Achieving natural-looking results is a top priority for women considering breast augmentation. With a range of implant options and placement techniques available, it’s important to understand the factors that contribute to a natural appearance. This blog post will answer 6 frequently asked questions about achieving natural-looking breast augmentation.
1. Will My Breast Augmentation Results Look and Feel Natural?
When performed by a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon, breast augmentation can provide results that both look and feel like your own breasts. Your surgeon will consider factors such as your body proportions and desired outcome to make sure the implants complement your overall physique.
2. How Do I Choose the Right Breast Implant Size for a Natural Look?
It’s essential to consider your body frame, skin elasticity, amount of natural breast tissue, and personal preferences when choosing your implant size. During your consultation, your surgeon will take precise measurements, discuss your aesthetic goals, and guide you in selecting a size that enhances your natural curves while maintaining a proportionate appearance.
3. Do Certain Types of Breast Implants Provide a More Natural Appearance?
The choice of breast implant type can influence the natural appearance of your augmented breasts. Saline and silicone implants are available, each with its own advantages. Silicone implants—available in round or teardrop shapes depending on your aesthetic preferences—more closely resemble the feel of natural breast tissue. Highly cohesive silicone gel “gummy bear” implants are a popular choice. Your plastic surgeon will discuss these options in detail, considering your anatomy and aesthetic goals.
4. Do Breast Implants Look Better Under or Over the Muscle?
Submuscular implant placement (under the chest muscles) can provide a more natural appearance by adding an extra layer of tissue coverage. Subglandular placement (above the chest muscles but under the breast glands) can look natural in patients with sufficient breast tissue. Your surgeon will evaluate your unique anatomy and recommend the placement technique that best aligns with your desired outcome.
5. Can I Achieve a Natural-Looking Result if I Have Asymmetrical Breasts?
Yes, breast augmentation can help you achieve a more balanced and natural look if you have asymmetrical breasts. Your plastic surgeon will carefully assess your situation and customize a treatment plan using the appropriate implants and techniques to achieve symmetry.
6. How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices. The longevity of your implants depends on factors such as the implant type and lifestyle factors. Breast implants can last up to 15 years, sometimes longer, but individual experiences vary. Regular follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon will help monitor your implants and ensure their longevity.
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At Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, you can rely on the highest level of care and expertise throughout your breast augmentation journey. If you’d like to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Please call our office today at (734) 712-2323 or request a consultation.