Breast Reduction in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 12 October 2020

Discover quality-checked surgeons and facilities for breast reduction in Tijuana.

No longer do you have to endure the discomfort or embarrassment of large breasts, and with savings of around 50% in Mexico, you don't have to break the bank, either.

Why Consider a Breast Reduction in Tijuana?

Breast reduction may be a consideration if the size of your breasts is causing pain in your back, neck or shoulders, or if the weight makes wearing a bra uncomfortable as the straps dig in. You may also be embarrassed by their size and find it difficult to buy clothes that fit.

Breast reduction surgery is also available for men who suffer with a condition called gynecomastia, where breast tissue enlarges abnormally.

For American patients looking to save on the cost of this procedure, Tijuana offers more affordable options with a number of highly-rated breast reduction specialists in the city. 

The border city is also easy to reach, especially if you are based in the south, and has an abundance of quality hotels in which you can relax during your post-surgery recuperation.

The Benefits of Booking with Medical Departures

When looking at cosmetic surgery options, we can’t stress enough the importance of finding reliable surgeons and facilities. Medical Departures only partners with providers that meet our strict criteria, and we have a multi-stage process that determines whether they will be listed on our website. This include:

The facilities across Mexico we have partnered with are new and modern, equipped with the latest technological advances and staffed with medical and ancillary teams who are professional, conscientious and above-all well-qualified.

This is particularly true of metropolitan areas like Tijuana, as these locations are popular with international patients in terms of accessibility and the additional services and amenities that foreign visitors would expect.

What Does a Breast Reduction Procedure Involve?

Breast reduction surgery may be carried out as an out-patient procedure, or you may need to stay in the hospital overnight. In both cases, you will be given general anesthesia to put you to sleep during the operation.

In summary, the procedure involves:

  • Incisions being made around the nipple and down the breast which forms an opening to remove the breast tissue and fat.
  • The loose skin will then be removed, your nipple repositioned and the incisions stitched closed.
  • You will be wrapped in surgical bandages and you may need to wear a surgical bra to help the healing process.

The surgery takes, on average, around two or three hours, but this may take longer depending on the complexity of the work required. 

How Long Is the Recovery Time After Breast Reduction Surgery?

  • For a few days after surgery, you will feel sore and stiff, and you may feel tired.
  • You will be given painkillers to help with the discomfort and this will also help with swelling and bruising.
  • You should begin to feel a little better each day, but you should take it slowly and not do anything too strenuous.
  • You should be engaging in your everyday activities within two weeks, but it will take at least six weeks before you can embark on vigorous exercise or heavy lifting.
  • The scars will fade to pink and then to white after about a year.

What Is the Cost of a Breast Reduction in Tijuana Compared to the United States and Canada?

In Tijuana, breast reduction surgery averages at around $2,500, whereas in the United States the average price is around $6,000.

Note: these are approximate averages at the time of writing. See our Tijuana listings below to compare more up-to-date prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles and past patient reviews:

What's Next?

Check out our listings for quality surgeons who perform breast reduction surgery in Tijuana. 

If you're ready to book see below to arrange an appointment or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you've any questions about breast reduction in Tijuana.


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