Last fact-checked: 4 January 2021
Women around the world love to have fuller lips—hence why so many undergo cosmetic treatment to achieve that larger, plumper look. If you’re one of them, it’s possible to achieve that look (for less) with a lip augmentation in Mexico City.
This common procedure will enhance the shape of your lips for a fraction of the cost back home. Find out more and book through Medical Departures to save up to 70%.
Lip augmentation essentially refers to the different types of treatment that change the shape of the lips (augmentation), making them larger and plumper. This can be completed using different methods, including:
Small implants that are inserted into your lips for more permanent results;
Injections of dermal fillers (with various types and brands available) to increase the size
Fat transfer methods whereby liposuction is used to remove fat from an area of your body before being purified and transferred to the lips for lip augmentation.
Fuller, pouty lips can enhance your overall facial appearance and, if you have small lines or crevices near your lips, these may become less noticeable as the skin is plumped up. You will be able to use a wider range of lip colors and find lipstick easier to apply.
Most of the common methods generally need to be repeated at regular intervals, as the substances are naturally absorbed by the body over time. Check with your chosen specialist in Mexico City as to which procedure is right for you.
If you have always wanted plumper lips but the cost has held you back, then Mexico City is a great option if you’re based in North America.
Plastic surgery procedures across the country are reasonably priced, and when using our listings of background-checked medical facilities in Mexico, you can be sure to receive excellent care by an experienced surgeon or doctor.
Mexico's capital city is also easily accessible from Canada and the U.S. thanks to regular flights between the countries. You also don’t need a visa—just fill out a form at the airport and you’re free to stay in the country for up to six months.
Mexico City has great deal to offer holidaymakers, thanks to its historical and cultural attractions, exciting activities and a great range of dining and nightlife options. You can visit Aztec ruins, volcanoes, parks and museums and visit restaurants, bars and upscale cafes. Mexico City also offers varied shopping options including malls, shopping arcades, smaller shops, street bazaars and flea markets.
As one of the world’s largest cities, do bear in mind that this is a bustling metro area—so it’s recommended that you travel with a friend or family member, research the layout of the city and possibly use the services of a tour guide when getting out and about to see the sights.
You may think that it would be easy to book on your own, and for a patient who is familiar with the medical facilities in Mexico City, that may well be. However, for most others, conducting a quick search online and booking surgery directly can carry a fair amount of risk. You will not be in a position to verify all the information that their website offers, nor will have in place any guarantees with regard to quality or price.
At Medical Departures, we look out for your safety by conducting background checks on doctors, investigating their qualifications and credentials, and checking out their experience and other aspects that help ensure your safety. We also check the amenities available at the clinics and hospitals we list on our site, as well as offering our Best Price Guarantee.
The time taken for the procedure will depend on whether you are undergoing surgery or simply having dermal fillers. Many of these treatments may be completed in about half an hour. If you have surgery with implants, it may take over an hour and will be performed under local anesthesia. However, recovery will still be relatively swift and you will not have to spend too much time at the clinic.
Fillers usually do not require anesthetic, as the fine needles used generally don't cause pain. If you are having hyaluronic fillers and you are not happy with the results when they are apparent, the procedure can be easily reversed. You will need to take extra care for a week, particularly when eating and drinking, and the recovery takes about two weeks.
Instead of rushing back home, it may be worth your while sticking around in Mexico City for a few days after so you can rest up and ensure you don’t need to go back to the clinic if something doesn’t feel right.
The cost of lip augmentation varies a great deal and depends on whether you are having surgery or just fillers.
In the US, you can expect to pay between USD 400 for fillers and up to USD 5,000 for surgery. In Mexico City, you pay between USD 400 to USD 1,000 for lip augmentation.
[Please note that these are approximate, averages prices collated at the time of writing. Please check with our Customer Care Team for exact quotes]
To see current prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, verified patient reviews and other useful information, browse three of our top-rated clinics in Mexico City for lip augmentation below:
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