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Tummy Tuck in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Cancun

Looking for an affordable Tummy Tuck? In Cancun, you can save a small fortune compared to the prices at home, and get to enjoy a holiday at the same time in this beautiful part of the world. What could be better?

A tummy tuck may be something you’re considering if your stomach is looking flabby and despite diet and exercise it’s still not looking how you want it to. It may be caused by excessive weight gain/loss or through pregnancy, which has caused the muscles to stretch and you’re left with what can only be described as an unsightly ‘apron’ effect.

Why should I get a tummy tuck in Cancun?

The overwhelming reason for many people getting tummy tucks in Cancun is the cost. Although it’s a relatively popular procedure, it is still fairly expensive, but in Cancun you can get it done for around half the price it would cost at home, which can literally amount to several thousand. Even factoring the cost of a holiday you should still be able to return home with money in your pocket.

Cancun’s popularity as a vacation destination has made it the number one choice for many medical tourists. They know they can rely on the infrastructure – there’s plenty of services and amenities on your doorstep for a comfortable stay – and there’s no language problems as English is widely spoken everywhere.

Cancun has a vast choice of accommodation options, fantastic restaurants and beautiful scenery – just the thing for relaxing before surgery, and if you are recovering afterwards in your hotel, you’ll be able to easily get all the things you need.

Just like the regular tourist amenities, Cancun’s medical facilities are also top-notch, with modern, state-of-the-art clinics and hospitals; skilled surgeons and amenable ancillary staff. Just do a little research before you go to ensure you book with a reputable clinic and surgeon. Be sure to educate yourself on your procedure – what’s entailed? What qualifications or professional memberships does your surgeon have? What is their experience? Are they prepared to answer your questions satisfactorily?

Booking with Medical Departures will give you this peace-of-mind. We do our own background checks on surgeon qualifications, professional memberships and clinic facilities. We do onsite visits, taking photographs which are published on our site, as well as publishing patient testimonials. This gives you an all round picture of the reliability of the clinics we have listed, and if they aren’t up-to-scratch we don’t promote them.

What happens during a tummy tuck procedure and how long does it take?

Most cosmetic surgeries have a number of techniques that your surgeon will use to achieve the best results – it’s very much a matter of personal preference as to what method is used as much as to what your individual needs are. Your surgeon will discuss this in greater detail about where incisions will be made which are used to pull the excess skin taut before removing it and tightening the underlying muscles.

The procedure lasts for 1 to 3 hours.

After surgery, you will need a few days bed rest and you will feel stiff and sore. You will be encouraged to move around as soon as you can as this helps the healing process. Stitches will be removed 5-7 days after surgery, and you will need to take things slowly after that – you will be surprised how much you actually use your abdominal muscles!

Over the next few weeks you will gradually return to your old self, but while gentle exercise is encouraged, strenuous activity is not recommended for 6 weeks. If you are thinking about returning to work, most people are back between 1 and 2 weeks.

What is the cost comparison of a Tummy Tuck in Cancun?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in Cancun is around $4,000 - $5,000, compared to $10,000 in the United States.

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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 doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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