Last fact-checked: 14 October 2020
A breast enlargement in Costa Rica can help women not only increase their cup size but also their self-confidence - all while enjoying the stunning natural beauty of this Latin American country.
And the best part? You can save thousands compared to prices back home when booking at one of our verified breast augmentation specialists here.
A breast enlargement, often referred to as breast augmentation, involves having implants inserted under the breasts, thus expanding the size of the bust line, as well as offering an improved body contour.
Suitable candidates include:
With three Joint Commission International-accredited hospitals, Costa Rica has become renowned for its private healthcare services that welcome international patients from across the world. Particularly, Americans are able to quickly reach Costa Rica via a short flight from most major US cities.
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.
Medical Departures is here to help you with this whole process. In our listings, 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.
Take a look at the quality on offer in Costa Rica with these three clinics for breast enlargements (implants):
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. The general steps are summarized below:
Regarding your recovery, it should be noted that:
The average cost of a breast enlargement procedure in Costa Rica is approximately $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.
Please note: these are approximate figures calculated at the time of writing. Check our clinic listing pages to compare updated prices for breast enlargements in Costa Rica.
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