Breast Enlargement in Costa Rica

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Enlargement in Costa Rica

Choosing to have a breast enlargement in Costa Rica can help women who feel self-conscious about the size of their bust line improve their self-image while simultaneously enjoying the incredible natural beauty of this Latin American country.

A breast enlargement is also sometimes referred to as breast enhancement and involves having implants inserts under the breasts, thus expanding the size of the bust line as well as offering an improved body contour.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Enlargement in Costa Rica?

Women who feel their breasts are too small or who have undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer are often good candidates for this procedure. Additionally, a woman who has one breast that is larger than the other breast may benefit from a breast enlargement procedure. You should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations to be a good candidate for this procedure.

Why Have a Breast Enlargement Performed in Costa Rica?

With three Joint Commission International accredited hospitals, Costa Rica is renowned for its leading healthcare. Americans can quickly reach Costa Rica aboard a flight of less than three hours, making the Latin American country a convenient option for patients from the United States. Over the last few years, an increasing number of medical tourists have opted to travel to Costa Rica to take advantage of lower healthcare costs, English-speaking doctors with impeccable credentials, and the country's spectacular natural beauty and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Whether taking a zipline canopy tour over the lush rainforest, taking a relaxing stroll along one of the pristine beaches, or admiring one of the country's breathtaking waterfalls, Costa Rica offers plenty of attractions for medical travelers to enjoy before or after their procedure.

In planning to have breast enlargement performed in Costa Rica, prospective patients should take the time to ensure they select a clinic and surgeon with a good reputation and solid credentials. We are here to help at Medical Departures. On our list, you will only find clinics that have undergone our stringent background check. Our vetting process includes verifying credentials and professional memberships as well as performing civil and criminal checks. While credentials are important, we also want to know what other patients have to say, so we perform real patient interviews. Prior to completing our review process, we visit the facilities in person.

How Long Does a Breast Enlargement Take and What Should I Expect from Recovery?

A breast enlargement procedure typically begins with a consultation with your surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your goals, including your desired breast size. The procedure itself generally lasts between one and two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make several incisions in the breast area, including under the breast, near the areola, and in the armpit. It may also be necessary for an incision to be made in the navel to accommodate the insertion of an endoscope to help guide the surgeon. Next, a pocket will be created for the placement of the implants. At the conclusion of the procedure, your incisions will be closed and bandages applied.

When you awaken from your procedure, you may experience some discomfort and will be given pain medication to help manage your pain. You should also expect drain tubes to be present to help alleviate swelling. Patients also typically experience some swelling and bruising, which should subside within a few months. After the swelling has diminished, you should be able to see the final results of your breast enlargement within six months.

Patients are generally advised to avoid any strenuous activities for several weeks after their procedure. After the drain tubes are removed, which usually takes place within 48 hours, patients can shower. You may also be advised to wear a support bra for up to two weeks after your procedure. Depending on the nature of your occupation, you should be able to return to work within a few days.

What Is the Cost of Breast Enlargement in Costa Rica Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost of a breast enlargement procedure in Costa Rica is about $3,200 (EUR €2,927, GBP £2,306, AUD $4,490) compared to $11,500 (GBP £7,929 AUD $16,276, EUR €10,305) in the United States.

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