Breast Augmentation in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation in Mexico

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 find out more about breast enlargement procedures with Medical Departures.

Breast augmentation (also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast enlargement and breast implants) is a procedure you may want to consider if you have lost volume in your breasts due to weight reduction or pregnancy, or it may just be that you want to increase the size of your breasts for esthetic or confidence reasons.

Why should I get breast augmentation in Mexico?

Mexico is one of the world’s most popular health tourist destinations. Not only is it a big country with a choice of different locations appealing to everybody, but its healthcare facilities are second-to-none.

In common with other emerging economies, Mexico offers affordable procedures that cost at least 50% less than comparable treatments at home. This is not because the treatment or facilities is 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.

Anyone who is worried about the expertise or training of medical staff in Mexico needn’t be. Medical training is slightly different, in that anyone can go to medical school provided they have completed 12 years of elementary high school – whether they have the aptitude to complete the training and pass exams is another matter! However, if they do then the training for specialists is for the same time as it is in the United States.

In these days of globalization, cross-border training and international symposiums, professions such as medicine are adopting best practices and training from across the world and there is very little (if any) difference in techniques whichever country you go to. It isn’t unusual for Mexican doctors to be registered with the American Medical Association, which means they are subject to the same rules and regulations as doctors in the United States.

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, clinics that offer it and 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 very seriously. Our clinics and doctors are all background-checked and we provide details of qualifications, professional memberships and experience on our website. Check it out, along with our high definition clinic photos and real patient reviews.

What’s involved in a breast augmentation procedure and how long does it take?

The breast augmentation procedure usually takes 1-2 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.

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.

What is the recovery time for breast augmentation – when can I return to work?

Recovery time is relatively quick for breast augmentation and most people return to work within a week and are able to resume everyday activities after two. It is advisable to wait for 6 weeks before you embark on strenuous activity or heavy lifting.

What is the cost comparison of breast augmentation in Mexico compared to the United States and Canada?

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.

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