When you choose Tijuana Bariatrics, you will have access to qualified medical healthcare providers who perform affordable liposuction procedures in Tijuana, Mexico. Liposuction can be performed on its own, or to more precisely contour your bariatric surgery results. For more than 30 years, liposuction has helped people safely rid their bodies of stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. The procedure is not intended to take the place of bariatric surgery or other weight loss strategies, but can provide the finishing touch to your slimmer figure.
Who Can Undergo Liposuction?
Before undergoing liposuction, you will need to be within about 20 to 30 pounds of your ideal weight, in good overall health, and not pregnant or nursing. People taking certain medications or with specific diseases may not qualify for liposuction. It is also important that you have realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome.
Liposuction is most often performed on the arms, abdomen, sides, buttocks, hips, or thighs.
With Tijuana Bariatrics, you will have access to qualified medical healthcare providers who perform affordable liposuction procedures
Liposuction requires local or general anesthetic and does not typically require an overnight stay in the hospital. The doctor will mark the treatment areas before administering traditional or laser-assisted liposuction. If you opt for a traditional procedure, the doctor may inject a solution to liquefy fat cells prior to removing the tissue.
Once you are comfortable, the surgeon will insert a cannula (very thin tube) into a series of small incisions and break up and remove fat cells. The surgeons who coordinate with Tijuana Bariatrics use precise contouring techniques for the most proportionate, natural-looking results. In some cases, the incisions are closed with sutures, though often they are left open to allow for fluid drainage during recovery.
After the Procedure
Liposuction is minimally invasive compared to other cosmetic surgeries, so you will have little downtime unless you underwent other procedures. Most people are able to return to work a few days after surgery. Be prepared to wear your compression garment for about a week after the procedure since it will help reduce swelling and promote prompt healing. You may experience minor discomfort in the treated areas, which can easily be handled with prescription or over-the-counter medication. Expect some swelling and bruising, as well as numbness at the liposuction sites. These side effects will subside with time.
Plan to refrain from vigorous exercise for about four weeks, but you can begin moderate exercise two weeks following your procedure. The effects of the procedure will be evident in a few months, with final results (after swelling has subsided) evident in about six months.
Combining Liposuction with Other Procedures
If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you can expect to enjoy the results of your liposuction for many years. It is important to understand that liposuction cannot remove loose or sagging skin, which is a common concern after bariatric surgery. The procedure can easily be combined with other body contouring procedures to achieve a more comprehensive outcome, such as a breast, arm, thigh, or neck lift, or a tummy tuck.
Reach Out to the Practice
Tijuana Bariatrics offers medical tourism patients the opportunity to undergo liposuction treatment at a fraction of the cost of treatment in the U.S. To learn more about liposuction and complementary cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Tijuana Bariatrics today.