Breast Reduction in Manila

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Reduction in Manila

You’ve had enough of the pain and discomfort of carrying around your extremely large breasts and are ready to make a change. Consider getting a Breast Reduction, in Manila.

Large breasts have been recognized as a health problem when they cause pain, discomfort, or limit your ability to do everyday things. Your breasts can be resized to be in better proportion to your body, eliminating the almost full body pain and discomfort.

Am I a good candidate for Breast Reduction?

You may be if:

The size of your breasts makes everyday activities difficult.
Your large breasts are causing pain and discomfort including posture-induced thoracic outlet syndrome, headaches, neck pain, shortness of breath, pain from bra strap pressure
Why Should I get my Breast Reduction in Manila?

Manila has developed a network of skilled and experienced surgeons, as well as excellent facilities. You might be asking why you should travel all the way to Manila for your procedure, especially if the providers are just as good at home as they are in Manila. The quick answer is: Price. Even when you combine the cost of travel and accommodations with the price of the procedure, you will still save about 50-90% in comparison to staying home to have the procedure. When you also consider the possibility of rolling in a mini vacation to experience the unique blend of Malay, Spanish and American culture infusing the Manila experience – it might be the icing on the cake.

What is the cost of Breast Reduction in Manila?

The average cost of Breast Reduction in Manila is around AUD $4,839(NZ $5,280, UK £2,530, EUR €3,271, CAN $4,800, USD $3,600). That is an incredible savings compared to the cost of having the treatment at home - $16,417 in Australia. (NZ $17,913, UK £8,583 EUR €11,098, CAN $16,284, USD $12,214).

How can I be sure of the quality of Breast Reduction in Manila, Philippines?

You’d do the same research for a surgeon in Manila as you would for a surgeon at home. Research the surgeon’s area of expertise, education, qualifications, memberships, how long have they been practicing, and where is the procedure performed. Look at as many before & after photos as you can. What about the clinic facilities? Do they follow internationally-recognized hygiene and safety procedures?

While you are doing your research, explore Medical Departures. We do our own footwork and perform our own quality checks. We want to ensure that we only present the most qualified, experienced, medical providers with professional affiliations and memberships. We only list those that have the best reviews, and take the extra steps of doing criminal and legal checks.

What happens during Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is done under general anesthesia, and removes about a pound of tissue from each breast, reshaping the remainder. Sometimes the areola/nipple may be relocated.


Your surgeon will choose the best technique for you, but there are several basic types:

The Inferior pedicle technique includes three different incision types including the Anchor pattern, inverted-T incision, and Wise pattern. This technique reduces the breast size, while maintaining a functional and sensitive breast.
Vertical scar technique uses the lollipop incision to reduce the breast, and also maintains a functional and sensitive breast.
Horizontal scar technique uses a horizontal incision along the infra-mammary fold (IMF) and nipple-areola complex (NAC). This works for extremely large breasts, but may leave larger scars and not as round breasts.

Free nipple-graft technique moves the NAC in the form of a graft, without blood supply. This technique is reserved for specific health needs that may affect healing for specific conditions, or for breasts that need a great deal of reduction.

Liposuction-only technique, also known as a lipectomy, uses liposuction to remove a moderate amount of fatty tissue. This technique has the fastest recovery time, but is limited to those who need smaller reductions, and have more elastic tissue.

How long will the procedure take to do?

Breast Reduction surgery takes about two to four hours, depending on the method and type of anesthesia. Most often it is done as an outpatient, meaning you can go home same day. Sometimes an overnight inpatient stay is indicated.

What does the recovery process look like?

Since there is usually no work done on the chest muscles, recovery is usually relatively quick – about one to two weeks before you can return to your normal daily activities. You may be asked to hold off on strenuous activities for about three to six weeks.

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