Tummy Tuck

What is a lipectomy?

It is a surgical procedure known more formally as Abdominoplasty, in which the abdominal area is reconstructed by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle tension, to provide aesthetic results in waist and shape of the trunk.


  • A flat and aesthetic contour in the abdominal area.
  • Elimination of fat and excess skin.
  • A firmer and tighter abdomen.
  • Better appearance.
  • Long-lasting results.

What are the times of surgery?

Times may vary depending on the patient.

Duration of surgery

4 - 5 hours

Discomfort time

2 days

Recovery time

3 - 4 weeks

Type of anesthesia


Hospitalization required


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Before and After

Before and after photos of real patients operated by Dr. Baja

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? Check out some of the most common questions and answers.

1 What is a lipectomy?

It is performed to remove excess skin and fat accumulated in the lower abdomen, which is difficult to correct through diet and exercise. The ideal candidates for abdominal surgery are patients who have suffered significant weight loss or large variations in weight. Also, women who have had several pregnancies and, as a consequence, have sagging skin and the muscular wall of the abdomen.

Yes. The scar is above the pelvis, end to end, or slightly less. It is perfectly hidden under the panties, thong, or bikini.

The medications are analgesics and antibiotics.

Bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, and in smokers, problems with healing and blood circulation.

Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team; 24-hour hospital stay and post-surgical check-up appointments.

Does not include: post-surgical girdles, pre-operative analyzes, lymphatic drainage massages, and medications.

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