Lip Augmentation in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Augmentation in Mexico

Last fact-checked: 4 January 2021

Always wanted fuller lips? Find out how you can plump things up a little (without breaking the bank) with lip augmentations in Mexico. Encompassing a number of different surgical and non-surgical treatments, lip augmentation can fill out, reshape, resize and lift up your lips to give you a bolder, more youthful look.

While celebrities such as Angelina Jolie have helped make bigger lips more desirable for women of all ages, lip augmentation is particularly useful to combat the signs of aging. As your body's natural collagen production decreases, the elasticity in the skin allows the force of gravity to take its effect. Lips and skin are also affected by depleted collagen levels, causing the skin to become thinner, resulting in a loss of shape and sagging.

Why Have a Lip Augmentation in Mexico?

A number of different methods can be used to plump up the lips, including both surgical and non-invasive procedures, as well as permanent and non-permanent options. It is worth doing a little research to see which procedure suits your condition and desires. In some cases, you may need more than one procedure to reach your goal. 

Mexico has long been a popular destination for North Americans seeking affordable dental care and pharmaceuticals, so it's hardly surprising that medical tourism has really taken off here–with people from around the world now flocking here to take advantage of inexpensive cosmetic procedures such as lip augmentations. 

What's more, for patients traveling from North America, Mexico is ideally placed, making it quick and easy to reach–either driving or flying from dozens of major cities across the States and Canada. 

Thanks to improved standards in care and easily-accessible information online, those who may have once been skeptical about traveling abroad for surgery are being persuaded otherwise. Popular destinations, including Cancun, Mexico City and locations along the US-Mexico border boast world-class facilities; in some cases, medical travelers are combining their annual vacation to these hot spots with treatments, while others simply cross over the border to cities like Tijuana and then head back again the same (or following) day. 

Why Book with Medical Departures?

At Medical Departures, we only list those doctors and clinics we feel comfortable with after conducting thorough background checks ourselves. For instance, we:

  • Collate and publish independently-verified patient reviews.
  • Research prospective partner clinics to confirm qualifications and professional memberships, as well as checking legal and criminal records.
  • Personally visit the clinics so we can view their facilities at close hand and get a feel for how they run things.

Only when we are happy with all these elements do we list the clinic or hospital on our site. You can browse our listings by country, city or the name of the procedure you are looking for using our handy search function. 

For example, check out our complete list of partner clinics that offer lip augmentation all over the world.

How Long Does a Lip Augmentation Take and What Is the Recovery Time?

The time in which the procedure takes and the respective recovery time varies depending on the type of lip augmentation treatment you opt for. Surgery will generally take an hour or two, and the recovery time will be weeks; injection treatments are carried out in a matter of moments with little if any downtime.

A summary of lip augmentation options can be found below:


  • lip lifts
  • lip implants
  • dermal grafts
  • vermilion advancement

Non-surgical treatment:

  • fat transfer method (where fat is transferred via liposuction from another part of the body)
  • injection treatments (often known as fillers), such as Restylane® and Juvederm®.

What Is the Cost of Lip Augmentation in Mexico Compared to the United States and Canada?

Prices vary depending on the nature of the procedure; for example, lip lift surgery in the United States can cost between $3,000 and 4,000, whereas in Mexico, lip lift surgery is as little as $1,000. Non-surgical treatments, such as fillers, are significantly less as well.

For updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, take a look through these three leading clinics in Mexico that offer a range of lip augmentation treatments:

How Do I Get Started?

Start by browsing our quality-checked clinics and see the services on offer.

Ready to book? See below for easy ways to arrange an appointment, or to get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’d like to discuss lip augmentation in Mexico in more detail.  Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.


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