Today, breast implant surgery has had a huge increase due to the improvements in the implants available now. Considering silicone breast implants had their start in the 1970’s, then in the 1990’s with the silicone-gel moratorium shifting demand to saline implants, that although still available today, have now been replaced for the most part by cohesive gel implants.

Over the years, the viscosity of the interior gel has increased so that in the case of a rupture, there are no possibilities of dispersion throughout the body. These implants have shown the advantage of offering a lower rate of capsular contracture or hardening, a possible complication of this procedure.

This surgery should be undertaken by a certified plastic surgeon, with all the precautions that a surgery of this magnitude requires. Evaluation of each case, taking into account the implant, can decide the placement as submuscular (behind the pectoral muscle), or subglandular (behind the breast tissue, on top of the pectoral muscle). Additionally, patient and doctor should decide on the incision site, with the most popular being inframammary crease, periareolar, transaxilary or transumbilical (when using saline solution).

Generally, this is an outpatient procedure where the patient returns to their daily activities in 3 to 5 days. To verify that a plastic surgeon is Certified in Mexico, call 011(555)615-4911 or visit

Dr. Julio Saldana is a member of Mexico’s Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Association and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, as well as the former president of the Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Association of Tijuana.