Breast Revision in Philippines

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Revision in Philippines

Last fact-checked: 12 October 2020

Looking at a breast revision in the Philippines? Do it for less at one of Medical Departures' fully background-checked clinics in this attractive Southeast Asian nation that's easily accessible from most parts of Asia and Australasia. 

Why Have Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery addresses problems that have arisen after previous breast augmentation with implants. Such issues include:

  • Leakage of one or both implants
  • Changing the implants from silicone to saline or vice versa
  • Asymmetry in the breasts
  • Change in size of the implants
  • Symmastia where the implants merge, so there is no cleavage
  • Capsular contracture, when tissues harden around the implants and cause pain
  • Shift in position of the implants

After breast revision surgery, you will find that your breasts look and feel more natural and you will be happier with the size of the breasts (if you have had them reduced or further enhanced).

Why Consider Breast Revision in the Philippines?

If you have already had breast augmentation surgery by way of implants and want to remove or replace them, then why not combine it with a holiday in this beautiful part of the world?

Cost is a major factor to consider when travelling abroad, especially as this surgery is often more complex than the original augmentation procedure. As it is still considered a type of elective surgery (in most cases), you have to pay for it out of your own pocket and this can be quite expensive. In the Philippines, the cost of the surgery is much less so you save a great deal even taking into account travel expenses.

If time is on your side, it's also possible to make the most of your time here in the Philippines and explore the country a little, either by domestic flight or ferry. Besides the vibrant capital of Manila, there are a plethora of tourist destinations waiting to be discovered, including Cebu, El Nido and Boracay. Here is some island-hopping inspiration for your trip.

It should be noted that breast revision surgery can be done in the Philippines regardless of where you had the original surgery. 

Why Can’t I Just Book on My Own?

It is important that you select the right medical facility and a good doctor who is skilled and experienced in breast revision surgeries. That is because this procedure is more complex than the initial surgery. 

For greater safety and an assured best price guarantee, book through Medical Departures. We carry out in-depth investigations into the qualifications, skill and experience of their doctors, check their accreditations and even their background. We also see that the hospitals and clinics we list on our website have the right ambience and amenities and use the latest technology and devices.

We also ensure that staff and surgeons at our partner clinics speak English, so you won't have any communication problems; that said, this is not so much of an issue in the Philippines as English is widely spoken by most of the population

How Long Does a Breast Revision Take? What is the Associated Downtime?

The time taken for breast revision surgery will be dependent on the kind of work required; for instance, only a simple change of implants may be needed or there may be more extensive work required. It can take from as little as one hour to as much as four hours.

Again depending on the work required, your doctor may want to use general or local anaesthesia for breast revision surgery. Generally, patients are able to leave the medical facility shortly afterwards, although you may want to stay overnight in case you need monitoring.

Following the surgery:

  • You will have sutures, drains and bandages and need to be able to take care of the dressings and go for follow up appointments as required.
  • You will have to wear surgical bras for the required period of time.
  • You may experience pain, swelling, itching and bruising post-surgery.
  • You will need to rest for a few days and avoid the sun and heavy activities, so it is best to get your holiday activities in before the surgery.
  • You will have to rest and sleep on your back, preferably in an inclined position.
  • While you will need at least two weeks off work, you will be relatively normal after four to six weeks.

How much does breast revision surgery cost?

In the Philippines, you can expect to pay between AUD 3,500 to AUD 5,500 depending on the city and the doctor. In Australia, the price for this surgery ranges from AUD 5,000 to AUD 15,000.

Please note that these are approximate averages at the time of writing. See our listings below to compare more up-to-date prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles and past patient reviews:

What's Next? 

If you are interested in having breast revision surgery in the Philippines, book now with Medical Departures. You can schedule an appointment through our site or connect with our Customer Care Team who can guide you with the booking process and answer all your queries.

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Escalona, Katrina. The 21 Most Beautiful Islands in the Philippines. The Culture Trip. 9 August 2018. https://theculturetrip.com/asia/philippines/articles/the-21-most-beautiful-islands-in-the-philippines/

Kita, Natalie. Challenges of Breast Revision Surgery. Very Well Health. 27 January 2020. https://www.verywellhealth.com/breast-revision-surgery-2709951

Craven, Cameron MD, The five factors of breast augmentation. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 29 July 2016. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/the-five-factors-of-breast-augmentation

Carpenter, William. Philippines: A Friendly Country for English Speakers. Investopedia. 19 August 2019. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/012516/philippines-friendly-country-english-speakers.asp