Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) in Tijuana, Mexico

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, flattens the abdominal region by removing excess fat and skin from the area and tightening the abdominal wall muscles. Other variations include circular tummy tucks or circumferential tummy tucks which are slightly more complex procedures. Though less popular than liposuction, more than 80,000 Americans have the tummy tuck procedure every year.

 Tummy tuck surgery provides a remedy for men and women with loose skin and abdominal muscles that have been over-stretched then slackened after pregnancy or extreme weight loss. Skin and muscle tissue does have some ability to stretch and contract with changes in body shape. Overstretched skin and muscle tissue occurs for a variety of reasons:
  • Extreme weight loss.
  • Weight gain.
  • Pregnancy.
  • After pregnacy: stretch marks.
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Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty patients at Angeles Health Mexico are cared for by the best working team of plastic surgeons and nurses. And as Mexico’s largest private hospital network, we are committed to working in a superior hospital environment with the most advanced medical technologies and professionals to provide all of our patients the best value for money.

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Frequently-Asked-Question about Abdominoplasty

Clear all your doubts by reading our most frequently asked questions about our Tummy Tuck Surgery, learn from the procedure, the benefits and risks, among other things. Or for more information about our packages and how cosmetic procedures at Angeles Health International could change your life contact us today using the inquiry form on the bottom of the screen.

For our Abdominoplasty procedure, our patients need to comply specific criteria our medical team will share with them. However, in general candidates for any of our cosmetic surgeries at Angeles Hospital Tijuana, most comply the following:

  • Patients with good health (BMI of 27).
  • Patients who don’t suffer from any of the following high-risk conditions: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Bleeding disorders, Heart diseases or diagnosed Depression.

*If you are diagnosed with obesity or smoke and drink alcohol regularly, you can’t be a candidate for our Cosmetic Surgeries.

At Angeles Hospital Tijuana, you may have one of two different types of tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedures: Regular Tummy Tuck and Circular Tummy Tuck.

The regular tummy tuck involves several incisions, the most significant being a long, curved incision that stretches under the lower abdomen from hip to hip like a smile, and around the navel. Your surgeon will then detach the skin from the abdominal muscles and trim any excess skin. The vertical abdominal muscles, which often have separated because of overstretching, are stitched so that they are tighter, usually resulting in a reduction of the waistline. Sometimes a small amount of liposuction is used to remove small pockets of fat. The incisions are closed using surgical stitches and, if necessary, the navel is reattached.

Our patients will stay for 1 night at our facilities. In the first days after your surgery you will need to visit your primary physician to help with the management of the surgical drains.

Surgical drains will be removed 5 days after surgery for regular tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. Stitches will normally be removed in stages over a period of two weeks following surgery.

Recovery after a Tummy Tuck Surgery is going to slow and with minimal pain. During the first days you will experience discomfort and some swelling in the area, our medical team will give you pain medication for approximately three to eight days. We recommend light walking and very gentele exercise to help with the swelling and prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs.

Patients will use compression garments for the first 6 weeks after their tummy tuck surgery and they will feel numbness in the area for up to 6 months. Exercise and lifting can be resumed in 6-8 weeks. Most people return to work three weeks post-surgery. Scarring will fade about a year post-surgery, scar sizes are based upon how much work is done. They can be a hip to hip for regular, or all the way around the body with a circular Tummy Tuck. It is recommended that patients not get pregnant after receiving a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.

When your recovery is complete, your abdomen area will be tauter and firm, your waistline will be slimmer, and you may notice some reduction in your buttocks and thighs, particularly in the case of the circular Tummy Tuck.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Improved appearance.
  • Boost to self-image.
  • Imrove self-esteem.
  • Tautness and firmness of the abdomen region.
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks.

Possible Complications of a Tummy Tuck Surgery

As is true of many cosmetic surgeries, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, is not a substitute for traditional weight loss, healthy eating or exercise. In fact, a patient must take special care to eat properly and exercise, as any significant weight gain effectively undoes the beneficial effects of the procedure. Patients should also therefore have completed any plans for significant weight loss and avoid any future pregnancy for the same reason.

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure, and as such carries with it all the traditional risks associated with surgery, including:

  • Bleeding.
  • Potential reaction to the anesthetic.
  • Temporary pain and swelling.
  • Infection.
  • Bruising.
  • Numbness.
  • Fatigue.

Angeles Hospital Tijuana tummy tuck patients are transported to our facility by a dedicated medical shuttle directly from the San Diego airport to the Angeles Tijuana. Patient rooms at Angeles Health Mexico are a pleasant surprise for many patients. All rooms are private with en suite bathrooms, a flat screen TV and plenty of seating and sleeping options for visitors. Suites feature private dining and conversation areas.

Angeles Hospital Tijuana operates under the highest principles of medical care and patient hospitality. Our focus on administering top tier medical care with the most modern technology and services –including state-of-the art operating rooms and internal diagnostic services across all medical fields.

The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, package at Angeles Health Mexico includes:

  • All pre-tummy tuck testing and exams
  • All tummy tuck procedure costs: surgeon, anesthesia, equipment, nursing care
  • A dedicated Case Management team to guide your pre- and post-tummy tuck experience
  • Pre-tummy tuck consult set-up if needed
  • Pick-up and return to local airport

*Our Case Manager will provide a list of hotels or recovery centers if you wish to stay in the city for a few days, after your surgery. 

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