Facial Liposuction in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Facial Liposuction in Cancun

Last fact-checked: 5 October 2020

Get rid of jowls, wattle neck and other unwanted fat with facial liposuction. In Cancun you can arrange your vacation and book with Medical Departures so that you can undergo the procedure while you’re away in Mexico. 

Cancun’s the perfect destination for a holiday, and how great will it be to return home looking healthier and younger?

How Can Facial Liposuction Help?

Facial liposuction is a viable way of taking years off your face without needing to have a facelift. For many of us, we just have one or two problem areas that we need to deal with, and this could be the solution for you.

It isn’t suitable for everyone though: liposuction does not remove excess skin – so your skin will have to be supple and have enough elasticity in it to keep its shape once the fat has been removed, otherwise it will hang loosely and even look worse.

Why Consider Facial Liposuction in Cancun?

The cost is one of the major reasons why people look to Cancun for their plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures – it is considerably less expensive than in the US and Canada, as well as the UK/Eire and Australia/New Zealand.

Cancun is a hot destination – and we don’t just mean weather-wise. It’s renowned the world-over for holidaymakers, and medical tourism is catching up. Foreign clients travel here for a broad range of different surgeries, from extensive mommy makeovers to simpler procedures like facial liposuction.

If you want to dip-your-toe into aesthetic surgery without having a big procedure with lots of downtime, then facial liposuction is a good place to start.

Finding a Reputable Surgeon in Cancun with Medical Departures

The healthcare facilities we have partnered with in Cancun are excellent. New, contemporary clinics and hospitals are equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and staffed with skilled clinicians. You’ll find many have had some training overseas, particularly in the United States, with US Board registrations and international memberships to organizations such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

All listings on the Medical Departures site have already been background-checked and verified by us. This includes legal/criminal records; qualifications and professional memberships. We also visit clinics personally, compile real patient reviews and publish these and high-definition clinic photos on our site, along with prices and other useful information.

This gives you everything you need to know at your fingertips, enabling you to make the right decision.

What Does the Procedure for Facial Liposuction and How Long Does it Take?

The facial liposuction procedure only takes about an hour to perform and is fairly straightforward.

After anesthesia has been administered your surgeon will begin by making small incisions in inconspicuous areas so that the cannula (a thin tube) can be inserted. This is used to pump in a liquid to liquefy the fat, and then suck out the dissolved fat.

The wounds are stitched neatly closed to complete the procedure. Do bear in mind that you will need to spend time at the medical facility beforehand (planning stage) as well as after, giving you time to rest before you head back to your hotel. 

What Is the Recovery Time for Facial Liposuction?

Following your procedure, do note the following:

  • Pain medication will be prescribed and you will see some swelling and bruising.
  • You should feel yourself again a day or two after surgery (although you may not look like it).
  • You may want to disguise the bruising and swelling until it starts to subside.
  • Sleeping in an upright position may help with the swelling and you should be back to your normal routine between one and two weeks.
  • Vigorous exercise should be avoided for six weeks
  • You will be advised to keep the scars out of the sun as this will affect the pigmentation. Scars will initially be pink but will fade to white in time and be barely noticeable.

How Much Can I Save on Facial Liposuction in Cancun Compared to the United States and Canada?

The cost for facial liposuction in Cancun is only around US $1,500 (CAN $1,900; EURO €1,300; UK £1,100; AUS $1,900). This is compared to the United States where it’s around $6,000 (CAN $7,700; EURO €5,400; UK £4,500; AUS $7,800).

Note: these are approximate figures calculated at the time of writing. Check out some of the latest prices on offer, as well as photos, reviews and surgeon profiles at these top clinics in Cancun for facial liposuction:

What Next?

Check out our Cancun listings and find a surgeon at a price that's within your budget.

If you’re ready to book see below for ways to arrange your appointment, or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’d like to discuss any aspects of facial liposuction in Cancun.


Face Liposuction. International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. 2020. https://www.isaps.org/procedures/facial-plastic-surgery/facial-liposuction/

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed: 5 October 2020. https://www.isaps.org/

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