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Reconstructive Surgery Overseas – Having Reconstructive Surgery Abroad

Reconstructive surgery in the United States is extremely popular. Last year, patients spend about 20 billion dollars in reconstructive surgery alone. This reason alone is why the procedure cost in the U.S. is so expensive.

What is Reconstructive Surgery?

Reconstructive Surgery is a procedure used to treat defects and abnormalities in your body. Some of the main examples are birth defects such as cleft lip, a certain body part that is either too small or big and needs adjustment, or a certain body part that needs reshaping.

Price and Costs

According to CostHelper, without health insurance, breast reconstruction with an implant costs $5,000 to $15,000 per breast in the United States. Alternatively in Brazil, the cost is about  $1,800 per breast and in Mexico, it is $3,000 per breast.

Types of Surgery

  • Breast Reconstruction: Scar Revision
  • Tissue Expansion
  • Lymphedema Treatment
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Liposuction

Traveling Abroad for Reconstructive Surgery

Traveling abroad for surgery can provide many benefits for people mainly seeking a lower cost. Tip: Please be aware that when traveling to an unknown destination, one needs to research everything thoroughly and make sure the trip can guarantee their safety.


  • Lower and more affordable cost compared to the United States (Save up to 35% to 80% of the U.S cost)
  • Specialization for a certain procedure
  • Shorter waiting time


  • Traveling to an unfamiliar place have many uncertainties
  • Long-distance travel
  • Safety and liabilities that are outside of U.S control

Popular Destination

The following destinations offer the best reconstructive surgeries:

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