Breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is a Universal Plastic Surgery procedure that is used to enlarge a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States as well as in Costa Rica. And many women visit us from the United States and Canada to get this kind of surgical procedure.

Types of Procedures

Breast augmentation can be performed using either saline or silicone implants.

The most common method of breast augmentation surgery is to insert an implant behind the breast tissue and chest muscle. However, a new method of breast augmentation surgery that is becoming increasingly popular, although less recommended, is to insert the implant in front of the chest muscle.

The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a personal one. Some women choose to have breast augmentation surgery to improve their self-image, while others have the surgery to correct a congenital defect or to improve the appearance of their breasts after pregnancy or weight loss or to improve the symmetry of their breasts.

Breast Augmentation Procedure: Surgical Risks

The risks associated with breast augmentation surgery include infection, bleeding, and implant rupture. However, the risks associated with this surgery are low and the vast majority of women who have it are satisfied with the results.

If you are thinking about breast augmentation, please don’t hesitate to contact Universal Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.

Before and After

In this section, you can witness the transformative power of our plastic surgery. Here, you’ll find a collection of inspiring images showcasing the incredible results our patients have achieved through our procedures. These before and after photos serve as a testament to the skill and artistry of our renowned plastic surgeons, Dr. Carlos A. Centeno and Dr. Madelein Centeno. Each image tells a unique story of individualized care, meticulous craftsmanship, and the unwavering commitment to helping our patients become the best version of themselves. We invite you to explore these photos and embark on a visual journey that embodies the possibilities of transformation.

Breast Augmentation Surgery - Before breast-augmentation-after
Breast-implants-before Breast Implants - After


Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. It involves the placement of implants to achieve your desired results.

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are individuals who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and are looking to enhance the size or shape of their breasts. A few requirements must be met in order to qualify for any type of plastic surgery:

  1. You will need to fill a physical clearance form from your primary physician.
  2. You will require recent blood work.
  3. You will need an ECG exam (that can be performed at the clinic.)

The recovery period after breast augmentation varies for each individual but typically involves some discomfort, swelling, and temporary limitations on physical activities. Our team will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

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