Breast Revision in Costa Rica

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Revision in Costa Rica

Last fact-checked: 3 September 2020

Having any problem with your breast implants? A breast revision in Costa Rica may be an affordable solution.

Regardless of where you had the original surgery, it's possible to undergo breast revision in Costa Rica as the surgeons we have partnered with here are experienced in carrying out this procedure on international patients. Don't put off surgery anymore and book with Medical Departures to get the best prices online.

Why Would I Need a Breast Revision?

Following a previous augmentation procedure, may require breast revision surgery if:

Some patients also opt for a breast lift at the same time if the problem cannot be solved by changing the implants alone.

Why Consider Breast Revision in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a tropical country located in Central America. As well as its beaches, rainforests and coffee, the country has gained in popularity and reliable for its medical facilities that deliver an attractive combination of quality and affordability. In fact, Costa Rica welcomes thousands of tourists and medical tourists every year, who enjoy both a vacation and cosmetic surgery at reasonable rates. Facilities here include specialist clinics as well as JCI-accredited hospitals

The country is big enough to embrace all kinds of tourists including beach lovers, who can laze on the beaches, indulge in water sports like fishing, diving, swimming, snorkeling and more and see whales and dolphins. For the nature lover, Costa Rica offer the experiences of exotic wildlife and tropical flora and fauna, orchids, crocodiles, turtles, butterflies and exotic birds thanks to the natural rain forests throughout the country.

The country also has many volcanoes and parks and nature reserves. Among the places to visit are UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Cocos Island, Area de Conservación Guanacaste and La Amistad International Park.

You can choose to go to San Jose, the capital of the country, or one of the other places that are popular with medical tourists like Liberia, Guanacaste, Tibas, Escazu or Santa Ana. The country has two international airports, the Juan Santamaria International Airport and the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, making connectivity and even internal travel much easier. 

While you will discover a plethora of accommodation options at different price points, some patients even choose to rest and recuperate in a surgical recovery retreat and get taken care of in luxurious surroundings while waiting for clearance to go back home. You may have to wait for stitches to be removed or follow-up appointments at the medical facility.

Why Is it Advisable to Book with Medical Departures?

If you want to ensure safety, the best prices and quality amenities, it's advisable to book with Medical Departures. We ensure safety because we carry out in-depth investigations into the qualifications and experience of the doctors and even their credentials, making sure that they are affiliated with a reputable international organization. We also check that the medical centers have quality amenities and customer service. 

How Long Does Breast Revision Surgery Take and What Is the Associated Downtime?

As breast revision may either involve simply changing your implants or other combined procedures, the time taken can vary from one to three hours. It may be performed under local or general anesthesia and depending on what your doctor says, you may want to leave after you have recovered if medically advised, or stay overnight in the hospital.

Regarding your recovery, do note that:

  • You will have sutures and be on antibiotics and painkillers.
  • You will probably have bandages and drains and may need to wear a surgical bra or compression garments.
  • You can estimate a recovery period of a week to ten days.
  • You will also need to sleep with your upper body somewhat elevated and have limited movement in your arms for some time.
  • You can expect that it will take six to eight weeks for recovery. 

How Much Does Breast Revision in Costa Rica cost?

Breast revision surgery in the US costs, on average, $10,500 (CAD $13,700, UK £8,300, EURO €9,900, AUD $13,700, NZD $14,600). In Costa Rica, breast revisions cost an average of US $4,200 (CAD 5,500, UK £3,300, EURO €3,900, AUD $5,400, NZD $5,800). 

[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.]

How Do I Get Started?

To see some of the latest prices, check out Miguel Alfaro Dávila, an MD-verified clinic located in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, which offers breast revision surgery to international patients. 

Look below for convenient ways to contact us. Our Customer Care Team is also on standby 24/7 to answer any queries and guide you through the booking process for your breast revision in Costa Rica. 


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