Healthy diet and sport will help to improve the body, but in some cases, only a plastic surgeon can correct severe defects of appearance. Sagging skin and an inelastic abdomen area is among such problems. It is a common issue after childbirth or sudden weight loss. To return the previous belly shape or even make it better, people look for tummy tuck — a surgical operation to quickly correct the abdomen area.

In this article, we will consider what is a tummy tuck, why people choose Mexico to have this procedure, and offer the clinics where you can get it cheaply without quality loss.

Why do people choose Mexico for a tummy tuck?

Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for plastic surgery in the world — it takes the 4th place regarding the number of performed cosmetic procedures annually according to ISAPS. Just imagine, 1,000,000 plastic surgeries are carried out in Mexico annually. It will be enough to make overall population of Barcelona! The following reasons explained this high demand of Mexico among international patients:

  • Low prices. The cost of tummy tuck in Mexico is about 2 times lower than in the USA. Just compare — Mexican clinics offer abdominoplasty for $3,300, while US medical centers — $7,000 on average. Such a difference is explained by the general price policy within the countries and income of local citizens. Due to this, accommodation and meals in Mexico will be also cheaper than in the USA.
  • Experienced doctors. Despite the low prices, patients may count on the professionalism of local specialists. Mexican plastic surgeons have decades of experience, improve their skills in the leading medical facilities, are members of prestigious international organizations. However, not every plastic surgeon in Mexico is well-experienced. Before choosing a doctor for a tummy tuck, carefully learn his/her CV and read reviews to make the right choice.
  • Convenient location for US patients. Patients from over the world choose Mexico for tummy tuck. But the majority of people are from the USA due to its close location and cheap flights.

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How much is tummy tuck in Mexico?

The cost of abdominoplasty in Mexico is about $3,200. However, the price varies significantly according to the following facts:

  • Brand of a plastic surgery clinic. If a clinic is well-promoted, the prices there may be higher. So, if you want to save money, pay attention to less advertised medical centers. However, carefully read the info on a chosen Mexican clinic for tummy tuck to make sure they provide the procedure at the highest level.
  • The difficulty of tummy tuck. Abdominoplasty can be performed on the less or bigger area that affects the entire price of the procedure.
  • Doctor's experience. If a plastic surgeon has a lot of years of experience, receives positive reviews from other patients, and can provide you with a "before & after photos" portfolio of qualitative works, all these are a sign of a doctor's professionalism. Such a specialist may ask for a higher fee unlike his/her less experienced colleagues.
  • Additional expenses. Plan your budget taking into account the charges for accommodation, taxi, meals, language assistance (if necessary). Some Mexican clinics include these charges into tummy tuck price that allows you saving 10-15% additionally.

Tummy tuck before and after

Abdominoplasty in Mexico and other countries: price comparison*

The cost of tummy tuck significantly varies across the world. And usually it is explained not by poor quality or inexperienced doctors, but the general price policy within a particular country. Below you can compare the prices* for abdominoplasty on most popular countries for plastic surgery.



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*The prices are approximate. They can change depending on a clinic, currency fluctuation, and size of a problem area.

Why is tummy tuck affordable in Mexico?

Compared to other countries, abdominoplasty in Mexico seems quite affordable. This is explained by:

  • General price policy in the country. The general prices for products and services are cheaper than in the USA for instance. Local citizens receive a lower salary than Americans, so the pricing here is affordable. Such a tendency also affected a plastic surgery field in Mexico.
  • High competition among local clinics. There are hundreds of medical facilities for plastic surgery in Mexico. To attract new patients, they compete with each other reducing prices and offering additional services.

Is it safe to get tummy tuck in Mexico?

The safety of the procedure wonders most of the patients. As in any other country, there are some unprofessional doctors and clinics that provide abdominoplasty in Mexico.

So, before choosing any medical center or a specialist for tummy tuck in Mexico, you should be assured that a doctor/clinic is certified, works according to the international standards, has reviews from patients, and provides before & after tummy photos. Carefully learn a doctor's CV to make sure his/her has enough experience and specialized education.

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How to choose the best clinic for tummy tuck in Mexico?

The right choice of the clinic is key factor to the satisfied result after tummy tuck. Take into account such facts while choosing the place for tummy tuck in Mexico:

  • Clinic's certification. The clinic must have a certificate that allows performing plastic surgery. This is one of indexes of the clinic's reputation.
  • Who will operate. Pay attention to a doctor's experience in tummy tuck. He/she must have a specialized educations, years of experience, participate in the international conferences to interchange the experience with other colleagues.
  • The cost of tummy tuck. Better to avoid clinics that offer suspiciously low prices for tummy tuck, especially if they do not have certificates confirming their expertise, and there is a lack of info and reviews on the Internet.
  • Before and after photos. Ask for a portfolio to see tummy tuck results in a particular clinic. If you do not like the outcome, search for another option.
Salutaris Medical Center
Mexico, Guadalajara
92% patients recommend

Salutaris Clinic is a short-stay multispecialty facility mainly focused on plastic surgery. 58 procedures across 12 specialties are available here. A tummy tuck is one of the primary procedures performed in the clinic. 10,000 medical tourists visit Salutaris every year. The vast majority are Americans, Europeans, and Arabs. 400+ medical professionals provide international patients with excellent medical care. Most Salutaris specialists have 15+ years of expertise and numerous national and international certifications.

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 Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza Plastic Surgery
Mexico, Tijuana
100% patients recommend

Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who offers tummy tuck surgery in Mexico. He has extensive experience performing this procedure, and he has helped countless patients achieve their desired results. Dr. Munoz Meza takes the time to carefully assess each patient's individual needs and goals, and he tailors the surgery to meet those needs. As a result, patients can feel confident that they will achieve their goals with Dr. Munoz Meza. In addition, Dr. Munoz Meza offers a variety of other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation and liposuction. As a result, he is able to provide patients with comprehensive care that meets all of their needs. If you are considering surgery in Mexico, schedule a consultation with Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza today.

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Hospital certificates and accreditation of quality

Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva certificate for  Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza Plastic Surgery American Society of Plastic Surgeons certificate for  Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza Plastic Surgery International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery certificate for  Dr. Arturo Munoz Meza Plastic Surgery

FAQs on tummy tuck

What is tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a removal of excess fat and skin in the area of your belly and bikini zone. During an operation, a doctor removes 30-50% of the stomach skin and then thighs a remained part of skin and muscles. As a result, you receive a flat and well-contoured belly.

Who is a perfect candidate for tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck is a perfect option for people who have a stable weight but suffer from excess stomach skin or fat and cannot get rid of this problem keeping a diet. Patients with so-called "belly apron" and loose skin are also good candidates for tummy tuck.

It is not always necessary to perform abdominoplasty of the area above and under belly button. Some patients are concerned only about the area below the belly button. In this case, a mini tummy tuck will be the most effective.

Will stretch marks be removed during tummy tuck?

During tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed in the area between the bikini line and belly button. So, the stretch marks in this zone will be also removed. However, the stretch marks on the hips or thighs will remain.

How long does a tummy tuck last?

The abdominoplasty usually takes 1-5 hours depending on its complexity. On average, it lasts 2-3 hours. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. After a tummy tuck, some patients are indicated to stay for 1 night in the hospital.

How much time does it take to recover after tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)?

Recovery after tummy tuck usually takes 2-3 weeks, it depends on each individual case. During this period, most of the swelling disappears, incisions become less visible. However, the final result you can observe in up to 9 months. After the tummy tuck in Mexico, some doctors recommend wearing a compression garment for 1-6 weeks.

When can I return to a usual lifestyle after operation?

A patient can return to work in 2-3 weeks after abdominoplasty. You should restrict physical activity for 6-8 weeks, especially those exercises that affect the abdominal area. You need to avoid sex at least for 2 weeks. However in some cases, this restriction may take longer.

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How long will the result last?

If you do not gain weight significantly or become pregnant, the result will be preserved for many years. However, the second abdominoplasty can be required to restore the body contour under the influence of gravity or aging process.

How long should I stay in Mexico after tummy tuck?

Typically, a patient stays in Mexico for 7 days to get a consultation with a doctor and watch how the healing process goes.

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