Post Weight Loss Surgery or Mommy Makeover in Mexico

If you have had Weight Loss Surgery or desire to have a Mommy Makeover in Mexico, then we can help you!  Dr. Guerrero specializes in mommy makeover plastic surgery procedures.  Typically the Mommy Makeover surgery in Mexico includes a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, and a breast augmentation but when dealing with post weight loss patients may also include a complete body rework from head to toe, including thigh lift, arm lift, circumference surgery, butt lift, breast implants with lift and a reshaping of the genital areas.

Dr. Guerrero works with many post weight loss patients as our associate, Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo and his practice Weight Loss Team is Puerto Vallarta’s leading bariatric practice.  If you are looking to have Weight Loss Surgery, we strongly recommend Weight Loss Team and Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success. After losing a lot of weight, though, you still may have loose, heavy folds of skin left as a reminder of your former self.

Plastic surgery can remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of tissue in your arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, face, and abdomen.

There are several types of cosmetic surgery to help you gain a trimmer, firmer shape: Body contouring, also known as body lift surgery; tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty; buttock augmentation; breast lifts; and arm lifts.

Body Contouring (Body Lift)
Body lift surgery is one of the most common procedures used to improve the body’s appearance after weight loss surgery. It’s also long-lasting if you keep your weight stable.
The surgeon makes one cut along the abdomen and removes excess, sagging skin. The surgeon also lifts and tightens the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and arms in the same procedure. Liposuction is often used to remove fat and improve body contour. Buttock augmentation may be done since buttocks often flatten with extreme weight loss.
Body lift surgery can dramatically change your appearance, and the results are permanent, except for a little natural firmness that’s lost with age.
But body lifts are not without risk. For example, there will be some scarring. Some people continue to have problems with loose skin. And some people need a follow-up cosmetic procedure.

The higher your BMI (body mass index), the more likely you are to have complications. Possible complications of body lifts include bleeding, infection, tissue death, abnormal scars, and formation of a seroma — a mass or lump that results from fluid buildup in an organ or tissue.
Your surgeon should discuss the risks and benefits with you before your surgery. But for most people, the result is a smoother, more normal body shape.

Tummy Tuck

People often get a “tummy tuck” as part of body lift surgery. A tummy tuck can help flatten the stomach when diet, exercise, and weight loss have not done enough. A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, although you may need liposuction as part of a tummy tuck.
A full tummy tuck involves your surgeon making a large cut around the naval that runs from hipbone to hipbone. The surgeon can then manipulate the skin, tissues, and muscle and repair weakened abdominal muscles. Your surgeon will also slightly move your belly button to suit your new shape. In some cases, the surgeon may need to make a second cut to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.
You will have scars, but they will fade somewhat over time. The result will be a firmer, flatter abdomen that better matches a trimmer figure.

Breast Lift
If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift can help lift, firm, and reshape them. In a breast lift, your surgeon removes excess skin and tissue and repositions the nipple higher on your chest. Some people also get breast implants to improve their shape.
It’s possible that later you may need a touch-up procedure. For instance, if the breasts are slightly different after breast lift surgery, the surgeon may need to reposition the nipple.

Should You Have Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss?

You are likely a good candidate for plastic surgery after weight loss if:
*Your weight is stable.
*You’re in good health.
*You don’t smoke.
*You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for the results.
*You are committed to proper nutrition, fitness, and an overall healthy lifestyle.

NOTE:  If you’re a woman planning to get pregnant, it’s best to wait until after you’ve had children before having any of these plastic surgeries after a weight loss.

Mommy Makeover Surgery

Once you are done having children it may be time to tighten up all of the loose areas.  We specialize in doing Mommy Makeover’s as we focus a great deal on Post Weight Loss surgeries and these are basically one in the same.  A mommy makeover focuses on the breasts, tummy, and legs.  The goal is to get the body back into the shape it was prior to having children.  This can be achieved here in Puerto Vallarta at the CMQ Premiere Hospital.

Both the Mommy Makeover and the Post Weight Loss Surgery can be done typically between 2 weeks and 1 month, depending on how much work you decide to have done.  The more extensive surgeries are stretched out into 3 surgical days over the course of a month.  The lesser surgeries require a 2-week stay.

Note: that if you have lost 100 pounds or more from weight loss surgery, your skin may have lost some of its elasticity and as a result you may not achieve completely tight skin on the first surgery in the tummy area, yet if your surgeries are broken down into two visits, this is easily remedied on the second visit as a touch up to these areas would be included in the cost of the procedure.  This is normal due to the fact that the body may not have the elasticity to remedy itself with just one surgery.

Please send us any questions you may have via email or feel free to call us with additional questions. To get you an exact quote for what needs to be done, we will need you to email us at  digital images of the area you want worked on and the doctor will get back to you with exactly what needs to be done as well as the costs and time frame involved with the surgical procedure.

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