Last fact-checked: 23 July 2019
A mommy makeover in Mexico could well be the answer to getting your pre-pregnancy body back fast—all in just one short trip across the border.
Being a mom is a gift, but there's no denying that giving birth takes its toll on the body. If you have areas you’d like to change, including your tummy, breasts, legs, or other areas, then a combination of procedures could take care of all these problems in one go. This also means that you'll only have to endure one period of recovery—a must for busy moms everywhere.
Stretch marks, saggy tums and stubborn pockets of fat (which you just can’t shift with diet and exercise), as well as breasts that have changed shape... all areas that can be dramatically improved with a mommy makeover.
Mexico is one of the top medical tourism hotspots in the world. Not only are the prices between 50 and 70% lower than in the United States or Canada, but the medical expertise here is often on par with US and Canadian doctors.
Becoming a specialist doctor in Mexico requires the same commitment to training and qualifications as it does in the States – in fact, the length of time studying and training as an intern or resident is normally the same. Globalization and cross-border training ensure that there are a high number of Mexican doctors who choose to obtain their professional qualifications in the United States; they often go on to become members of the American Medical Association and are, therefore, subject to the same regulations and codes of conduct as US doctors.
Healthcare facilities here are also as good as anywhere in the world, being described as very good to excellent, as well as being affordable. Lower prices in Mexico do not reflect on lower-quality services—they are simply less expensive because the cost of living in Mexico is notably lower.
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Mommy makeovers combine a number of different procedures that target the areas you want to improve. For example, it could include a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift or other procedures. It could be two, three, four (etc) separate procedures (all carried out in one session), so it is difficult to say exactly how long it will take.
Your surgeon will be able to give you a more detailed overview in terms of how long you will need to be in Mexico before and after your treatment.
In general, if you are having multiple surgical procedures, you can expect to be quite sore for two or three weeks afterward and you will be advised to do as little as possible. After that, you will begin to feel much better but should still refrain from anything strenuous, including heavy lifting, for at least six weeks.
Again, this will be dependent on the procedures. As an example, a breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction combined may cost around $15-20,000 in the US; the same mommy makeover procedures in Mexico will cost in the region of $8,000-10,000.
Below, check out three leading clinics in Mexico that offer affordable mommy makeovers:
Ready to book? See below for convenient ways to arrange an appointment, or simply get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’d like to discuss your mommy makeover in Mexico in more detail.
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