Breast Augmentation in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 27 August 2020

Looking at affordable options to increase your breast size? Find out about breast augmentation in Tijuana with our quality-checked surgeons and achieve the look you want for less in Mexico.

Am I Suitable for Breast Augmentation?

There may be one or a myriad reasons for wanting to increase the size of your breasts. You may think they are too small, or it could be that post-pregnancy–or after massive weight loss–that your breasts have lost their fullness, or you may consider breast enlargement as part of a reconstruction after a mastectomy.

If you are generally in good health and have a reasonable outlook as to what you want to achieve, then breast augmentation is an option.

Why Should I Choose Tijuana for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Mexico has long been a popular destination for North Americans to travel to for affordable and safe healthcare alternatives. From dentistry to hip replacements and weight loss surgery to fertility treatments, Mexico offers medical tourists highly-skilled specialists from all over the country.

Tijuana’s proximity to the US-Mexico border makes it easily accessible, particularly for residents from the Southwestern US states. Rising costs and waiting times in the US and Canada has facilitated the growth in medical tourism to Tijuana, where prices are significantly lower

Medical tourists are also seeking quality, both in terms of the expertise of the medical staff as well as the facilities. Tijuana offers excellent medical personnel, many of whom have trained in North America, as well as private healthcare facilities that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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What Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Entail and How Long Is the Recovery Time?

The surgery typically takes between one and two hours. The procedure is tailor-made to increase your breast size; this can be achieved either with implants or by taking fat from another part of your body with liposuction.

There are various techniques for breast implants, and the method employed will be discussed with you prior to the operation. After your anesthetic, incisions will be made either around the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple), under the armpit or underneath the breast so that the implants can be inserted, either under or over the pectoral muscle. The incisions are stitched closed and the area bandaged while healing takes place.

Read more about the procedure in detail here, including the types of implant and position of incisions. 

How Long Is Recovery for Breast Augmentation?

Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, breast augmentation is reasonably swift: you can usually return to work and other routines after a week, so long as activities are not overly strenuous. You will, of course, be stiff, sore and bruised for a few days after the surgery and you will have to take it easy–no lifting or stretching too much.

Over the following weeks, you will feel gradually more like your old self but will need to avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting for approximately six weeks.

How Much Can I Save on a Breast Augmentation in Tijuana Compared to the United States and Canada?

The average cost of breast augmentation in Tijuana is 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 prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]

Getting Started

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