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Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss

Has dramatic weight loss left you with excess skin around your stomach, arms, and thighs? Have you lost confidence in your appearance?

Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin, tighten the remaining tissue, and enhance your figure following significant weight loss.

Our plastic surgeon can perform cosmetic surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, to define your figure and boost your confidence.

Ready for a Cosmetic Upgrade? Call Our Tijuana Practice

Excess, sagging skin can repress the joy of achieving significant weight loss. Our surgeons can remove the excess skin, add definition to your figure, and boost your confidence through plastic surgery. If you feel self-conscious about your appearance, contact us in Tijuana to request your free cosmetic surgery consultation. 

"My results are more than I imagined was possible."

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David Alexander

2022

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My results are more than I imagined was possible. I'm down 155 pounds in 6 months. I went to an annual screening that my employer requires and the numbers were the best in 30 years. The staff was professional and efficient 6 months ago as well. My biggest regret is that I waited so long to get the surgery!

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Jose Martin del Campo

2022

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Had surgery with the ALO team 8 months ago and It was an incredible experience. They were very professional, and they were very patient with me. As a physician , I can say the quality of care that I saw in this hospital was on par with american facilities. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat

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Am I a Good Candidate For Cosmetic Surgery?

Many patients who have had bariatric surgery are good candidates for a cosmetic upgrade after weight loss. You may be a good candidate for plastic surgery after weight loss if:

Your Weight Is Stable

For the best results, you will need to be at a stable weight for at least a few months before undergoing any plastic surgery procedures.

You Are in Good Health

These are surgical procedures, so you will need to be in good overall health to receive treatment. Underlying conditions or infections increase your risk of complications during cosmetic surgery.

You Do Not Smoke

Smoking increases your risk of complications during any plastic surgery procedure. Smoking also affects your ability to heal post-operation. 

You're Committed To Being Healthy

You should be committed to a healthy lifestyle of good nutrition and exercise. Committing to this lifestyle helps reduce your risk of complications and is the best way to maintain the results of your bariatric and cosmetic surgeries.

You Have Realistic Goals

Our surgeon will review your aesthetic goals with you during your free consultation. During this appointment, our surgeon will give you an idea of the results you can expect. Plastic surgery can dramatically enhance your appearance, but it is up to you to stick to your weight loss goals to maintain your results.

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Javana Drogaris

2022

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I can honestly say I had a great experience, from getting picked up until the day I left. Eduardo our driver was very nice and friendly I’m very grateful. The hotel we stayed at Marriott was nice and clean and the staff were helpful, courteous and friendly.

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Christina Hurtgen

2022

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I'm 3 years post op and still have a line of communication when needed. Still responsive. The hospital is so clean I would eat off the floor. I couldn't recommend this more highly than I do. And if you are nervous, reach out to them! They will answer all of your questions!
Id do it all over again!

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Featured Cosmetic Surgery Procedures For Defining Your Figure After Weight Loss

Several forms of cosmetic surgery procedures can enhance your appearance after weight loss. When you schedule your consultation with our Tijuana-based plastic surgeon, you will discuss your aesthetic goals to determine which surgical procedure, or combination of procedures, will be best for you. 
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Body Contouring

Body contouring or a body lift is a combination of procedures for patients who have achieved dramatic weight loss. Our plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and lift and tighten the remaining tissue around the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, arms, and thighs. Liposuction can also be performed to remove excess fat in the treatment area.

Some patients combine this procedure with breast augmentation to further enhance their figures. The results of body contouring are permanent and life-changing. If you stick to a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy your slimmed figure for the rest of your life.

Tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can be performed as part of a body contouring procedure or on its own. A tummy tuck is designed to flatten the stomach by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles.

During this procedure, our plastic surgeon makes one long incision from hip to hip. Our plastic surgeon can then remove excess skin and manipulate your skin and muscles to tone your abdomen. Liposuction can be paired with this procedure to remove excess fat. The results of a tummy tuck are permanent and can create a firmer, flatter, and more toned abdomen.

Breast lift

Breast Lift

After significant weight loss, you may find your breasts have begun to sag. A breast lift will reshape, firm, and lift your breasts to enhance their perkiness.

During a breast lift, our surgeon will remove excess skin and tissue, reshape your breasts, and move your nipples higher onto your chest. The effects of this surgery are long-lasting; however, natural aging can cause you to need a touch-up procedure. Some patients combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation to further enhance their breast shape and size. 

Buttock augmentation

Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation enhances the volume, shape, and contour of your buttocks region. Many patients find this area has flattened after significant weight loss.

Buttock augmentation increases the volume by transferring fat, placing silicone implants, or a combination of the two. Our plastic surgeon will remove excess skin, increase volume, and reshape and tighten the region to create a more aesthetically pleasing buttock.

Refine Your Figure Further by Adding Definition to Your Arms and Legs

Sagging skin around your upper arms and thighs is a common issue for many patients after weight loss. This loose skin can be difficult to tighten with just exercise alone. Our experienced surgeon can remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining tissue to give you a slimmer and more toned figure.

Arm Lift

Many patients struggle with sagging skin of the upper arms following dramatic weight loss. While lifting weights can help, it may not be enough to get the definition you want.

During an arm lift, our surgeons will remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining tissue to give your arms a slimmer and more toned look.

Thigh Lift

Sagging skin around your thighs and buttocks can make you feel self-conscious while wearing clothing like shorts or a bathing suit.

A thigh lift reshapes, smooths, and improves the tone and shape of your thigh. It can be performed on the outer thigh, inner thigh, or both for reshaping and enhancement.

Suffering From Sagging Facial Skin? A Facelift Can Help!

Droopy, saggy facial skin can make you appear older than you are. As you age, the natural elasticity of your skin gradually declines, but if you've just gone through dramatic weight loss, you may have excess skin that appeared rapidly and is affecting your self-esteem.

A facelift can add definition and restore your youthful appearance. A facelift can address sagging and excess skin on the:

  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Neck
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Boost Your Confidence in Your New Body Contact Our Tijuana Practice

You received bariatric surgery to be more confident in your body. Don't spend another minute feeling self-conscious about your figure. Our skilled surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico, can perform cosmetic surgery to create your dream body and boost your confidence. Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, practice today to request your consultation.
 

Our Patients Trust Us To Provide Life-Changing Results

"I had a wonderful experience at ALO Bariatrics. I would highly recommend this facility! The doctors, nurses and facility were comparable to those in the U.S. and the care was wonderful!" Pam Kirouac, 2020

The Body Lift A Timeline of Your Treatment Plan

If you are a good candidate for a body lift, you will come to our practice in Tijuana, Mexico. We will provide transportation for you from the San Diego airport to your hotel and hospital. You can choose to come early to spend some time enjoying the city before your procedure. Body contouring can be done in stages, so the time it takes to complete your body lift depends on your treatment plan and specific cosmetic goals. 
Dramatically enhance your entire figure through a body lift.
Dramatically enhance your entire figure through a body lift.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia is given during this procedure, so you remain asleep and comfortable for the entire duration.

Incisions

Our surgeons will make incisions at the designated treatment sites. A large incision is typically necessary to remove excess skin from any body area. However, the location and length of your incisions depend on your treatment plan. 

Removal

Your surgeon will remove any excess skin from the treatment area. Liposuction may be used to remove any excess fat.

Tightening

Your surgeon will tighten the underlying muscles and skin to increase definition and tone.

Additional Procedures

Depending on your surgical plan, your body lift could include breast augmentation, buttocks augmentation, a breast lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and a tummy tuck. 

Recovery

Your recovery depends on your surgical plan and how many areas were treated. Your surgical results can last a lifetime if you stay physically active and stick to a healthy diet.

The Results Of Body Contouring

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You will be able to see a transformation immediately following surgery, but it could take a year or two for you to see your final results. Natural aging can cause your body to lose firmness, and you may want a touchup procedure later in life. However, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results of your bariatric and plastic surgery can last a lifetime. The best way to ensure a safe recovery and lasting results is to follow your surgeon's recovery instructions. 

Recovery After Cosmetic Surgery

Your surgical recovery will depend on your personalized treatment plan. You will want to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions to ensure a quick and safe recovery. 

Clean the Treatment Area

You will most likely have bandages around the surgical site that need to be changed and refreshed.

You will be given instructions on how to care for the treatment area and when to change out your bandages.

Do not fully remove the bandages until instructed to do so by your plastic surgeon.

Take Medications as Prescribed

You may be given a topical ointment to help your incisions heal, and you may also be given oral medication to help with swelling and pain.

You can take over-the-counter medication to manage mild pain and swelling.

Take all medications as prescribed by your plastic surgeon. 

Avoid Strenuous Physical Activity

During the first couple of weeks after your surgery, you should avoid any physical activity like bending, straining, or lifting heavy objects. However, you should continue to walk around as usual during this time to prevent blood clots from forming.

Strenuous physical activity should be avoided until you are cleared by your plastic surgeon.

Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life Contact Our Top-Tier Tijuana Facility to Get Started

Every staff member at ALO Bariatrics is passionate about helping our patients fight obesity and live a confident, happy life. Our entire team is accredited by several international health care accreditation organizations, which ensures you receive the best possible care.

All ALO Bariatric hospitals stick to a high standard of cleanliness and meet the sanitation requirements of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk. For these reasons, ALO Bariatrics remains the premier destination for safe surgery in Mexico. 

Contact us today to request your free consultation and see how our top-quality staff can change your life.

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"I received the best care at ALO Bariatrics."

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Jennifer Tawdi

2020

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I received the best care at ALO Bariatrics TJ location, the whole medical staff amazing! I promise you will not regret allowing them to give you the tool to kick obesity out of your life. I'm forever grateful. 

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nickypeej

2021

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I had a friend recommend ALÔ and it was the best decision of my life! The care, attention, treatment, communication, everything was top notch. Any misconceptions or doubts you have about Mexico, Tijuana or “foreign medical care” doesn’t apply here. 100% would recommend to anyone. 

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What Is the Cost of Cosmetic Surgery?

The cost of your procedure will depend on your customized treatment plan. Some patients only need a tummy tuck to boost their confidence and look, while others could want a combination of procedures to provide a body lift. No matter your treatment, your pricing will be all-inclusive with no hidden fees. We can discuss it all in a free consultation. The price of all our surgeries in Tijuana includes:
  • Surgery
  • Hospital stay
  • Lodging
  • Chauffeur service
  • Lab exams
  • X-rays
  • Pre-operation prep
  • Certified nurse care
  • Surgeon and anesthesiologist fees
  • Medical material
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical evaluation with a specialist

What Can I Expect During My Free Consultation?

During your initial consultation with one of our Tijuana, Mexico-based surgeons, you will:

Discuss Your Aesthetic Goals

Our surgeon will thoroughly review your aesthetic goals and the problem areas you want to address.

Review Your Medical History

Our surgeon will discuss your medical history, current medications, drug allergies, and any current medical conditions.

Evaluate Your Risk Factors

Our surgeon will evaluate your current health and ensure you do not have any conditions or habits that increase your risk of complications.

Discuss Your Options

Based on your cosmetic goals and health history, our surgeon will review your cosmetic surgery options and determine which course of treatment is best for you.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss FAQ

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When will I need plastic surgery after weight loss?

You will need to wait a minimum of 18 months after your bariatric surgery before having plastic surgery. You will also need to have been at a stable weight for several months. Maintaining weight will minimize your risk for complications and ensure lasting results.

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Can I prevent saggy skin after my weight loss without having surgery?

Bariatric surgery allows patients to lose a significant amount of weight in a short period. Therefore, many patients will find they have excess skin due to the rapid decrease in weight.

Building muscle can gradually help reduce saggy skin, but it may not be enough to get you your desired results. Cosmetic surgery is the best way to enhance your figure in a shorter time. 

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When will I know if I need cosmetic surgery after weight loss?

It can take several months or even years for your skin to tighten after dramatic weight loss. If after 18 months postoperation you still have saggy skin, it may not get any tighter. In this case, you would be a great candidate for one of our plastic surgery options.

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Will my insurance pay for my cosmetic surgery?

No. However, our Tijuana practice offers all-inclusive pricing that is a fraction of the cost that it would be in the U.S. 

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Will I have visible scars following my cosmetic plastic surgery?

You will most likely have some visible scarring following your procedure. However, the extent and visibility of your scars depend on your surgical plan and how you care for your incisions following surgery. All surgeries that remove a significant amount of skin will leave scars.

A skilled plastic surgeon, like the one at ALO Bariatrics, is trained in performing surgical techniques that minimize scarring by placing the incisions in natural body creases whenever possible. Our surgeon will make every effort to reduce visible scarring and provide the best, lasting results.

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Jim Kirkbride

2021

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The Tijuana facilities are clean, safe, well staffed and dedicated to protecting the patients’ dignity and care.  If you are thinking about weight loss surgery as a health or cosmetic option, ALO should be your choice.

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jerry schaffer

2021

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Sandra was an excellent coordinator and she really cares about the patients.  The whole staff was top notch.  Do yourself a favor and don't look anywhere else

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ALO Bariatrics

ALO Bariatrics provides expert, safe, and effective weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Patients from around the world travel to Mexico to receive affordable care from our highly trained bariatric surgeons. We are affiliated with several notable organizations, including:

  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
  • The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS)

For more information on ALO Bariatrics, or to begin your weight loss journey, we encourage you to call (844) 461-2831.

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