Breast Reduction in Cebu City

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Cebu City

Last fact-checked: 25 August 2020

A medical holiday to the Philippines can save you thousands on surgery, with breast reduction in Cebu City costing a fraction of the price in countries like Australia and the US.

The Philippines as a medical tourism destination has it all: sun, sea, sand, and affordable surgical expertise available at our quality-checked clinics. Discover more with Medical Departures.

Why Go for a Breast Reduction?

Big breasts are the envy of many women, but not always if you are naturally blessed with them. Big boobs can cause a number of problems, such as:

  • Severe backaches and shoulder pains due to excess weight
  • Difficulty finding bras and clothes that fit
  • Skin infections under your breasts due to weight and friction
  • Psychological and emotional problems due to having a larger bust than others

Fortunately, breast reduction surgery is quite straightforward; it involves cutting out excess skin and tissue and putting the breasts back together. Those who have had the surgery done say that they feel much better with their smaller sized breasts. Once you have the surgery and your breasts have assumed their final shape, you will be able to find bras and a variety of different clothing that fit.

Why Consider a Breast Reduction in Cebu City?

Breast reduction surgery in Cebu City comes at an affordable price without strings attached. While some insurance companies will pay for the cost of this surgery if it is necessary for medical reasons, they may require some co-pay or there may be many riders attached. If you don’t want to get caught up in paperwork or your medical insurance will not reimburse for this procedure, then Cebu City is a great option.

You can combine a vacation in Cebu City along with cosmetic surgery as it is a great holiday destination attracting tourists from all over the globe. The country is easily accessible from Australia via direct flights; from most advanced countries you don’t need a visa as you obtain a one month visa on arrival.  

Why Book with Medical Departures? 

Cebu City boasts a growing medical tourism industry; however, as with any country in the world, you will find variance in quality, reliability and service amongst surgeons and clinics. This is why it's important to take the time to get to know about your procedure; for example, organizations like the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons can help you learn more about quality standards worldwide. 

Medical tourists can find dozens of world-class clinics and surgeons in the Philippines on our site. We have done all the due diligence for you; when you book through Medical Departures, you can be more confident your surgery is performed by doctors whose qualifications and credentials have been checked. We also make sure that the clinics or hospitals we list on our website meet our exacting standards regarding hygiene levels, state of the art equipment and other criteria.

Get started now by taking a look at AOS Plastic Clinic in Cebu City that offers breast reduction surgery to international patients. 

How Long Does a Breast Reduction Take and What Is the Estimated Recovery Period?

Breast reduction surgery is relatively straightforward and you can spend between three and five hours in surgery. That is because the surgeon has to make incisions at a pre-decided area on your body, remove excess tissue, reshape the breasts, perhaps reposition the nipples and then place the sutures. You will most likely be under general anesthesia and perhaps stay overnight in the hospital. As the doctor removes tissue and skin, you will lose some weight immediately.

After surgery, you will have bandages and drains, need antibiotics and painkillers. You will need to take care of cleaning the drains as recommended and take other precautions as well (such as sleeping on your back). You will also need special surgical support bras for the recommended time. You should estimate at least two weeks off work and a total of six weeks for recovery.

How Much Can I Save on Breast Reduction Surgery in Cebu City?

In Cebu City, this surgery starts at an affordable rate of AU$ 4,300.

Similar surgery in Australia, for example, can cost between AU$ 12,000 and AU$ 18,000. While in Australia you may be eligible for some insurance rebate, you will likely pay much more than the cost of the surgery in Cebu City. 

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

What's Next?

Don’t suffer from aches and pains due to big boobs. Book your reduction mammoplasty with Medical Departures today, directly through our site or by calling our Customer Care Team (via our toll-free number). 


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