Liposuction in Mexicali

The Ultimate Guide to Liposuction in Mexicali

Last fact-checked: 23 December 2020

To achieve a more toned body, liposuction in Mexicali is an affordable way of helping to remove unwanted fat while boosting your self-confidence at the same time.

Find out more about traveling to this Mexican border city for treatment with Medical Departures.

What Is Liposuction? Is it for Me?

Because it removes small bulges of fat in discreet areas, liposuction is a popular option for contouring areas of the body unaffected by diet and exercise. As an elective procedure in the US, patients can realize substantial savings by heading to Mexicali for treatment.

Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs, but can also be performed on your face as well. In considering whether you are a good candidate for liposuction, it is important to maintain realistic expectations regarding results:

  • The ideal candidate for liposuction should be of average weight and be in good overall health.
  • This procedure is appropriate for both men and women.
  • It's important for you to have firm, elastic skin.
  • While age is not usually a consideration in determining whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, older individuals may have less elasticity in their skin, which means they may not achieve the same results as would a younger individual.

Please keep in mind that liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, which means it will not prevent you from gaining weight. In order to maintain your new look, you will need to commit to a healthy eating and exercise plan. Liposuction may also be performed alongside other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or facelift.

Why Should I Consider Liposuction in Mexicali?

Patients considering liposuction will find that various destinations throughout Mexico, including Mexicali, offer first-class facilities, affordable prices and an array of lodging options for post-surgery recovery before you head home. Since Mexicali can be so easily reached by either driving or flying from the United States and Canada, more and more people are now taking advantage of the opportunity to combine their procedure with a getaway.

The Benefits of Booking with Medical Departures

In choosing a clinic to have your procedure performed, you will want to take some time to conduct due diligence. This is where Medical Departures can help. Committed to your complete safety and satisfaction, we list only facilities and physicians with excellent reputations. Our quality-check process involves verifying qualifications and affiliations with professional organizations such as the International Association of Plastic Surgeons. We also perform criminal and legal background checks, as well as to conduct interviews with past patients. Finally, we visit the clinics in person so we can attest first-hand to how things are done.

Get started now by browsing through these leading clinics and hospitals in Mexicali for liposuction:

How Long Does Liposuction Take and What Should You Expect in Terms of Recovery?

Based on the type of liposuction required, the procedure may be performed in a doctor's office, surgical clinic or hospital. Regardless of where you undergo treatment, you can usually return to your hotel the same day. You may, however, need to stay overnight if large amounts of fat are to be removed.

The procedure is commonly performed under local anesthesia, but may also be performed under general anesthesia. After an initial consultation and planning session, your surgeon will begin the procedure by making small incisions in the target area and then insert a suction device inside the incision to remove excess fat. The amount of time required for the procedure will vary based on the amount of fat to be removed.

Types of Liposuction Procedures:

The two most common liposuction techniques are:

  • Tumescent liposuction, where a solution will be injected into the fatty areas prior to removal to make it easier for the fat to be removed. This technique can also help to ease pain following the procedure.
  • Ultrasound-guided, where fat is liquefied using ultrasonic energy prior to removal from the body.

Most patients recover from liposuction fairly quickly and can return to work within just a few days following the procedure. You should be able to return to normal activities within two weeks of having liposuction performed. Bruising, soreness, and swelling may last for a few weeks following the procedure. You may be advised to wear a compression garment for up to two months following liposuction to help in controlling swelling.

What Is the Cost of Liposuction in Mexicali Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost of liposuction in Mexicali is $2,500 (EUR €2,241, AUD $3,496, GBP £1,733), compared to around $6,000 (EUR €5,379, AUD $8,391, GBP £4,159) in the United States. 

[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing. Pricing is listed on each of our clinics pages.]

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