Last fact-checked: 25 February 2020
Not a huge fan of your small breasts? Looking at affordable surgery abroad? 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 or not so that 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 can only increase the size and volume a little, so if you want 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, insurance does 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. You’ll need to find an affordable option to get the surgery done and Cebu City is certainly affordable.
The Philippines, particularly Cebu City, is a great option for surgery with its low-cost treatment and excellent healthcare facilities that meet international standards with regard to hygiene and safety.
You also get to have a holiday in Cebu City. As the second-largest city in the Philippines, it is modern with new buildings though it still has the old world charm in certain areas. What’s more, it has miles of white beaches, blue waters and marine life. It is also close to many islands and you should definitely make it a point to take at least one boat tour of island hopping and see the natural beauty of the region.
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. What is avoidable is a botched surgery if the doctor is not skilled and experienced. If you book on your own you will not be sure of your risk factors.
When you book through Medical Departures, you will have an element of safety. That is because we carry out an investigation of the credentials, qualifications and experience of the doctor. We check out the hospital or clinic to make sure that it meets international standards. We also ensure that the staff is well trained and can speak English, which is very important in a foreign country.
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 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.
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 then get the boob job done. Check out our listings for facilities offering the procedure.
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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