Choosing Breast Implants to Look Natural

If you are considering breast implants, you are likely thinking about the importance of achieving a natural looking figure post-surgery. This is a very common concern, and one which you can absolutely work with your plastic surgeon to achieve.

Thanks to current technology and recent medical advances, augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today, and it is the one with the highest patient satisfaction ratings as well.

One of the main reasons for this satisfaction is that plastic surgeons now have ample experience with breast implants and better understand which specific implant shape to use, what specific size, and where to place them in the body for the best possible results.

While you might think that enlargement surgery would be a simple procedure, in reality it is very complex. Both proper surgical technique as well as a strong attention to detail can make the difference between wonderfully natural looking breasts and those which look unnaturally round or big for your body.

Every plastic surgeon should consider the following six variables when consulting with you:

* Your body build and height/weight

* Your natural size, shape, and symmetry

* Your nipple position

* The shape and dimension of your chest wall

* The amount and quality of skin

* Your desires for cup size and shape

Each of these things will affect how your enlargement should be performed and the results you can expect to see. When breasts are augmented correctly you should have a natural fullness and gentle sloping off of the chest wall. You should have natural looking cleavage without webbing between the breasts or excessive perkiness.

While just about every woman alive wants to be perky and full, if they are too perky or too large, you then get that “boob job” look. To avoid this, your plastic surgeon will take into account your natural look and the size and shape of your body as well. This can help to achieve much more natural shape.

In addition, breast implants come in both a round and a teardrop shape. By working with one of these options, and your own natural breast shaping, you can have an enhancement that looks more like your own natural tissue – simply larger.

By working with your plastic surgery, and taking all of the above considerations into account, you can determine together what the best option is for your enlargement surgery. Plastic surgeons keep a book of before and after pictures of their past patients and can generally show you a patient with a similar build to yours so you can get an idea of what your various options will look like post-op.

Whether you are considering breast augmentation for enhancement or restoration purposes, a board certified plastic surgeon can give you the natural look and feel that you desire. By working with the six considerations listed above, your plastic surgeon can suggest just the right amount of augmentation and placement to help you achieve natural looking breasts.