Go to Tijuana for male breast reduction surgery that is safe, reliable and discrete. Gynaecomastia (or man boobs as they are more commonly referred to) is an embarrassing problem that can affect men of any age, leading to self-consciousness and awkwardness. Find out how Medical Departures can help with our leading clinics and surgeons in Tijuana.
Many men are ashamed of their man boobs, leading to a lack of confidence. Some think they are caused by too much weight, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes birth abnormalities, hormonal diseases and even the use of anabolic steroids may trigger the problem
If you are very self-conscious, and don’t want your friends or family to know about your problem, or that you are going for male breast reduction surgery then you may prefer to go somewhere that isn’t local. Going to Tijuana could be the answer, and for North Americans it’s still not too far away. If you want to make a bit of a holiday out of it there are plenty of things to do in and around Tijuana, or you can just relax by your hotel pool – there are all styles and all budgets to suit.
But what of the quality? You’d be right to ask. There are a great many reputable clinics and well-qualified and experienced surgeons in Tijuana, but you will need to do some research. Like everything else in life, it pays to have a little knowledge and to know what you’re looking for.
Medical tourism is booming in Tijuana – and this is good news for international patients. Clinics, hospitals and surgeons who cater for international patients tend to be of a good quality, offering high standards of services and facilities with knowledgeable, experienced medical staff. These facilities rely on the income generated by foreign patients, and so if they weren’t offering the quality, patients just wouldn’t come – and they’d soon be out of business. The fact that there are new facilities opening all the time shows that there is a need, and it generates healthy competition, which is again, good news.
While we can’t vouch for every surgeon in Tijuana, there are things to look out for. Check out qualifications. Medical training in Mexico is just as rigorous as it is in the US and doctors must be certificated in order to practice. Most do further specialist training, sometimes in Mexico and sometimes elsewhere – the vast majority going to the US. You can look for international affiliations, such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons that will give you a further indication of credentials.
We check all our provider qualifications and professional memberships, listing them on our site with real patient reviews and virtual tours/photos of the clinics. We make it our business to visit clinics personally and to inspect legal and criminal records too. If things don’t stack-up, we don’t list.
The surgery is usually done under a general anesthetic and is typically routine, taking between 1 and 2 hours. Excess breast tissue is usually removed through incisions made around the nipple, although if there is a lot of tissue to get rid of, the incisions may extend down the chest, and the nipples repositioned. Once the tissue is removed, wounds are stitched clothes and bandages or compression garments fitted, and sometimes wound drains are inserted to draw fluid away from the area.
You will need to be in Tijuana for around a week for your male breast reduction. After surgery, you will be given pain medication to east the discomfort as you will feel sore and tender afterwards. You will encouraged to lie on your back for a few days to help with swelling and should be able to recommence everyday activities after a few days. You will probably go back to see your surgeon after a few days to remove any drains and to check everything is healing well. You should be able to return to work after a week, although you must take it easy – and you will still be tender.
Don’t overdo any stretching and avoid heavy lifting for a month. Keep out of the sun for 6 months’ as this can lead to scar discoloration.
The average cost of male breast reduction in Tijuana is $2,000 (CAD $2,500; GBP £1,300; €1,700; AUD $2,700), compared to around $4,000 in the United States (CAD $5,200; GBP £2,600; €3,500; AUD $5,400).
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