What is the Tummy Tuck?This is the perfect surgery for a patient who went into a weight loss program, gained weight with age, or had several pregnancies. If you have excess fat and loose skin in your abdomen that you can't get rid of, a Tummy Tuck ( Abdominoplasty ) may be the best solution for you. A is the surgical procedure where excess fat and loose skin is surgically removed via the "Pull & Tighten Technique" as well as Liposuction to remove excess fat. Muscle tightening is common in Abdominoplasty. This procedure is not recommended if you are planning to have another child. Tummy Tuck surgery will give you a flatter and firmer stomach as well as a well-toned abdomen that can last a lifetime.
How is the Tummy Tuck performed?
The procedure is usually done with regional blockage & IV sedation. The surgeon will make an incision from hip to hip, and then another small incision in the bellybutton. The surgeon will detached the skin from the abdominal wall so he will see the muscle wall and fascia. They will suture the muscles in the abdomen middle line to make it tighter. In most cases, tumescent liposuction is performed together with the Abdominoplasty complimenting the final results. The abdominal skin will be pulled, and excess skin will be removed. The incision will be close with some dissolve stitches, and the surgeon will leave drains for 8-14 days, depends on your recovery. The drains help the body get rid of all the excess watery liquids produce by your body because of the new extra space.
Next Steps 1. Request a Quote. Browse our website and contact us. You will automatically receive an email that will explain to you the next steps. A case manager will contact you within 24 hours to begin the approval. 2. Send Medical Records.You will automatically receive a link to fill out your medical questionnaire, and it is likely that your case manager will request previous medical records, pictures or any other test that will relate to your final quote and details.
3. Approval and Itinerary Plan. Your case manager will send you “the final quote and detail” description of your travel trip.4. The arrival.As a patient, we promise to provide round-trip transportation from San Diego and Yuma, AZ and any área within 130 miles radius from Mexicali. The exact time of your consultation or surgery can change to our doctor’s schedule, but we will notify in advance.
5. Recovery. Travel itinerary will consist of having you stay in the hospital or /and, hotel but this will depend on your particular surgical case and request.
After surgery Indications -Take your medications prescribed by the surgeon. - In case of fever, vomiting, nausea, bleeding, liquid getting out of the incision or if the incision is opening, and deep pain contact your doctor. - Moderate exercise or physical activity 6-8 weeks after the surgery. - Clean the wound with soap and water daily. - Wear the compression garment as indicated by the surgeon. - Do not smoke for at least 6 weeks. - Do not lift heavy objects.
1- When can I go back to work? It depends on your type of job, but typically 1-3 weeks post surgery. Please discuss this with us prior to scheduling your surgery.
2- How should I clean the incision after the surgery? Only with soap and water unless the surgeon prescribed some other medication. 3- How long should I wear the compression garment? At least 6 weeks 24/7 4- What are the medications prescribed by the surgeon? Antibiotics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs .5. How long should I stay in Mexicali or it's surroundings during recovery time? Depends where you live, if you are flying you should consider at least 1 week in the area. If any complications take place post-surgery, they usually happen the 1st week, which is why we recommend that you stay. 6. How many nights do I have to stay in the hospital? 1-night post surgery is highly recommended 7. Should I diet after the surgery? It is not required, but for better long-term results follow a balanced diet.
8. What should I expect for my final results? The amount of liposuction that can be done in your body depends on your Body Mass Index. We would need to see pictures or have a physical consultation before providing any expectations. We will be transparent and provide you the right guidance so you can decide when to do your Tummy Tuck with Liposuction procedure.