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Breast Implants

When you want to correct and increase the volume, you resort to breast implants. Depending on the needs of each patient, there are several techniques, with different extensions and place where incisions are made.  

There are elements such as the situating, dimensions of the implant, skin elasticity and specific processes performed over the breast and that take place at the time of surgery.  

*Remember that the plastic surgeon is the right person to help you make the decision on the incisions, because the surgery can be approached meeting your expectations depending upon the natural characteristics, anatomy as well as type of implant, desired augmentation and body type.*


Step 1. Decide where the incision will be made

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Incisions for the implants can be in any of the following 3:

  • Axillary: the advantage of this incision is that it is not lodged in the breast; however, could affect the axillary lymphatic drainage (must consult the plastic surgeon.)
  • Periareolar: done around the areola provided that itz size is medium or large, with certain color characteristics and poorly defined (must consult the plastic surgeon.)
  • Submammary: done without touching the breast, allowing a direct approach to the pectoral muscle, elevating it through a submuscular augmentation. This is the most common procedure (must consult the plastic surgeon.)

Step 2 Decide where the type of implant and size that fits your expectations

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For quality and reliable breast implants we recommend Eurosilicone and Nagor, they carry a broad range of breast implants with the fullest life guarantees in the market. 

Guaranteed comfort for patients. Lifetime product replacement warranty in case of severe Grade III or IV contracture and post-surgery implant rupture risk. For more details see our Warranty Certificate.  

Confidence warrantee for patients. 10-year warranty with up to one thousand dollars aid in case of post-surgery implant rupture. For further details see our Warranty Certificate.

Impleo Nagotex® textured surface, 360-degree barrier shell technology. Extensive profiles and sizes to choose from, 38 different implant options.  Soft, stable high cohesive gel-fill. Moderate profile Product Volume Code Projection 100%-fill Diameter.  


Step 3: Decide Shape & Size

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It is important to discuss with your plastic surgeon in detail regarding the size and shape of the breast implant. Much of the results you expect will depend on choosing the shape of the implant: round or anatomical.

  • Round implants:  Tend to augment the breast in its entirety, giving volume to the cleavage.  
  • Anatomical implants:  Designed to reflect a natural breast shape, more volume at the bottom, and a natural and subtle appearance.


Step 4: Placement of the breast implant.

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After the incision, the breast is inserted in a space or “pocket” that can be:

  • Subglandular: the implant in this procedure is over the pectoralis muscle and below the mammary gland.
  • Submuscular: the implant is placed behind or inside the pectoral muscle, giving firmness to the implant and mammography controls can performed better.
  • Subfascial: the implant is done in the pectoral fascia, and extraordinarily thin fibrous envelope covering all the surface of the muscles in the body. This technique depends on the patient, and at the time of the surgery may provide additional coverage.


Requirements and Candidates

This is a surgery procedure recommended for patients between 21 and 50 years old who meet normal preoperative test ranges, as well as the clinical history form which is important to complete thoroughly.  

* Pre-surgery analyses (consult with your doctor)


Healthy patients without comorbidities or chronic diseases since before the age of 40

  • Blood count
  • Coagulation times (TP, TPT, INR)
  • 4 chemistry parameters

* Liposuction requires an additional: lipid profile

Healthy patients aged 40 or more, as well as those with chronic diseases

  • Blood count
  • Coagulation times (TP, TPT, INR)
  • 4 chemistry parameters
  • 37 chemistry parameters
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray

* Preoperative Cardiovascular Evaluation recquired.

Planning the surgery

  1. Telemedicine or in-person evaluation consult.
  2. Medical history form.
  3. Pre-surgery analyses.
  4. Choose a date that fits best with your work schedule, family commitments, vacations.
  5. 8 days recommended for recovery

We help you plan your trip


  • Preferential transportation rates
  • Preferential hotel rates
  • Preferential tour rates
  • Pre-arranged packages


  • 2 hours in the operating room.
  • This is an outpatient surgery. The patient remains 2 to 4 hours in the recovery room and returns to his/her accommodations.
  • General anesthesia.
  •  Come to the hospital with comfortable shoes and clothes, no makeup nor accessories.  
  • One change of comfortable clothes for the patient.  Recovery takes 8 to 10 days as the incisions are minimal; however, the recommendation is that you return to your normal activities 3 weeks later.  


Post-surgical care

  • Take all medications as indicated.
  • We recommend no sunbathing for three months.  
  • At all times use the compression brassiere you were given when you were discharged  
  • Take care of the scars as indicated by the physician.  
  • You may shower the following day, being watchful of the incisions carefully washing and pat drying them.
  • Do not apply any lotion, oil or cream that is not indicated by your doctor and until the incisions have healed completely.
  • Do not raise your arms above chest level for 10 days.
  • Do not lift, push or pull anything weighing over 10 pounds or 4.5 kg. at least for one week.
  • Do not drive until you have stopped taking medication or until your doctor says you can do so.
  • When traveling by car, carefully put the seat belt on; do not compress the bust.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking in a hot tub or jacuzzi until your doctor indicates you can do so.
  • Try to wear clothes that do not need to be pulled over the head.
  • Do not smoke (ask your doctor about the required post-surgical time).
  • No forceful exercise for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.

Where to Do It?

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