Last fact-checked: 14 October 2020
Breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. With more women than ever seeking this procedure, prices in countries like the US, UK and Australia are on the increase.
This is why more patients are looking abroad for more affordable breast implants, with the aim of increasing their size, as well as self-confidence, without paying the high price tag.
Medical Departures has partnered with hundreds of clinics in dozens of attractive global destinations where you can find affordable breast enlargement surgery without compromising on quality. Keep reading to learn more.
Women have lots of different motives for having their breasts enlarged – from reconstruction after surgery such as breast removal, to balancing out uneven breast size, to increasing volume after pregnancy or weight loss. Many simply want to increase their self-confidence with a more preferred body image.
Whatever your reasons, there are highly-experienced surgeons throughout the world who can help you achieve the look you desire.
However, it is worthwhile bearing in mind that the surgery may not correct drooping breasts, and you may need a breast lift procedure as well to realize your expectations.
Also known as breast augmentation surgery, the size of the breasts can be increased in two main ways:
Liposuction (fat transfer)
This uses fat removed from another part of the body which is injected into the breasts (also known as autologous fat transfer). This option achieves natural-looking results, but is only really advocated if you are looking for a small increase in size whereas it's common for implants to boost size by more than one size.
The majority of people undergoing breast enlargement have breast implants, which can be made from a number of different materials:
You will be able to discuss all the options fully with your surgeon before your surgery takes place, who will outline all the pros and cons of each method, as well as discussing how large you want to go.
Most breast enlargement surgery takes between one and two hours.
There are a number of slightly different techniques for inserting breast implants, depending on what is most suitable for your particular circumstances, and your surgeon’s preferred way of doing things. For instance, they can be placed under or over the pectoral muscle and through incisions made:
The fat transfer method requires two procedures:
After your surgery, the incisions will be stitched and you may be dressed in compression garments to assist the healing. Drainage tubes may be inserted to draw fluid away from the wounds.
In the United States, the price of this surgery is around $11,500, compared to
Take a look through our lists of clinics above or browse our global listings pages for breast enlargements here.
Once you have decided, book through our site to secure the best prices online or chat with our Customer Care Team to learn more about how Medical Departures can help you.
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