Tummy Tuck in Mexicali

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Mexicali

Last fact-checked: 1 September 2020

With a tummy tuck in Mexicali, you can take care of excess, sagging skin and recuperate while enjoying warm Mexican hospitality. For men and women who suffer from the frustration and embarrassment of sagging skin around the abdomen (that no amount of diet and exercise will correct), a tummy tuck could be an ideal solution.

Discover more about the procedure and book in with a quality-checked clinic with Medical Departures.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Medically known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck has become an increasingly popular procedure for individuals who want a more contoured and toned abdomen. The goal of a tummy tuck is to flatten the abdomen with the removal of extra skin and fat. A tummy tuck can also help to tighten the abdominal wall muscles.

This procedure should not be confused with liposuction, although abdominoplasty may also be performed in conjunction with liposuction to achieve optimal results.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

This procedure is suitable for both women and men who are in good health. Women who have given birth and who are done having children may find this procedure is a good option to help them return to their pre-pregnancy figures. If you are not done having children, you may wish to postpone having a tummy tuck, as pregnancy can separate the vertical muscles that are tightened in the procedure. Individuals who were once obese and who have lost significant amounts of weight may also find this procedure is a good option to remove excess or loose skin in the belly region.

A tummy tuck is not advisable if you plan to lose significant weight in the future. It also should not be considered as an alternative to losing weight as a type of weight loss surgery.

Why Get a Tummy Tuck in Mexicali?

Millions of Americans and Canadians head to Mexico every year in search of more affordable healthcare, as well as prescription medication and cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. In Mexicali, a bustling northern border city, you can take advantage of the lower prices for tummy tuck surgery while recuperating in a relaxing environment. Mexico has long been renowned for its medical facilities; and we have partnered with only the very best, which you can find listed on our site here

Medical Departures can assist you with choosing a reputable clinic and surgeon. We only include facilities on our list once we feel completely comfortable with the research we have performed. That research includes performing legal and criminal background checks for your safety. Additionally, we confirm qualifications and professional memberships and affiliations, such as with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. We understand how important comfort is to you when recovering from major surgery, so we also visit the facilities in person and also conduct real patient interviews.

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Take and What Is the Recovery Like?

During your initial consultation with your surgeon, you will discuss whether a complete abdominoplasty or mini-abdominoplasty is the right solution for your needs. These techniques are outlined below:

  • In a complete tummy tuck, the abdomen will be cut from hip bone to the other. Muscle, tissue, and skin will then be contoured as needed. Your belly button may be moved during the procedure. Drainage tubes may be required for several days following the procedure. The surgery may take between two and four hours.

  • A partial or mini tummy tuck is often a good solution if you have fat deposits located under the navel. There is usually no need to move your belly button in this procedure. Depending on your situation and desires, the surgery will usually take about two hours.

Patients should expect to return to work within four weeks following their tummy tuck. More strenuous activity can typically be resumed within four to six weeks following the procedure. It is important for patients to recognize that this procedure will result in some scarring that will typically diminish within three months to one year. It may be necessary to wear a compression garment for a minimum of four weeks following your tummy tuck procedure.

What Is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck in Mexicali Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in Mexicali is $4,700 (AUD $6,573, GBP £3,258, EUR €4,213). This is compared to over $10,000 (AUD $14,125, GBP £7,002, EUR €9,055) in the United States.

Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at these three leading clinics in Mexicali for tummy tucks:

How Can I Get Started?

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Look below for information on booking or get in touch with our Customer Care Team who can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your tummy tuck in Mexicali.  Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

Sources:

What are the steps of a tummy tuck procedure? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Website accessed: 1 September 2020. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/tummy-tuck/animation

Tummy Tuck. WebMD. 26 July 2018. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-tummy-tuck#1

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

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed: 1 September 2020. https://www.isaps.org/

(Image: Creative Commons License by Comision Mexicana de Filmacione)

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