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The Ultimate Guide to Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Costa Rica

As a man, do you feel conscious about your breasts? Male breast reduction in Costa Rica will get you a flat chest. You can go to this country for the surgery, combine a holiday with the surgery and still save money.

Whether your prominent breasts are caused by hormonal problems, fat or medications, gynecomastia (as it is medically called) is treatable. If you are young and have a little fat, then liposuction alone will help you get a flat chest. But if you are older and you don’t have good skin elasticity, then you need reduction surgery so that the skin does not sag after liposuction

Of course, it is important to find out the cause of the man boobs as hormonal and other problems should be treated, in any case, to prevent the situation from recurring.

Why consider male breast reduction in Costa Rica?

You can enjoy a holiday in this Central American country because it is a beautiful place, with many tourist attractions and sites, a good climate and easy accessibility particularly from the U.S. and Canada. As it has two international airports you have a greater choice of places you can go to, depending on where you want to have the procedure and your holiday plans. As a resident of either of these countries (and many others) you will get a visa on arrival at the airport, making travel less complicated.

Close to both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the country has as many as 300 beach places you can choose from. There are different beaches for water sports, sports fishing, swimming, diving and checking out exotic marine life. You can also go looking for different species of whales and dolphins that are seen at certain times of the year in some places.

As Costa Rica is famous for its biodiversity and eco tourism, you can definitely make it a point to go for treks and hikes, go to the many parks and reserves, check out the birds, insects and wildlife and even see waterfalls and springs. The country also has a large number of volcanoes, some dormant and some active, and these are situated in huge parks and recreation grounds. Among the popular volcanoes to visit are Irazu, Poas, Arenal, Tenorio, Miravalles, Orosi and Turrialba.

With good quality medical facilities available at most places, all kinds of plastic surgeries and cosmetic treatments at reasonable rates, it is no wonder that Costa Rica has developed into a premier medical tourism destination.

Why should you book via Medical Departures for male breast reduction in Costa Rica?

A 2015 MTA Medical Tourism Patient Survey found that patient safety is the most important factor in choosing a medical tourism destination. And we give you safety because we check the background, qualifications and experience of the doctors working at the medical centers we list on our website. We ensure that they are appropriately credentialed to an international organization. We also offer you the best price guarantee. We even check that the amenities at the places are of an excellent standard.

How long does male breast reduction take and what is the estimated recovery period?

Male breast reduction can take varying times and this depends on whether you are undergoing liposuction alone or liposuction along with surgery. Unless you have major problems and you do need skin to be excised, many plastic surgeons use varying liposuction techniques quite effectively for chest re-contouring.

The procedure will take between an hour to an hour and a half (if extensive surgery is required, tissue and fat have to be remove, the skin tightened and nipples need to be repositioned as well). Surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia depending on the surgeon’s choice and you will be able to leave after some hours. Surgery is often done using small incisions unless you absolutely need open surgery. In either case, stitches will be put so that they are barely visible. You will have bandages and perhaps drains and need painkillers.

After liposuction, you will need to wear compression garments for several weeks. After surgery, you will need a recovery period of four to seven days. Complete recovery will take at least six weeks and final results may take three months to show up.

What is the cost of male breast reduction surgery? 

Male breast reduction surgery is quite expensive in the U.S. and will cost an average of US$9,703, (CAD 12,985, £7,814, €2,019, AUD 12,600, NZD 13,261). It will cost a fraction of this price in Costa Rica. 

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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