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Breast Enlargement in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Enlargement in Mexico

Find surgeons for breast enlargement in Mexico with Medical Departures. This common procedure is becoming increasingly popular in Mexico, particularly with north Americans and Canadians. No longer do you have to be unhappy with the size of your breasts – as traveling to Mexico, having a holiday and your surgery will still save you more than if you’d just had the procedure done at home.

Breast enlargement (also known as breast implants, augmentation mammoplasty and breast augmentation) may be something you want to consider to improve your self-image, whether you just want bigger boobs, have lost volume as a result of weight loss or pregnancy or as part of a reconstruction if you’ve had your breast(s) removed.

As with any surgery, you will need to have reasonable expectations of the result, so do a little research, work out what you want and discuss it with a surgeon you can trust.

Why should I get breast enlargements in Mexico?

The main reason most people think about having breast enlargements in Mexico is the cost – simply put you can save thousands of dollars by traveling to Mexico. The lower cost isn’t due to inferior facilities or expertise, but purely down to the cost of living. Premises rental, labor, materials, equipment – they all cost much less in Mexico – and these savings are passed on to you.

Globalization has seen the world has become a much smaller place. New techniques, international standardization and frequent travel ensures that best practices are quickly adopted across the world, and this is certainly true with regard to medicine.

Training may differ slightly between countries, but it is a much-respected profession in Mexico, and training reflects the high caliber of candidates that are required in order to successfully complete medical school and the examinations. In the United States medical students are required to complete 4 years at medical school and 3-7 as a graduate medical resident. In Mexico it is 4-5 years at medical school, plus 2 years internship and social service practical training. Specialty surgeons complete an addition 4 years, plus another two for sub-specialization. On-going training throughout their careers is required for most medical professionals these days – technology moves on so quickly – and Mexico has an accredited college that recertifies its members every 5 years.

We have found that the expertise and facilities in Mexico can easily compete with those north found in the United States and Canada. However, we do recommend you choose carefully and do a little homework to find reputable providers. Qualifications, professional memberships, clinic location and facilities are all an important part of establishing credibility – which is why our website pre-check these details and publish them on our website, making it far easier for you to begin your search for a top-rated surgeon to perform your breast enlargement procedure.

What materials are used in breast enlargements?

The breasts can be enlarged by either autologous fat transfer, or by placing breast implants. Autologous fat transfer is where fat is removed from another part of your own body by liposuction, processed through a machine and reinjected into the breasts. It is usually only advised if you only want to increase your breast size a little.

Breast implants are the usual option for most patients. They are typically made from saline or silicone, but there are other ‘alternative implants’ using biocompatible materials, like soybean oil, which are less harmful than silicone if they leak.

Your surgeon will discuss the merits of each one at your initial consultation.

What is involved in the procedure for breast enlargement, and how long will the procedure take?

Breast enlargement surgery is usually performed as an out-patient basis, and does not usually require an overnight hospital stay. It usually takes an hour or two to complete the operation.

If you are having breast implants, you will have already chosen the size and material prior to your surgery. After analgesia has been administered, the surgeon will make small incisions in the breast, through which the implants are inserted. There are a number of different surgical incisions that can be made, dependent on your surgeon’s preference and what is most suitable in your case. Some are made around the colored part of the nipple, some under the breast in the crease where it joins the chest wall, and some under the armpit. Implants may be inserted above or below the pectoral muscle.

For the fat transfer method you will have two procedures – liposuction to remove the fat, and then the procedure to inject the fat into the chosen area of your breasts.

Once your chosen procedure has been completed, the incisions are stitched and bandages or compression garments applied to help the recovery process. You may also have wound drains in place to remove fluid from the area.

What is the recovery time after breast enlargement?

You will experience tenderness and soreness for a few days after the operation, and you will get some bruising and swelling, but most people return to work after a week, providing you don’t have a job that requires too much physical activity. It will be 6 weeks before you can embark on physical exercise or heavy lifting.

What is the cost of breast enlargement in Mexico compared to the United States and Canada?

The cost of breast enlargement in Mexico is around 50% less, costing on average $4,000, compared to around $8,000 in the United States.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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