Post Bariatric Surgery

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Post Bariatric Surgery Tijuana

In recent years, patients have undergone significant weight loss in increasing numbers, creating the need for cosmetic surgery specifically designed to treat related aesthetic issues, such as loose skin. The team at Cosmetic & Bariatric Surgery Center has been taking care of these patients for 20+ years with great success. Our surgeons skillfully combine procedures to maximize results for patients while reducing the risk of complications

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Completing a weight loss journey with bariatric surgery is a major accomplishment. However, many patients still find themselves unhappy with their physical appearance after losing weight. Excess fat is replaced by issues such as loose, sagging skin and stretch marks. Stubborn deposits of fat can also remain, leaving behind a lumpy, unattractive bodily contour. Body lifting procedures after bariatric surgery can dramatically improve your appearance by revealing a slim, shapely figure.

Our skilled surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery offer a variety of customized postbariatric cosmetic procedures, including:

Facelift: The face is one of the first areas to change due to weight fluctuations. A facelift can improve jowls, remove excess skin, and provide you with a toned facial appearance.

Breast lift: Weight loss can result in cosmetic changes in the breasts, including volume loss and sagginess. A breast lift removes sagging skin and restores the position of the breasts.

Extended Tummy Tuck: Our doctors can give you the coveted hourglass waistline you desire with tummy tuck surgery, which tightens the skin and underlying muscles of the abdomen.

Full-body lift: Our surgeons are trained in upper, lower, mid-body, and full-body lifts. A full body lift involves the contouring of the entire body, with a primary focus on areas such as the buttocks, back, tummy, thighs, arms, and breasts.

With the increase health problem of obesity.
The number of patients requesting weight loss surgery also has increased.

Approximately 20 % of patients that lose weight after gastric surgery, will request Plastic surgery reconstruction.

Massive weight loss is described basically in a patient that has lost 100 pounds or more!

It is not the same effect on the body a patient that lose weight with diet and exercise, compared with a patient that had gastric surgery.

When a patient has been submitted to a stomach reduction procedure it is expected to loss most of the excess weight after the 1st year post surgery.

Ideally this is wen patients should look into reconstruction surgery after massive weight loss.

There are some very important guidelines to consider when a parent wants to reconstructed their body.

This patients have nutritional deficiency since the amount of food intake is very limited!

  • They have to be in excellent health condition. So on arrival we perform full blood work and cardiology evaluation. That have to be the closer to their ideal weight.
  • They have to be stable in a weight for 3 to 4 months, any body actively loosing weight is not recommended to have any procedure or the will mess there result by more lose weight.
  • They have to be in a high protein diet and iron supplement. Hemoglobin level over 12 to 13 grams.
  • The have to have realistic expectations of the surgery. Patients can never accomplish a result same as a cosmetic surgery patient!
  • Great state of mind and good family support.

Recovery is long and also associated with increase chance of complications.

The list of procedures we have performed on massive weight loss patients is very extensive:

Face lift, beast, chest, arm pit, arm, forearm, upper back, lower back, abdomen, vertical and horizontal, reverse.
Inner thigh, outer thigh, but lift, implant, lower but resection, fat transfer, genitals.
Knees and elbows.
Fat grafting to muscles more in male arms and chest and face.

The order of procedure depends a lot on the patients preference, there body fat distribution there medical condition.
Also the doctor preference plays an important roll.

As a general rule patients begin with chest and abdomen, if possible arms and chest.

They can also star with upper body or lower body.
Tummy tuck, flor de Liz and circular .

It is important to listen to the patients areas of priority!

Patients have to understand they did not gain weight overnight, they did not lose weight overnight , they will not have a perfect body over night.

It is a slow gradual process.
The more surgical procedures at the time the worst the result, poor quality of the scars, loose skin in 1 year and possibly to need to re do surgery again.

There is increase chance of complications in this surgery’s , the most common is opening of the wound, do to lack of strength, poor collagen production.

The biggest fear of complications is a blood cloth in the legs, increased in:

  • Traveling patients
  • Surgery over 4 hours
  • Varicose veins
  • Birth control hormones
  • Overweight
  • Multiple procedures

We understand that patients ideally want:

  • Total body in 1 session
  • Minimal scars
  • No complications
  • Excelente permanent results
  • Minimal down time.

The reality is the opposite, so pacientes have to be properly informed so they get there best results.
It takes a great team of surgeons anesthesiologist and full staff that understand post bariatric pacientes and have great experience.

Out team has been taking care of this pacientes for 25 years with great success.

We have learned to stage the process to minimize the risk and optimize the results.

We offer virtual consulting for forger pacientes.

Ideal Candidate

Your candidacy will be determined by one of our highly trained surgeons after evaluating several key factors. If you are a candidate, the surgeon will craft a customized treatment plan for you. You will be able to express your cosmetic goals with your Cosmetic & Bariatric Surgery Center surgeon, who is committed to helping you look your very best safely.

Generally, candidates should enjoy good health, be non-smokers, and be at a stable weight that has been maintained for at least six months. Additionally, if a post-bariatric procedure is right for you, there are some activities you may need to do to prepare for surgery. This may include starting a high-protein diet and stopping the use of certain medications, such as blood thinners. Our surgeons will provide you with additional information regarding what you can expect before, during, and after your procedure.

Why Choose Us

Also known as “Dr. Tijuana,” Dr. Manuel Gutierrez is a respected plastic surgeon who has been recognized for his commitment to his patients. Based in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Gutierrez has served patients from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other locations for over 20 years.

Board Certified

Dr. Gutierrez is one of the few surgeons in Tijuana who has achieved board certification, indicating his range of expertise, as well as his adherence to the rigorous ethical and safety standards upheld by the board. He offers several treatment options to his patients while delivering outstanding care.

Certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

In addition, Dr. Gutierrez is certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery, where he is also an active member. He regularly attends meetings and seminars on the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies, which symbolizes his dedication to his field.


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Board Certified Associations: AMCPER, ISAPS, Estheticon & CCPERBC