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Embarking on 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 life.
It also means dealing first hand with excess skin after weight loss. At MBS, we offer affordable options for plastic surgery after bariatric surgery in Mexico. The goal of plastic surgery is primarily the removal of sagging skin and stretch marks left behind after losing a lot of weight.
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 20151.
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.
|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|
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 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.
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 loss2. Some benefits of a tummy tuck include:
- It involves removal of the abdominal fat and prevention of the same2
- Reduced back pain for some
- Regained confidence2
- Improved personal hygiene2
- Resolution of dermatological problems2
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
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 mastopexy3
- No massive complications3
- Mastopexy had a positive influence on various phases of the individual’s life postoperatively3
Brachioplasty/Upper Arm Lift
Brachioplasty may be required after a drastic weight loss or with aging. The excess fat deposits are removed from the flabby arm giving it a more contoured projection.
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 contours4
- Reduction of excess skin and fat in the medial part of the thighs4
- No major complications4
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 Rhytidectomy5
- Natural looking results5
- Shorter incisions inside the ears that are not visible5
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 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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- 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4663009/
- 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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-69912016003005
- 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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4728900/
- Man, D. Aesth Plast Surg (2016) 40: 670. doi:10.1007/s00266-016-0670-5. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00266-016-0670-5