Last fact-checked: 17 August 2020
Are you considering a breast lift in the Philippines? Restore your more youthful shape and perhaps combine the procedure with a breast augmentation or reduction to achieve the best results.
The shape of your breasts is influenced by several factors, including genetics, aging, weight fluctuation or pregnancy. A breast lift can provide the solution, with the chance to save up to 70% with Medical Departures.
With procedures costing a fraction of the price at home, the Philippines provides the ideal opportunity to combine medical treatment with an exotic holiday abroad (or a chill recovery after your procedure). With modern facilities and highly-trained doctors, many of whom are affiliated to international professional organizations such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, your treatment and aftercare will be just as good as anywhere else in the world.
You can find a list of verified clinics and hospitals on our site to help you select the best option for your breast lift. We have visited all of these places to confirm their suitability and facilities. We also run background checks to verify qualifications and post former patient reviews for further reference.
With medical tourism on the increase, the Philippines is becoming an increasingly popular destination. Comprising over 7,000 islands, the country boasts a winning combination of stunning beaches, exotic rainforests and breath-taking peaks and volcanoes. It is one of 18 megadiverse countries in the world, so named because of its unique flora and fauna.
Filipino culture has been heavily influenced by Spain and America, which gives the islands an air of familiarity, and there are no language barriers as most Filipinos doctors and service personnel speak English. Filipinos are famed for their friendly and caring nature, so where better to recover after your breast lift surgery?
Undergoing a breast lift procedure could be the answer if:
your breasts lack firmness
they are of a different size
they are relatively small
you are not breast-feeding
you don’t intend to become pregnant in the future
A breast lift procedure involves the removal of loose, excess skin and breast tissue via an incision. Repositioning of the areola (the dark area around the nipple) higher up on the breast may also be required.
The procedure is often carried out in conjunction with a breast implant to achieve the most effective reshaping and resizing of the breasts.
A breast lift procedure generally takes from one to three hours to complete, although you will be asked to stay at your chosen facility for several hours afterward.
Once your anesthetic has worn off, you will probably be in some discomfort. You should expect to be bandaged and, possibly, have surgical drains in place.
The day after your surgery, you should get up and about and move around to help promote healing. You should avoid straining, lifting or bending, and it will be several days before you will be able to get around comfortably.
Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks but, depending on the nature of your job, you should be able to return to work after one week.
One week after your surgery, your stitches will be removed. Most normal activities should be possible after several weeks, but it can take up to six months for you to be fully healed.
In terms of how long you will need to stay in the country following your surgery, you will need at least a few days to rest up before flying; always consult with your chosen surgeon before planning your trip.
Prices vary widely depending on the nature of your surgery, but in the Philippines breast lifts cost, on average, around AUD $4,400 (US $3,100, CAD $4,400, £2,200 GBP, €2,800). This can be compared to AUD $15,800 (US $11,000, CAD $15,400, £7,700 GBP, €9,800) in Australia.
Prices vary, depending on which country you go to, but you can usually make savings around 70% in most cases, and sometimes even more.
To get started, check out three of our partner clinics in the Philippines that offer breast lift surgery to international patients:
[Please note: the above-listed clinics are all based in the capital, Manila]
Read more about our quality-assured clinics in the country and what they can offer you.
See below to book an appointment, or to get in touch with our Customer Care Team to discuss any aspect of your breast lift in the Philippines. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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