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Operations focused on the abdomen area have become increasingly popular, mainly because through these surgeries, people can improve the appearance of their skin, as well as contour their figure. The purpose of Tummy Tuck surgery in Tijuana is to provide the patient with a better development in their daily activities, in the way they perceive themselves, in their self-esteem, and their physical condition.

What Is The Tummy Tuck In Tijuana Procedure?

The Tummy Tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that consists of rebuilding the abdominal wall, removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen, tensioning the abdominal wall muscles, and reshaping the waist, abdomen, and trunk of the body. Usually, the treated areas are under the umbilicus.

Many people want to achieve a flat and toned abdomen with exercise and weight loss; however, these methods may not achieve our goals.

Tummy Tuck in Tijuana is the surgical procedure used to remove excess skin from the abdomen.

Who Are The Best Candidates For A Tummy Tuck In Tijuana?

  • Overweight individuals who underwent gastric sleeve surgery
  • People who had a significant weight loss
  • People with abdominal flaccidity
  • Women who have had one or more pregnancies
  • People who have excess skin in the abdominal area
  • People with healthy skin.

The Tummy Tuck is performed in the operating room under general or epidural anesthesia. It is not a procedure for weight loss or treatment to eliminate stretch marks.

How Is The Tummy Tuck In Tijuana Procedure Performed?

Like all surgeries, the Tummy Tuck procedure has evolved, especially because now, there are more advanced tools and techniques available to give patients a better result. But to satisfy the needs of the patients, they must know the steps that are performed at the time of a Tummy Tuck procedure.

Evaluation

First, the surgeon in charge of the operation must evaluate the condition of the skin. Sometimes it will be necessary to perform another type of surgery first and then perform the tummy tuck. This decision is made because the patient may have a problem that, if not resolved, will not make the appearance of the abdominal area better.

Within the first stage of evaluation, the surgeon should analyze the patient’s clinical history so that the specialist can analyze the stability of the patient’s health. In case the person has previously undergone weight loss surgery, the possible consequences of the operation will be evaluated.

As for the physical examination, the surgeon will evaluate the areas where there is an excess of skin, the distribution of the accumulations of fat, the amount of folds, and the elasticity of the skin. It is in this preoperative process where the patient must indicate the areas he or she is interested in correcting, as well as his or her final expectations. The surgeon will tell the patient if it is possible to achieve with the Tummy Tuck in Tijuana what the patient wants.

Procedure

For Tummy Tuck surgery, the patient will be under general anesthesia. Once the areas to be treated are marked, the surgeon will make an incision from side to side of the hip, so that excess skin and fat can be better removed. The patient’s waist can also be better defined. In the case of men, the area should be analyzed with more emphasis since the penis can be immersed in this surgery, so it will be necessary to make some changes to improve its appearance.

Considerations Before The Tummy Tuck 

  • The patient must stabilize his weight in the last six months so that the surgeon can perform the Tummy Tuck.
  • One month before the operation, the patient should have stopped taking any medication that may have an impact on blood clotting and should have avoided smoking.
  • The person interested in the Tummy Tuck needs to have the advice of a psychologist so that they can prepare themselves for the change in their appearance.

What A Tummy Tuck Won’t Do:

Tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, Tummy Tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks. However, these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally the treated areas below the belly button.

A Tummy Tuck in Tijuana is usually performed in an outpatient facility or a hospital, under general anesthesia. Bed rest is recommended for the first day. If drains are used, they may remain for 2 to 4 days until discharge fluids decrease. After surgery, the patient may apply bandages to the incisions, and may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or compression garment to minimize swelling and to support the abdomen while it heals.

A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect to minimize swelling after tummy tuck surgery.

Who Gets A Tummy Tuck In Tijuana?

This surgery is designed for women and men who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their abdomen. The upper and lower abdomen may bulge outward. The lower abdomen may also have a flap of skin and fat that hangs down over the pubic area. Excess fat in the abdomen may cause the stomach and waist area to lack definition.

Patients often find that this specific region of their body is resistant to sculpting from weight loss and exercise. That stubborn “pooch” remains no matter what they do. For some, the cause is hereditary or a natural result of sagging and loss of tone that comes with age. For others, pregnancy or weight fluctuations are the underlying cause. Whatever the reason for a bulging tummy, the candidate for Tummy Tuck seeks a smoother, more streamlined, and youthful figure.

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