Last fact-checked: 1 November 2019
Self-conscious about your "man boobs"? You're not alone. If diet and exercise haven't helped, it's now more affordable than ever before to get rid of them forever with male breast reduction in Mexico. Our quality-checked surgeons will remove your moobs, which will not only help you save thousands compared to what you’d pay at home, but also help boost your self-confidence.
Gynaecomastia (the medical term for swollen male breast tissue) can affect men of all ages and sizes, and is an embarrassing problem that 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.
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.
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 reliable professionals.
Male breast reduction surgery normally takes between one and two hours. The surgery is fairly straightforward and is typically carried out 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.
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 any heavy lifting, for at least a month and you should avoid exposing the scars to the sun for six months’ as it may change the pigmentation. It will be six months to a year before all the swelling has completely gone and the full effects of the surgery are noticeable.
The average cost of male breast reduction in Mexico is $2,000. This is compared to $4,000 in the United States, equating to a saving of 50% and around $2,000.
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