Top 5 plastic surgeries for women in Mexico

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According to the ISAPS global survey, over 1,000,000 aesthetic procedures (surgical and non-surgical) are performed in Mexico every year. In means that more than 100 operations are conducted every hour in Mexican clinics.

Most plastic surgeries and cosmetic operations are performed for women. Among the most popular procedures are:

  • breast augmentation (275,283 annually)
  • liposuction (248,112)
  • abdominoplasty (140,774)
  • eyelid surgery (132,207)
  • breast lift (108,681).

Such a great number of procedures is explained easily: plastic surgery cost in Mexico is about 50-70% lower than in the USA, so Americans benefit going here to improve their appearance. Moreover, there are a lot of top plastic surgeons in Mexico who have decades of experience, undergo practice abroad, develop and implement new techniques to manage cosmetic and plastic surgeries.

Let’s consider the purpose, advantages and disadvantages of the most popular plastic surgeries, and who is indicated to have them.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is performed to enhance breasts with implants (silicone or saline) or with their own patient fat (lipofilling). Breast enlargement is indicated for patients aged starting from 18 years and over. You have to warn a doctor if you plan to breastfeed in the future and what chronic diseases you have. The cost of this plastic surgery in Mexico is about $3,600, twice cheaper than in the USA.


This procedure is performed for people with excessive fat. Liposuction shows fast and incredible results. However, to have lipo, your body mass index (BMI) has to be no greater than 35. Otherwise, you need not liposuction but weight loss surgery. The result after liposuction is long-lasting in the case a patient keeps diet and do some physical exercises.


During abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck), a doctor removes excess skin and fat. This surgery often takes place after childbirth to restore the esthetic look of the stomach. Abdominoplasty is considered a quite complex operation that requires great experience and accuracy from a plastic surgeon. The price of the surgery in Mexico is $6,000 on average.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) is performed to correct eyelid shape and remove some excessive fat or skin. The procedure is outpatient (the admission is not necessary). This operation costs about $2,500.

Breast lift

This is a plastic surgery to restore or create perfect breast shape and proportions. Usually, a woman needs a breast lift because of aging process and after childbirth. The cost of this plastic surgery is approx. $4,500.

As you see, Mexico is among the top countries for foreigners to have plastic surgeries at affordable prices. Some operations (breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, etc.) are getting very popular. All you need is to find an experienced doctor who will perform the procedure. Except for the low price, you need to remember about your safety and entrust your appearance only to highly-qualified specialists. You can find more info about Mexican doctors and prices on Bookimed, an international medical tourism operator.


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