Last fact-checked: 13 July 2020
Eye bag removal in Mexico can give your face a whole new lease of life for a fraction of what you’d expect to pay in the US or Canada. Eye bags make you look tired, older than you are and, in some cases, grumpy—not a look most of us want to go for.
While the cost might be too expensive at home, booking your treatment at one of Medical Departures’ background-checked clinics in Mexico can save you around 70%...so what’s holding you back?
Also known as blepharoplasty, the development of eye bags may be caused by a number of factors, including age, genetics, too much exposure to the sun and smoking.
They occur when the muscle tone and skin around the eyes loses its elasticity, causing loose skin on the upper lids and creases on the lower. In some cases, it may result in problems with your vision.
Nowadays, Americans and Canadians travel south of the US border for relaxing Mexican holidays but also for more affordable health and dental. More recently, as the country’s medical tourism market expands, people are traveling here from much further afield, from the UK, the EU and beyond.
It’s not hard to understand why. Savings on cosmetic treatments in Mexico can be as high as70% with no compromise on quality at the best facilities. The standard of care at our partner clinics and hospitals is comparable to any of the first-world countries that people travel from—and many patients have stated their treatment and service exceeds the care they get at home. Mexico offers excellence as well as value for money.
It is still imperative that anyone considering any form of surgery carries out their own thorough research to find a reliable facility.
While this may seem like a daunting task, Medical Departures can help, as we have already carried out checks on hundreds of clinics and hospitals before listing them on our site. This includes legal and criminal background checks, as well as confirmation of qualifications, experience and doctors’ professional memberships.
Alongside real patient reviews, high-definition photos and virtual tours of clinics, we present an overview of each clinic on our site so you can get an honest appraisal of what’s on offer.
The eye bag removal procedure usually takes between one and three hours to complete, depending on whether you are having just the upper, lower or both lids attended to.
Immediately after surgery, your eyes and the surrounding areas may be bruised and swollen and you may have Steri-Strips (butterfly bandages) applied over the stitches. You will need to be careful and not do too much for at least five days after surgery, and you should be able to return to light work after a week, although you may still experience some swelling and bruising.
Strenuous activities, like sports, should be avoided for three weeks, as well as anything which raised blood pressure on a regular basis, including lifting and bending.
Depending on whether you are having upper, lower or both eyelids done, eye bag removal in Mexico costs on average $2,000 - $4,000.
This can be compared to $5,000 - $8,000 in the United States, meaning you should pocket thousands of dollars in savings, even after taking into consideration your travel expenses. [Please note: these are average price comparisons calculated at the time of writing.]
To get started, take a look at these three leading clinics in Mexico for eye bag removal surgery:
Juan Gordillo in Guadalajara
Ricardo Vega Montiel in Tijuana
Molding Clinic Cosmetic Surgery Center in Tijuana
Discover more about the range of options available at our quality-checked clinics.
Ready to book? See below for ways to arrange an appointment, or if you’d like to know more about eye bag removal in Mexico, please feel free to speak directly to our Customer Care Team.
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