Breast Reduction in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Cancun

Find out about Breast Reduction in Cancun with Medical Departures. Large boobs may be the envy of some people, but if you have them you may feel embarrassed or encumbered by them, and that’s not even including the discomfort and pain they may cause you because of their weight.

Having large breasts may seem like a blessing to some but they are limiting - strappy and strapless tops are almost always out of the question; you may have to hold on to your chest while you run; bra straps dig in and you may suffer from back or neck pain.

Why get a Breast Reduction in Cancun?

Cancun is an idyllic destination – beautiful beaches surrounded by the turquoise ocean – the perfect destination to really relax, unwind and recuperate. It is, of course, an established holiday destination and is therefore equipped with all the services and amenities you would expect. If you are recovering from surgery you want to make sure that everything you need is within easy reach.

Its reputation as a holiday location has meant that medical tourists have also started coming here for dental, medical and surgical work. There are a range of established clinics in Cancun catering specifically to international tourists and they have the best facilities, expertise and prices to make the whole experience worthwhile for their clients.

However, you shouldn’t take that as read. Like any purchase (and cosmetic surgery is a purchase), you should do your own research before taking the plunge. This means finding out about the location – will it suit - as well as enquiring about clinics and doctors credentials?

Medical Departures takes this aspect particularly seriously, which is why we do onsite visits to all the clinics/doctors listed on our website. We also check doctor qualifications and professional memberships, check criminal records and verify real patient testimonials. If we’re not happy, we don’t list, so you are always assured that the clinics on our site have met our criteria and have worthy credentials

How long is the breast reduction procedure and what happens during surgery?

The length of the operation will depend on how much tissue you have removed. Sometimes there may be two surgeons working - one on each breast – which will obviously speed things up. Surgery usually takes between 90 minutes and 3 hours.

Prior to the operation your surgeon will have used a marker pen to indicate the incision areas on your breasts. You will be given a general anesthetic and although there are a number of different techniques, breast reduction usually begins with moving the nipple and areola (the colored part around the nipple) to its new position. The excess tissue and skin is the removed and the remaining breast reshaped to create a smaller, lifted breast.

How long is the recovery period for breast reduction?

After surgery you will be stiff, tender, swollen and sore. You will be bandaged tightly, and you may have drains to move fluid away from the wounds. Pain medication will help relieve symptoms, and you will be encouraged to move around as this will help to reduce swelling and speed the recovery process. After about a week you should be moving a lot more freely. Stitches will be removed after 10 days, but it is typically 2-3 weeks before the swelling has gone down considerably.

Most people usually return to work after the stiches have been removed, but you will not be able to do anything too strenuous, including vigorous exercise, for 6 weeks. It may take up to 6 months’ before you are fully healed.

What is the cost of a Breast Reduction in Cancun compared to the United States?

The average cost of breast reductions in Cancun is 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).

What now?

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