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Breast Augmentation in Philippines

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation in Philippines

Looking at breast augmentation in the Philippines? If you are looking to increase the volume of your breasts, or simply wish to balance your figure, then breast augmentation is the solution to improve your body image and self-confidence.

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, can be required for several reasons. For example, augmentation may be required as part of a breast reconstruction after mastectomy surgery. Or the augmentation could be undertaken to restore breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss, or just simply to increase your breast size.

Why get breast augmentation in The Philippines

The Philippines has long been a popular holiday destination for Aussies and Kiwis alike. In recent years, medical tourism has become increasingly popular, with many patients taking advantage of the high-quality medical care that is available here at a fraction of the cost back home. It is an ideal holiday location, boasting fabulous beaches to relax on, rainforests and mountain peaks to explore and the three largest shopping malls in the world. So why not combine your surgery with a well-deserved holiday in the sun?

There are heavy Spanish and American influences throughout the Filipino culture, which help promote a familiar atmosphere, and there are no language barriers as most Filipinos speak English. Locals are very friendly and hospitable, which makes the Philippines perfect for recuperating after your surgery.

Medical care is considerably less expensive here than it is at home - you can easily save 50% on breast augmentation here, but without foregoing any of the quality you’d expect. Medical tourist facilities are generally good, and doctors have a good level of expertise and are just as likely as surgeons at home to be a member of international professional organizations such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Choosing the right doctor and clinic for your procedure is of paramount importance. There is a vast array of research material available online to help you decide which establishment is best suited to meet your requirements. At Medical Departures, we have compiled a list of reputable clinics in the Philippines for your convenience. We have visited these clinics personally to ensure that both the staff and facilities are suitable. We have also included reviews from former patients and have performed background checks to verify qualifications.

What does a breast augmentation procedure involve?

The usual process involves making an incision in an inconspicuous area to minimize scarring to allow an implant to be inserted. The implant can be placed either submuscular, which means under the pectoral muscle, or it can be placed submammary (or subglandular), which means over the pectoral muscle.
Alternatively, fat can be removed from other parts of the body by liposuction and injected into the breasts through the incisions. This method can be utilised when only a small size increase is required and will give a more natural result.

How long does a breast augmentation procedure take and what is the recovery time?

The average time for a breast augmentation procedure is usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Compared to other surgeries, recovery time from a breast augmentation is quite rapid. Drainage tubes and gauze may be left in place, but will usually be removed within a few days.

It is generally recommended that you should take a week off work and avoid any strenuous activity. Normal activities can normally be resumed within two weeks, although it is recommended that you should wait for six weeks before doing any heavy lifting.

What is the cost of breast augmentation in the Philippines compared with Australia and New Zealand?

Prices vary widely depending on the nature of your surgery, but in the Philippines breast augmentation costs, on average, around AUD $4,600 (US $3,200, CAD $4,500, £2,300 GBP, €2,900) compared to AUD $16,500 (US $11,500, CAD $16,100, £8,000 GBP, €10,200) in Australia.

Prices vary, depending on which country you go to, but you can usually make savings around 50% in most cases, and sometimes even more.

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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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