Mommy Makeover in Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Mommy Makeover in Mexico City

Last fact-checked: 10 December 2020

A Mommy Makeover involves a combination of surgical procedures, tailor-made to help moms to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back.

Normally carried out in a single session, it's possible to undergo a Mommy Makeover in Mexico City for thousands less than in the US or Canada—with our partner clinics here charging up to 70% less for this type of plastic surgery package.

What Cosmetic Procedures Does a Mommy Makeover Involve?

A typical Mommy Makeover includes:

  • A tummy tuck
  • Breast enhancement (such as a lift, breast implants or breast reduction)
  • Liposuction

Other procedure and treatments that are sometimes combined with a Mommy Makeover include:

  • Buttock lift
  • Arm lift
  • Skin tighteners
  • Cellulite treatments
  • Stretchmark elimination

Who Should Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Any woman who wishes to restore her body to what it looked like pre-pregnancy can consider a Mommy Makeover, as long as they are within a healthy weight range. For a lot of women, regular dieting and exercise together simply don't do the trick. Also, many mothers do not find the time to fully commit themselves to achieve their body goals.

It is recommended to get a Mommy Makeover at least three to six months after delivery. It is also necessary to stop breastfeeding before scheduling a consultation so that your doctor can get an idea of the natural shape and size of your breasts.

If you wish to still have children, then you'll need to put your Mommy Makeover on hold; wait until you are finished having children and only then consider the procedure, because if you have children after getting the procedure, then all its effects will be reversed. Also, you should discuss with your doctor how much time it will take to recover from the multiple surgeries that may be scheduled. Keep in mind that it will be difficult to take care of your children post-surgery so make sure you have adequate support.

Why Go to Mexico City for a Mommy Makeover?

Mexico has long been the go-to destination for North Americans seeking more affordable medical care—which includes everything from dental work to beauty treatments and plastic surgery. This is due to its low costs, qualified doctors and world-class facilities across the country. For people living in the US and Canada, it is a particularly good option thanks to the short travel distance. 

Mexico City is one such location that's easy to reach thanks to regular, inexpensive flights from all major American and Canadian cities. Mexico City is also a popular tourist destination, so you can turn your medical trip into a mini-vacation before surgery. Afterward, you'll want to be booking into a comfortable hotel—giving your body enough time to heal before heading home. 

A Mommy Makeover usually involves three to four surgeries, which obviously means it can be unaffordable to many in their home country. Americans and Canadians can save between 50 to 70 percent compared to prices back home. 

Another advantage of traveling to Mexico City is that many doctors who treat medical tourists have received medical training from the US. This means their training is the same as a US doctor, and they can speak English so you won’t have to face communication issues. You’ll also find many facilities on par with those at home, with the same due care and attention paid to quality standards, especially in the major hospitals.

Finding a Trusted Surgeon in Mexico City for Your Mommy Makeover

While no medical procedure can ever be guaranteed, you can mitigate any potential risk by booking your surgery through a trusted third party site. 

For this, look to Medical Departures. We only work with the best hospitals and clinics, carrying out our own pre-screening checks that include:

  • Searching criminal/legal records
  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews
  • Verifying doctor and surgeon qualifications
  • Confirming professional memberships
  • Conducting onsite visits, ensuring that international standards on safety and hygiene are met.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Involve?

The surgeries typically used are a part of Mommy Makeover target trouble areas for women post-pregnancy, which are the breasts and the tummy.

Tummy Tuck: With a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty as it's medically termed), the skin around the abdomen is tightened and any loose skin is removed. There are a variety of tummy tuck procedures available and your doctor will recommend the one that is most suited to your concerns.

Liposuction: A Mommy Makeover frequently includes liposuction, as pregnancy causes excess fat deposits around the tummy, hips and thighs. Liposuction is a surgery that literally sucks unwanted fat from the body with help of a special vacuum. Usually, liposuction will be done on the stomach area before a tummy tuck is performed because losing weight after a tummy tuck surgery will cause the tightened skin to sag.

Breast Augmentation/Lift: Breast lifts are procedures performed to restore shape and lift to breasts that can sag after pregnancy and breast-feeding. You can also get breast implants to restore fullness to breasts. It is up to you to decide the size you want, with two options to choose from: saline and silicone. Breast reduction is an alternative option as part of your tailor-made surgery. 

How Long Does the Procedure Take in Total and Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

The surgery will be carried out under general anesthesia. Because the procedure involves more than one surgery, it does take longer than most other cosmetic surgeries. Typically, one procedure will take four to six hours to perform. To reduce the multiple exposure to anesthesia, and hence reduce complications, tummy tuck and breast enhancement are sometimes performed at the same time.

Due to the fact that typically three surgeries are done at the same time, there are risks associated with a Mommy Makeover. It is important that you discuss all risks and personal concerns with your doctor.

How Much Can I Save on a Mommy Makeover in Mexico City Compared to the US and Canada?

The average cost of a Mommy Makeover in Mexico City totals around $7,500 (CAN $10,400, UK £5,100, EUR €6,700, AUS $10,500), compared to around $13,000 in the United States (CAN $18,000, UK 9,000, EUR €11,600, AUS $18,200). 

[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing. You can check with our listed clinics for up-to-date pricing]. 

Compare some of the latest prices for your Mommy Makeover at these recommended plastic surgery facilities in Mexico City:

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

Check out our quality-checked Mexico City clinics and browse past patient reviews, surgeon profiles and before-and-after photos. 

Booking is made safe and secure with Medical Departures. You can schedule your free appointment directly through our site, or connect with our Customer Care Team who can give you a personalized quote for your Mommy Makeover in Mexico City.

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International Organization for Standardization. Website accessed: 10 December 2020. https://www.iso.org/home.html

Whitlock, Jennifer. Understanding the Risks Involved When Having Surgery. Very Well Health. 1 November 2019. https://www.verywellhealth.com/understanding-the-risks-involved-when-having-surgery-3156959

What is a Mommy Makeover? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 9 June 2017. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/mommy-makeover

Kennedy, Madeline. What is liposuction? 13 February 2020. https://www.insider.com/what-is-liposuction