Last fact-checked: 16 January 2020
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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted body fat. It generally targets areas of the body where fat usually tends to collect, such as the thighs, buttocks, hips and tummy. While liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, it does not prevent you from putting on more weight afterward (meaning that the effects of liposuction are effectively reversed if you don't stop gaining weight).
The main reasons to have liposuction in Mexico City are:
Low Cost: The potential to save thousands of dollars compared to prices back home is always going to be the main draw as to why patients visit Mexico City for healthcare. With liposuction, you’ll find prices are at least 60% lower than at home at our partner clinics.
High Quality: Mexico is home to a number of Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals and every clinic we work with follow strict ISO protocols. The healthcare system in Mexico has been described as excellent, and rated as one of the top six in the world by the 2019 Global Retirement Index published by InternationalLiving.com.
Convenience: For those based in the US and Canada, most parts of Mexico are relatively easy to reach, and the capital is no exception. Without the hassle and expense of a long haul flight, patients from all over North America can reach Mexico City in just a few hours.
We choose our partner clinics carefully by conducting onsite visits, verifying qualifications and professional memberships, and publishing verified patient reviews on our site. If these don’t stack up, then we simply don’t list.
Two liposuction techniques are usually deployed:
Tumescent liposuction: anesthetic and drugs are mixed with a saline solution before being injected into fat cells via small incisions.
Ultrasound liposuction: liquefies fat cells with ultrasound before removal. A suction device removes the fat from the body.
The procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the area to be treated. An overnight stay is not usually needed, but if you have been given general anesthesia, then you are usually required to stay the night for observation.
The administration of anesthesia also may differ. According to what works best for you, your surgeon (or anesthetist) will recommend local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Before the procedure, your doctor will ask you to refrain from consuming certain substances, which can include aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, contraceptive pills, and smoking. The consumption of these substances must be stopped two to three weeks before surgery. If you are anemic, your doctor will also ask you to take iron supplements.
If you are an adult with excess fat that you cannot lose with regular diet and exercise, then liposuction may be a viable option for you. Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment for obese patients.
You should be aware of certain prerequisites for having liposuction, including:
Adults who are within 30% of their ideal weight
Those who have firm, elastic skin
Individuals who do not have severe health impairments or life-threatening diseases
Liposuction in Mexico City costs around $2,500 (CAN $3,400, UK £1,700, EUR €2,200, AUS $3,400).
In comparison, the same procedure is around the $6,000 mark in the United States (CAN $8,300, UK 4,100, EUR €5,700, AUS $8,400).
For updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, take a look at these clinics in Mexico City that all offer liposuction to international patients:
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Mexico: among the Top 6 countries with the Best Healthcare in the world. The Yucatan Times. 20 June 2019. https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/07/mexico-among-the-top-6-countries-with-the-best-healthcare-in-the-world/
Liposuction. Medline Plus. Website accessed: 21 December 2020. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002985.htm
Liposuction. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 21 December 2020. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liposuction/about/pac-20384586
International Organization for Standardization. Website accessed: 21 December 2020. https://www.iso.org/home.html