Dominican Republic 1 (829) 947 5867

Top 4 Most Popular Breast Surgeries Performed in the Dominican Republic

The breast is the most significant external identification of femininity. Some women undergo breast surgery to improve their appearances, others do it for reconstructive purposes to regain their confidence.  Either too big or too small, breast surgery can correct the volume of the breasts to suit your preference. Furthermore, since the breast plays an important role in a woman’s body, breast surgery is not always done for aesthetic reasons. Breast surgery can also be performed on women who have lost a breast through cancer or those with large, heavy breasts who experience discomfort.

Whether it is for aesthetic or health, people always seek out the most affordable treatment they can get. The Dominican Republic is one of the more popular destinations for women who wish to undergo breast surgery. It is easy to see why this Caribbean country is the top choice; the country is beautiful, the cost is significantly lower, and there are almost no waiting times. 

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is mainly carried out when a woman has disproportionally large breasts which cause neck pain, back pain, and numbness and can make it difficult for women to take part in active physical activities, such as sports and exercise. Also, there are not as many fashionable clothes that they can wear due to the limited choice of bust size. Men with conditions such as gynecomastia may also get a breast reduction. 

Breast reduction in the Dominican Republic will cost you between $3,075 to $3,650. This figure is significantly lower than in the United States, where you will have to pay between $5,000 to $12,000 for the same procedure and to obtain the same results. However, do make sure that you choose an accredited medical center and surgeon. The success rate for breast reduction surgery is extremely high, but you need to follow preoperative and postoperative care that your surgeon will give. You will have to stay in the hospital for one night, so your condition can be monitored. Generally, you will be allowed to fly home within two weeks after the surgery. If you want to combine your surgery with a holiday, make sure to consult with your doctor first.  

Breast Augmentation

Many people undergo breast augmentation to enhance the appearance, size, and contour of their breasts. There are many different reasons why women consider this procedure. Some women feel their breasts are too small, some want to get back to their pre-pregnancy breast and others want to correct an asymmetry in breast size. There are two types of implants that you can choose: silicone and saline. The most popular choice in the Dominican Republic is the silicone implant since they are considered to appear more natural than the saline implant. The surgery will take around 1 to 1.5 hours to perform the procedure and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. You will need to stay in the Dominican Republic for around 10 to 14 days after the surgery or until your surgeon says it is okay for you to travel back home. Most medical centers that offer breast augmentation or breast implants procedure are located in Santo Domingo. Dr. Rafael E. Estevez – Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeon is the most popular place in the country for medical tourists who wants to undergo breast augmentation. The procedure costs around $3,470.

Breast Reconstruction

Following mastectomy or lumpectomy, you can choose to have reconstructive plastic surgery to restore the symmetry between your breasts by replacing the breast tissue, skin, and removed nipple. Breast reconstruction surgery may help you regain your confidence. There are two main types of breast reconstruction: implants or autologous, with implants as the most popular type. The time required to perform the surgery varies according to which type of surgery you decide to undergo. After the surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital between two to three days to be monitored. You can fly home when your surgeon gives you the all-clear. In general, you should stay in the Dominican Republic for at least two weeks to attend follow-up check-ups and for the stitches to be removed. This procedure costs around $2,880 to $4,225 and the success rate for breast reconstruction in the Dominican Republic is high as long as you ensure your surgeon and hospital are accredited by ISAPS or other international accreditation organizations.

Breast Lift (with and without implants)

As you age your breasts will lose elasticity and firmness. Other reasons such as weight fluctuation, pregnancy, and gravity can also change your breasts. Women with sagging breasts might choose to have a breast lift to improve their appearance as well as to boost their self-image and self-confidence. The surgery can take 2 to 3 hours to complete and you can go back to your hotel on the same day. Plan to stay in the country for seven to ten days. During this period, you will have to go back to your surgeon for checkups to ensure nothing has gone wrong. A breast lift in the Dominican Republic can be a lot cheaper compared to many other countries, particularly the United States and the United Kingdom. In the Dominican Republic, the average price for a breast lift is around $2,883. You will find many medical centers that offer this procedure, but it is important to choose a medical center with valid credentials. Some of the more popular medical centers for a breast lift are located in Santo Domingo, including Dr. Gustavo Almanzar Plastic Surgery Clinic and Dr. Rafael E. Estevez – Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeon.

It is totally up to you what type of breast surgery you want to have and the location to where you want to have it performed, but always make sure you understand all the risks and complications. You should also make sure that your surgeon is well-qualified and accredited. You need to find out if the medical center has the right equipment to ensure your safety.