One of the top concerns for patients considering breast augmentations is whether they’ll look natural. Done correctly, a breast augmentation will provide a very natural appearance and feel. However, it is important that you choose the right size, type and shape to ensure that nothing looks “off.”
You don’t have to make any decisions on your own: we’re happy to walk patients through these choices and provide expert insight at our consultations. That said, for your reference we have put together this short article discussing some factors that will play into achieving a natural appearance.
Size And Shape
Breast implants can result in dramatic size and shape changes. However, it is important to keep in mind that certain sizes and shapes may look out-of-place on a given individual. Chest wall width and the amount of skin impact results. We can help you determine what will work best for you.
Patients looking into breast augmentations today have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to materials. Saline and silicone are the two broad categories, but there are even multiple types of silicone available. Silicone standard gel is recognized as the best option for a natural look and feel. This material retains its shape better than the others and feels virtually identical to breast tissue. The newer generation of implants contain stickier gels called “gummy bear” which prevent spread in the event of an implant leak.
Under Or Over-The-Muscle
This is where it gets a little trickier. Breast augmentation procedures have advanced enough in recent years that surgeons can place implants either over or under the pectoral muscles. For most patients, under-the-muscle is best for achieving a natural appearance. As an added benefit, this procedure usually results in less scarring. However, it really depends on the individual in question, as over-the-muscle may be a better option for some patients unique body types.
Surgeon Choice Is Critical As Well
Like any plastic or cosmetic surgery, the surgeon you choose to perform the procedure will have a huge impact on the end result. Their skill, experience, and aesthetic vision will be crucial for your satisfaction with your implants.
The right surgeon will speak with you in-detail about what you’d like to achieve, show you pictures of results with past patients, and guide you in the right direction with the above choices. Lastly, they will form a careful plan to achieve the best results.
If you have any questions about how a natural appearance can be achieved with breast implants, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation to provide more information and learn about your goals for a procedure.