Last fact-checked: 14 July 2020
Give your boobs a boost with breast augmentation in Mexico. Our quality-checked surgeons offer affordable surgery at state-of-the-art clinics throughout the country. Read on to discover more about breast enlargement procedures with Medical Departures.
Breast augmentation (also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast enlargement or a "boob job") is a procedure millions of women have as a result of reduced volume in the breasts (due to weight reduction or pregnancy) or simply as a way of increasing the size of their chest for aesthetic or confidence reasons.
Mexico is one of the world’s most popular health tourism destinations. Not only is it a large country with plenty of appealing locations to choose from but its healthcare facilities are also second-to-none.
In common with other emerging economies, Mexico offers affordable procedures that cost at least 50% less than the respective treatments at home. This is not because the treatment or facilities are anyway inferior, but because the cost of living is so much lower. Labor, rent, equipment, materials–all the costs that must be covered in any services–are significantly less, and these savings are passed on to the ultimate consumer: the patient.
In these days of globalization, cross-border training and international symposiums, the healthcare community is adopting best practices and training from around the world. At the best clinics, you will find little if any difference in techniques whichever country you go to. It isn’t unusual for Mexican doctors to be registered with prestigious medical organizations such as the International Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery.
This is not to say that patients shouldn’t be cautious about their choice of surgeon or clinic. Get to know about breast augmentation–do a little research into your procedure, and more importantly, the clinics that offer it. Don’t forget to check out patient reviews; all this information will help you to make an informed choice.
At Medical Departures, we treat this aspect of your trip abroad very seriously. Our clinics and doctors are all background-checked and we provide details of qualifications, professional memberships and experience on our website.
You can start by checking out our comprehensive list of breast augmentation clinics in Mexico here–featuring high-definition photos, real patient reviews and price lists.
The breast augmentation procedure usually takes around one to two hours, and the result can be achieved either with implants, or by using liposuction to take fat from other parts of the body and depositing it into the breasts. You will need to consider the additional time spent at your chosen facility for additional steps, such as consultations and pre-surgery planning.
The incisions for the implants can be made under the armpit, underneath the breast or around the pigmented area (areola) around the nipple. Your surgeon will discuss with you the best option for your case.
Recovery time is relatively quick for breast augmentation and most people return to work (depending on the nature of work) within a week and are able to resume (light) everyday activities after two. It is advisable to wait for six weeks before you embark on strenuous activity or heavy lifting.
The average cost of breast augmentation in Mexico is around $3,000 (CAD $3,800, £2,000 GBP, €2,700, AUD $4,000), compared to around $5,000 (CAD $6,400, £3,200 GBP, €4,500, AUD $6,700) in the United States.
Please note these are average prices at the time of writing. For up-to-date price lists, check out our clinic listing pages - with three of the best in Mexico below:
First, look through our extensive listings and check out all the information readily available. Ready to book? See below for easy ways to book your free appointment or to get in touch with our Customer Care Team to learn more about breast augmentation in Mexico.
Mexico Leads the Hemisphere’s Medical Tourism. The Yucatan Times. 5 January 2018. https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/01/mexico-is-leading-the-hemispheres-medical-tourism/
Breast Augmentation. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 15 October 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/breast-augmentation/about/pac-20393178
How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery? Share Care. Website accessed: 15 October 2019. https://www.sharecare.com/health/breast-augmentation/recover-from-breast-augmentation-surgery