Tummy Tuck in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Mexico

Last fact-checked: 12 November 2020

Get a free quote and pay the best prices online for your tummy tuck in Mexico with Medical Departures. Our quality-checked surgeons are located in accessible locations throughout the country—offering you the chance to save as much as 70% compared with equivalent treatment at home. 

Mexico is a great destination for your tummy tuck surgery, with a number of top locations only a short flight or drive away, especially if you live in or near Southern California. Whether you want to combine your surgery with a holiday on the beach, take in some of Mexico’s incredible colonial cities or head over to one of the many border towns, our verified clinics offer superb value for money on tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures. 

Why Should I Consider Tummy Tuck in Mexico?

Mexico has long been a favorite destination for US residents, particularly those living near the US-Mexico border, seeking affordable 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 service. 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 is rigorous and many who now practice in Mexico will have often undergone at least part of their training or residency in the United States, becoming members or affiliates of the American Medical Association and adhering to the same regulations as their US counterparts.

Why Book Your Tummy Tuck with Medical Departures?

Booking with Medical Departures allows you to see your chosen clinic before you go. We provide high-resolution photographs, virtual clinic tours, authenticated patient reviews and background checks on our doctors to verify qualifications, experience and professional memberships. It pays to do 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.

As well as gaining the best prices available, booking with Medical Departures assures you of 24/7 customer service and assistance with other aspects of your medical trip such as insurance, hotel bookings, and finance. 

What Does a Tummy Tuck Procedure Involve and How Long Does it Take?

Pregnancy, significant weight loss, genetics and just the natural aging process are all factors that can stretch out the skin around the stomach. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, restores the appearance of this area through surgically tightening muscles and skin—often in conjunction with liposuction. 

The tummy tuck procedure can be carried out using 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 pulling the skin tight over your stomach to create a more contoured appearance. Excess skin will be trimmed before the incisions are closed with sutures.

Most procedures take between one and three hours.

Post-surgery, you will need a few days' bed rest and your stitches will be taken out around a week later. You will need to take it easy for a while and not indulge in strenuous exercise for at least six weeks. Most people return to work within one or two weeks.

How Much Can I Save on a Tummy Tuck in Mexico Compared to the United States and Canada?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in Mexico is around the $2,000 mark. In the United States, you can expect to pay around $8,000.

These are average prices calculated at the time of writing. To get started, check out these three leading clinics for tummy tuck surgery in some of the top Mexican cities for medical travel:

How Can I Get Started?

Discover more about the range of options available at our quality-checked clinics in Mexico.

To book, see below for ways to arrange an appointment. If you’d like to know more about tummy tucks in Mexico or want a personalized quote, speak to our Customer Care Team.


Murray, Don. Mexican Healthcare Is Excellent and Affordable. International Living. 2018. https://internationalliving.com/countries/mexico/health-care/

Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 12 November 2020. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/

Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty). WebMD. 26 July 2019. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-tummy-tuck