Breast Reduction in Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Mexico City

Last fact-checked: 5 February 2020

Looking at affordable options for breast reduction? In Mexico City, you can undergo this for thousands less when booking with Medical Departures. Our site lets you find quality surgeons and clinics to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s for cosmetic or health reasons.

Why Consider Breast Reduction?

Large breasts can cause excessive physical discomfort; this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Severe backache

  • Skin irritation

  • Pain in the neck

  • Poor posture

  • Grooves that develop on the shoulders as a result of bra straps sinking into the skin

  • Being unable to take part in various sports activities or exercise properly

Some women also suffer from psychological distress as a result of having large breasts, since they are not able to take part in daily life exercises, such as jogging or running. Distress may also be worsened as a result of harassment and unwanted attention from members of the opposite sex and even the same sex, as well as depression.

When determining whether or not a woman is eligible to undergo this procedure, the doctor may look at various factors, such as the size of the woman’s breasts, her weight and whether or not she is a smoker.

Why Should I Undergo a Breast Reduction in Mexico City?

Traveling to Mexico City for a breast reduction offers the chance to make substantial savings. Even including flights and accommodation charges for the duration of your stay, you are still more than likely going to save thousands overall as this procedure is rarely fully covered by health insurance.  

For Americans and Canadians especially, short flight times at reasonable prices is also a huge advantage, plus you can enjoy a break in Mexico’s capital city.

The standards in Mexico are generally very good with clinics meeting internationally recognized standards and surgeons who are certificated, many with memberships of international professional organizations, like Ithe SAPS.

At Medical Departures, we ensure that all medical providers we list on our website undergo a thorough background check before they are considered eligible. Our checks include:

  • Searching criminal/legal records

  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews

  • Verifying doctor and surgeon qualifications

  • Confirming professional memberships

  • Conducting onsite visits

You can find a wealth of information on each of our listings to help you choose the right facility for your needs. Check out clinic photos, prices and location maps at these top-rated clinics in Mexico City for breast reduction:

What Happens During the Procedure?

As in most cases, if the breast reduction surgery is carried out on both breasts, then the entire process is carried out under general anesthesia and it can take from two to four hours. The patient is advised to stay at the hospital for a day or two following the procedure.

The procedure itself can span out in different ways depending upon which technique the surgeon wishes to use. However, the method that is chosen for the procedure usually depends on the size of the woman’s breasts and the ultimate results that she is after.

You can read about what the different types of breast reduction surgery entail here

What Is the Recovery Period?

In general, women are advised to rest for an additional two to six weeks after the surgical procedure, but the variation in this recovery time period is due to the difference from patient to patient. The patient’s age, health and fitness level are all factors that will determine how quickly she is going to recover from this surgery. Women who are younger and otherwise medically and physically fit are likely to recover much faster from the procedure compared to those who are older and/or have other medical complications.

After surgery, patients can also expect to feel a soreness in their breasts for a couple of weeks after the procedure.

It is important to remember that it can take several weeks or even a couple of months for the final results of the surgical procedure to become fully obvious.

How Much Can I Save on Breast Reduction in Mexico City Compared to the US and Canada?

Breast reductions in Mexico City are around $3,000 (GBP £2,000; AUD $4,000; €2,500) compared to $12,000 in the United States (UK £8,500; AUS $17,000, EUR €11,000).

[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]

What Now?

Discover our full list of verified clinics in Mexico City for breast reduction here

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