Breast Reduction in Mexicali

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Mexicali

Last fact-checked: 20 October 2020

Receiving a breast reduction in Mexicali is an effective, more affordable way for patients to correct asymmetrical breasts or reduce size due to medical issues, such as back and neck pain.

Excess weight related to large breasts can make it difficult to lead a fully active life. Overly large breasts can also cause other problems, including skin irritation under the breast crease and even indentations in the shoulders from bra straps.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

While breast reduction surgery is most commonly associated with women, men can also benefit from this procedure. Breast reduction may be a good option for men and women who are physically healthy, have realistic expectations, and have been considering reducing their breast size for a while (rather than it being an impulsive decision). 

Why Consider Having Breast Reduction Surgery in Mexicali?

For patients from the United States and Canada, traveling to Mexico for a breast reduction can be a cost-effective, convenient option. Not only is Mexico easily reachable from most parts of North America by flying or even driving, but the quality of the private healthcare available in Mexico is rated as excellent—with prices 50-70% less than back home. 

Mexico has served as a popular destination for travelers from around the world, including North Americans and Canadians, for many years. Given the level of expertise combined with the low prices available in medical destinations throughout the country, as well as along the border, it is little wonder that so many people are now seeking medical care in Mexico. In addition to taking advantage of affordably priced, high-quality healthcare, travelers can also enjoy a relaxing getaway.

Mexicali itself, located right on the border, offers plenty in the way of shopping, accommodation options, restaurants and a few attractions to check out if time is on your side. 

How Long Does a Breast Reduction Take and What Should I Expect from Recovery?

Upon your arrival in Mexicali for a breast reduction, you will meet with your surgeon, who will discuss your medical history with you as well as why you are seeking a breast reduction. During your consultation, they may measure your breasts and take photos while also discussing the amount of tissue to be removed to achieve your goals. Certain scans may be performed. 

Breast reduction surgery is typically carried out under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make several incisions, making it possible to remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Liposuction may be necessary to remove large amounts of excess skin and fatty tissue. Additionally, the surgeon may reduce, lift, and shape underlying breast tissue. If necessary, the areola may be reduced by removing skin along the perimeter.

Finally, the surgeon will reposition the nipples if needed. Incisions will be closed with sutures deep inside the breast tissue to assist in supporting your newly shaped breasts. Adhesives and/or surgical tape will be used for closing the incisions.

Patients are generally able to see immediate results following a breast reduction procedure. Post-surgical swelling will resolve over time, and incisions will fade.

Things to note about your recovery:

  • You should expect to take a minimum of one week off from work following a breast reduction surgery. Depending on the nature of your occupation, you may need to take off even more time from work.
  • During your recovery time, you should cease physical activity, including heavy lifting for a minimum of one month following your procedure.
  • Expect to experience some breast pain and discomfort after your surgery.
  • Your doctor may prescribe oral painkillers to help alleviate discomfort.

What Is the Cost of a Breast Reduction in Mexico Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost of breast reduction surgery in Mexicali is $3,900 (AUD $5,517, GBP £2,688, EUR €3,494) compared to over $10,00 in the United States.

These are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see some of the latest prices on offer, take a look at these clinics in Mexicali for breast reduction surgery:

Finding Reputable Clinics with Medical Departures

It is certainly worth keeping in mind that not all healthcare facilities are alike. Therefore, it is important to carefully choose a clinic and physician. We understand the importance of this at Medical Departures and take every step necessary to list only medical facilities and physicians with whom we feel comfortable. We conduct extensive background checks, including legal and criminal records.

Additionally, we take the time to confirm professional memberships and qualifications. Such professional memberships and accreditations are vital to ensuring quality healthcare and your peace of mind. 

How Do I Book?

See the quality on offer in Mexicali with our full list of breast reduction clinics here

Compare prices, read past patient reviews and see surgeon profiles on our verified clinic listing pages. To book, see below for ways to schedule an appointment, or connect with our Customer Care Team to discuss any aspect of your trip to Mexicali for a breast reduction.


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