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Tjiuana Tummy Tuck? Will I be safe?

  • cdoublec
  • Toronto
  • 1 year ago

Hello I am new to this Forum and I would love any feed back or personal experiences from any one who has had a tummy tuck in Tijuana Mexico. I am flying from Ontario CA on Sept 24th to have my surgery with Dr. Luis Suarez. I am confident hes is a capable surgeon and that my procedure will go fine but all my friends and family are giving me grief about my decision. I keep hearing horror stories about kidnappings, gangs and illegal black market surgery and racism ( I am of mixed race B/W) My surgeon checks out and I have read nothing but great reviews about his work and even spoke with an ex patient but I am very worried about traveling alone and flying back a few day's after surgery. If anyone has any advice I would be most grateful for you feedback or personal experience. Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon.

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Relax, you will be safe. I had my Gastric Sleeve surgery done there as well as Plastic Surgery (different doc but that's beside the point). I have gone by myself both times and both times have gone on the train across the border prior to surgeries to do some shopping. It's like any city, stay in the populated areas, don't go off the beaten path. If you are not planning on doing any wandering around, then it's not an issue what so ever. It's actually a very safe place cause they have so many tourists coming and going and there are plenty of armed police that are very visual. Relax, focus on yourself and your recovery. I had great experiences both times. FYI-I had a tt and breast lift and was able to wander around outside after a couple days. I never felt unsafe. My husband and I have been there several other times and have never felt unsafe. Don't listen to the negative remarks. Isn't good for you! Good luck and I hope you are as happy with your results as I am!
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I am getting a TT, breast lift/augmentation, BBL, and lipo to my back and thighs for 8400 with Dr. Suarez. Does anyone have any pics of yourself of the work he has done on you that you would like to share?
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Hi Mandiee, Dr. Suarez did my scar revision and removed my dog ears. My TT cut looks really nice. My side lines are not noticeable.
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Oh, so you have already went with someone else, well, that sound safe enough. I would imagine it would be less expensive, and if I already knew someone who has went and I went with them, I agree with you. What is the difference in pricing Princesss? My tummy tuck is costing me $8800
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This may sound like a stupid question, but why go all the way to Tjiuanna? Personally, I would be scared going out of the USA, but that is my opinion only.
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Hi nanny938,
I first went to Tijuana because my friend needed someone to go with her, so I went to her first consultation and then I was the driver to her surgery (LipoSculture).
We also live 2 hours away. The price is wayyyyy less than the US, because the Doctors in TJ don't have that high cost of insurance.

As I sat in the waiting room in the dr. office, I got to talk to several Americans who had their TT and other surgeries and I was able to see the results and I asked several questions. You will be amazed... the majority if not all the patients that get cosmetic surgery in Tijuana (Zona Rio) are Americans...
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I will be going for a 360 body lift with Dr. Suarez, I wish you all the luck preparing! I have had similiar issues with family myself! Any help or guidance I would appreciate as well! Thank you!
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I believe it all depends on you staying safe and not going out to places or with people you don't know, are you going alone or with someone? just limit yourself to just go to the surgery center and back to the recovery place...good luck!!
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Also, I've seen pictures of his work and his incisions and work are beautiful. I will be going back to Dr. Suarez for my breast implants.
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Hi,
I first had a tummy tuck with lipo sculture done in April. Everything went well, I had no problems at all. I love my tummy tuck and everything that was done. I just wasn't happy with the dog ears and the scar. The hospital and nurses were really nice.

In July, I had a tummy tuck scar revision with Dr. Suarez. Dr. Suarez really cares for his patients.

You can read my story.
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