Cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for U.S.- trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States, U.K. and other countries, without sacrificing quality of care.
The Philippines’ medical services can rival the best in the world. Most Filipino doctors speak English fluently, ensuring the good communication between surgeon and patient that is essential during consultation. There are qualified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge relatively affordable fees, especially if they practice in Asian countries like the Philippines, where cost of living expenses are low and if they can keep overhead costs low by having modest outpatient surgery clinics. However, be careful if the cosmetic surgery provider you’re considering charges much lower than others in the same country. Although price is definitely a factor when considering elective surgery, patients seeking quality medical care at very affordable prices should know that choosing the right surgeon is the single most important decision they will make. For best results for your breast augmentation surgery, choose an authentic plastic surgeon who has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.
This procedure to enhance and increase the size of a woman’s breast is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. It involves placing a soft breast implant containing either silicone gel or saline (salt-water) solution underneath the normal breast. The procedure can be done either on an outpatient basis or with hospital confinement, depending on the patient’s preference. The length of the operation varies from 2 to 5 hours, under local anesthesia with sedation.
A variety of breast implants are available, with corresponding price fees. Most of the breast implants available in the Philippines come from 3 countries: China, France, and Ireland. The most affordable silicone gel implants come from China. These implants are of good quality and have been chosen by many patients who have limited budgets.
In the middle of the price range are the cohesive-gel implants made by the McGhan corporation in Ireland and another European company, the Eurosilicone company from France. The latest development in implants is the anatomical cohesive-gel implants with multi-layered silicone shells, made by the McGhan corporation in Ireland.
Usually, the breast implants are surgically inserted through either the inframammary incision (in the skin fold below the breast), the periareolar incision (along the edge of the colored area around the nipple) or the transaxillary incision (in the armpit). The implant either below the chest muscle (submuscular) or between the chest muscle and the breast tissue (subglandular).
With these various options in mind, each patient can come to a decision about the kind of implants, location of the incision and placement of the implants after discussing these options with her plastic surgeon.