Breast Reduction

improve body proportions and reduce discomfort with smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts

Procedure Duration

2 hours

Recommended Stay

7 days

What is Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to achieve a breast size proportionate to the body and ease discomfort.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The following characteristics are those of an ideal candidate, but a plastic surgeon will be able to let you know if a breast reduction is appropriate for your unique situation.

Good Overall Health
Chronic conditions including restricted blood flow, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and a compromised immune system can limit healing and be contraindications for a breast reduction procedure.

Realistic Expectations
Plastic surgery is as much an art as a science and patients must realize that while they can expect an improvement in targeted areas, results will not be perfect.

Not Smoking
Tobacco use reduces the body’s ability to heal after surgery.

What Does it Cost?

Average Cost in the USA
$7,250 USD

Apollo Medical Travel
$3,500 USD

What Does it Include?

o Medical Tests
o Surgeon Fees
o Anesthesiologist Fees
o Facility Fees
o Post Surgical Garments
o Nurse Supervision During the First Night (when required)
o Follow Up Appointments
o Personalized Guidance

* This is what a patient can expect to pay for this procedure, subject to the evaluation of a physician.

Featured Surgeon

Abraham Juárez López de Nava

Baja Surgery Center
Los Algodones, Mexico

Abraham Juárez López de Nava

Baja Surgery Center
Los Algodones, Mexico

Featured Location

Los Algodones, Mexico

What is the Plan?

Choose a Physician

Choosing your doctor is an important decision, but it does not have to be a difficult one. Physicians associated with Apollo Medical Travel are highly respected in the field and you can see all of their qualifications and experience in their profile.

Book an Appointment

Before your arrival, your doctor will provide you with a virtual consultation and ensure that you are all set for your procedure.

Book Your Travel and Lodging

A rep from Apollo Medical Travel will contact you shortly after you have confirmed your appointment. We can help you find beautiful accommodations at a great price close to where you will be getting your procedure and arrange for your airport pick up.


Breast reduction surgeries may vary, but the procedure generally includes the use of incisions and liposuction to remove fat tissue in the breasts, and reshape the breasts.

Immediately Following Procedure

You will be given an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings. Small tubes may also be placed at the surgical site to prevent the accumulation of fluids for the first couple of days. Your physician will provide recovery instructions and you will be prescribed pain medications and antibiotics.

1-2 Days

Your bandages will be removed and you will continue to wear your post surgical garments.

1 Week

At this point most of your symptoms will have subsided and you will be able to return home.

After Returning Home

We recommend that you see your healthcare provider as soon as possible after you get home. Though complications are rare, every surgery carries risk and it is important to ensure that your body is recovering properly!

2-3 Weeks

Your first menstruation after the surgery may cause pain and swelling in the breasts. You may also experience loss of sensation in your nipples and breasts due to swelling. These symptoms subside after 6 weeks, but in some patients the effects may be permanent.

4-6 Weeks

In this period of time you should be able to return to your normal routine.

Every surgery carries a risk of complications. Your physician will explain the risks of your specific procedure in your consultation and ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for surgery.

Medical tourism also carries specific risks including the elevated risk of blood clots forming during air travel. This risk is mitigated but not eliminated by following the appropriate recovery protocols prescribed by your physician in your destination country.

Furthermore, medical travel carries the risk of exposure to antimicrobial resistant organisms that may be less common in the United States. This risk is mitigated but not eliminated by your physicians infection prevention and control measures and medication prescribed following your procedure as appropriate.

Lastly, medical travel carries the risk that continuity of care will be disrupted. Apollo Medical Travel will help you mitigate this risk by ensuring the appropriate medical paperwork reaches your overseas provider and that your hometown physician receives the appropriate medical documentation to properly give you follow up care.

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