A complete guide to Breast Augmentation

More women are choosing to undergo breast enhancement procedures, for many reasons. If you’re looking to fill in that top or swimsuit, or maybe looking to boost your confidence and self-esteem or you just want to have a more rejuvenated appearance.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, giving women with small or unevenly sized breasts a much fuller, firmer, and better-proportioned appearance. If you feel like you have small or uneven breasts and you wish they were fuller, firmer, maybe more proportional to your figure.

If this makes you self-conscious or makes you feel like you’re not satisfied with how your breasts look. A breast augmentation can be just the solution for you.

You can choose whichever implant you prefer if you want ones that make your breasts still look and feel natural while improving your figure. You’ll be excited to put on that bikini top or spring break outfit once you’ve had your breast augmentation.


Why should you get Breast Augmentation?

A breast augmentation procedure offers many benefits. For starters, it tends to make the patients look younger because their breasts are larger, fuller, and have more volume. Also, they like the way their breasts look in clothes or swimsuits.

Many women feel they don’t need to wear a bra because they don’t need the same support anymore and of course, a breast augmentation can do wonders for the patient’s self-esteem.

Breast Augmentation is one of the most sought-after procedures, it tends to make the patients look younger because their breasts are larger, fuller, and have more volume. Women who undergo the procedure like the way they look in clothes or swimsuits.

You can choose whichever implant you prefer if you want ones that make your breasts still look and feel natural while improving your figure. You’ll be excited to put on that bikini top or spring break outfit if you want larger breasts or are currently unhappy with your breast’s size and shape, and if you have an open mind and realistic expectations you can benefit from this procedure.

A Breast Augmentation procedure can do wonders for the patient’s self-esteem.

  • For a better proportioned or more appealing figure
  • Provides better breast symmetry
  • Want clothes to fit better
  • It can help you gain self-confidence or self-esteem
  • Enhances the body contour
  • Long-term solution for achieving an ideal figure
  • Look better in clothes and swimwear
  • Feel more confident and look proportional


What types of breast implants are there?

With the help of your plastic surgeon, you will need to decide which implant type is best for you. You and your surgeon will decide which kind of implant is best for you based on your body, lifestyle, and personal preferences.


Breast implants made of silicone and saline

Breast implants come in two basic varieties: silicone gel and saline.

Saline-filled implants have sterile salt water inside silicone casings (saline). Some are already filled, while others are filled as the implant is placed.

The silicone shells of these implants are filled with a plastic gel (silicone). Despite the fact that many women claim silicone gel implants feel more natural than saline implants do, they are more dangerous if they leak.

Saline and silicone both have a variety of sizes and either smooth or textured outer shells. It all depends on personal preference as each has advantages and disadvantages.

The most popular kind of Breast Augmentation uses breast implants. Options for breast implants include:

Breast implants filled with sterile saline are known as saline implants (salt water).

The saline would be absorbed by your body and eliminated naturally if the implant were to rupture inside your breast.


Structured saline breast implants

These implants have an inner structure that makes the implant feel more natural. They are filled with sterile saline (salt water).

Breast implants made of silicone gel are known as silicone implants.

The gel could leak into your breast or remain inside the implant’s shell if it were to break.


If you get silicone implants, you might need to schedule routine checkups with your plastic surgeon to make sure the implants are functioning properly.

Gummy bear implants

Breast implants that maintain their shape even when the implant shell cracks are frequently referred to as “Gummy bear” implants.

Dr Bucio, breast implants

They are firmer than conventional implants and made of a thicker silicone gel. Form-stable breast implants necessitate a deeper skin incision during surgery.

Round breast implants

These implants frequently give the appearance of fuller breasts. Since the implants are round on all sides, if they rotate out of position, your breast’s appearance is typically unaffected.

Smooth breast implants

Compared to other types, these implants feel the softest. Compared to other implants, smooth breast implants typically make breast movement look more natural.

Breast implants with a texture

These implants induce scar tissue to stick to the implant, which reduces their propensity to move around inside your breast.

Which of the various breast implant types is best for you?

You might be confused about which choice is best for you given the abundance of options. The decision to get implants is very personal and depends on

  • Your ideal breast appearance and sensation
  • Your skin’s suppleness
  • Your history of general health
  • Spending limit (regardless of whether you’re combining the augmentation with any other procedures)
  • Previous experience with implants
  • Your age


When it comes to picking your breast implants, there is simply no one size fits all solution. To find out which breast implants the best suit your needs, consult your plastic surgeon. To determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and which options might be best for you, your doctor will also examine you.

How should I get ready for a breast augmentation procedure?

Your surgeon might instruct you to do the following before having breast augmentation surgery:


  • Purchase a blood test.
  • Take specific medications or change the dosage of your current ones.
  • Give up smoking.
  • Don’t consume certain foods or drinks.
  • Aspirin and some anti-inflammatory medications should not be taken as they can cause more bleeding.
  • Stop using drugs recreationally.


Before your surgery, pay close attention to any instructions your surgeon gives you. You’ll heal more quickly, and the surgery will go more smoothly if you follow their instructions.


After your surgery, you should make plans for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night. Make sure to schedule at least three days off from work in advance. If your job requires a lot of physical labor, you’ll probably need to take at least three weeks off.

Breast Augmentation recovery process

Recovery times for breast augmentation surgeries can vary depending on the type of breast augmentation you had and your general health because everyone heals differently. Full recovery typically takes six to eight weeks.

Creating a home recovery space

Establish a recovery space in your home before having breast augmentation surgery. Verify that you have:

  • Your surgeon may have prescribed Tylenol or other painkillers.
  • Cream or ointment for wound sites (if recommended by your surgeon).
  • To cover the incision sites, use clean gauze.
  • Lots of loose, cozy button-down shirts or blouses.

When can you resume my job or other activities after getting breast implants?

You’ll receive detailed instructions from your plastic surgeon regarding your recovery schedule and the appropriate time to resume physical activity. Make sure to adhere to them. After the first week following your surgery, your surgeon will probably advise you to gradually return to your regular daily activities and light exercise.


Until you’ve fully recovered, you should avoid strenuous or jarring physical activities like running, riding a horse, or heavy lifting. Typically, surgeons advise patients with physically demanding jobs to take at least three weeks off before going back to work.

Questions to Prepare for Your Surgeon

Before your initial consultation, you must prepare several questions. Most surgeons will typically provide you with the details you require before even posing questions.


Request a step-by-step explanation from your surgeon. Find out the methodology that will be applied. Also, ask about the type of anesthesia that will be used to keep you asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure. Ask your surgeon questions like: Where will the operation take place, what are the risks and what can you do to prepare.

Maintain an open line of Communication

Deciding on plastic surgery will be simpler if you are informed about your surgeon. Ensure that communication between you and your plastic surgeon is honest and open.

When looking for a surgeon, be sure to look for one who is Board-certified and specializes in gynecomastia surgery or male reduction surgery, such as Dr. Bucio, who is Board-certified in both Mexico and the USA. It’s crucial to stay in touch with your surgeon and keep an eye on your weight gain if you want to stop the fat from coming back.

Price vs. quality, what you pay for is what you get

It doesn’t necessarily follow that a plastic surgeon’s work will be of the highest caliber just because they charge absurdly low procedure fees. With plastic surgery, you do “get what you pay for.” Consider the source of the surgery rather than just the cost. Is the surgeon’s work of a high standard? Are they Board-certified? Do they have happy customers?


Accepting a deal from a subpar surgeon can lead to poor results or health issues. Make sure your plastic surgeon is certified also both reasonably priced and reputable by doing your research.

Francisco Bucio

Dr. Francisco Bucio - Is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. He has wide experience in Liposculpture, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Make Over, and more. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Asociation for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, to name a few. He is also certified by the Mexican Council for Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery.