Breast Enlargement in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Enlargement in Cancun

Last fact-checked: 28 October 2020

With a breast enlargement in Cancun, you can save over 50% and recuperate following surgery in this spectacular beach destination on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. 

Why stay at home when you can really pamper yourself in an affordable luxury resort–which you’ll more than be able to experience with the savings on your surgery here.

Why Choose Cancun for Breast Enlargement?

Cancun is Mexico’s most adored tourist destination, welcoming over six million international visitors every year. Sitting pretty overlooking the Riviera Maya, the city promises miles of white-sanded coastline, superb dining and entertainment options and a wide range of hotels and resorts to suit different budgets. Before surgery, patients also have the opportunity to explore the ancient Mayan culture with several interesting sites dotted around the region. 

Americans and Canadians are frequent visitors to Cancun, but so too are Europeans and Aussies and Kiwis. It has gained a well-deserved reputation as a robust vacation destination and is now also held in high esteem in terms of medical tourism. The fact that the city's international airport is only a few hours' flight away from major cities in the States also makes it a convenient location for cosmetic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

Choosing a Reputable Surgeon and Facility in Cancun with Medical Departures

We always advise that anyone looking at any form of medical treatment abroad does their own research before they book. It’s well worth giving yourself that peace of mind, and knowing all the facts will help you to do this.

Medical Departures has over a decade of experience working with the best clinics and hospitals in dozens of locations around the world. We only work with reliable clinics so you are assured of receiving quality care and impressive results. 

In Cancun, we have partnered with a growing list of skilled surgeons, as well as Joint Commission International-accredited hospitals, with breast enlargements being one of the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures. 

Our background checks on our Cancun listings include:

  • Searching criminal/legal records
  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews
  • Verifying doctor and surgeon qualifications
  • Confirming professional memberships

What Is Involved in a Breast Enlargement Procedure?

The size of the breasts can be enhanced by a number of techniques, although most involve the placement of implants. An alternative technique, called autologous fat transfer, takes unwanted fat from another part of your body by liposuction, processes and cleanses it, and reinjects it into the breasts to add volume. This is only really suitable if your breasts are small, and you only want to increase the cup size by one.

Implants are used in the majority of breast enlargement procedures. Even then, there are several different types–saline, silicone and even soybean oil–so you will need to discuss the options with your surgeon beforehand, as well as the size and shape that you want to achieve. In most cases, silicone is the preferred material. 

The surgery can be carried out using local anesthetic and sedation as an out-patient procedure or general anesthetic, which may require an overnight stay. Small incisions are made to create a pocket for the implant to sit. These incisions may be made under the breast where it joins the chest wall, in the armpit or around the nipple.

Once the implants are in place the incisions are stitched closed. Sometimes drains are also inserted to remove unwanted fluid from the wound, which are usually removed before you go home.

What Is the Recovery Like?

  • You will feel tender and sore after surgery, and need to wear a supportive bra for several weeks.
  • You will need to restrict your activities to allow the breasts to heal but can usually return to most of your everyday activities within a week or two.
  • Many patients are back in work after around a week, depending on the nature of work.
  • Vigorous exercise, heavy lifting and strenuous activities should all be avoided for at least six weeks.
  • Always consult with your surgeon in Cancun as to when it will be safe to fly home.

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost in Cancun Compared to the United States and Canada?

The average cost of breast enlargements in Cancun is around $2,800 (GBP £2,000; AUD $4,000; €2,500) compared to $7,800 in the United States (UK £5,500; AUS $11,000, EUR €7,000).

These are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see some of the latest prices on offer, browse these top three MD-verified clinics in Cancun for breast enlargement (implants):

How Do I Book?

Find out more about our quality-checked surgeons in Cancun who offer first-class breast enlargement surgery to international patients visiting Mexico.

Book your free appointment directly through our site and look forward to savings of more than 50% in Cancun. Alternatively, you can connect with the Medical Departures Customer Care Team at no charge, any time of the day or night. We can address any questions or concerns you might have.


Number of international tourist arrivals in Cancún, Mexico from 2016 to 2019. Statista. 2020.

Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 28 October 2020.

Breast Implants. WebMD. Website accessed: 27 october 2020.

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