Breast Reduction in Puerto Vallarta

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Puerto Vallarta

Last fact-checked: 20 October 2020

In the popular Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta, it's possible to save on a variety of cosmetic procedures, including breast reduction. With Medical Departures, you can save between 50 and 70% at our quality-checked doctors and clinics.

Why Get a Breast Reduction?

While for some people large breasts may seem like a desirable body trait, many women are not happy with them. This extra weight can cause aches and pains, limit the types of physical activity one can do and create unwanted attention. Bra straps may cut into shoulders, you may have poor posture and it can also be difficult to find clothes that fit well.

Medically known as reduction mammoplasty, this surgery can give you a cup size proportionate to your body while also alleviating the problems associated with big boobs. 

Why Consider Breast Reduction in Puerto Vallarta?

Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's must-visit vacation destinations with a great year-round climate and clear blue waters. You can have your pick of the many sporting activities or simply choose to laze around and relax. You can find accommodation options to suit your budget, ranging from luxury hotels, vacation rentals to budget lodgings, along with a plethora of dining and food options. PV, as it is called, is easily accessible from the U.S. and Canada by air.

Cosmetic surgeries here are very affordable. While breast reduction surgery may be covered by medical insurance to some degree, there may be riders attached to the payment, you may encounter expensive co-pays or you may not have medical insurance at all. In such cases, when you have to pay out of your pocket, you may wish to consider affordable treatment abroad.

Why Can’t I Simply Book on My Own?

While you can search online, it should be remembered that all surgery carries some degree of risk; you don't want to be taking chances with your health when it comes to finding a reputable clinic and surgeon abroad. It can be difficult to verify information online, particularly in vies of false or exaggerated reviews on untrustworthy sites. It's always a good idea to do background checks, confirming professional memberships of surgeons and their qualifications, but it's not always easy.

When you book through Medical Departures, we help take the fear and uncertainty out of the process. We check out the qualifications, training and accreditations of the doctors, the skill of the staff and the amenities available at the clinics and hospitals. We make sure they practice superior hygiene standards and use modern, high-quality equipment and materials.

How Long Does a Breast Reduction Take and What Is the Downtime?

The surgery can take two to three hours as it involves various types of incisions; this will be discussed with the doctor beforehand. During the course of this surgery, extra fat, tissue and skin are removed before the incisions are suturing closed. Often, the nipples and areola have to be repositioned.

As the doctor removes all this excess skin and tissue, you will lose some weight and find that your breasts will be in a more elevated position. This may involve some aspects of a breast lift procedure, depending on your body type and aesthetic goals. 

As the surgery is carried out under general anesthesia, you will be advised to stay overnight in the hospital, although it can also be performed as an outpatient procedure. 

Regarding your recovery, it should be noted that:

  • You may or may not have drains put and you will have bandages.
  • You will be on antibiotics and painkillers and will require rest for a week or even two.
  • The swelling will subside over the next couple of weeks to a month.
  • It may take a couple of months for your full recovery to be complete.

What Is the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery in Puerto Vallarta?

In Puerto Vallarta, prices at our partner clinics range from US$ 3,000 to USD 5,500, which is a fraction of the cost when compared to North America. For instance, in the US, you can expect to pay between USD $5,000 and USD $12,000. Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. Please check our current prices for your selected clinic for estimated costs of treatment.

What Now?

To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, take a look at Dr. Guillermo Ramos Gallardo - Puerto Vallarta, a highly rated clinic that offers breast reduction surgery to international patients. 

Book now with Medical Departures by contacting our Customer Care Team via phone, email or online chat at no charge to you. 


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