Factors that Affect Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss Cost

June 17, 2019 — by Liza Pompa, MD
Tags: Plastic Surgery

Illustration showing the potential of skin tightening after weight lossWeight loss can improve your health, confidence, and overall quality of life. Quite possibly the only downside to massive weight loss is the excess skin that may accumulate in certain areas of the body.

At LIMARP® in Tijuana, MX, we offer post-bariatric plastic surgery to remove loose skin and contour your figure. However, the price of skin tightening treatment can be expensive in the United States. By traveling to Mexico, you can get high-quality treatment at a more affordable price. Here, we discuss the top factors that will affect the cost of body contouring after massive weight loss.

The Type of Procedure

We offer a complete range of skin tightening procedures to address excess skin after weight loss. Each is associated with its own costs.

Many patients that have lost a significant amount of weight have loose skin on the abdomen, buttocks, back, and thighs. We may recommend a tummy tuck, butt lift, back lift, or thigh lift to address excess skin in these areas.

In addition, patients may want to undergo breast lift, arm lift, or a neck lift to remove loose skin after weight loss.

For any remaining pockets of excess fat in problem areas, we can perform liposuction.

The Number of Procedures

A patient undergoing a single plastic surgery procedure will pay less than patients that undergo multiple procedures. However, undergoing more than one procedure does offer some cost-savings in terms of anesthesia and facility fees.

When you undergo a consultation with our team, we will listen to your concerns and recommend the procedure or procedures that will help you achieve your goals. Since weight loss occurs throughout the body, most patients benefit from undergoing more than one procedure.

The Extent of Treatment

The extent of treatment also plays a role in the cost of each procedure. Younger patients with good skin elasticity may only need small amounts of excess skin removed. Older patients that fluctuated in weight several times through the years may have greater amounts of excess skin. Removing larger areas of excess skin can increase the complexity and length of the surgery, increasing its cost.

Medical Tourism Is a More Affordable Option

Due to the high cost of care in the United States, many patients consider traveling to other countries to undergo bariatric and plastic surgery procedures. This is referred to as medical tourism.

Our practice in Tijuana is located just south of the border in Tijuana. We can coordinate patients’ travel arrangements, whether you are driving to San Diego or flying into San Diego International Airport. We will arrange your transportation to our center and reserve your room.

Patients can save thousands of dollars when undergoing post-bariatric plastic surgery procedures at our practice. The best thing is that we don’t have to compromise quality care, safety, or any of the high standards you would expect in the United States.

Contact Our Practice

To find out the cost of your skin tightening treatment plan, contact our practice online or call us at (619) 270-8823. After undergoing a consultation and providing your price quote, we can schedule your surgical appointment at our Tijuana practice.

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