Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Dealing with loose skin post-bariatric surgery but worried about expenses? Plastic surgery after bariatric surgery in Mexico can help you get rid of those skin bags without affecting your budget. Continue reading for more details!

Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery

Bariatric surgery completely changes your life in a positive way. There are many changes, like feeling more confident and having a healthier body.

However, losing weight quickly can leave the skin loose and saggy, which might make you feel a bit down and even affect your daily life.

Don’t worry, though! There are temporary fixes like wearing special clothes or compression garments to help with the loose skin.

But if you want a more permanent solution, you can choose to have plastic surgery. This is a way to say goodbye to the loose skin for good and feel even better about yourself.

Did You Know?

According to the UPMC, you should wait for at least 12-18 months after weight loss surgery before going for excess skin removal.

This is because your weight must remain stable for at least 3 months before undergoing this procedure.

At MBS, we offer affordable options for plastic surgery after bariatric surgery in Mexico from experienced plastic surgeons.

Body contouring or body lift surgically removes loose skin and fat. It makes the shape of the underlying tissue better.

Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

The latest global survey from ISAPS reports a rise in aesthetic surgery worldwide. Total surgical and non-surgical procedures increased by 11.2%.[1]ISAPS
Global Survey 2022
“The Latest Global Survey from ISAPS Reports a Rise in Aesthetic Surgery Worldwide. Total surgical and non-surgical procedures increased by 11.2%.”
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Plastic Surgery Prices for Tijuana, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta

Plastic surgery prices in Mexico start from $2,568. You can save more than 70% in Mexico for body contouring compared to the US.

Take a look at the table below for the costs of different plastic surgery procedures in Mexico:

Costs of Different Plastic Surgery Procedures in Mexico
ProcedureTijuanaCancunPuerto Vallarta
Face Lift Surgery$3,350$4,225$8,600
Upper Body Lift^$6,210
Breast Augmentation Surgery$3,450$4,250$5,000
Tummy Tuck$4,300$3,785$5,700
Breast Lift Surgery$3,350$3,075$5,700
Breast Lift Surgery#$3,800$5,307$6,100
Liposuction (One Area)$3,200$2,568$3,200
Mommy Makeover$7,500$11,700$11,500
Brazilian Butt Lift$3,500$7,000$4,400
Buttock Enlargement$2,620$6,400
Buttock Lift$3,200**
^BB and Brachioplasty, #With implants, **Includes thigh lift
*Prices are case dependent

Essentials To Assess Need for Plastic Surgery

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

Do You Qualify for a Body Lift?

You are a candidate for a post-weight loss makeover if:

  • Your weight has been stable for at least 3 months after gastric sleeve or RYGB.
  • You are 18 months or more into the surgery, and there has been a remarkable weight loss.
  • There is sagging skin on the face, neck, arms, thighs, and abdomen left behind after dramatic weight loss.

How to Send Your Pictures for Review?

Kindly follow these instructions to send 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 treatment is desired.
  • Ensure there is ample light when you click the picture.
  • Keep your arms straight by your side while taking the picture. Photos in slanting/leaning/inclined positions are not useful.
PROBLEM AREASPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
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.
NoseFront and side views of face and neck against a light blue background
Arms (Lift and/or Liposuction)Extended horizontally, bent upward at the elbow
BreastsFront and side view with arms resting on sides
Tummy Tuck (and/or Liposuction)Front and side view with the skin just above the public area
Thighs (Lift and/or Liposuction)Front and back views (from top to below the knees) with legs slightly open

Plastic Surgery Options After Bariatric Surgery

Some common plastic surgery procedures after bariatric surgery are listed below:

Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico - Options
Plastic Surgery Options After Bariatric Surgery

Upper and Lower Body Lift Options

After drastic weight loss, stubborn fat deposits could 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 called total or complete body lift can also be a viable option.

Panniculectomy/Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty corrects the overhanging abdomen by removing extra skin around the belly to give it a smooth and firm appearance. A 2015 study by Colabianchi V and colleagues states that abdominoplasty should be performed only after stabilization of weight loss.[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.
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  • Regained confidence
  • Improved personal hygiene
  • Reduced back pain for some
  • Restores muscle for a firm appearance
  • Resolution of dermatological problems
  • It involves the removal of abdominal fat and the prevention of the same
Tummy Tuck Before and After

Mastopexy

Mastopexy addresses the issue of sagging breasts after bariatric surgery or breastfeeding. It removes extra tissue and elevates the breast.

Benefits of Mastopexy

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

Alternate Names for Mastopexy

  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Reduction

Success Rate With Breast Lift

The study by Wilson Cintra Junior and colleagues suggests the following [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
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  • No massive complications
  • 85% improved body care after mastopexy
  • 95% satisfaction rate with surgical results and upper body contours
  • Mastopexy had a positive influence on various phases of the individual’s life postoperatively
Success Rate After Mastopexy

Brachioplasty/Upper Arm Lift

Brachioplasty may be required after a drastic weight loss or aging. The excess fat deposits are removed from the arm, reducing “bat wing” arms.

Thighplasty/Thigh Lift

After weight loss surgery, you may need a thigh lift. Some benefits include [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.
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  • No major complications
  • Great improvement in medial thigh contours
  • Reduction of excess skin and fat in the medial part of the thighs
Tummy Tuck Before and After

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. Some benefits include [5]Man, D. Aesth Plast Surg (2016) 40: 670. doi:10.1007/s00266-016-0670-5. “Modified Rhytidectomy that Produces a More Natural Look: Experience with 110 Cases”
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  • Natural looking results
  • No hairline and ear canal is avoided
  • Shorter incisions inside the ears that are not visible

Genioplasty/Chin Correction Surgery

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

Lipoplasty/Liposuction

It is best suited for removing isolated fat deposits and for those who want to refine their body curves. Benefits of liposuction include:

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

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries such as stretch mark removal, breast lifts, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and liposuction to restore pre-pregnancy contours and appearance.

Mommy Makeover After Bariatric Surgery
Julie’s Life After a Mommy Makeover in Mexico

Drop a comment in the section below for more information on body lifts in Mexico after bariatric surgery!

Do’s and Don’ts for Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

The individual has to be in good health and positively motivated for plastic surgery. To determine your fitness for surgery, you may be asked to undergo a physical examination.

You have to make some lifestyle changes to accommodate the surgery. Some do’s and don’ts to follow include:

DO’s

  • Be patient for results since the body needs time to heal.
  • Maintain a stable weight atleast for 3 months before the surgery.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that do not interfere with the movements of the arms and hands. If possible, wear front open T-shirts.
  • 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 in an inclined position to reduce swelling. You can achieve the desired elevation with pillows under your arm.

Don’ts

  • Your scars from the surgery will not vanish overnight. So don’t lose heart. These will disappear with time.
  • Avoid blood thinning medicines and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that can interfere with healing. Contact your doctor for advice.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol for atleast 3 weeks pre- and post-plastic surgery as these affect your metabolism and your recovery time.

For any questions, please comment in the section below!

References

  1. ISAPS: Global Survey 2022
  2. National Library of Medicine: Panniculectomy Combined with Bariatric Surgery by Laparotomy: An Analysis of 325 Cases
  3. National Library of Medicine: Augmentation mastopexy after bariatric surgery: evaluation of patient satisfaction and surgical results
  4. National Library of Medicine: Complications Associated With Medial Thigh Lift: A Comprehensive Literature Review
  5. Springer Link: Modified Rhytidectomy that Produces a More Natural Look: Experience with 110 Cases

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7 Comments

  1. Your price chart leaves off the most important surgery, upper body lift. For people who have had bariactric surgery, that is the one they most want/need.

  2. I would like info on the arm lift ,i have bad bat wings from losing weight and i so want it removed ,how much does it cost for both arms flight there and home and stay while there

    1. Hi Laurie, Thank you for contacting Mexico Bariatric Services. I have sent you an email with the quote. If you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact. Thank you!

  3. I would like to have an arm lift (-I have the saggy “bat wings”, a tummy tuck, butt lift and excess skin removed from my thighs…I am not going to do a breast lift… So approximately how much will this mommy makeover cost?

    1. Hi Kerry, Thank you for contacting Mexico Bariatric Services. I have sent you an email with the quote. If you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact. Thank you!

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