The Mommy Makeover in Tijuana Mexico is the most popular package for plastic surgery procedures that are all done in one day. The Mommy Makeover offered by Trinity Medical consists of Breast Implants (Breast Augmentation), Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) and Body Contouring (Full Body Liposuction). Some patients require a modification of this package to include Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty) or Liposuction with fat transfer to the gluteus (Brazilian Butt Lift).
Breast Augmentation is also known as a “boob job” in common street language. The word augment literally means “to make greater, or to increase”. The augmentation itself can be either an artificial medical device known as a breast implant, or through the patient’s own body fat commonly known as a fat graft breast augmentation. Implants alone come in different types.
The least expensive type is known as “saline implants.” They are basically filled with salt water, hence the name “saline.” Saline implants can have the tendency to rupture and deflate the breast. This will require another surgery to take the ruptured implant out and insert a new one.
The medium-priced breast implants are known as “liquid silicone” implants. These also can have the tendency to rupture and leak liquid silicone into the breast tissue. This is bad. Some patients have had severe reactions to the silicone contacting their body tissue and therefore we at Trinity Medical tend to shy away from the liquid silicone implants.
The best available breast implants today are known as silicone cohesive gel implants, sometimes referred to by patients as “gummy bear” implants. The cohesive gel implants do have the most natural feel of all the artificial breast implants, the best safety with regards to patient health, but are also the most expensive.
Patients that are allergic to silicone do have the option of having a breast augmentation utilizing their own body fat. This procedure makes available a procedure that was once limited only to patients that are not allergic to silicone. Essentially liposuction will be performed on the patient’s own body, and their own fat will be utilized for the actual augmentation.
Breast lift or “mastopexy” can be performed with or without breast implants. Patients with very large breasts prior to significant weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery or simply after child birth are candidates for a breast lift. The mastopexy is a surgical procedure resulting in excess skin and tissue being removed and a small shapelier breast. In addition, the patient’s nipples will be lifted to have a more forward-facing appearance.
The tummy tuck portion of the mommy makeover also has a few variations. The standard tummy tuck results in a hipbone to hipbone incision where excess fat and skin are removed, and restores weakened or separated abdominal muscles resulting in a flat appearance. The tummy tuck sometimes involves a relocation of the patient’s belly button.
A mini tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin in the lower abdomen below the belly button. Typically, the belly button is left intact, and the incision is half the size of the regular tummy tuck like a C-section. The results are far less dramatic in patients compared to a regular tummy tuck. Typically, post bariatric patients are not good candidates for this procedure.
Circular tummy tuck, sometimes referred to as a “lower body lift” is, as its name implies, an incision along the complete circumference of the patient’s body and “lifts” the entire lower portion of the patient’s body. This is sometimes the recommended procedure for post bariatric patients that have lost tremendous amounts of weight and remain with loose saggy skin over the patient’s entire body. Depending on the patient’s own hemoglobin level this may be recommended as a standalone procedure with the liposuction and breast augmentation to be performed later at another time.
Fully body liposuction, commonly referred to as “body contouring” is included with our Mommy Makeover package. The patient’s own hemoglobin level is the major limiting factor on the day of surgery. We will liposuction every part of the patient’s body including bra line, back, love handles, etc because we want our patients to have a great overall appearance once they are completely recovered from plastic surgery.
Drain tubes are mandatory due to the nature of the mommy makeover procedure. Unlike other surgical facilities, our plastic surgeon will not allow any patient to travel home with drain tubes in place. Our surgeon also will personally remove your drain tubes when it is deemed medically correct and not before. There are too many risks involved in permitting patients to return home with drain tubes.
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