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FAQ's Plastic Surgery


Am I a candidate for Plastic Surgery?

To be a candidate you must have a BMI no greater than 35.

If your BMI was greater than 35.

Do not lose hope , remember that it is important to complete the form, the doctor's evaluation can make the difference in the eligibility of being a candidate for your procedure, depending on the photos you have sent us.



What is the difference between MedTrip and any other Plastic Surgery Center?

In Guadalajara the hospital and its infrastructure can be compared with any other place in the world. We only have certified plastics surgeons, and a highly trained team to offer the patient the best experience possible since they arrive to the recovery process until the can return to the United States.


What are the necessary certifications to be a plastic surgeon?

To be able to practice as plastic surgeons in Mexico we need to get a certification by the Mexican Council and also be part of all the international institutions that rule plastic surgery, such as the International Council of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These certifications are essential to show the patient that we have the adequate training and certification to offer a safe process.


What is the difference between Mexican and American plastic surgeons?

Each surgeon gets his personal training, but I would say the number of patients we get in Mexico, both from the American side, that have different skin types from those in the region of Latin America, allow us to have a wide range of experience in patients, on how to treat both types of tissues. We also have experience with different types of tastes, from the Latin American and North American patients, which may vary from one place to another.






Recommended age for Plastic Surgery:

A normal age range would be from 18 to 40. But it is not necessary to classify a patient within an age range, but the younger the patient is the more malleable the tissues are, and the results are much better. To get better results it is needed for the patient to be within normal limits of weight.


How many procedures can you get at a time?

The maximum of procedures recommended by him is 3, which is a Mommy Makeover: liposuction with a BBL fast transfer, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and breast implants with or without breast lift, according to the patient’s needs.


Which are the recommendations before plastic surgery?

Depending on the surgery the patient wants to get, sometimes weight control is suggested, if they would like a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction, this is to get better results. Exercise also helps to reduce the swelling process. If the patient has well established habits of nutrition and health, that leads to a better recovery process.

Also, if the patient takes medication or supplements, they always have to let the surgeon know which ones are they, because those can alter the coagulation process or even healing.


What do I need to consider after plastic surgery?

It is important to know that after surgery, we leave some drains. They are removed between the 4th and 6th day after surgery. After the drains are removed, it is necessary to start using compression garments, as well as having rehabilitation therapy. This will help to diminish the edema the patient may feel after her recovery. Compression garments and rehabilitation therapy are basics to recover the patient’s shape or achieved the desired results.


What kind of post-op rehabilitation therapy is needed?

It is usually ultrasound, lymphatic drainage and, sometimes radiofrequency is needed. That varies according to each patient’s evolution.


How long is the healing process?

It depends on how big the surgery is.

  • If it is just a liposuction, we are talking about really small incisions, from 2 to 5 millimeters, the recovery and healing process for this procedure is really fast.

  • A Tummy Tuck is a large incision, with a wide resection of excess skin, as well as fat. This one can bother the patient little more, but the return to moderate physical activity or job by the 3rd or 4th as long as the activity is mild.

  • For the breast, if it’s a simple augmentation with implants, it’s a relatively small incision and the healing process may go from 2 to 3 weeks. If it is combined with a lift, it is highly likely that the patient will take from 3 to 4 weeks to heal.


How many traveling days are needed to get a procedure?

It is recommended that the patients stay from 7 to 10 days after surgery, in that time the doctor can remove the drains, remove stitches and leave the patients in the best possible condition.


How long after surgery will I be able to resume my sex life?

It is usually recommended to wait until the healing process is over. It depends on the surgery the patient had. If it’s a small incision, such as liposuction or simple implants, it may be at 3 or 4 weeks. If it’s a bigger incision, such as a Tummy Tuck or combined procedures, a wait from 6 to 8 weeks is suggested.


How long does it take to see the actual results for plastic surgery?

At 4 weeks, you can see a 50 to 60 % of the results. The final result can be seen at 3 months or, depending in the type of surgery, it can be up to 6 months.


How long does it take to perform a plastic surgery procedure?

It is very variable. It can go form 45 minutes or an hour, depending on the areas that will be treated.





In which parts of the body can you perform a liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed in practically all areas of the body. The most common areas are the abdomen, and upper and lower back. We can also, according to the patient’s needs, perform it in the arms and legs. Some other fat deposits can also be manipulated during surgery.


How much fat can you remove with liposuction?

It is usually not recommended to extract more than 5 litters. There are patients in whom we can exceed a little, but it is ideal to be careful, and 5 litters would be a maximum, that’s to not decompensate our patient and give an adequate contour. In fat transfer to buttocks it will vary from patient to patient and their personal objectives.


What is BodyTite?

Is a technology used around the world, especially in the United States. It works with radiofrequency that makes lipolysis, which is destruction of the internal fat. That helps us to aspirate a little easier those fat deposits and generates a much more harmonious retraction of the skin than we could get with a conventional liposuction. This helps with marking and reduce inflammation. It can be used in abdomen, back, legs, arms and face areas.


What kind of scar do you get with a Tummy Tuck?

There are different types of abdominoplasty. The technique is based in how much the dissection is extended in the surgery.


  • When it is a conventional abdominoplasty, we can suture the internal part of the muscles and create an intra-abdominal corset, which is what most patients need, due to the changes they had either with a pregnancy or changes in weight loss.

  • Sometimes a mini–Tummy Tuck is performed, this is for patients with little flaccidity and in those cases, the surgery can only go up to where the belly button is, we cannot go anywhere upper.


What kind of implants are used for breast augmentation?

Usually, the implants used are plain or nano texturized. The implants can be anatomically or round shaped, depending in the patient’s preferences.


The implants are won’t last a lifetime. They usually last for 10 to 15 years, they can last more if the patient has no symptoms or pain after that time, they can be left for a longer period of time. They have guarantee in case the implant breaks by itself or suffers spontaneous damage, due to a failure in the production process, the commercial house will pay for new implants for the replacement.



What implant’s brand do you use?

The most common brands used are Motiva or Eurosilicon. Motiva offers implants that have a chip inside, where we can register the patient’s information, such as her name, the implant’s volume, the place where it was placed, name of the surgeon; practically all the information about the surgery, so if the patient needs a replacement with a different surgeon, a scan can be performed and get the information.


How can you make your implant’s warranty valid?

After surgery the patient will get an ID card with some stickers with the implant’s serial number. This number has got to be registered, so the patient can have a guaranty in case it’s necessary.


What procedures includes Summer Body package?  

Liposculpture with or without abdominal marking (HD). The fat they get from the liposculpture can be transferred to the Buttocks to get a harmony in size, volume, and projection. And breast augmentation procedure.


What is Mammoplasty?

Usually, an augmentation with implants.

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