How Much Is a Tummy Tuck in Mexico?

Why Mexico Is an Affordable Option for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Thousands of people every day have a daily struggle with annoying pockets of fat and excess skin around their abdomens. This area of our bodies is extremely stubborn, particularly for women after giving birth, no matter how healthy your diet is or how many hours you spend at the gym. That belly just won’t disappear!

It is also not uncommon for patients who have achieved major weight loss through diet or after having bariatric surgery to be left with excess skin in their abdominal area, where again, no amount of sit-ups will get rid of it. Having a flat belly is not impossible, but for many of us, it’s simply not achievable without the help of cosmetic surgery: A tummy tuck!

If you’re reading this, you can possibly relate to that struggle and are probably wondering: “Ok, where can I get a tummy tuck surgery for less?” We know we don’t have to sell you on the idea of getting a tummy tuck surgery, the results are truly amazing. The questions are where and for how much? The answer: Mexico. Mexico is the place where you can get a low-cost tummy tuck procedure performed by an extremely skilled board-certified surgeon.



Is a tummy tuck in Mexico the cheapest tummy tuck surgery in the world?

This elective surgery can come with a very hefty price tag, particularly when using plastic surgeons in the United States and Canada.

However, if you’re looking to get the best deal possible, head across the border for a tummy tuck in Mexico, where a combination of sun, plastic surgeons with medical excellence, and cheap prices for tummy tuck surgery meet.

The best place to get an affordable tummy tuck in Mexico? VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center, located in Tijuana. It’s all about value: being in the hands of talented plastic surgeons and never putting your health at risk while paying an affordable, all-inclusive price for tummy tucks.

How much does a tummy tuck cost in Mexico? How does a tummy tuck in Mexico compare with cosmetic surgery in other countries?

If you had been searching for a price estimate in order to decide where is the best place to get tummy tuck surgery, we can help.  We’ve put together a chart where you can compare the average cost of a standard tummy tuck surgery in some of the most popular cities where patients get their tummy tuck performed.

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Tummy Tuck Cost in Mexico vs. Other Locations

Location Total Average Tummy Tuck Cost
Los Angeles, California* $8,575 USD
Bangkok, Thailand* $4,975 USD
Toronto, Canada* $9,475 USD
Tijuana, Mexico** $4,500 USD

*Average tummy tuck prices obtained from RealSelf,

**Average tummy tuck cost when performed by bilingual, board-certified plastic surgeons at VIDA Wellness and Beauty.

As you can see, when it comes to tummy tuck prices around the world, a standard tummy tuck in Mexico is the most affordable. If you add the convenient location and board-certified tummy tuck surgeons, you’ll see that apart from being the nicest to your wallet, you’ll get more value for your money with a tummy tuck in Mexico.


Mini Tummy Tuck Cost in Mexico

The average mini tummy tuck cost in Tijuana is $3,800 USD. Your tummy tuck cost can vary depending on your individual needs as a plastic surgery patient, but in general, if you’re looking for an affordable tummy tuck surgery, Tijuana is a great place to start.

Why choose a mini tummy tuck surgery over a full tummy tuck surgery? During a tummy tuck surgery, your surgeon makes an incision in your swimsuit line, usually just above the pubic hairline. After that, the tummy tuck surgeon proceeds to release different skin attachments and re-drape them towards the incision and remove any excess skin. This is what allows the doctor to restore a flat shape.

However, the skin attachments released will vary depending on where the problem areas are, and this is the difference between a full tummy tuck and a mini. During a full tummy tuck surgery, the surgeon also releases the attachment of the skin to the belly button. By doing this, the doctor is able to re-tighten both upper and lower tummy skin, repair damage to the abdominal walls entirely, and give you an overall flat abdomen while repositioning the belly button in case it was droopy. When the problem in your abdomen does not end at the belly button line, only a full tummy tuck surgery will get you the best results.

But if your areas of concern are only below the belly button, a mini tummy tuck procedure might be right for you. During a mini, your doctor will only do this with the excess skin below the belly button.

Here are a couple more reasons that make the plastic surgeons at VIDA the all-around most affordable cost in tummy tucks:

Convenient location. Tijuana is located right at the border with San Diego, CA. North American patients can forget about dealing with jetlag, connections, or extremely long flights. The moment you arrive at the San Diego International Airport is when we start taking care of you and drive you to VIDA. Use all of your energy to enjoy the weather and relax before the tummy tuck surgery. The tummy tuck procedure, from fly-in to fly-out, is a breeze!

State of the art operating room
Operating Room VIDA Clinic

State-of-the-art facilities. Our modern, internationally accredited hospital is second to none. Everything has been designed with your health and comfort in mind: from the sterile operating rooms to our boutique recovery center. Having a tummy tuck in Mexico for cheap does not mean having a cheap experience!

Nurse Central VIDA Clinic Tijuana

Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgery doctors who have performed hundreds of tummy tucks. VIDA is the top choice when it comes to tummy tuck surgery. Apart from offering incredibly affordable tummy tucks, patients choose us because of our amazing team of tummy tuck surgeons and nurses. All of our plastic surgeons have undergone extensive cosmetic surgery training in the US and Mexico, they know the best techniques for performing tummy tucks and are board certified. Your tummy tuck surgeon will have their medical degree, medical license, and certifications readily available for you to review! You can feel safe and reassured of your decision to have a tummy tuck in Mexico performed by our plastic surgeons.


tummy tuck before and after
Before and after results | Tummy Tuck | Dr. Quiroz

Get an Affordable Tummy Tuck Procedure in Mexico

Get yourself a tummy tuck in Mexico with the highest safety standards that we guarantee at VIDA with board-certified tummy tuck surgeons at an affordable cost.

Talk to a tummy tuck surgeon! You can easily contact us with any doubts or questions about tummy tuck cost or the cosmetic surgery procedure by speaking with our board-certified plastic surgeons at (619)610-1667 or 

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.