Breast Enlargement in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Enlargement in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 14 October 2020

Make substantial savings on cosmetic surgery by booking your breast enlargement in Tijuana with Medical Departures.

More North Americans than ever before are traveling to Tijuana to take advantage of a range of affordable, safe medical and dental treatments - with breast augmentation surgery like this being one of the most sought-after procedures. 

Why Go to Tijuana for a Breast Enlargement?

This Mexican border city promises a convenient location for Americans and Canadians thanks to major international airports situated in San Diego and Tijuana - and for patients living in the southern United States, it’s only a drive over the border.

The recovery time for breast enlargement surgery is fairly minimal, and so you don’t necessarily have to go for a 2-week medical vacation, which is another reason why Tijuana is so popular with many Americans and Canadians who may be pushed for time.

Tijuana boasts contemporary hospitals and clinics, equipped with the latest technology allowing them to deliver a level of care and aesthetic results on a par with facilities in the United States. Medical centers are staffed with well-qualified professionals (many of whom have trained in the United States) who possess the requisite skills and expertise in specialist areas of surgery, including breast augmentation. 

Medical tourism is on the rise in Mexico, and the additional revenue that this brings in to private healthcare facilities is reinvested to ensure the facilities remain at the top of their game, which, in turn, encourages international patients to keep on coming.

Of course, lower prices are the number one reason why patients cross borders for medical and cosmetic treatment – and for breast enlargements in Tijuana, savings of at least 50% are not unusual.

Finding a Reputable Breast Augmentation Specialist in Tijuana

Medical Departures has used the successful formula of our sister site, Dental Departures, to bring patients together with overseas providers to offer them reliable information for choosing high-quality surgeons and facilities.

Our background checks establish reputable medical personnel and clinics so patients can book with confidence and look forward to favorable outcomes. Booking with us also guarantees you the best prices online, as well as 24-hour customer service support before, during and after your medical trip to Mexico. 

What Happens During a Breast Enlargement Procedure?

Breasts can be made larger either by using implants, or by a method called autologous fat transfer – where the fat is removed from one part of your body, cleansed and processed, and reinjected into the breasts. This method is only suitable if you want a small increase in size and is usually performed if you are having liposuction to another part of your body.

The majority of patients opt for implants, which can be made from silicone, saline or other biocompatible materials, such as soybean oil.

Regarding the procedure, it should be noted that:

  • The breast implant procedure doesn’t usually require an overnight stay in hospital.
  • It typically takes between one and two hours to complete.
  • Before surgery, your surgeon will already have talked over with you the type of implants you want.
  • The procedure begins with an anesthetic and once you are asleep the surgeon makes small incisions in the breast.
  • There are some different methods for inserting implants depending on what is suitable for your particular case, and your surgeon’s preference.
  • The incisions may be made under the armpit, around the colored part of the nipple, or underneath the breast and the implants may be placed below or above the pectoral muscle.
  • Once the implants are in place, the incisions are stitched and compression garments or bandages put on to help the healing process.
  • Some surgeons place drains to remove fluid from the wounds.

How long is the recovery time after breast enlargement?

Following surgery:

  • You will feel uncomfortable, and there will be some swelling and bruising.
  • Pain medication is normally prescribed to manage this over the next few days.
  • Compared to other surgeries, the recovery time is relatively quick and many people are back at work within a week.
  • Do consult with your surgeon in Tijuana as to when you will be able to go home; whether you are a passenger in a car or having to fly back will have a bearing on this. 
  • Over the next six weeks, you will need to take things easy with no heavy lifting or vigorous exercise.

What Is the Cost of Breast Enlargements in Tijuana Compared to the US or Canada?

The average cost of breast implants in Tijuana is around $4,0000, compared to around $8,000 in the United States.

Please note that these are average estimates. Take a look at the recommended breast enlargement clinics below to compare some of the latest prices:

What's Next?

Check out our listings for quality surgeons and clinics.

To book, the Medical Departures Customer Care Team can be reached at any time of day or night. They can give you a free quote, help out with planning your trip and answer any questions you have about breast enlargements in Tijuana.


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