Last fact-checked: 12 November 2020
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This popular procedure is sought by both men and women to remove sagging skin from around the abdomen. This loose skin can form as a result of aging (where diet and exercise aren't making a difference anymore), drastic weight loss or pregnancy. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can get you back in shape—and is sometimes used in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat.
Tijuana is a particularly convenient location for North Americans: close to the Southern US border, with two international airports within easy reach, prospective patients can either drive or fly here in a matter of hours.
As you shouldn't be in any rush to leave following surgery (you'll need time to rest), you can opt to stay in a comfortable three, four or five-star hotel in Tijuana, many of which cost well under $100 a night with all the amenities: pools, restaurants and room service.
A popular destination with tourists, especially day-trippers from north of the Border, it’s little wonder Tijuana is now a favored location for medical tourists. The majority of people here speak English, with a good mix of both new and well-established facilities catering specifically for international patients. As the medical tourism industry grows, so do the number of high-quality providers, eager to attract paying customers.
Many of the medical staff who look after international patients often have qualifications and professional memberships in Mexico, as well as affiliations with internationally recognized boards such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Medical Departures always recommends that you do your homework before making a choice–and make sure you book your treatment at a quality provider whose credentials are available and satisfactory.
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The tummy tuck procedure typically takes between one and three hours, depending upon how much skin needs to be removed. There are a number of different techniques for the surgery as to where the incisions will be made, but again, this may depend on your own particular circumstances, as well as your surgeon’s preference.
Incisions will be made across the abdomen, usually in an inconspicuous way that is hidden under clothes, for example, bikini bottoms. Excess skin and underlying tissue will be removed, muscles tightened and the wound stitched.
Liposuction may also be used to provide contouring and to remove fat.
The average cost of a tummy tucks in Tijuana is $2,000 (CAD $2,600; GBP £1,300; €1,700; AUD $2,700). This is compared to around $8,000 in the United States (CAD $10,300; GBP £5,200; €7,000; AUD $11,000).
[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing. Check with our listed clinics for up-to-date pricing].
Three recommended clinics in Tijuana for tummy tuck surgery are:
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