Benefits of Silicone Breast Implants

Dr. Rodolfo Castillo Calderón offers silicone breast implants exclusively at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice. Dr. Castillo usually recommends cohesive ("gummy bear") implants over gel implants because they pose a lower risk of rupture and capsular contracture. If you are considering breast surgery, Dr. Castillo can help determine which type of silicone implant is best for your needs and goals.

Silicone gel implants have several benefits over saline implants.

A Lifelike Look and Feel

Silicone implants look and feel far more natural than saline implants. The silicone actually resembles both the appearance and feel of natural breast tissue. Meanwhile, silicone implants are far less likely to result in rippling, which can affect the outward appearance of the breast.

Our silicone implants are available in both round and anatomic shapes to accommodate a wide range of goals. For example, an anatomically shaped implant is often an excellent choice for women undergoing breast reconstruction. These implants are also textured in a way that can prevent the implant from shifting within the breast.


Dr. Castillo offers a range of breast implant sizes to accommodate his patients' goals, but does not offer implants larger than 800cc. This helps to ensure results are natural-looking and proportionate to a woman’s unique size and shape.

Capsular Contracture

Development of capsular contracture is a risk associated with every type of implant. This condition occurs when the scar tissue that develops around the implant begins to contract, distorting the appearance of the implant and the breast, in addition to causing discomfort. The precise cause of capsular contracture is unknown, but cohesive silicone implants are known to be less likely to result in the condition than silicone gel implants.

Longer-lasting Results

Ruptured implants are the most common reason why revision surgery becomes necessary. Saline implants are slightly more likely to rupture than silicone implants. This is often due to complications relating to the valve used to fill saline implants.

Any woman wishing to undergo breast surgery involving implants must understand that the devices will not last forever, and that they must eventually be replaced. However, because silicone implants are found to be less likely to rupture, and because they offer many other aesthetic benefits, Dr. Castillo has chosen not to offer saline implants.

Saline implants are slightly more likely to rupture than silicone implants. This is often due to complications relating to the valve used to fill saline implants.

When you work with a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Castillo, your risk of other complications, such as asymmetry, are also minimized. A combination of silicone implants and an experienced surgeon can help you experience great satisfaction and long-lasting results.

Learn More about Silicone Implants

If you want to learn more about why Dr. Castillo only offers silicone implants, contact our office online or call (619) 955-6866 from US or 664-634-7490 from Mexico today. We can schedule a personal consultation so you can ask Dr. Castillo all of your questions. He will take all the time necessary to address any concerns you have regarding implant materials or any other aspect of breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, or a breast lift combined with implants. Together with Dr. Castillo, you can create a treatment plan to help you achieve the look you want and the confidence you deserve.

Dr. Castillo


Dr. Castillo is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over ten years of experience performing cosmetic surgery. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed with the last medical technology to ensure patient comfort and safety. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with:

  • Mexican Association of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery,
  • Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Association of Baja California
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Ibero Latin-American Federation of Plastic Surgery
  • Baja California College of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Schedule a consultation at our Tijuana, Mexico, office online, or by calling (619) 955-6866.

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