The Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure at Our Tijuana Practice

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a good option for patients who have excess fat and skin near their abdominal area that won’t respond to diet and exercise. Weight gain and the effects of aging can cause the abdomen to protrude. Women who have given birth are particularly good candidates for a tummy tuck, as pregnancy tends to stretch the abdominal muscles. In older patients, loss of skin elasticity, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved with a tummy tuck.

At the Tijuana practice of Dr. Bucio, a tummy tuck will provide you with a tighter and more defined abdomen – helping you to meet your goal of a slimmer, sleeker figure.

Additionally, many patients at Bucio Surgicenter combine a tummy tuck with liposuction, breast enhancement, or breast reduction to further refine and contour their figures.

The Procedure

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Bucio will make a U-shaped incision to remove the skin from the abdominal wall. The abdominal muscles are then tightened, flattening the mid section and narrowing the waistline. Excess fat and skin are removed, and the incision is stitched closed. Tummy tuck surgery will leave a scar between the hip bones, which will heal and fade over time.

Temporary side effects of a tummy tuck include bruising, swelling, pain, and discomfort, but each should subside within a week to 10 days after surgery.

The tummy tuck procedure will take place in Dr. Bucio’s Tijuana clinic. He maintains proper security standards, so your visit will be as safe and comfortable as possible.

To schedule a tummy tuck consultation, contact the Tijuana practice of Dr. Bucio today.