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Breast Implants

A breast implant procedure is a surgical procedure used to increase breast size. Its medical term is augmentation mammoplasty. It can be used to restore breast volume lost due to weight reduction, pregnancy, or aging. It involves the placement of implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles.

  • Saline implants: These are filled with sterile salt water. They can be filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor changes in implant size.
  • Silicone implants: These are filled with silicone gel, which feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell or escape into the breast implant pocket.

The benefits of a breast implant procedure are mainly aesthetic and psychological. It can enhance the body shape and balance of breast and hip appearance. It can also improve self-image and self-confidence. For some women, breast augmentation is done as part of breast reconstruction. It may be needed after surgery for breast cancer or other conditions affecting the breast.

The ideal candidates for a breast implant procedure are physically healthy. These patients have realistic expectations. They may believe their breasts are too small or have asymmetrical breasts.

However, breast implants aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime. Future surgery may be needed to replace one or both implants. You should have regular exams for breast health and assessing your implants’ condition. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of breast implants. Ask for a free consultation today!

Our Specialists

Dr. Gabriel Sandoval Macías, Cirujano Plastico

Dr. Gabriel Sandoval

Plastic Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137
Dr. Salvador Medina, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Salvador Medina

Plastic Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137