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Dr. Ernesto Acosta Abeyta

Surgery for body changes during pregnancy in Merida

Certified by the Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Council


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Surgery for body changes during pregnancy in Merida

Dr. Ernesto Acosta Abeyta


I have more than 11 years of experience in my area of ​​expertise. Throughout this time, I have cared for more than 3,500 patients and performed more than 3,800 procedures.

Academic Training

I am certified by the Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Council. I am also an active member of different specialized colleges in the area.

Professional Certificate: 3579293 | Specialty Certificate: 6568481 | Certification: No. 1519 


I like to keep up to date, which is why I have presented research at National and International Congresses, as well as I have participated as a Member of the Scientific Society of the «Ignacio A. Santos» School of Medicine.


These are some of the treatments that I offer in my practice


Wear the face that you have longed for this time


Non-surgical treatments to improve skin quality


Lifts, increases or reduces the breast (also in men)


Redesign your silhouette with a highly specialized aesthetic approach

Reconstructive Surgery

Repairs and remodels affected body and / or facial structures

Surgery for body changes during pregnancy in Merida

Surgery for body changes during pregnancy in Merida

What is a surgery for body changes during pregnancy?

Surgery for body changes during pregnancy refers to a range of surgical procedures designed to address physical changes that occur as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. These changes can affect various parts of the body, including the abdomen, breasts, and other areas where skin and tissues may stretch or sag. The goal of these surgeries is to restore or improve the shape and function of the affected areas. Commonly known procedures include tummy tucks (abdominoplasties), breast lifts, and breast reductions. This type of surgery is often sought by women who find that diet and exercise alone cannot resolve the physical changes caused by pregnancy.

How is it performed?

Most surgeries for body changes during pregnancy are performed in a hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia, ensuring that the patient is unconscious and pain-free throughout the operation. The most common procedure, the tummy tuck, involves making an incision across the lower abdomen, from hip to hip. The surgeon then tightens the abdominal muscles, removes excess skin, and sometimes removes excess fat. Other procedures, like breast lifts or reductions, also require incisions to reshape or remove excess tissue.

While minimally invasive procedures like liposuction are sometimes used to remove small amounts of fat, they do not generally address the more extensive changes associated with pregnancy, such as muscle separation or significant skin sagging. Therefore, traditional surgical approaches are typically needed.

Why is this procedure done?

Women often seek surgery for body changes during pregnancy due to several common diagnoses or conditions resulting from pregnancy and childbirth:

  1. Diastasis Recti: This condition involves the separation of abdominal muscles, leading to a noticeable gap or bulge in the midsection. Surgery can help to tighten these muscles and reduce the gap.
  2. Excess Skin: Pregnancy can stretch the skin, particularly in the abdomen and breasts, leading to sagging and loss of firmness. Procedures like tummy tucks and breast lifts address this issue.
  3. Stretched or Stressed Muscles: Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken or stretch muscles, causing issues with posture and core strength. Surgery can help restore muscle tone.
  4. Breast Changes: After pregnancy, breasts may sag, lose volume, or change shape. Breast lifts and reductions can improve the appearance and comfort of the breasts.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for this procedure?

Candidates for surgery for body changes during pregnancy are generally women who have completed childbearing and are in good overall health. These candidates often have persistent physical changes resulting from pregnancy that do not respond to non-surgical approaches like diet and exercise. Ideal candidates should have realistic expectations about the outcomes and be emotionally prepared for surgery and recovery.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of surgery for body changes during pregnancy varies depending on the specific procedure and its complexity. A typical tummy tuck can take between two and four hours. Breast lifts or reductions can take a similar amount of time, depending on the extent of the work required. Combined procedures, like a tummy tuck with a breast lift, can take longer, often in the range of four to six hours.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery times for surgery to address body changes during pregnancy depend on the specific procedure and individual patient factors. Generally, patients can expect initial recovery to take about two to six weeks. During this time, they may need to avoid strenuous activities and follow specific care instructions to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.

Full recovery, including the return to regular activities and exercise, may take several months. Patients with a history of complex surgeries or other health issues might require longer recovery periods.

Results of a surgery for body changes during pregnancy.

The results of surgery for body changes during pregnancy vary depending on the procedure, the patient’s health history, and the complexity of the surgery. Most patients experience significant improvements in body shape and muscle tone, leading to enhanced self-esteem and confidence. The benefits often include a flatter abdomen, firmer breasts, and improved muscle function.

It’s important to note that results are not immediate. Swelling and bruising are common after surgery, and it may take several months for the final results to become apparent. The success of the surgery also relies on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adhering to the surgeon’s post-operative instructions. The exact outcomes depend on individual factors, such as age, skin elasticity, and the patient’s health history.

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Aims at the surgical removal of skin wrinkles or rhytidosis.


It consists of injecting a fat burner into the abdomen 24 hours. before the session with the team. It consists of 6 to 7 sessions according to the doctor’s assessment.


A consultation with a specialist and a written diet are offered. In order to drain fat, we have a SPA with areas for cardiovascular exercise with a personalized instructor.

I accept Major Medical Expense Insurance

Medical office in Mérida

My office is located in the city of Mérida, a tourist destination that transmits magic, culture and tradition. It is considered the most beautiful city in Mexico, and without a doubt, your stay in the city, added to the care that my team of specialists will give you, will be unforgettable.

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