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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery which helps slim down specific areas of the body by removing extra fatty deposits.

It targets disproportionate contours. It also helps in improving the body proportions.

Liposuction in Tijuana, Mexico costs 60% less than in the U.S. or Canada.

Liposuction Tijuana Before After Abdomen

Due to its low cost, thousands of patients cross the border to Mexico every week.

According to a report by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Mexico was the third most popular country for medical tourists who got plastic surgery in 2017.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Tijuana – Mexico?

The cost of your liposuction procedure depends on the treated area. If lipo is done in combination with other procedures like a tummy tuck, breast lift, arm lift, the costs can vary widely.

The average price in the US is $5,500, but you can get liposuction in Tijuana, Mexico for just $2,500-3,000. The cost of liposuction along with tummy tuck in Tijuana is $4,500.

At our plastic surgery centers in TJ, we offer attractive package deals.

Liposuction Tijuana Price (In USD)
Liposuction Area Price in Tijuana
Thighs and Buttocks $2,600
Abdomen $3200
Abdomen and Thighs $2,290-3,000
Arms $3,200
Arms and Calves $1,600-2,290
Back $3,498
Liposculpture $3,580-3,800

The cost of two target areas, such as your thighs and buttocks, is about $2,600 in Tijuana, Mexico.

The price of liposuction for three target areas, like abdomen, thighs and arms, is about $6,200.

In comparison, in the United States, getting liposuction on your arms would cost $2,000 to $5,500. Lipo on your lower abdomen would cost about 7,500.

The anesthesiologist’s fee is often not included in these prices and is an additional cost.

Our Package Inclusions are:

  • Pre-surgery appointment with the plastic surgeon
  • Anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Medical grade compression garments
  • Bloodwork
  • Medication
  • All post-surgery checkups

Depending on the surgeon you choose, the package also includes a 1-night stay at the clinic and a bilingual patient coordinator.

We offer free ground transfers between the hotel and the plastic surgery centers in Tijuana.

Top Plastic Surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico

Meet the two highly renowned certified plastic surgeons in the Mexican border city:

Javier Garcia Plastic Surgeon Tijauana Mexico

Dr. Javier Garcia

  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery issued by the Mexican Council of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Visiting scholar at the Plastic Surgery Division of Stanford University Medical Center in 1996.
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Plastic Surgery.

See the detailed resume of Dr. Javier Garcia, one of the best plastic surgeons in Tijuana, here.

Marco A Rodas Navo Plastic Surgeon Tijauana Mexico

Dr. Marco Rodas Nava

  • Specialization in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Over 20 years of experience.
  • Studied at the Autonomous University of Baja California.
  • Board certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Member of the Mexican Association for Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery.

See the detailed resume of Dr. Marco Rodas Nava here.

Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Tijuana

Take a look at the two top plastic surgery clinics in Tijuana for your liposuction procedure:

1: Providence Plastic Surgery

  • Track record of 17 years.
  • A mere 3 mins away from the San Diego-Tijuana border.
  • Recovery room, private rooms, and a laser center.
  • Address: Jose Clemente Orozco #2260, Zona Rio, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico.

2: Twin Towers Hospital

  • Accredited by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
  • Located only 4 miles from the San Ysidro border crossing.
  • Location: Grand Hotel in Plaza Agua Caliente.
  • Address: Blvd. Agua Caliente 4558-601, Aviacion, 22420 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Read more on the plastic surgery center in Tijuana here.

What is Liposuction?

If you have stubborn pockets of excess fat which do not respond to diet or exercise, then liposuction may be the right procedure for you.

Liposuction is an increasingly popular and a standard procedure that can help eliminate fat in targeted areas, such as the arms, hips, thighs, and abdomen.

Also referred to as “lipo,” it is a safe and effective treatment which can help reshape specific problem areas on your body.

Lipo can’t be a substitute for proper diet and exercise. This surgery is also not effective in treating cellulite or loose skin.

Liposuction is not a weight loss or bariatric surgery.

Which Areas can Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction Tijuana Mexico Gender Wise

  • Thighs
  • Hips and Buttocks
  • Belly and Waist
  • Love Handles
  • Inner Knees
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Upper Arms
  • Calves and Ankles
  • Cheeks, Chin, and Neck

Liposuction can be performed along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck or a facelift. Contact us to know about facelift or tummy tucks in Tijuana along with liposuction.

An Overview of Liposuction Procedure

  • On the day of the procedure, the surgeon will administer medications for your comfort during the procedure.
  • The plastic surgeon will either numb the targeted area with a local anesthetic or give you general anesthesia.

According to the book Liposuction: Principles and Practice by Melvin A Shiffman, the chosen anesthesia technique will depend on the type and extent of the liposuction procedure.

It will also depend on the person’s preference and risk factors.

  • The minimally invasive surgery is performed through small incisions (no larger than half of an inch)
  • A small, hollow tube known as a cannula is then inserted into each incision.
  • These thin tubes are then moved back and forth underneath the skin to break apart fat deposits.
  • The dislodged excess fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe.
  • The incisions will be closed with small sutures and bandaged.
  • You will then be moved into a recovery room until your release.
  • The overall length of the procedure depends on the complexity of the surgery and the areas being treated.
  • These procedures generally average about one hour per treatment area.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

  • Candidates within 30% of their ideal weight.
  • Candidates with good skin elasticity and muscle tone.
  • Healthy individuals who do not have life-threatening illnesses/medical conditions.
  • Non-smokers

What are the Risks of Liposuction?

As with any other surgery, there is an element of risk. These will be fully discussed before your consent.

Here is a list of possible complications that may arise:

  • Bruising
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Fluid build-up
  • Infection
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries
  • Persistent swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rippling or loose skin

In a 2017 research study published in the journal Annals of Medicine and Surgery, irregular contours and asymmetries are the most common postop complication, with an incidence rate of 2.7%.

What to Expect During Recovery?

  • In the first 48 hours after surgery, you will experience swelling and bruising. Make sure you have someone to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.
  • Bruising is normal and typically disappears within seven to ten days.
  • Majority of the swelling disappears within the first two to three weeks. There may be slight residual swelling for up to four months.
  • Pain medications are prescribed to help manage the pain during the first few days.

Liposuction Tijuana Mexico Before After Arms

  • You will need to wear a compression garment over the treated areas for four to six weeks. The garment helps to control swelling and compresses the skin to your new body contours.
  • Sutures, if placed, are usually removed seven to ten days after the procedure.
  • Avoid straining, bending over and lifting anything. You will be able to resume most of your normal activities within ten days or less.
  • Patients usually return to work within a few days following a liposuction procedure.
  • It is important to walk around as soon as possible to discourage swelling and prevent blood clots in the legs.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks as it can lead to fluid retention.
  • Wait for a minimum of six weeks before exposure to sun and heat, including sunbathing.
Dial 911 for emergency services in Mexico.

Lipo in Tijuana FAQs

  1. What sort of scars can one expect after liposuction?

The scars are small in size, and the number of scars is based on the number of insertion points.

You can discuss the location of these scars with your plastic surgeon and figure out how scarring can be minimized.

  1. How should I prepare for liposuction?

In preparation for the surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing.
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
  1. Is liposuction painful?

You will be under anesthesia during the surgery and won’t feel any pain. Also, painkillers are given post-surgery.

  1. What is non-surgical liposuction?

Liposuction procedures without any incisions are called non-surgical liposuction procedures. These are performed using lasers, cryotherapy or radio frequency.

  1. When can I resume regular activity and exercise?

In most procedures, the patient can return to work in a few days. You can resume all normal activities, like exercise, within 2-4 weeks or less.

  1. What is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that uses suction to remove isolated pockets of subcutaneous fat.

This treatment won’t be able to address excess skin or muscle laxity.

On the other hand, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens loose abdominal muscles to achieve a flatter abdomen.

  1. Is liposuction always the answer to belly fat?

Liposuction targets only subcutaneous fat, the kind that is located below the skin and above the muscle.

An abdomen that bulges due to visceral or intra-abdominal fat cannot be improved with liposuction.

Appropriate exercise and diet are the only effective methods to get rid of visceral fat.

  1. How many pounds of fat can be removed?

The maximum amount of fat that can be removed safely in the first sitting is around 6 to 8 pounds.

If a patient requires more removal of fat, the procedure should be done in separate sittings.

Each sitting should be at a gap of 3 to 4 weeks.

  1. How long will it be until I see results?

It may take several months for the swelling to subside fully. Most patients will see 90% of their results within one to three months.

  1. Are the results permanent?

The results of liposuction surgery are technically permanent because fat cells are removed. However, your body shape and contours might be affected by weight gain, aging, pregnancy and lifestyle factors.

Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime and keep your weight stable for long-lasting results.

Why Choose Liposuction in Tijuana?

This Mexican border city is one of the top destinations for plastic surgery procedures for several reasons.

Proximity: Our clinics are situated in a border city, only 17 miles from San Diego, CA.

Easy to Get There: The San Diego airport is just about 30 minutes away. While the city has its own airport (IATA: TIJ), most people prefer landing in San Diego as that turns out to be cheaper.

No Wait Times: Appointments for your surgery can be obtained without any waiting period.

Mexico ranked No. 3 for liposuction procedures in 2017.

Tijuana Travel Tips

  • The closest American airports are:
  1. San Diego Airport (IATA: SAN) (17 miles)
  2. McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA (IATA‎: ‎CLD) (50 miles)
  3. John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA (IATA: SNA) (103 miles)
  4. Palm Springs Airport (IATA: PSP) (157 miles)
  • The border crossing from the USA is the San Ysidro Port of Entry. It is open 24/7.
  • It is mandatory to obtain a Forma Migratoria Múltiple (FMM) card to travel beyond the border zone.
  • If you are driving down, get Mexican auto insurance. You can buy auto insurance on either side of the border.
  • The language majorly spoken here is Spanish. Our staff and doctors are fluent in English.
  • A passport is required by Americans and Canadians.
  • The American dollar is widely accepted.
  • The best time to visit is from December to April.
  • The contact number of the American consulate: +52 664 977 2000
  • The contact number of the Canadian consulate: +52 664 684 0461
  • One big tourist attraction is Avenida Revolución, a thriving thoroughfare to the downtown area. It is filled with bars, restaurants, street vendors and taco shops.

Think of liposuction in Tijuana – Mexico if you wish to have a well-contoured body without spending a fortune on your surgery. Contact us now for a free price quote and consultation!





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