Are you unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen? A tummy tuck is a surgical passport to a flat and firm belly. It can tighten a flabby tummy, resulting from weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or age.
You can restore your self-confidence with an affordable tummy tuck in Tijuana, Mexico.
According to a survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS),1 Mexico ranks among the top five countries in the world based on the number of procedures performed annually.
A traditional tummy tuck costs around $4,300 in Tijuana. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that patients pay about $6,000 on an average for the procedure in U.S.2
The abdominoplasty cost can widely vary, and the average fee does not include expenses, such as anesthesia and operating room facilities in the U.S.
Here is a price list of the abdominoplasty procedures you can get done in Tijuana:
|Tummy Tuck Options||Costs in Tijuana|
|Circular Tummy Tuck||$4,300-4,500|
|Tummy Tuck + Breast Lift||$5,500|
|Tummy Tuck + Arm Lift||$5,700|
|Tummy Tuck + Breast Lift + Implants||$6,500|
|Tummy Tuck + Mini Thigh Lift + Arm Lift||$6,900|
These packages include the pre-surgery appointment with the doctor, anesthesiologist fee, surgeon’s fee, medical grade compression garments, bloodwork, medication, and all post-surgery checkups.
More Package Inclusions:
Proximity: Our clinics are situated in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. It is only 17 miles from San Diego, CA.
No Wait Times: You can obtain appointments for your plastic surgery without any waiting period involved.
Highly Competent Plastic Surgeons: We work with the most renowned plastic surgeons in the Mexican border city.
Dr. Katheryn Solis
Dr. Javier Garcia
Dr. Daniel Camacho
State-of-the-Art Clinics: We have tied up with the two top plastic surgery centers in Tijuana to provide you with the quality treatment you are looking for.
Clinic 1: Twin Towers Hospital
Address: Blvd. Agua Caliente 4558-601, Aviacion, 22420 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Clinic 2: Providence Plastic Surgery
Address: Jose Clemente Orozco #2260, Zona Rio, Tijuana, B.C. México.
Sarah from Saskatchewan, Canada talks about her breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.
If you have stubborn flab or excess skin on your tummy which refuses to respond to exercise or diet, you may consider a tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck flattens your midsection by tightening the abdominal wall muscles and removing extra skin and fat tissue.
This cosmetic surgery flattens the stomach in patients who require improved muscle tone which cannot be achieved with liposuction or exercise alone.
A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, although you may choose to get liposuction along with this procedure.
It is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a contouring procedure.
There are four primary versions of the tummy tuck. Your surgeon will recommend the type depending on the extent and location of excess skin.
Patients who get a full tummy tuck want to resolve issues of general roundness and excess skin.
Classic tummy tucks (also referred to as full tummy tucks) are done when patients want to address the full length of the abdominal wall. This surgery addresses both the sections above and below their belly button.
During this procedure, the incision is made across the lower abdomen from hip to hip, allowing the surgeon to access the underlying tissues.
The plastic surgeon will then contour the skin, tissue, and muscle as required.
The belly button is also removed and re-positioned.
This procedure is ideal for people who want to rid their bellies of a pooch or stretch marks in the lower abdominal region only.
A mini tummy tuck (also referred to as partial abdominoplasty) is less invasive than a full tummy tuck.
During this procedure, the incision is generally 3-5 inches long. It is much smaller but still gives the surgeon access to the necessary tissues and muscles.
The scar can be easily hidden by underwear and bikini bottoms.
The recovery time is faster in this particular tummy tuck as the incision is small and the repositioning of the belly button is not required.
This plastic surgery is usually performed on people who have excess fat deposits or love handles.
It is ideal for those patients who have had multiple pregnancies or have lost lots of weight, either through diet and exercise or through weight loss surgery.
The goal is to address the abdomen while simultaneously targeting the flanks and hips.
In an extended tummy tuck, the incision extends around the hips to the back. The surgeon will remove excess skin from the upper and lower abdominal region as well as the flank.
Through this operation, one can avoid the formation of “muffin tops” or side bulges that form in a standard tummy tuck or liposuction.
According to renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph P Hunstand’s book, Atlas of Abdominoplasty, “Choosing to perform an extended as opposed to a full abdominoplasty reduces the need for future revisions…”
It is more extensive than a standard tummy tuck. It’s usually performed on patients who have lost a huge amount of weight due to gastric bypass or another type of bariatric surgery.
These individuals are often left with excess skin not only in the abdominal region but in the back and flanks as well.
The circumferential body lift technique (also known as a lower body lift) flattens the abdomen like a tummy tuck and at the same time lifts the lateral thighs, flank, back, and buttocks.
The surgeon makes an incision that spans the entire circumference of the patient’s torso. Then, the doctor removes the excess skin/fat and tightens the muscles. The outer thighs and buttocks are also lifted, and a new navel may be created.
The ideal candidates for tummy tucks are those who:
As with any extensive surgery, there are a few risks involved. Complications can include infection, blood clots or bleeding under the skin flap.
You may be more likely to develop complications if you have poor circulation, diabetes, heart disease, or liver disease.
Here are a few risks involved with these procedures:
Your doctor will prescribe painkillers and advise you on how to manage the pain best.
You may also experience numbness, bruising, and fatigue, post-surgery.
The placement of these scars can be discussed with your surgeon to minimize their visibility.
Extensive preop planning is essential for a successful tummy tuck.
The surgeon will review your medical history, physically examine your abdomen, and discuss your expectations from the surgery.
In preparation for the plastic surgery, you may be asked to:
If you’re severely overweight, your doctor will recommend that you lose weight before the surgery. The best candidates are within 10-15 pounds or at their ideal body weight.
According to a study by Ghnnam and colleagues, “Obesity alone could increase the incidence of complications and poor outcome of abdominoplasty.”5
It is recommended that you stop smoking before the surgery and during your recovery.
Avoid aspirin, any anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements.
You will need to begin taking an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots.
Since a tummy tuck is an extensive procedure, it requires a long recovery. Here is what you can expect in the weeks post the cosmetic surgery:
A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. However, it will help reduce excess fat in the upper and lower abdomen.
Liposuction is a suction technique. It is used to remove fat from under the skin and above the abdominal muscles.
Tummy tuck usually involves liposuction and surgical relocation of the belly button also takes place.
A full tummy tuck removes most of the excess the skin in the lower abdomen. Any stretch marks in this area will be removed along with the loose skin.
Stretch marks outside of that area are not going to see any change.
Yes. Combining a tummy tuck with a breast lift/augmentation is a fairly common procedure and is called a “mommy makeover.”
See more on mommy makeover in Mexico here.
Recovery times are different for the different types of tummy tucks.
Most patients should be able to resume activities by 3-6 weeks and should be able to stand erect within a few days.
It is important to strictly follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions to speed up recovery.
There are no major risks associated with becoming pregnant after a tummy tuck surgery.
However, it is recommended that patients wait until they are done having children before undergoing the procedure.
This way the results achieved are not compromised by the bodily changes during pregnancy.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so there’s no discomfort during the surgery.
Most patients take pain medications for 5-7 days, post-surgery.
Old scars can often be removed as part of a standard tummy tuck, without additional complication.
Yes, typically drains are put in for a standard tummy tuck and a mini-tummy tuck.
This prevents the unwanted buildup of fluid and blood under the skin.
Usually, a few drains are taken out 3-4 days after surgery and the others after another 3-4 days.
Yes! If your weight remains stable over time, the results from abdominoplasties are permanent.
Contact us now for more info on our tummy tuck Tijuana packages.
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