Last fact-checked: 27 October 2020
If you've had enough of the pain and discomfort associated with having large breasts and are ready to make a change, consider having breast reduction surgery 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.
You may be if:
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 can save about 50-75% in comparison to staying home to have the procedure.
When you also consider the possibility of combing a mini-vacation (before surgery) to experience the unique blend of Malay, Spanish and American culture infusing the Manila experience. Read on to learn more.
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 adds up to an incredible saving compared to the cost of having the treatment at home, which is often not covered by insurance. For instance, in Australia, the price is around $16,417 in Australia. (NZ $17,913, UK £8,583 EUR €11,098, CAN $16,284, USD $12,214).
[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing. You can check the clinics pages on our site to obtain the latest, most accurate pricing.]
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 practising, 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.
Booking through Medical Departures helps remove your risk. That's because we make it our business to work with the best, carrying out our own pre-screening checks before we partner with any medical facility. Our checks include:
When booking with Medical Departures, you are also assured of the best prices online, as well as 24/7 customer service and assistance with other aspects of your medical trip such as insurance, hotel bookings, and finance.
Breast reduction surgery is carried out 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; the common types are summarised below:
Breast Reduction surgery takes about two to four hours, depending on the method and type of anaesthesia. Most often, it is done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go back to your hotel in Manila on the same day. Sometimes an overnight inpatient stay is indicated.
Since there is usually no work done on the chest muscles, recovery is usually relatively swift–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 and a full recovery can take several months.
Take a look at these recommended Medical Departures' clinics and compare prices for your breast reduction in Manila:
To book, see below for a range of easy and free ways to get in touch. Our Customer Care Team can help if you've any questions about breast reduction in Manila, the Philippines—or need help with any other aspect of your medical trip.
The Philippines as a Medical Tourism haven. Manila Standard. 27 June 2018. https://www.manilastandard.net/spotlight/269125/philippines-as-a-medical-tourism-haven.html
Breast Reduction Surgery. WebMD. 3 February 2019. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-breast-reduction-surgery
Chidyllo, Stephen, MD, DDS, FACs. Is breast reduction covered by health insurance? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 19 January 2018.
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