Do you want a flat stomach? Then getting a tummy tuck in Mexico City might be the way for you. A tummy tuck, which is medically called an abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area to give you the flat stomach you’ve always wanted but have never been able to achieve through diet and exercise.
A taut, flat stomach is considered not only beautiful and desirable, but also is a sign of a healthy and fit person. Getting six pack abs is not possible for every person, but by getting an affordable procedure, such as tummy tuck in Mexico, many people can achieve their dream of looking better and hence feeling better about their bodies.
To remove excess fat and skin, surgery is the only option. The two procedures may sound similar, but tummy tuck is a lot different than liposuction, which is basically breaking down of fat under the skin and ‘sucking’ it out. Although, many people would benefit a lot more by getting both liposuction and a tummy tuck.
For patients living in the US and Canada, Mexico City is a nearby and affordable option. There are numerous, cheap flights going to Mexico City during the week, and it is also easy to get there via car.
Mexico City has well trained and qualified cosmetic surgeons who often have international memberships as well as national. It is the capital city and does, like many other capital cities, have modern facilities and a good level of expertise.
The affordability of the procedures and the level of expertise have led to not only North Americans to come to Mexico but also people from all over the globe. Regardless of this, people are still doubtful, but being cautious has never hurt anyone. You can now search extensively online about the procedures available, the doctors and the facilities to make your own conclusions.
At Medical Departures we make the process simpler by connecting patients to medical facilities on which we have done thorough background checks. These checks not only include patient reviews but confirmations of qualifications and professional memberships, as well as checking for criminal and legal records. We only connect our patients to doctors and facilities that have cleared all our tests and who we feel are up to the standards of providing the best care.
Tummy tuck is a viable option for both men and women. It is especially beneficial for people who have recently lost a lot of weight but still have excess skin hanging from their abdomens. A tummy tuck can help such people in removing the excess skin and achieving a flawless body.
Any woman who has given birth will know the struggle of getting rid of excess fat and skin post-pregnancy, which is why a tummy tuck is a great option for women who have gone through several pregnancies. Although, women who plan on getting pregnant in the near future should wait till they are done as pregnancy stretches out muscles and it will negate all effects of a tummy tuck.
Also, people who plan on losing weight should wait till they have achieved their ideal weight to get a tummy tuck, because this procedure should not be taken as a method to lose weight.
It is also important to note here that a tummy tuck will leave a scar after the surgery. If this is something that you do not want, then you should reconsider getting this surgery.
There are several types of tummy tucks:
Complete abdominoplasty: this option is for patients who require the most correction and involves making a long incision on the abdomen from hipbone to hipbone. It also requires moving the belly button.
Mini or partial abdominoplasty: this procedure is done for people who have fat deposits below the navel and require shorter incisions. The belly button will most likely not be moved.
Circumferential abdominoplasty: this procedure includes removing fat and skin from the back region. This improves the shape of your body from all sides and creates balance.
Depending on the type of procedure you’re getting, a tummy tuck can take from 45 minutes to 3 hours. A mini abdominoplasty will take less time, probably an hour or less, while a complete abdominoplasty can take up to 3 hours or even more depending on each individual case.
The typical time for recovery can take up to five weeks. The first three weeks involve minimal movement and a lot of rest, so for those planning on getting the surgery should plan on staying in Mexico for at least three weeks or even four if it is possible.
Drainage tubes are placed under the skin after the procedure to remove excess blood and fluids, and patients are also given a compression garment to wear in order to help keep the skin in its place. The first week is critical and so movement has to be restricted to only when it is necessary. At the end of the week, your doctor will schedule the first post op exam and depending on each individual case, will recommend the further course of action.
The average cost of a tummy tuck in Mexico City is around $4,700 (CAN $6,500, UK £3,200, EUR €4,200, AUS $4,200), compared to around $10,100 in the United States (CAN $14,000, UK £7,000, EUR €9,000, AUS $14,000).
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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.