Last fact-checked: 25 February 2020
Are you seeking affordable ways to plump up your breasts? Consider getting a breast enlargement in Cebu City in the Philippines. Booking through Medical Departures can save you thousands at one of our quality-checked clinics.
Breast enlargement (or breast augmentation) normally involves the insertion of implants, which can be made of silicone or saline.
Both silicone and saline implants come in different volume sizes and have their own pros and cons that you should discuss with the doctor. Another issue that must be decided on early is whether you need to have the option to breastfeed post-surgery so the surgery can be planned accordingly.
In some instances, breast enlargement can be done without using implants, by injecting fat harvested from your body. However, this will only increase the size and volume a little; if you are seeking a big size difference then the fat transfer method may not be right for you.
When breast enlargement is sought after simply because you have small breasts, it will fall under the category of cosmetic surgery. As such, your health insurance plan will not cover the costs. Even for reconstructive breast surgery post-cancer, insurance may not cover all the costs, or try and deny coverage for a variety of reasons (check beforehand with your health plan provider).
The Philippines, particularly Cebu City, is a great option for surgery with its low-cost treatment and excellent healthcare facilities that meet international quality and safety standards.
You also get to have a holiday in Cebu City. As the second-largest city in the Philippines, it is modern but still carries Old World charm in certain areas. What’s more, you have access to miles of white beaches, blue waters and marine life, for a pre-procedure holiday, or to recuperate from you treatment in a chill environment.
Any surgery carries with it certain risks: allergies, infections, various reactions, bleeding and other problems. While many of these can be avoided or the risk reduced in the hands of a competent doctor and a good hospital, stray cases still occur.
When you book through Medical Departures, you will enjoy an extra layer of assurance. With each facility, we carry out an investigation of the credentials, qualifications and experience of the hospital or clinic to make sure they meet international standards.
Breast enlargement surgery can take between one to three hours. Most likely you will be under general anesthesia and should ideally spend a night in the hospital. The surgeon will make the incisions as required and as pre-decided (under the breasts, in the armpits or in the center). The implants are then put in and the skin stitched back. You will have surgical dressings and bandages subsequently.
Post-surgery you will be in pain and have to take painkillers and antibiotics. You may have drains put in and you will also have to go for follow up appointments as required (some of which may be done after you are back home). You should estimate a minimum of a week off from work, though you may stay away for two weeks. You should be able to resume most activities within four to six weeks as long as you take care to follow doctor's orders.
The cost of cosmetic breast enlargement surgery in Australia can range from AU$ 10,000 to AU$ 15,000. In Cebu City, you can pay as little as AU$ 4,200 for the same procedure. [Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]
If you are tired of wearing padded bras and inserts, check out our listings for facilities offering breastwork.
Get started by taking a look at AOS Plastic Clinic, one of the top facilities in Cebu City for breast enlargement surgery. Book with Medical Departures to pay the best prices and enjoy 24-hour assistance from our dedicated Customer Care Team.
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