mesa was very personable, honest, and set clear expectations throughout the entire process. The staff helped me every step along the way.”

Manuel Chávez

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“Dr Munoz is truly an artist; he made such a great impact & explained everything thoroughly. I honestly received better treatment than I have with previous surgeons in the US.”

– Sandra Juárez

Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Dr. Charles Dujarrier, in 1921, first performed the body remodeling of ankles & knees of a dancer.[8]Research Gate
A journey through liposuction and liposculture: Review
“The first attempt to remodelthe body silhouette dates back to 1921, when Dr. Charles Dujarrierwanted to improve the shape of the ankles… ”
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And till date, liposuction is an essential technique to improve esthetics.

Liposuction can help you get rid of extra flab layers in the following cases:[9]Cosmo Derma
Indications and techniques of liposuction
“Following are the common indications of liposuction: Obesity with lower limb arthritis… ”
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  • Esthetic body disfigurement
  • Body contour deviations caused by excess adiposity
  • Obesity with metabolic syndrome or lower limb arthritis
  • Lipedema, lipodystrophy syndrome, insulin-induced lipo-hypertrophy
  • HIV associated lipodystrophy, lipoma, gynecomastia, lymphangioma

An ideal candidate for liposuction is:[9]Cosmo Derma
Indications and techniques of liposuction
“Following are the common indications of liposuction: Obesity with lower limb arthritis… ”
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,[10]PubMed Central
“The patient should be within 30% of their normal body mass index… ”
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  • Non-obese
  • Has minimal skin laxity
  • With stable weight for around 12 months before surgery
  • Within 30% of their normal BMI
  • With excess adipose tissue (minimal – moderate)
  • Not smoking for 4 weeks before & after surgery

What to Expect during Liposuction in Tijuana?

If pockets of excess fat do not respond to your diet or exercise, then liposuction is the right choice.

Before starting with the procedure, you are required to fill a bariatric questionnaire for medical evaluation.

Moving forward to the treatment stepwise:[11]MedLine Plus
“How the procedure is done…Through a small skin incision, the tumescent fluid is injected… ”
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Liposuction Procedure

Procedure: How is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction: 3 Step Procedure

Step 1

Patient Preparation

The surgical team prepares your body areas under treatment.

They mark the areas to be suctioned with special instruments.

Patient Body Preparation

Markings on Patient’s Body

Patient's Face Preparation

Markings on Patient’s Face

Step 2


For a painless surgery, doctors recommend:

  • IV sedation
  • Local anesthesia
  • General anesthesia

Step 3



First, through very fine incisions, diluted anesthesia (tumescent fluid) is injected under skin to reduce bleeding.

Then dislodged fat is vacuumed away through a thin hollow suction tube attached to the cannula.

Larger areas under treatment require multiple skin punctures.

Moreover, you may have small temporary drains in place to remove excess blood or fluid.

Targeted Areas for Liposuction

The surgeon approach these areas from every direction to bring you the best contour:

Target areas: Upper arms, hips, thighs, abdomen, face (chin, neck, cheeks), breasts, calves, & ankle.

Note: Let the swelling & fluid retention after liposuction subside to appreciate your improved body contour.

Target Areas for Liposuction

Types of Liposuction

Different types of liposuction techniques are:[12]PubMed Central
“”Traditional suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)…new techniques… Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)…” ”
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  • TraditionalSuction Assisted (SAL)
  • New Techniques
  • a) PAL: Power assisted liposuction
  • b) UAL: Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
  • c) LAL: LASER-assisted liposuction

Recovery After Liposuction

A compression garment or elastic bandage covers treatment areas during lipo surgery recovery.

These control swelling & remodels the skin to new body contours.

In the recovery room, they check for: ⬇️

Vital signs: Blood pressure, oxygen levels
Signs: Nausea, dizziness
Discharge from recovery room: 1 hour after the procedure[13]Very Well Health
Recovery After Liposuction
“You will typically be discharged from the recovery room an hour after the procedure. ”
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What To Carry Upon discharge?

  • Bottled water
  • Neck rest, travel pillows
  • Loose, comfortable clothing
  • Dark towels for car seat to absorb leaking fluids

Liposuction Aftercare

My Post-Op Instructions

  • Rest well
  • Take balanced diet (fruits, fluid)
  • Take medications as prescribed
  • Avoid alcohol for 3 weeks as it causes fluid retention
  • Do not smoke, as it delays healing

Other Useful Tips

  • Shower 48 hours after surgery
  • Have someone drive you home
  • Start walking when possible, as it reduces swelling
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 3-4 weeks
Liposuction: Post-Operative Instructions
“Follow balanced diet…no alcohol for 3 weeks… ”
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Liposuction: Post-Operative Instructions
“Have someone drive you home…You may shower 48 hours after surgery…”
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When to Call Your Doctor?

It is normal to feel a little stiff & sore for a few day. However, you may call your doctor if: ☎️

  • Oral temperature exceeds 100.4°
  • Bleeding is profuse from the incisions
  • Swelling, redness or bruising increases
  • Pain increases even after taking pain killers
  • You notice any side effects: rash, nausea,headache, vomiting
  • Yellowish/greenish drainage from incisions & you smell foul odor
Liposuction: Post-Operative Instructions
“When should I call my doctor? If you have increased swelling or bruising… ”
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Proper care of wound heals it faster. Moreover, Liposuction has been reported to have good results till date. 👇

Long Term Results of Liposuction

You can expect long term permanent results if you maintain your weight.[17]Medical News Today
What are the benefits and risks of liposuction?
“People who maintain their weight can usually expect permanent results. ”
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Also, know that the complication rate of liposuction is only 0.10 – 0.15%.[18]PRSurgery – Global Open
Assessing Cosmetic Surgery Safety: The Evolving Data
“Complication and Mortality Rates of Cosmetic Surgery: 0:10 – 0:15% ”
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A recent study reports that with adequate post-op compression, you can expect a successful outcome after liposuction.[19]Journal of Clinical Medicine
Effect of Postoperative Compression Therapy…
“These findings suggest that a stable high postoperative compression pressure is key to a successful… ”
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Did you know!
You can enjoy the curves in your body within one to three months.[20]Liposuction
FAQ: Realistic Liposuction Expectations
“Most patients will see 90% of their ultimate liposuction results with in one to three months after surgery.”
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Downsides of Liposuction

  • Skin infections
  • Contour unevenness (rarely)
  • Lidocaine toxicity (if allergic)
  • Fluid oozing out from incisions
  • Unusual healing causing bumpy skin
  • Persisting numbness (may last for a while)
  • Skin burns/friction burns due to cannula movements
  • Change in fluid content leading to kidney/heart problems
Source: Medical News Today[21]Medical News Today
What are the benefits and risks of liposuction?
“The following risks, unpleasant side effects…Contour irregularities…Infections…”
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Tijuana Travel Tips

Living close to US Mexico border? Tijuana is just a few miles of drive away, making it the top pick for Americans.


Most patients driving south of the border are from Los Angeles & San Diego.[22]PubMed Central
Factors Driving the American Aesthetic Tourism to South of the Border
“When analyzing…majority of medical tourists in Tijuana…are Los Angeles, San Diego…”
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Cross Border Xpress CBX) pedestrian bridge connects the Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) to San Diego.

The airport has access to over 30 locations within Mexico, so it becomes easy to reach the destination.[23]
Crossing the Border
“An easy and convenient way to travel to the region is the Cross Border Xpress CBX) pedestrian bridge…”
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US City Duration Distance
Chula Vista, CA ~ 24 min 12.9 miles
San Diego, CA ~ 30 min 20.1 miles
Los Angeles, CA ~ 2 hr 11 min 137 miles
Las Vegas, ~ 5 hr 56 min 340 miles
Phoenix ~5 hr 46 min 366 miles

If you are traveling from distant cities, then you must know that there are no direct flights to Tijuana.

One to two stop flights are available from Houston, Dallas, Seattle & Austin.

However, you may get direct flights to San Diego International (SAN) airport which is 21 miles away from the hospital.

Tip: February & March are the cheapest months to fly.

Reach Tijuana in 20 Minutes


If you are about to visit Tijuana, you must possess the following:[24]
Crossing the U.S. – Mexico Border by Land
“U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport book or card…”
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  • A valid passport 
  • Valid proof of automobile registration
  • Entry permit (Forma Migratoria Multiple or FMM) by Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM)

FAQs: Liposuction in Tijuana

Is Tijuana safe for liposuction & other cosmetic surgeries?

Tijuana has many cosmetic surgery centers, with potentially growing medical tourists.

The city is safe if you are vigilant & use app-based services like Uber and regulated taxi stands.[25]
Mexico Travel Advisory
“U.S…may not travel between cities after dark…must rely on dispatched vehicles, including app-based services like Uber…”
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Tijuana is a high traffic tourism area, so you will not encounter any travel restrictions here.

But, it is also worth considering potential travel risks, as petty crimes may happen in non-tourist areas of Tijuana.

What is the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck?

Both liposuction & tummy tuck in Tijuana reshapes your body to improve it’s appearance.

However, tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is more intensive than liposuction.

While lipo target excess fat removal, a tummy tuck not only removes excess belly fat but also strengthens the abdominal muscles.[26]Pub Med Central
“The abdominoplasty, commonly referred…strengthen the abdominal wall musculature.”
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It is suitable in women with sagging tummy areas after childbirth.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Maintains Tone


Liposuction Removes Excess Fat

How many sizes can you go down with liposuction?

Liposuction upgrades the existing physique by removing only the excess fat pockets.

It won’t overhaul your entire body. Moreover, it reduces your weight to a certain reasonable extent.

You cannot expect a dramatic drop in your size as fat is not dense & does not weigh much.[27]Very Well Health
Limitations of Liposuction
“The small areas of fat that these people want to be treated with liposuction will not change their weight as fat is not dense…”
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How much belly fat can lipo remove?

As per the FDA guidelines, a surgeon can remove 11 pounds of fat in liposuction.[28]cbsnews
How much fat can liposuction remove?
“Right now, surgeons follow guidelines that set a maximum extraction limit of 5,000 milliliters of fat (11 pounds)…”
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But, it is not a standard to determine safe fat extraction.

In fact, BMI is the most important factor considered nowadays.


Are you now ready to take off those extra pounds? Losing weight isn’t challenging with liposuction in Tijuana.

In fact, it’s the right approach with downright transformation.

You get an affordable solution to do away with excess fat. So contact us for a FREE price quote.

MTC is partnered with the best plastic surgeons offering cosmetic surgery in Mexico.

So, choose with us what is reliable and trustworthy!


1. National Library of Medicine: Liposuction

2. CC Journal of Medicine Liposuction: Concepts, safety, and techniques…

3. GHP News: 5 Health Benefits of Liposuction

4. Tourism Review: Medical Tourism in Mexico

5. Research Gate: A journey through liposuction and liposculture: Review

6. Cosmo Derma: Indications and techniques of liposuction

7. PubMed Central: Liposuction

8. MedLine Plus: Liposuction

9. Very Well Health: Recovery After Liposuction

10. Liposuction: Post-Operative Instructions

11. Medical News Today: What are the benefits and risks of liposuction?

12. PRSurgery – Global Open: Assessing Cosmetic Surgery Safety: The Evolving Data

13. Journal of Clinical Medicine: Effect of Postoperative Compression Therapy… 

14. PubMed Central: Factors Driving the American Aesthetic Tourism to South of the Border

15. Crossing the Border

16. Crossing the U.S. – Mexico Border by Land

17. Mexico Travel Advisory

18. Pub Med Central: Abdominoplasty

19. Very Well Health: Limitations of Liposuction

20. cbsnews: How much fat can liposuction remove?