Once the patient is prepared, he or she will be under general anesthesia so Dr. Robles, along with his team, can begin the abdominoplasty procedure. The area of the abdomen will be marked by lines that will be the guide to start the surgery.
It will begin with an incision that will cover the area of the pelvis below the belly button, which will be moved and later repositioned to achieve better results. Once the incision is made, Dr. Robles will proceed to drain the fat accumulations that cause a bad appearance in the patient, as well as the excess skin.
Once the fat and excess tissue has been removed, it is time for the doctor to reconstruct the abdominal wall. Then he will stitch up the abdominal muscles to bring them together and give a better appearance to the patient’s body.
Once the muscle suture has been passed, the skin is closed with the help of stitches in the treated area.
One of the last steps will be to rearrange the navel (belly button) so that the entire abdominal wall can be seen more aesthetically.
Occasionally, the Tummy Tuck Tijuana may be accompanied with a liposuction in areas such as the back, lower abdomen, and hips with procedures like a mommy makeover. This way, the patient will be able to obtain a more contoured figure. If the patient wishes, this surgery can be combined with liposuction procedures in the arms, between the legs and/or buttock lift.
The Tummy Tuck Tijuana procedure can take between 4 to 5 hours, depending on whether only this surgery will be performed.