Despite achieving your weight loss goals and maintaining healthy habits, you may still have stubborn excess fat and skin on your abdomen.
Oasis of Hope Bariatrics can help you achieve a slimmer waistline with an affordable tummy tuck at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice.
How can a tummy tuck benefit me?
Transform Your Figure & Enhance Your Confidence*
Most Effective Treatment
While there are a variety of non-surgical solutions to tone your abdomen, they are not as effective as a tummy tuck. Only surgical contouring can achieve a dramatic transformation by directly removing the excess fat and skin that has accumulated in the area.
Almost Immediate Transformation
You will be able to see a notable difference in the size and shape of your waist immediately after the procedure. However, your final results will not become visible until several weeks or even months once the swelling subsides.
As you age, you may notice some sagging in your abdomen but tummy tuck results can last a lifetime if you maintain a healthy lifestyle including proper diet and exercise.
Tummy Tucks Are Very Popular
Do You Qualify for a Tummy Tuck?
In Good Overall Health
You should be in good overall health before undergoing tummy tuck surgery. Smoking and certain medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases can increase your risk of complications.
Dissatisfied with Your AbdomenWhether your concerns are due to aging, pregnancy, or substantial weight loss, tummy tuck surgery is recommended for patients who are specifically dissatisfied with their abdominal area.
Tried Diet & Exercise
Typically, surgery is only recommended if you have tried implementing a consistent exercise routine and following a healthy diet and still have not achieved your goals.
Able to Maintain a Stable Weight
For the best results, it is recommended that you are committed to maintaining a stable weight. If you are planning to become pregnant, it is recommended that you wait to undergo surgery.
Set Realistic Expectations
A tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery and it can only remove moderate amounts of excess fat and skin on the abdomen. For these reasons, you should be close to your goal weight.
Let Us Give You A Free Quote
Once you complete our online questionnaire, we can provide you with a free cost estimate in 24 hours or less.
Abdominoplasty Is a Fairly Low-Risk Procedure
While every surgery is associated with certain risks, both minor and potentially more serious, less than one percent of patients experienced a systemic complication after a tummy tuck. During the initial consultation, your doctor will thoroughly evaluate your medical history to determine whether there are any factors that will increase your risk. You will also be made of aware of any potential complications so that you can weigh your decision carefully.
You May Consider a Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is an alternative abdominoplasty technique that focuses on the portion of the abdomen below the belly button. This procedure is beneficial for patients who are frustrated with excess fat or skin that has accumulated in this area but are otherwise happy with their waistline. During a mini tummy tuck, stretch marks can be removed and the lower abdomen will be tightened to create a firmer, flatter stomach.*
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Abdominoplasty is an outpatient procedure and typically takes about one to two hours.
On the Day of Surgery:
Your tummy tuck results can last a lifetime.*
Tummy Tuck Recovery What You Need to Know
After tummy tuck surgery, it is imperative that you comply with your doctor's recommendations to reduce your risk of complications. During the healing period you will need to:
- Ensure you are able to rest for at least two weeks
- Sleep on an incline for the first few days
- Maintain a healthy, nutritious diet
- Remain hydrated by drinking sufficient water for your body weight
- Avoid driving for the first few weeks
- Limit exercise and avoid strenuous activities for four to six weeks
Each patient's full recovery time will vary depending on their overall health and other factors. However, many patients can return to work after about two weeks.
A Tummy Tuck Can Drastically Change Your Figure
Final Tummy Tuck Results
While you will be able to see a dramatic change in your waistline after surgery, swelling will be notable during the first few weeks of recovery. As your body heals, you will begin to see better definition of your abdomen area. After two weeks, the results should be substantial. However, it can take a full year to see your final results.
Improving your figure with a tummy tuck can be a life-changing experience. Many patients feel exponentially more confident once they have overcome their insecurities to achieve their goals.