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Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

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Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico After Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing event. It involves dedication and commitment to lifestyle changes. There are many positives of dramatic weight loss like renewed confidence level and a healthier body.

It also means dealing first hand with excess skin after weight loss. At Mexico Bariatric Services (MBS), we offer affordable options for plastic surgery after bariatric surgery in Mexico. The goal of plastic surgery is to remove sagging skin and stretch marks left behind after losing a lot of weight.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss - Mexico
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2015 there were 15.9 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States[1]. There has been a rise of 115% in the cosmetic procedures performed since 2000[1].

Breast and buttock lifts were up by 89% and 252% in 2015 as compared in 2000. Similarly, lower body lifts and upper arm lifts increased to 3,973% and 4,959% in 2015[1].

Thighplasty in Mexico - Before-and-After

Plastic Surgery Prices for Tijuana, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta

Our prices for Mexico are very competitive. Expect to save more than 70% on body contouring compared to the USA.

Procedure Tijuana Cancun Puerto Vallarta
Face Lift Surgery $4,500 $5,000 $5,850
Breast Augmentation Surgery $4,500 $3,500 $3,800
Tummy Tuck $4,500 Starting at $4000 $3,980
Mastopexy (Breast Lift Surgery) $4,000 $3,700 $3,800
Mastopexy (Breast Lift Surgery with Implants) $5,200
Liposuction one area $2,400 Starting at $1500 $2,100
Mommy Makeover(tummy tuck, lipo, and breast lift) $9,500 Starting at $7000
Brazilian Butt Lift $3,500
Buttock Enlargement $3,900
Buttock Lift $3,900

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics - Infographic

Candidacy for Body Lift After Weight Loss

You are a candidate for post weight loss makeover if:

  • If there has been a remarkable weight loss from bariatric surgery and your weight has stabilized post gastric sleeve or RYGB, and you are 18 months or more into the surgery
  • There is sagging skin on the face, neck, arms, thighs, and abdomen left behind after dramatic weight loss

Send Us Your Pictures for Review

Kindly follow the below-mentioned instructions for sending us your pictures:

  • We recommend taking photos against a white or light colored background. Make sure there are no decorations on the wall.
  • Skin must be visible for which the treatment is desired.
  • Good lighting is essential. Make sure there is ample light when you click the picture.
  • Keep your arms on sides while taking the picture. Photos in slanting/leaning/inclined positions are not useful.
FACE (including brow, eyes, neck, etc) Full front and side views of the face and neck.

Do not smile or frown, keep your face in a relaxed position.

Keep your chin in a normal relaxed position. Do not extend it upwards.

NOSE Front and side views of face and neck against a light blue background
ARMS (Lift and/or Liposuction) Extended horizontally, bent upward at the elbow
BREASTS Front and side view with arms resting on sides
TUMMY TUCK and/or LIPOSUCTION of ABDOMEN Front and side view with the skin just above the pubic area.
THIGHS (Lift and/or Liposuction) Front and back views (from top to below the knees) with legs slightly open

For more information on body lift Mexico cost after bariatric surgery, contact us via our FREE estimate form.

Plastic Surgery Options After Bariatric Surgery

Initial Consultation for Plastic Surgery in Mexico

The initial consultation with MBS plastic surgeon may include assessing the following:

  • Your weight loss after bariatric surgery
  • Allergies or other medical conditions
  • Photos for medical records
  • Your current health status including elasticity in the skin

Upper and Lower Body Lift Options

When you undergo bariatric surgery and lose a massive amount of weight, you are left with loose skin on various parts of your body including thighs, arms, tummy, and face. These stubborn fat deposits make you self-conscious and prone to several skin infections. Fortunately, we also offer upper/lower body lift options.

An upper body lift can be performed on the skin around the arms, chest or waist. A lower body lift is carried out on the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks. For some individuals, a mix of both of these techniques called total or complete body lift can also be a viable option.

Panniculectomy/Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty removes hanging or excess skin as well as stretch marks in the lower abdomen below the belly button. A 2015 study by Colabianchi V and colleagues states it should be performed after stabilization of weight loss[2]. Some benefits of a tummy tuck include:

  • It involves removal of the abdominal fat and prevention of the same[2]
  • Reduced back pain for some
  • Regained confidence[2]
  • Improved personal hygiene[2]
  • Resolution of dermatological problems[2]

Tummy Tuck in Mexico - Before-and-After

Breast Lift/Breast Reduction/Breast Implants

Mastopexy addresses the issue of sagging breasts, uneven and droopy breasts after bariatric surgery. For individuals who want to enhance their breast size, breast augmentation may be an option. Another way to reshape your heavy, uneven breasts is through breast reduction.

Benefits of Mastopexy:

  • A solution for larger or smaller breasts
  • A solution for drooping nipples and extended areolas
  • Better symmetry and shape
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Treats unequal breasts

Mastopexy Statistics - Infographic

What About Success Rate With Breast Lift?

The study by Wilson Cintra Junior and colleagues suggests the following:

  • There was a 95% satisfaction rate with surgical results, upper body contours and reduction in excess skin after mastopexy[3]
  • No massive complications[3]
  • Mastopexy had a positive influence on various phases of the individual’s life postoperatively[3]

Brachioplasty/Upper Arm Lift

Brachioplasty may be required after a drastic weight loss or aging. The excess fat deposits are removed from the flabby arm giving it a more contoured projection.

Thighplasty/Thigh Lift

After weight loss surgery, you may need a thigh lift. Some benefits include:

  • A study by Sisti A and colleagues confirms patient satisfaction with great improvement in medial thigh contours[4]
  • Reduction of excess skin and fat in the medial part of the thighs[4]
  • No major complications[4]

Rhytidectomy/Face Lift

You may be a candidate for a facelift if you have a sagging face skin, double chin and wrinkled area in your neck post-bariatric surgery or due to aging. Some benefits include:

  • A study by Man, D., and colleagues states no hairline and ear canal distortion is reported with Rhytidectomy[5]
  • Natural looking results[5]
  • Shorter incisions inside the ears that are not visible[5]

Genioplasty/Chin Correction Surgery

Chin correction surgery can be performed to either reduce or augment the chin size.


Used in combination with other plastic surgeries such as tummy tuck, it is best suited for removal of isolated fat deposits. It is best suited for those who want to refine their body curves. Benefits of liposuction include:

  • Can be used for suctioning fat from various parts of the body including thighs, arms, and neckline
  • Its approach is purely aesthetic and not a solution for obesity removal
  • It offers targeted body toning

Which areas are affected by loose skin after weight loss?

Almost all areas are affected by excess weight loss. Some people have hanging skin on their abdomen while others have it on their thighs.

Dos and Don’ts

Preparing for plastic surgery after bariatric surgery involves the individual to be in good health and positively motivated. To determine your fitness for surgery, your surgeon at MBS may ask you to undergo a physical examination. Adhering to some lifestyle changes may form a part of a discussion with the surgeon. Some dos and don’ts to follow include:

  • Make sure you are taking the required vitamins and supplements recommended by your doctor
  • Undergoing bariatric surgery also means a lifetime commitment to a good exercise regime. Make sure you are exercising right and contributing to your long-term weight loss
  • Have a protein-rich diet low in calories so that your body is able to recover from surgery
  • Stop smoking at least a month before your plastic surgery. Giving up smoking reduces your chances of complications from the surgery
  • If you are under medication of some sort, inform the doctor well in advance so that measures can be taken. Avoid blood thinning medicines and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that can interfere with healing.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption.
  • During your recovery period, it is advisable to have support at home. A family member or friend at home can help you manage with daily chores.
  • In case of breast or arm lift, sleep on an inclined position to reduce swelling. You can achieve the desired elevation with pillows under your arm.
  • Wear comfortable clothes which do not interfere with the movements of the arm and hands. If possible, wear front open t-shirts.

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  2. Colabianchi V, de Bernardinis G, Giovannini M, Langella M. Panniculectomy Combined with Bariatric Surgery by Laparotomy: An Analysis of 325 Cases. Surgery Research and Practice. 2015;2015:193670. doi:10.1155/2015/193670.
  3. JUNIOR, WILSON CINTRA, MODOLIN, MIGUEL LUIZ ANTONIO, ROCHA, RODRIGO ITOCAZO, & GEMPERLI, ROLF. (2016). Augmentation mastopexy after bariatric surgery: evaluation of patient satisfaction and surgical results. Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões, 43(3), 160-164.
  4. Sisti A, Cuomo R, Zerini I, et al. Complications Associated With Medial Thigh Lift: A Comprehensive Literature Review. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2015;8(4):191-197. doi:10.4103/0974-2077.172189.
  5. Man, D. Aesth Plast Surg (2016) 40: 670. doi:10.1007/s00266-016-0670-5.
Updated on June 24, 2019

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