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    Default Have you considered surgery in Mexico?

    I know surgery in Mexico can save a lot of money. However, I've read some scary stories about potential complications, risks, and bacterial infections that have been common.

    What is your perspective on saving money by going to Mexico? Did you have your surgery in Tijuana? Did you have a good experience?

    Thank you for your responses.

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    Default Re: Have you considered surgery in Mexico?

    I would never do it, too many horror stories, especially the recent "Superbug" articles all over the news. (Read Tamara's posts). But then again I was lucky enough to be able to afford the $14,000 it cost in my state, and tons of people on this site have had excellent experiences in Mexico. So it's a personal preference, do your research to see what's best for you.



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    Default Re: Have you considered surgery in Mexico?

    I did it in TJ with no problem. Then again I also had an american doctor in IL butcher me horribly for life too. # 1 I didn't have insurance and # 2 I didn't qualify here in the US with a lower BMI of 30 and I wasn't willing to wait till I reached a higher BMI before I did the surgery



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    Default Re: Have you considered surgery in Mexico?

    I did mine in the US but I would have gone to Mexico if my insurance did not cover WLS. I know a lot of people have had good experiences in Mexico. There are horror stories in every country even the US. I had a mini tummy tuck back in 2008 in Croatia and had no issues so maybe that is why I am not afraid of surgery abroad. Just do your research.



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    Default Re: Have you considered surgery in Mexico?

    Anyone went to Cancun to do it?

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    Default Re: Have you considered surgery in Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by azladyrider View Post
    I did it in TJ with no problem. Then again I also had an american doctor in IL butcher me horribly for life too. # 1 I didn't have insurance and # 2 I didn't qualify here in the US with a lower BMI of 30 and I wasn't willing to wait till I reached a higher BMI before I did the surgery
    I too have a low BMI, 31, but I am wanting the surgery. So you are happy with the results, no regrets at all?

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