Last fact-checked: 13 November 2019
Thinking about options abroad for breast augmentation? In Cebu City in the Philippines, you can obtain affordable breast lift surgery without having to compromise on quality. This Medical Departures guide explains how you can get started on your journey to a bigger chest thanks to medical tourism.
Cosmetic surgery procedures cost a great deal and Cebu City offers is very reasonably priced. You can also easily fly to the Philippines from any destination in the globe, and it is particularly accessible from Australia. The international airport is a short distance away from the city and is serviced by many airlines. In fact, charter flights are also available from many countries since it is a popular holiday destination. Most medical tourists do not require a formal visa rather a one-month visa on arrival (although it is worth check current Filippino visa requirements here).
It's also worth noting that Cebu City is a great place for a holiday and welcomes huge numbers of holidaymakers every year. Sun, sea and white, sandy beaches are the main draw, as well as an abundance of exotic marine life. You can also go island hopping and there are many tour boats that take you from one island to the other. With breathtaking vistas, good climate and delicious food, you can have a great time holidaying in Cebu City.
However, you should get your activities in before your surgery as after you will not be very active; however, you can use this post-op time to rest, recuperate and simply laze around.
For medical tourists the hospitals offer excellent treatments at affordable prices; medical staff are well-qualified, highly-trained and have international professional memberships and affiliations with organizations such as ISAPS; plus, Filipinos are famously open and friendly. The other benefit is that English is spoken everywhere and is the country’s second language.
Surgery offers a permanent solution - and you can actually choose the shape and size of breasts you want, though this has to be done in consultation with the doctor as you should have breasts that suit your frame with the size in proportion to the rest of your body.
While almost all plastic surgeons in the Philippines are English speaking and well qualified, you can never tell how good and experience they are. People have bad surgical experiences and, since plastic surgery is an elective procedure, you really don’t want to take any risks, when you are spending money and going to a foreign country to have your surgery.
That is why it is best to book through Medical Departures. We have your safety at heart and we conduct post-surgery patient interviews to make sure that all went well. We investigate the accreditations and qualifications of the doctors to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications and experience. We also see that the staff is skilled and speak English and that the amenities at the clinics and hospitals meet international standards.
To get a better idea as to what information our verified listings contain, check out the excellent AOS Plastic Clinic in Cebu which offers affordable breast implant procedures for international patients.
The actual breast augmentation surgery takes around two to three hours, although the exact time really depends on the size of the implants and the kind of incisions the doctor makes. Apart from increasing the size of your breasts and giving you a better shape, this surgery can also make your breasts more symmetrical, if one of your breasts is smaller than the other. If you really need only a small size difference, then you can skip the implants and get liposuction done from any fatty area of your body and get the fat injected to increase the size of your breasts. This is a two-step procedure as the fat has to be refined before being injected.
Recovery time will be between two and three weeks. You will have drains and bandages attached and it is a good idea to spend a night in the hospital for better monitoring. For a few weeks after, you will have to wear special surgical bras. Once you have fully recovered, which for a breast lift can take between six to eight weeks, you can shop for your new bras and clothes.
In Australia, for example, this kind of cosmetic surgery can cost between AU$ 10,000 and AU$ 15,000. In Cebu City you pay a much more affordable rate of AU$ 4,000 upwards, depending on the type of implants and the place you get it done.
Please note that these are approximate figures based on clinic averages at the time of writing.
Take a look below for some convenient ways to book your free appointment for your breast lift in the Philipinnes. You can also find out more or obtain a no-obligation quote by getting in touch with our Customer Care Team.
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Odunze Millicent, MD. Breast Augmentation Recovery Overview. 29 August 2019.
Applying for a Philippine Visa. Embassy of the Philippines. Website accessed: 13 November 2019.
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