Tummy Tuck in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Mexico

Get free quotes for a tummy tuck in Mexico with Medical Departures. Our quality-checked doctors are located in accessible locations throughout the country, and can save you as much as 70% on the cost of your procedure, compared with equivalent treatment at home.

Mexico is a great destination for your tummy tuck surgery, with locations around the country to suit your needs – whether you want to combine your surgery with a holiday on the beach, take in some of Mexico’s incredible colonial cities or prefer to go to one of the border towns where you can have your surgery and travel home to recover.

Why should I get a tummy tuck in Mexico?

Mexico has long been a favorite for US residents, particularly those living near the US-Mexico border, to travel in for medical care. The advent of frequent, low-cost air travel now sees patients from much further afield coming here to take advantage of the high-quality and reasonable prices while having a vacation.

Healthcare in Mexico is described as excellent and there are numerous top-class facilities throughout the country providing affordable healthcare. Contrary to the rather old-fashioned view that Mexico is behind-the-times, Mexico has its fair-share of prestigious Joint Commission International accredited establishments that offer superior quality, as well as favorable prices.

Training for specialists, such as surgeons, doesn’t differ fundamentally from training in the United States – medical school in Mexico is 2 years, plus an internship of 2 years; in the US it is 4 years – and after that to become a specialist requires a residency of 3 – 7 years (depending on the field) in order to get a license to work as a specialist (the same as the United States).

Furthermore, a great deal of specialists in Mexico will often have undergone at least part of their training or residency in the United States, and are members of the American Medical Association and must adhere to the same regulations as the US counterparts, or their license won’t be renewed.

Booking with Medical Departures allows you to see your chosen clinic before you go. We provide high resolution photographs, virtual clinic tours, real patient reviews and background checks on our doctors to verify qualifications, experience and professional memberships. It pays to your research as you want to make sure you go to a reliable and trustworthy doctor when you are having something as important as a tummy tuck performed.

What’s involved in a tummy tuck procedure and how long does it take?

For some of us, old age, weight loss, pregnancy and simply genetics makes it hard to remove our spare tyre no matter how hard we diet and exercise. This loose, saggy skin is what a tummy tuck procedure will get rid of.

The procedure has a number of different methods, and your surgeon will consult with you as to the best option for your circumstances. Essentially, each method involves your surgeon making an incision, removing the excess skin, tightening the muscles and possibly using liposuction to remove fat and contour the area.

Most procedures take between 1 and 3 hours.

Post operatively you will need a few days bed rest and your stitches will be taken out 5-7 days later. You will need to take it easy for a while and not indulge in strenuous exercise for at least 6 weeks. Most people return to work within 1-2 weeks.

What is the cost comparison of a Tummy Tuck in Mexico compared to the United States and Canada?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in Mexico is $2,000, whereas in the United States it’s around $8,000.

What now?

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