19 Dec How to Achieve Natural-Looking Breast Implants
Breast augmentation – commonly known as a boob job– is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery in the world (Stanford Health Care). As well as enlarging the size breast augmentation can also restore fullness lost after childbirth and correct asymmetry.
However, some women may be hesitant to go ahead with the surgery for fear that their breast implants will look artificial and won’t suit their body. To get the best result it’s important to not just select the right size but also consider a number of other factors. This means consulting a cosmetic surgeon who’s experienced in carrying out breast augmentation and can ensure you achieve the most natural possible results.
Here’s what you should know.
The Different Types of Breast Implants
When having breast implants you will have the choice of either round or anatomical, teardrop-shaped implants. Your cosmetic surgeon will talk to you about the result both of these are likely to achieve, and which one would best suit your body shape. Not every woman wants to achieve the same result so it’s important to let your cosmetic surgeon know your personal preference.
In most cases you will be able to choose either teardrop or round implants, but the result may differ significantly. For example, if your breasts are small, the end appearance will be primarily the shape of the implant. This means if you have chosen round implants, it will appear more artificial than the teardrop implants which provide a more natural shape.
The positioning of the implants plays a part too:
- Placing the breast implants sub-glandular means creating a pocket between the breast tissue and the chest wall
- Placing the breast implants sub-muscularly means creating a pocket behind the chest muscle wall.
Your consultant will discuss the best place for your breast implants with you. There are many factors which may influence the decision including the type of implant, the amount of natural breast tissue and the elasticity of the skin.
Consider All Factors
Although your surgeon can provide you with technical advice on the type and placement of the breast implant together with a recommended size for your frame, the size is up to you (within reason).
You don’t need to immediately ramp up your breast size to a large implant to get a more noticeable cleavage and perky breasts. In fact, some sources are suggesting that there’s now a marked trend for smaller breast implants that providing a boost while looking more natural. While breast augmentation is very much still in demand, the cup size is reducing compared to that requested in the past (Tehrani 2017).
When deciding how large you would like to go, consider all aspects of your life. Having breasts which are disproportionately large for your frame, or very much larger than what you’re accustomed to may make certain types of exercise difficult or painful. A big jump in size will also inevitably look less natural.
Your Body, Your Choice
Having breast augmentation surgery allows you to choose the type of breasts that you’ve always wanted, or can restore fullness to breasts which have lost volume over the years. While some women love a more augmented appearance, others prefer a more natural result. Whatever your choice Dr Terence Scamp, Plastic Surgeon on the Gold Coast and Brisbane can help. Get in touch today to book an appointment to find out more.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you have the option to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Results may vary.
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Tehrani, K (MD), 2017, What’s Trending in Breast Augmentation?, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, viewed 16 December 2019, <https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/whats-trending-in-breast-augmentation>