Liposuction in Tijuana Mexico is a type of cosmetic surgery that can be done for the fraction of the cost compared to having the same procedure in the USA. Synonyms include lipoplasty, fat modeling, liposculpture, suction lipectomy, suction assisted fat removal, or simply lipo. It is a plastic surgery procedure that removes fat from the patient’s body with the goal of changing the shape of the patient’s body. The word “plastic” does not refer to anything in modern life that is made from plastic such as a plastic water bottle. It refers to the Greek word “plastic” that literally means “to mold” or to “change shape.”
Liposuction is not a magic cure for all patients that are overweight. We simply cannot suck out all the fat of a patient’s body. Liposuction is ideally used to remove the stubborn fat in specific areas of the body after significant weight loss is achieved. Generally, liposuction is considered a very aggressive procedure because there is a very significant amount of trauma caused to the patient’s body during this procedure.
For patients having liposuction procedures and achieving the desired results, the most important factor is for the patient’s hemoglobin levels to be optimal on the day of surgery. We encourage recommended supplements and liquids such as, Iron supplements, blood boosters, and a diet rich in blood boosting properties to be required in preparation before arriving on surgery day. This will help for the patient to achieve the best condition possible for liposuction surgery. If the patient happens to have low hemoglobin when arriving on surgery day, one medical solution is to receive blood transfusions, but we generally stay away from this option to avoid additional costs associated with the transfusion and to eliminate the potential risks that may arise from voluntary blood transfusions.
Patients who decide to have a “Mommy Makeover” procedure, it will include liposuction to the whole body. Body contouring (whole body liposuction) in our Mommy Makeover package, which consists of tummy tuck, breast implants, along with the body contouring. This package is a very aggressive amount of plastic surgery and generally the best option for post bariatric patients. Rather than charge “per area” as is done in most plastic surgery centers, we offer one set package price and will do as much full body lipo as your body can safely handle based on your hemoglobin levels on the day of surgery.
Body areas which female patients most commonly request liposuction are the abdomen, back, hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks and neck.
Liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks and/or the breasts has become quite fashionable in recent years. Many patients option for the Brazilian Butt look by means of their own body fat rather than using gluteal implants.
Funny thing about fat removed during liposuction, it occupies a large volume under our skin but it doesn’t weigh very much because it is not very dense compared to bone and muscle. The maximum amount of fat that can be removed legally at one surgery is 5 Liters. This represents buckets of fat yet it only weighs about 11 pounds, or one-liter weighs 2.2 pounds or roughly 1 kilogram, even though the patient may now look like they have lost 60 pounds or more. Why? Because their contour is so effectively improved with proper liposuction combined with body contouring. Liposuction is not a weight loss strategy, but it can certainly result in patients attaining a sculpted shape they could never attain with weight loss alone. It certainly works for conquering those stubborn fat areas that don’t slim down with concentrated diet and exercise.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure intended to remove existing fat, but does not address the issues causing the patient’s weight gain. While you may initially lose weight or inches with liposuction it is not a permanent weight loss solution. Liposuction is more commonly recommended for individuals with a BMI less than 30 who are not struggling with obesity, but rather have areas of stubborn fat that just won’t melt away with diet and exercise.