Breast Augmentation in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation in Cancun

Last fact-checked: 17 November 2022

Find out how to save 60% (compared to US prices) on breast augmentations in Cancun with this Medical Departures guide.

Still one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures the world over, savvy patients are traveling to Mexico’s Mayan Riviera for treatment—plus the chance to enjoy a vacation before surgery. 

Discover our quality-checked Cancun clinics and save by booking your treatment directly through our site.

Why Should I Choose Cancun for Breast Augmentation?

Cancun offers high-quality health services at very competitive prices, with around 10,000 international patients visiting each year for medical treatment. 

For patients coming from the US and Canada in particular, Cancun is only a short flight from most major cities. For visitors from other parts of the world, its renowned reputation as one of Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations undoubtedly holds some sway for medical tourists.

Our partner facilities in the area are modern with state-of-the-art equipment and medical staff whose expertise and qualifications are excellent. In fact, many surgeons in Mexico opt for further training and memberships of US Boards, as well as international professional organizations.

Obviously choosing to have any cosmetic surgery is a big decision, especially if you opt to travel abroad, and should be something you take seriously by weighing up all the pros and cons. While cost is likely to be a major consideration, it shouldn’t be the only one; it’s important to check out your surgeon’s credentials and ensure you’re happy with your choice.

We know this isn’t always easy to do when you’re in another country, which is why we’ve done the hard work already. All our listings are pre-checked. We conduct onsite visits, collect patient reviews, verify qualifications, confirm professional memberships and look for criminal records or legal proceedings. You will only find a provider listed on our site when we are satisfied that all our criteria have been met.

For instance, these three Cancun clinics listed on our site have received excellent reviews from our clients:

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

Breast size can be increased either by using implants or a method called autologous fat transfer, which is when fat is taken from one part of the body and put somewhere else (after being processed and cleansed).

The fat transfer method is only really suitable if you have small breasts and only really want to go up a size—otherwise, you will probably need implants. Your surgeon will discuss the options with you and talk you through the various implants, for example, saline, silicone or other option, such as soybean oil, as well as the size and shape you’d prefer.

There are various techniques your surgeon can use for the procedure with regard to where the incisions are made, which can be around the areola (the colored part of the nipple), under the armpit or underneath the breast. The implants will be inserted through the incision and the wounds stitched closed.

How Long Is the Recovery Time for Breast Augmentation?

Many people who have breast augmentation are back in work within a week— the recovery time is remarkably quick. Stiffness and tenderness are normal and you will have to make sure you don’t do any heavy lifting or overstretching for the next few weeks. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for six weeks.

If you plan to combine your treatment with a holiday in Cancun, make sure you get any strenuous activities or watersports out of the way before surgery. 

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost in Cancun Compared to the United States and Canada?

The average cost of breast augmentation in Cancun is around $2,800 (GBP £2,000; AUD $4,000; €2,500). 

This can be compared to $7,800 in the United States (UK £5,500; AUS $11,000, EUR €7,000). [Please note: these are average price comparisons calculated at the time of writing.]

What next?

Check our full list of quality-checked surgeons and clinics for breast augmentation in Cancun and book with Medical Departures to save over $5,000 compared to back home. Or if you are ready to book your appointment you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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