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Tummy Tuck

Excess skin or fat in your midsection can give you an unflattering appearance and make you feel self-conscious.

An abdominoplasty from the surgeons at Vive Plastic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, can give you a more toned appearance by tightening loose muscles in the abdomen.

See how a tummy tuck from our certified, compassionate surgeons at our high-tech facility can change your life. 

The Benefits of Abdominoplasty

Many patients choose a tummy tuck to improve their appearance, especially after weight loss or giving birth. Some of the benefits of this cosmetic surgery include:

Immediate, Noticeable Changes

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, giving you a slimmer midsection and noticeable results. It can take several weeks for swelling and bruising to heal, but you will notice your new figure right after your surgery. 

Repair Your Abdominal Wall

Abdominal muscles often separate from the abdominal wall after pregnancy, making the loose. Abdominoplasty repairs separated muscles. 

Boost in Self-Confidence

Removing excess skin and stubborn fat can improve your body image and greatly increase your self-esteem. 

Start Your Journey to a New You At Our Tijuana, Mexico, Facility 

Even with a strict exercise and diet routine, you may not be able to get achieve your body image goals. The plastic surgeons at Vive in Tijuana, Mexico, can safely remove excess skin and fat, improving your quality of life. 

During a consultation, a plastic surgeon will review your overall health and end goals to see if you're a good fit for a tummy tuck. 

Contact our office online or call:

(619) 816-2525

"I traveled all the way from Dallas Texas to Doctor Omar Jimenez for my breast augmentation and I don’t regret it one bit. Amazing doctor! El mejor doctor! My surgery was last week and I already feel amazing. Every single one of the staff was very nice thank you Vive!" Arlene Rios

What is a Tummy Tuck?

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A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that removes loose skin and small amounts of fat in the abdominal area, making your midsection more flat and toned. If your abdominal muscles have weakened or separated, this procedure can restore them. 

Removing excess skin is the primary benefit of the procedure. While some fat is removed, a liposuction treatment can remove a significant amount of fat. The plastic surgeons at our Tijuana, Mexico, facility can review your health and goals to see if you're a good candidate for combined treatments.

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Enjoy Sunny Tijuana, Mexico, During Your Procedure

We offer comfortable transportation services for patients in and out of Mexico, making the trip easier for you. Vive Plastic Surgery has staff members who are board-certified in both Mexico and the United States. Our qualified surgeons take the time to understand their patients, making sure their treatments match up to their overall health goals. 

Patients can enjoy the sites of Tijuana before and after their procedure. Contact us online today if you believe a tummy tuck can improve your life or call:

(619) 816-2525

The Tummy Tuck Procedure A Timeline for an Abdominoplasty Treatment in Tijuana, Mexico


Your plastic surgeon will ask you about your goals and check your health history to make sure a tummy tuck is right for you. This meeting is also a time to discuss combining another treatment like liposuction. 

Surgical Markings

On the day of your surgery, our plastic surgeon will mark your abdomen to show where incisions and lifting will happen. 


You will be administered anesthesia to put you in a comfortable state. Generally, patients are administered general anesthesia, and have no recollection of the surgery. 


A plastic surgeon will make a horizontal incision below the navel, from one hip toward the other. The length of the incision depends on the amount of lifting required.


The underlying muscle tissue is tightened while excess fat and skin tissue are removed. If needed, a new navel is created. The remaining skin is sutured and bandaged. The surgery can last from one to a few hours. 


Patients rest in a recovery room and can usually go home the day of their surgery. The recovery process does come with restrictions and some discomfort, but patients say the temporary setbacks are worth it for the final results. 

Steps to a Successful Recovery

Before your surgery at our Tijuana, Mexico, facility, you will be given detailed instructions on how to have a successful recovery. The steps will include:

Getting Plenty of Rest

Once you return home from surgery, it is important that you rest and take it easy for several days. Patients can expect to take about two weeks off from work immediately after their surgery. 

Avoiding Strenuous Activity

Avoid exercise and activity that will raise your heart rate for at least six weeks after your surgery or until your plastic surgeon says it is OK.

Engage in Light Activity

While strenuous activity can increase your swelling, light activity like walking will keep your blood circulating.

Wearing Compression Garment

Patients will experience bruising and swelling following their surgery. A compression garment will help decrease the swelling. 


If you combined your abdominoplasty with liposuction, you may have drains placed to remove excess fluid. Your drains have to be cleaned and emptied every day. 

"From the staff to the service, everything was outstanding and extremely professional! I love my results and I love Vive! dr Guadalajara was the most professional and kind doctor. He was patient and really took the time to understand what I wanted. The nurses treated me like family and I felt very comfortable and safe." Jasmine

Making the Most
of Your Results


Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help you retain the benefits of your surgery. We recommend protecting your scar from sunlight and using skin products to minimize it. Your scar can be easily hidden with clothing, preventing anyone from seeing it. 

What Else Is In a Mommy Makeover?

In addition to a tummy tuck and liposuction, a mommy makeover can include breast augmentation, arm lift, and thigh lift. Our surgeons can also perform a breast augmentation or reduction. Candidates for a mommy makeover should be done having children and finished breastfeeding. Patients should also be at or near their identical weight and be in good health. 

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"Vive has been amazing for planning for surgery. Communication has been wonderful and on point. I can tell they are understanding and caring. I know they know what they are doing and are professionals. This is going to be a new journey to begin with Vive." Ashley Ibarra
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Vive Plastic Surgery

At Vive Plastic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, you have access to a network of professional plastic surgeons that provides patients with a variety of surgical treatments to help them realize their aesthetic goals. When you choose Vive Plastic Surgery, you are choosing:

  • Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons
  • Professional Round-the-Clock Care
  • The Latest Technology and Techniques in the Field
  • Quality Procedures at Affordable Prices

To request a consultation at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice, please fill out our contact form or call (619) 816-2525.

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