Breast augmentation can truly change a woman’s life. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, women that have implants placed usually notice that their self-confidence skyrockets. Having larger, fuller breasts may mean the difference between feeling embarrassed or ashamed and feeling sexy and feminine.
To get great breast augmentation results, it’s crucial to select the right implants. In this post, trusted breast augmentation surgeon Lloyd Landsman offers his best tips for selecting implants that look and feel natural.
Pick a Size that Complements Your Body
Every woman should pick implants that agree with her body frame and natural anatomy. Taller and fuller figured women usually need larger implants with more projection to see noticeable results, whereas shorter and more petite women usually need smaller implants with less projection.
Dr. Landsman will measure how broad your chest is, the base width of your breasts and the distance between your breasts; he will also look at the amount of native breast tissue you have, and how tight or loose your breast skin is. Dr. Landsman will discuss your aesthetic goals with you to get an idea of how you’d like to look after surgery. All of these factors will help the two of you select the most appropriately sized implants.
Consider Smooth Silicone Gel Implants
The majority of breast implant patients feel that silicone implants look and feel more like natural breasts. They tend to be softer, and less prone to wrinkling and rippling than saline implants.
Whether implants are smooth or textured is also important. Smooth implants do not adhere to the capsule that the body forms around the implant, so the implant can rotate around in the breast pocket and mimic the mobility of natural breasts. Textured implants are designed to adhere to the capsule so they stay in place, which is important for teardrop shaped implants that need to maintain their vertical orientation.
Opt to Have Implants Placed Under the Chest Muscle
Implants can be placed above or beneath the chest muscle. Although both approaches have different benefits, placing implants under the chest muscle offers more tissue coverage. This is helpful because the more tissue that covers the implant, the more likely the results will look and feel natural.
Think about Incision Pattern
Implants are inserted through incisions around the areola, under the breast or in the armpit. Some plastic surgeons feel that incisions under the breast in the inframammary fold reduce the risk of capsular contracture, a condition in which the body forms scar tissue around the implant, tightening and squeezing it. Another benefit to the inframammary incision pattern is that the breast falls over the incision and hides scarring.
Consult with Dr. Landsman
When your breast implant options seem endless, a great plastic surgeon can help guide your decisions. Request a consultation with Dr. Landsman to learn more about your choices. Call or email our practice today.