Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Mexico

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Gynaecomastia (the medical term for swollen male breast tissue) can affect men of all ages and sizes, and is an embarrassing problem which may lead to a lack of confidence. It may be caused by obesity, drug use (particularly anabolic steroids), some diseases, birth abnormality or hormonal imbalances.

Why should I get a male breast reduction in Mexico?

The primary reason most patients consider going to Mexico for male breast reduction surgery is the price – it is simply too expensive at home for most. In Mexico, the prices are considerably lower, you can have a great holiday and still save thousands of dollars on the cost at home.

Low prices in Mexico do not equate to a substandard service. Mexico is fast becoming one of the world’s leading medical tourism destinations with state-of-the-art facilities, medical expertise and an enviable choice of destinations, including stunning beaches, colonial cities and breathtaking countryside. The cost of medical treatments is less here, not because the quality is inferior, but because overheads in Mexico are not as expensive.

While standards are generally high, it is always wise to proceed with caution. Do a little research on your condition and don’t be afraid to ask questions of your surgeon/doctor. Likewise, find out what you can about your doctor – their qualifications, experience and professional memberships. Doing a quick search online may be revealing, and may yield testimonials from previous patients.

Medical Departures understands traveling abroad for surgery may seem daunting, so we have already pre-checked our doctors, verifying qualifications and memberships. We also visit clinics and take photos which are listed on our website, and collate patient reviews so our patients can choose for themselves with the knowledge they will be seen by a reliable medics.

How long does the male breast reduction surgery take and what is involved?

Male breast reduction surgery takes between 1 and 2 hours. The surgery is fairly straightforward and is typically done under a general anesthetic. The incisions to remove the excess tissue are usually make around the nipple, which means the scars will hardly be noticeable in time. Liposuction may be used. Sometimes, if there is a lot of tissue, incisions may extend from around the nipple down the chest, and sometimes the nipples may have to be repositioned. Your surgeon will discuss the exact nature of your procedure with you beforehand.

What is the recovery time for male breast reduction surgery?

After surgery you will feel rather sore and tender, but will be given pain medication. The discomfort will last for a week or two, gradually easing. After a few days you should be able to recommence your daily routine and, if your job is not physical, be back at work after a week.

You will need to take things easy, not over-stretching or doing heavy lifting, for at least a month and you should avoid exposing the scars to the sun for 6 months’ as it may change the pigmentation. It will be 6 months to a year before all the swelling has completely gone and the full effects of the surgery are noticeable.

What is the cost of male breast reduction in Mexico, compared to the US and Canada?

The average cost of male breast reduction in Mexico is $2,000, compared to $4,000 in the United States.

What now?

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