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Abdominoplasty corrects defects by eliminating fat from the middle and lower abdomen and strengthens the muscles of the abdominal wall. The most frequent patients of this procedure are women after pregnancy, who underwent bariatric surgery or who have lost a lot of weight and the aftereffects are flaccidity and loss of muscle tone. 

Abdominoplasty can improve abdominal diastasis, abdominal hernias, cesarean scars and eliminate stretch marks under the navel.

By this surgery the patient gets a firmer, flatter abdomen and a narrower waist and muscles are repaired. What must be taken into account is the scar

Mini tummy tuck.

  1. The first incision is made on the pubis, from iliac bone to the opposite iliac bone (hip bone), (this is a large incision, but it can be covered by the bikini). In the case of a mini abdominoplasty, the incision is smaller.
  2. The following step is lifting the abdominal wall and suture the abdominal muscles. This will shape your figure, giving support and firmness. 
  3. Excess fat is removed by liposuction, then the skin from above is stretched and joined to the incision removing the excess skin.
  4. The navel is repositioned while its inside portion is left in the same position and the skin around it is sutured on the outside. 
  5. The surgeon places surgical drain tubes preventing fluid accumulation (approximately one week or until the doctor indicates it.)
  6. Finally, a bandage or girdle will be placed. 

Requirements and Candidates

This surgery is recommended for patients who have decided not to have any more children, since the repaired muscles during the abdominoplasty can be separated by a future pregnancy.  The recommended ages are between 30 and 50 years old, meeting normal preoperative test ranges. It is important to mention internal or external scars from other abdominal surgeries.  Thoroughly complete the clinical history form. 

 Pre-surgery analyses (consult with your doctor)

Healthy patients without comorbidities or chronic diseases since before the age of 40

  • Blood count
  • Coagulation times (TP, TPT, INR)
  • 4 chemistry parameters

* Liposuction, liposculpture and abdominoplasty require an additional: lipid profile

Healthy patients aged 40 or more, as well as those with chronic diseases

  • Blood count
  • Coagulation times (TP, TPT, INR)
  • 4 chemistry parameters
  • 37 chemistry parameters
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray

* Preoperative Cardiovascular Evaluation recquired.

Planning the surgery

  1. Telemedicine or in-person evaluation consult.
  2. Medical history form.
  3. Pre-surgery analyses.
  4. Choose a date that fits best with your work schedule, family commitments, vacations.
  5. 8 days recommended for recovery

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  • Pre-arranged packages



  • 4 hours in the operating room.
  • Post-surgical girdle.
  • One day in the hospital.
  • General anesthesia.
  • Come to the hospital with comfortable shoes and clothes, no makeup and no accessories.
  • Small suitcase for the patient and accompanying person.
  • Recovery takes 10 to 15 days; the recommendation is that  you return to your normal activities in 4 weeks.

*If you want an Abdominoplasty plus Breast Implants, the price rises up to 6,247.06 USD

Post-surgical care

  • Take all medications as indicated.
  • We recommend no sunbathing for three months. 
  • At all times use the compression girdle you were given when you were discharged and until the doctor tells you to do so.
  • Take care of the scars as indicated by the physician. 
  • You may shower the following day, being watchful of the incisions washing and pat drying them carefully.

Where to Do It?

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