Last fact-checked: 12 July 2020
While many women embrace a smaller sized chest, others live most of their lives feeling self-conscious about having small breasts. If you fall into the latter category, cosmetic surgery might be the answer.
Breast augmentation in Kuala Lumpur, an affordable destination for an array of medical and cosmetic procedures, can give you a larger size without breaking the bank. You’ll be able to wear the clothes that you like and finally be able to flaunt your cleavage and curves...if you so desire!
Breast augmentation is now the world's most popular cosmetic surgery procedure; when you take the step of having it done abroad, as in Kuala Lumpur, you can save thousands.
Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammoplasty, is the catch-all term for surgery to increase breast size. The vast majority of these procedures use either saline or silicone implants:
Silicone implants feel more real since they are filled with gel. They are generally favored over the saline option.
Saline implants have a more liquid filling so leaks are more easily detected. Yet these are considered the safest option.
You can read more about the differences between silicone and saline implants here.
The type of material is not the only choice you and your surgeon will have to make. Importantly, the position of the incisions will have to be decided upon. The two small incisions are made in one of these three places:
In the breast crease breast (inframammary)
Under the arm (axillary)
Around the nipple (periareolar)
The implants can also come in slightly different shapes such as more rounded or teardrop-shaped.
You should know that most implants last around 10-12 years, and you may need another surgery after that time.
Undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure in Kuala Lumpur will save you money, and it also presents the chance to enjoy a holiday or even explore Malaysia further (if you have enough time before surgery).
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is an impressive, modern city that has all the possible tourist attractions that you would want. It has a rich cultural and historical background, friendly and hospitable people and great nightlife. It’s also a fabulous shopping destination with upscale malls, local crafts markets as well as bargain shopping.
If you’re a resident of Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK and most European countries, you don’t need to bother with visas and other paperwork—just book a flight, fill out a quick form at the airport and you’re all set. Australian residents, for example, can stay for three months in Malaysia without a problem.
The cost of living here is low, which means you can stay in luxury or boutique hotels for only a few hundred dollars or clean, modern budget ones for around AUD 50 breaking the bank.
Like all surgeries, breast augmentation surgery is not without its risks. And when you are undergoing surgery for aesthetic reasons, you really don’t want to have a bad experience and need to have revision surgeries later. You can never be sure of the claims made by some websites regarding the procedures, the prices and other fine details, such as whether the clinics are Joint Commission International-accredited or have all the necessary licenses.
Booking through Medical Departures, however, eliminates this uncertainty and apprehension. We make sure that the doctors are well-qualified and board-certified, that the ancillary staff is up to standards you’d expect at home, that the hospital has excellent service and amenities and that the equipment is state-of-the-art. We also post-surgery patient reviews and other feedback on our site—good or bad. Our homework provides you with the assurance that your breast augmentation surgery will be carried out in the proper manner and at reasonable rates.
After an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon in Kuala Lumpur regarding the type, shape and size of implants, as well as any other checks, you will be ready for the surgery.
The doctor will decide where to make the incisions as they can be placed in the armpits, under the breasts or around the nipples (this can also be up to you if you have a strong preference). The implants are placed in the small cavity and the skin sutured. You may also need to have the nipples slightly repositioned the expanded chest size can skew their position.
Surgery will take about an hour or so and you will most likely need general anesthesia for it. You will normally have to spend at least one night in hospital, after which you return to your hotel in KL to rest further.
You will need to take about a week off from work, be required to sleep in an upright position and use surgical bras for some time. You will need drains for a few days and make it to the follow-up appointments, as required. You will experience some pain and swelling and may be on painkillers and antibiotics for a time.
In Kuala Lumpur, you can expect to pay between AUD 4,000 to AUD 5,500 depending on the place you go to, the kind of implants and other factors.
In Australia, similar surgery will cost you AUD 10,000 to AUD 15,000, around two or three times the price in Kuala Lumpur. [Please note that these are approximate, averages prices collated at the time of writing.]
For prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, see below for three of our highest-rated clinics and hospitals in Kuala Lumpur for breast implants:
If you have always wanted bigger breasts, you can get started now by browsing our full list of breast augmentation facilities in KL.
Booking with Medical Departures is easy— just see below for a range of convenient options or contact us directly by email, phone or online chat if you have any questions.
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Breast Implants. WebMD. 25 July 2019.
Kuala Lumpur. Wonderful Malaysia. Website accessed: 20 January 2020.
Joint Commission International. Website accessed 20: January 2020.
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed 20: January 2020.
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