Many patients are interested in breast augmentation but discouraged by societal stigma and inaccurate depictions of cartoonish and unnatural breast implants. However, most breast augmentations have a natural appearance and support a patient’s self-esteem and gender expression.
The appearance of breast augmentation depends on several key factors. Read on to learn more about how a breast augmentation can look most natural.
When you plan to get a breast augmentation, you will consult your plastic surgeon on which type of implants you would like to use. The two common implant types are silicone and saline.
The FDA once restricted silicone-gel implants for health concerns but approved a new and improved version in 2006. Silicone implants have since become the preferred choice for breast augmentation surgery.
The special silicone gel used in implants has a solid but squishy texture that recreates the feeling of fat tissue without posing any leakage risks. Silicone implants feel natural to the touch and have a lifelong warranty and a low risk of rupture.
Saline implants are less expensive and allow you to adjust your implant size after the initial surgery. However, saline implants are filled with liquid and therefore have a leaking risk and only come with a 10-year warranty. Additionally, saline tends to have a less natural breast texture when compared with silicone gel.
Your implant size will also determine how natural your breast augmentation appears. If you want your augmentation to have a natural and subtle look, you should choose an implant size proportional to the rest of your body.
Breast implants should match the width of your natural breasts. Otherwise, they could hit your arms and create a strange silhouette. During your consultation appointments, your doctor can let you try on different sample implant sizes to determine which works best with your profile.
Doctors have been performing breast augmentations for several decades, and the procedure has been highly perfected. The surgeons at Genesis Plastic Surgery and Spa are committed to working closely with their patients to achieve desired results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.