There are many reasons to go to Mexico: to lounge around on the beach, to visit the clubs, and to go snorkeling. Do you know what you should never go to Mexico for? A tummy tuck.
As bikini season nears, people everywhere are contemplating a tummy tuck Tijuana – a supposedly cheaper alternative to getting a tummy tuck in the U.S.. Dr. Qazi explains why a tummy tuck in Tijuana is not recommended for patients who want the best results.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic medical procedure that is designed to address excess fat, sagging skin, and muscle separation in the abdomen. It is often part of a “mommy makeover,” but this procedure is also ideal for men who want to slim down. A tummy tuck is ideal for people who want to lose a significant amount of weight without worrying about having loose skin.
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?
When you get a tummy tuck, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Your vitals are monitored during the entire procedure by a licensed anesthesiologist.
The exact technique during the procedure will depend on your needs because all tummy tucks are customized to help the patient achieve their goals. Generally, the medical team will trim away loose skin and extra fat in the abdomen area. The incision is normally made in the lower belly, near the hips; this makes it easier for you to hide any lingering scars under a swimsuit.
In addition to slimming the stomach, another important part of a tummy tuck is tightening the abdominal wall.
Why Would Someone Need a Tummy Tuck?
The goal of any medical procedure is to improve the overall quality of your life. This applies to procedures that are for cosmetic purposes and procedures that are medically necessary. There are many reasons why patients come to Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to get a tummy tuck:
Restore the body after pregnancy
A “mommy makeover” is one of the most popular reasons why women get tummy tucks. No matter how strict you are, it can sometimes be impossible to lose the baby weight and slim down. This Herculean effort is made even harder because you have to raise a child while dieting, and because it is natural for bodies to change overtime. A tummy tuck is a great solution for moms who want to do something for themselves.
Reduce body size for confidence, access, and health
Both men and women may seek a tummy tuck if they want to reduce the size of their body. For some people, a tummy tuck is the solution to restoring their confidence and improving their self-image. A tummy tuck is highly recommended for people who want to lose weight but who don’t want to go through the unhealthy cycle of dieting then regaining the weight plus some.
A tummy tuck can also have health benefits. For example, reducing the amount of weight that you are carrying around will be easier on your joints. It can also relieve back pain and improve your posture. For some patients, a tummy tuck is an effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence and hernias.
Additionally, improved confidence and body image correlates to better mental health and physical health. Many people are more likely to go to the doctor more regularly, and feel more comfortable exercising at gyms after a tummy tuck has slimmed them down.
Treat muscle separation in the abdomen
Tummy tucks are not always about looking better in a bikini. There is a condition called diastasis recti, which occurs when the two parallel muscles that make up the abdomen are separated. This most commonly happens during pregnancy, but can also occur in an exercise-related injury. When the abdominal muscles are separated, they curve out, making the belly look rounded. Diastasis recti causes back pain, hernias, significant discomfort, and difficulty with normal tasks.
A tummy tuck is one of the best treatments for diastasis recti. The medical team can tighten your abdominal muscles and correct the separation, allowing you to heal and enjoy your life again without pain.
Why You Should Not Go to Tijuana For a Tummy Tuck
It is common for people to look at the price tag of a tummy tuck and immediately Google “tummy tuck tijuana.” It’s true, tummy tucks can be expensive. However, the solution is not to get the procedure done in Mexico, even if it is cheaper there.
Getting a tummy tuck in Tijuana can be dangerous.
The fact of the matter is that saving a few bucks on a tummy tuck is not worth the health risks. It is better to invest in your health by paying more for an effective, safe procedure performed by an experienced team.
Why is Getting a Tummy Tuck in Tijuana Dangerous?
The danger of getting a tummy tuck in Tijuana is not because doctors in Mexico are less skilled than doctors in the U.S.. The problem with getting a tummy tuck abroad is that you are price shopping for the cheapest option.
The cheapest option is never the safest option. Clinics that offer suspicious cheap tummy tucks are clinics that are probably not licensed, don’t follow all health protocols, cut corners on equipment, do not have experienced staff, and who send patients home immediately.
As a general rule, never price shop when it comes to your health and safety. When you pay for a tummy tuck, what you are really paying for is the medical team’s expertise, high-quality equipment, a hospital-grade sterile operating setting, and a team to monitor your health during the procedure and as you recover.
Is Medical Tourism Safe?
The rise in horror stories about Tijuana tummy tucks has raised a larger question: is it safe to travel abroad for a medical procedure? This is a question that Dr. Nadir Qazi hears very frequently. For many patients, the prices of getting a procedure abroad can be very appealing. The safety of the procedure will depend on the practitioner that you choose. The key to a safe procedure, no matter what country you are in, depends on how experienced the doctor is and if they stay up-to-date on the best techniques for the procedure.
Do you really want to recover that far from home?
Going to Tijuana seems fun and exciting; you get a vacation and a new body! Dr. Qazi likes to remind patients that a tummy tuck is a procedure with a lengthy and complicated recovery. It is not a walk in the park. It is probably best that you stay close to home for your tummy tuck. This way, you can sleep in your own bed, heal in a setting you are comfortable in, and you can have friends and family nearby to help take care of you.
Getting a tummy tuck is a new and different experience, that can be uncomfortable and intimidating. Dr. Qazi recommends staying in an environment that you are comfortable in so that you won’t have to navigate a different country while still recovering from your procedure.
Why You Should Come to Qazi Cosmetic Clinic For Your Tummy Tuck!
Your safest option for a tummy tuck is to come to Qazi Cosmetic Clinic in Newport Beach, California. There are several reasons why staying local is a better option than going abroad for your procedure:
- It’s safer
- You can be near friends and family
- No language barrier
- Follow ups are important
- No scams
- You can contact the clinic anytime with questions
- It is easy to find reviews from real patients
- The medical team is properly licensed and is up-to-date on the best techniques
It is normally a little more expensive to have local procedures. However, this expense is well worth it. Think of it as an investment in your health, safety, and your results. The higher cost of procedures in the U.S. translates into a more experienced medical team, higher quality care, state-of-the-art facilities, better looking results, and fewer potential risks.
Learn More About Tummy Tucks in Newport Beach, CA!
Qazi Cosmetic Clinic serves the Los Angeles, Orange County, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, San Diego, Newport Beach, and Long Beach areas. Patients come from all over Southern California for tummy tucks, then can return home to heal where they are in a familiar, comfortable environment.
Because Dr. Qazi is local, you can easily schedule a no-obligation consultation to meet his team and ask all your burning questions. Consultations allow you to see the clinic and notice how our team always puts safety first.
If you’re ready for your beach body, come to Qazi Cosmetic Clinic for your tummy tuck. Once you heal, then you can go enjoy your new body on the beaches in Tijuana!