How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck in Cancun


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Many people in the US and Canada choose to go to Mexico for their tummy tuck procedure. Cancun offers a great destination if you are looking for a surgical holiday, but to get the most out of your trip you should plan your trip properly. You’re not only getting surgery, but you’re getting it in a different country. So, you need to be well-prepared for the trip. Let’s look at some things you should do.

Research Clinics in Cancun

This is one of the first things you should do. Think about it – you’re traveling to another country. It is paramount that you find a reliable clinic. Thanks to Medical Departures, this is quite easy. This medical tourism portal lists only the top-quality clinics in medical tourist destinations such as Cancun. In fact, here are 3 clinics in Cancun you should consider for your tummy tuck procedure in Cancun:


Check the Tummy Tuck Price Cancun Offers

In addition to checking out the clinics, you should have an idea of the average costs of tummy tuck. Here’s a useful cost comparison:

Tummy tuck price in the US: USD $10,000

Tummy tuck price in Canada: CAD $12,700

Tummy tuck price in Cancun: USD $5,000 / CAD $6,400

So that means you can save USD $5,000 / CAD $6,300 on your tummy tuck by getting it in Cancun instead of back home!

Ask Someone to Come with You to Cancun

After the procedure you will need all the help you can get. You don’t want to be alone right after the tummy tuck especially when you’re in a different city/country. So ask a family member or friend to come along with you.

Take Out the Proper Insurance

If you’re traveling to Cancun just for the tummy tuck, there’s a chance your trip won’t be covered by standard travel insurance. You’ll need a special medical travel policy for this trip. Confirm with your insurance company before you travel.

Setting Realistic Expectations

This means expecting realistic results from the surgery, and being aware that you’ll feel wiped out for a month after the surgery. Regarding the former, some women end up being disappointed by their tummy tuck, not because there was an issue with the surgery, but because they had played up unrealistic results in their minds. So look at before & after shots to set realistic expectations. Plus, you should expect to be more tired for a month and a half after the tummy tuck.

Plan Enough Time Off

This doesn’t just mean time off work. You also have to make arrangements for things like caring for your children, your house and any other dependents. You should take at least 2 weeks off from work. You would need to avoid heavy physical work and too much standing for about 3 weeks, and nothing too strenuous for around 6 weeks. So, plan accordingly. Cancun is known for its beaches and resorts; you can plan a relaxing holiday there as you recover.

Prepare for the Surgery

You also need to make some preparations regarding the tummy tuck surgery itself. Here are some important pointers:

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Get medical evaluation

  • Adjust current medications by discussing with your surgeon

So, now you know how to prepare for an affordable and high-quality tummy tuck procedure Cancun’s clinics have available.

David De Los Santos

David De Los Santos has a master's degree in Psychology in Organizational Development and is currently writing for both Dental and Medical Departures.
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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment