Mérida: your top destination for Plastic Surgery

For many years, México has been known for its cheap medical offer, but have you ever second-guessed about the quality you may receive? This is a very common idea when thinking about having surgery in a foreign country, but México’s doctors and specialists have shown quite valuable results and therefore, an increase in Medical Tourism has been shown in our country, specially in the Southeast area; specifically in Mérida, Yucatán.

On this article, we’re focusing on the advantages of getting plastic surgery in Mérida and the reasons why you should consider this city as a top destination for your next aesthetic procedure.

According to the American College of Surgeons (2018), “plastic surgery deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, limbs, breast and trunk, and external genitalia”. This branch of medicine uses aesthetic surgical principles to improve undesirable qualities of body structures to make patients have more confidence in their bodies, and hence get a better life quality.

One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures is the “abdominoplasty”, commonly referred to as “tummy tuck”, which is the surgery to correct abnormalities of the abdomen due to pregnancies, large weight variations or age (YUCARE, 2018).

This procedure removes the abdominal fat to get a flat abdomen. Although it leaves a minimal cicatrix, it’s among the surgeries that bring more satisfaction due the major change that brings to the patient’s body.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports than American patients pay about $5,500 for a tummy tuck on average, while in Mérida you can get the same or even better results for an average cost of $3,500: almost 40% less than in the United States.

Breast Augmentation Surgery (Photo: theplasticsurgerychannel.com)

As we can see, Mérida has big benefits for people who are interested in getting plastic surgery:

  • Lower costs,
  • Excellent results,
  • Qualified doctors,
  • Great offer of hospitals,
  • Peaceful recovery,
  • The unforgettable experience of knowing and learning the culture of this beautiful city.

Now it’s the time to consider external options when looking for medical procedures; you can pay the surgery and have an incredible vacation at the same price that a doctor in your home country could have charged you!

For more information on how to get a plastic procedure in Mérida click here


American College of Surgeons (2018). Plastic Surgery. Retired from: https://www.facs.org/education/resources/residency-search/specialties/plastic

Hurwitz, D. (2017). Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty). Retired from: https://www.docshop.com/education/cosmetic/body/tummy-tuck/cost

YUCARE (2018). Abdominoplasty. Retired from: https://www.yucare.mx/procedures/5-abdominoplasty-tummy-tuck