Dr. Hermes A. Pelayo


Tijuana, B.C.


Starting Price: $4,900 usd


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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and others. It is also known as lipoplasty or body contouring. Liposuction is not a weight loss method, but rather a way to improve the shape and appearance of the body by removing stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.


Liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia or sedation, depending on the extent and location of the procedure. The surgeon makes small incisions in the skin and inserts a thin tube called a cannula, which is attached to a suction device. The surgeon moves the cannula back and forth to loosen and remove the fat. The incisions are then closed with stitches or adhesive tape. The procedure can take from one to four hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the number of areas to be treated.


Liposuction recovery varies depending on the individual and the type of procedure. In general, some swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness can be expected in the treated areas. These symptoms usually subside within a few weeks. The surgeon may prescribe painkillers, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs to help with the healing process. The surgeon may also recommend wearing a compression garment or bandage to reduce swelling and support the new shape of the body. The patient may need to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise, for several weeks.

The final results of liposuction may not be visible until several months after the procedure when the swelling has gone down and the skin has tightened.


  • Liposuction is not suitable for everyone. The ideal candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good health, has realistic expectations, and has a stable body weight.
  • Liposuction is not recommended for people who have medical conditions that affect wound healing, blood clotting, or fat metabolism, such as diabetes, heart disease, or liver disease.
  • Liposuction is also not advised for people who have very loose or sagging skin, as the procedure may worsen the appearance of the skin.
  • Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, and the results may not be permanent if the patient gains weight after the procedure.


At Ciplastic, the starting cost for a Liposuction procedure is $4,900 usd. Your final cost will depend on your specific individual needs.

There are different types of liposuction procedures, depending on the technique and equipment used. The most common type is tumescent Liposuction, which involves injecting a large amount of fluid into the areas to be treated before suctioning out the fat. The fluid contains a local anesthetic, a drug that constricts blood vessels, and a saline solution. This helps to numb the area, reduce bleeding and bruising, and make the fat easier to remove. Another type is ultrasound-assisted liposuction, which uses sound waves to liquefy the fat cells before suctioning them out. This technique can be useful for treating dense and fibrous areas of the body, such as the upper back or the male breast tissue. The best type of liposuction for you depends on your goals, preferences, and the advice of your surgeon.

Like all surgical procedures, Liposuction has some risks and complications. Some of the possible complications of Liposuction include infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve damage, skin irregularities, asymmetry, fluid imbalance, and fat embolism. Some of these complications can be serious or even life-threatening in rare cases. Therefore, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon, follow the preoperative and postoperative instructions, and report any signs of problems to the surgeon as soon as possible.

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