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5 things you should know about boob job in Tijuana

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Many women decide to undergo plastic surgery to increase the size of their breasts. Because most of them feel self-conscious about the way their asymmetrical breasts look or the size they have. Due to these reasons, breast surgery is currently one of the most requested in cosmetic clinics. If you are thinking of having this surgery you should know a few things before making a decision, because like any other medical procedure it can have advantages and disadvantages.

Types of breast implants

Within the world of aesthetic medicine, you can find a wide variety of breast implants. Among the most used models are silicone and serum prostheses, these two models have several designs that easily adapt to the anatomy of the human body. Usually, when a breast surgery Tijuana is performed, silicone prosthesis are preferred; of these prostheses, you can find fillers of two types: cohesive gel and white gel. The main characteristic of the cohesive gel is that it has a higher density, so it is more difficult to break and it is also harder to move out of place. White gel prostheses change their function depending on the movements, and they can also be affected depending on the pressure applied to the breast. The white gel prosthesis is more likely to break than the cohesive gel prosthesis; in case the white gel prosthesis breaks the gel comes out of the capsule. This puts the risk of expanding, so its use is not always recommended. 

The postoperative period can be difficult

Usually, this stage is one of the most difficult for patients who undergo breast augmentation, as they will initially have to deal with several discomforts. During this stage the chest becomes inflamed and the patient can feel some pain, they will also not be able to sleep as they normally do and it will be necessary to take some medications. The patient should take extreme care during recovery and avoid things like exposing the wound to the sun for a long time, it may even take a year before they can expose their scars. Although breast sensitivity is initially lost, it returns after approximately six months, so the patient does not need to worry.

Women can breastfeed

Many women have doubts as to whether breast implants can prevent them from breastfeeding. The truth is that they do not affect breastfeeding, however, when the surgery was done through the areola, it should be paid more attention, because they can increase the chances of developing mastitis.  In case of pain or discomfort, while breastfeeding, it will be necessary to consult a specialist to verify that everything is in order. The patients need to speak with the plastic surgeon about their wishes to breastfeed and clarify any questions they may have.

Can the patient choose the size of the implant?

The answer to that question is yes, but the patient should not make this decision alone, since several factors have to be taken into consideration. Among the main factors are the proportions of their body and the size of their chest and back.  As specialists, we try to attend to the needs of our patients and we show them the different options they may have. As well as the implant size that best suits their needs and the proportions they have. We know that it can sometimes be difficult for the patient to choose an appropriate size, as they do not have a clear idea of ​​how they will fit. That is why we are looking for a way to show them how they would look after surgery, that way they can make the right decision.

Is it difficult to perform mammograms with breast implants?

When a woman does a self-exam after getting implants, it can become easier to detect cysts. However, more specialized tests like mammograms can be quite difficult to perform. Breast implants can make it difficult to see mammogram images, which can reduce the capacity of the study. In other words, they can make it difficult for the radiologist to interpret the mammogram, as not all of the breast tissue can be visualized. However, this does not necessarily have to be a problem, as long as the corresponding studies are performed in suitable facilities, everything will be fine. That is why it is necessary to make sure that mammograms are performed in specialized locations, where radiologists have experience performing and reading mammograms of women who have had these types of surgeries.  If you have any questions, you can ask about their experience and if they have worked with this type of mammogram before. This way you will know if they have what is necessary to evaluate the breast tissue and give a correct diagnosis.  


Before undergoing cosmetic surgery, it is necessary to clarify all the doubts that you have with the plastic surgeon. Dr. Flores Valdivia is a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Tijuana, so you will receive the support of a professional at all times. We are experts in a wide variety of cosmetic surgeries, that is why we have a team of professionals who will always be there to support you. We are located in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico, our consultation prices are affordable compared to the prices of the United States. Our medical team’s main goal is for our patients to feel comfortable with their breast size and reach their aesthetic goals. In our services we provide the best medical technology, to avoid any risk of complications.