One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is breast augmentation with breast implants. If you feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your breasts, then this procedure may be a good match for your aesthetic goals. But will the results of your procedure at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA look natural?
Does a Breast Augmentation Look Natural?
Today’s breast augmentation procedures are specially designed to produce natural-looking results. The materials and implant designs used today ensure that breasts look and feel like natural breast tissue. When you are planning your breast surgery with your plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA, you will be able to customize your procedure so you can get the most natural-looking results possible. Your breast implant options will include:
If small breast size is your main concern, then the size of your implants can be one of the most important decisions you will need to make about your surgery. To achieve natural-looking results, you will want to choose an implant size that is appropriate for your body frame. If your implants are too large, then your results will appear unnatural.
When you are choosing your implant size, it’s tempting to think about increasing your breast volume in terms of your cup size. However, implants are not measured by cup size, and the amount of your natural breast tissue will need to be factored into your final results. It’s generally a good idea to opt for moderately sized implants for the best results.
The shape of your breast implants can also impact how natural your results will look. Implants are either round or teardrop-shaped. Round implants have a higher profile, which can look unnatural if you have a lot of natural breast tissue. Choosing smaller round implants can produce more natural-looking results. Teardrop implants have more volume on the bottom of the implant, which can create a more natural-looking result.
Your surgeon will help you decide which implant shape will produce the most natural-looking results. Factors such as your current breast tissue, your goal breast volume, and the placement of your implant will all be considered when you are choosing the ideal shape of your implants.
The two most common materials for breast implants are silicone and saline. Saline-filled implants tend to create a firmer breast texture, which may not feel natural. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are designed to mimic the weight, feel, and texture of natural breast tissue, which is why silicone implants are most often selected for natural-looking results.
Breast implants can be placed beneath or above the pectoral muscle. In general, breast implants that are placed below the pectoral muscle have the most natural-looking results, especially if larger implants are used. However, implants placed above the pectoral muscle but beneath glandular tissue can also produce natural-looking results, particularly for patients who have adequate natural breast tissue.
What About Fat Transfer Augmentation?
For some patients, a fat transfer to the breasts is a better option for augmentation than breast implants. If you only want a mild to moderate increase in breast volume, and you have enough unwanted fat in other areas of the body, a fat transfer to the breasts can help you achieve the most natural-looking results possible.
A fat transfer to the breasts works by using liposuction to remove unwanted fat from one area of the body, such as the stomach, buttocks, or thighs. Then, the fat is isolated and injected into the breasts in key locations to increase the volume of the breasts. The results of a fat transfer can last for several years, just like breast implants. During your consultation, you will need to discuss your health and aesthetic goals to determine if a fat transfer or a breast implant is best for your augmentation procedure.
When Should You Consider Augmentation?
There are several reasons why women have an augmentation procedure. For some, augmentation is a way to feel more confident about your appearance, which can enhance your self-esteem and overall happiness in life. For others, augmentation may be considered after a mastectomy to restore the feminine shape of your body. Other reasons to consider this surgical procedure include:
Low Breast Volume
The volume of your breasts can change as a result of aging, weight loss, and pregnancy. If you have lost substantial breast volume for any of these reasons, implants or a fat transfer can effectively restore your lost breast volume. The restoration of your breast volume can restore the size of your breasts or enhance your breast size beyond your original volume.
Nobody has a perfectly symmetrical body. However, some women may have very pronounced breast asymmetry that can make them feel self-conscious or even make it hard to buy well-fitting bras. Augmentation can correct breast asymmetry by using different implant sizes on each breast to balance the size, shape, and volume of the breasts.
Unbalanced Body Proportions
Some women use an augmentation procedure to correct unbalanced body proportions. If you want to have an hourglass figure, but your bust line is too small, breast implants can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Not only does balancing your body proportions make you feel more confident, but it can also make it easier to shop for clothes.
What Should You Expect During Recovery?
Your recovery after an augmentation procedure can take four to six weeks, although the final results of your surgery may not appear for four months. During your recovery, you will need to restrict most of your daily activities, including work, household chores, childcare, and intense exercise. You will need to wear a compression bra to support your breasts as you heal.
Enjoy Natural-Looking Breast Implant Results
The results of a breast augmentation procedure can look very natural if you select the right implants. The size, shape, material, and placement of your breast implants are all important factors that can help you achieve the most natural-looking implants possible. If you’re ready to discuss your implant options, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA to schedule a consultation today.