One of the most common concerns Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft hears from prospective breast augmentation patients is that their results will look fake or unnatural. Patients can rest assured that advances in breast augmentation devices and technology have made it possible to achieve very natural-looking results. In this blog post, Dr. Craft shares tips on how to select natural-looking breast implants.
Tip #1: Consider the Look and Feel of Implants
Breast implants come in two shapes: round and teardrop, also known as “anatomical” implants. Round implants have an equal amount of projection on the top and bottom while teardrop implants have more projection on the bottom than the top. If you are concerned about natural-looking results, you may want to select teardrop-shaped implants, which mimic the slope of natural breast tissue. The implant filling also matters. Traditional silicone and highly cohesive silicone implants (a.k.a. “gummy bear” implants) feel and move in a manner more similar to real breast tissue than saline. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to touch and hold each type of implant. You will also be able to “try on” different implant sizes with Dr. Craft’s implant sizer kit. This will help you decide which type feels and looks the most natural to you.
Tip #2: Consider Your Existing Breast Tissue and Skin Quality
During your initial consultation, Dr. Craft will evaluate your bust size, amount of breast tissue present and skin elasticity. These factors are important because they influence which implant size looks the most natural. Placing breast implants that are too large for the patient’s chest or skin to properly cover can produce unnatural-looking results.
Tip #3: Use Digital Imaging Technology
One of the most exciting advances in breast augmentation is digital imaging technology. Many plastic surgeons offer this sophisticated technology to help patients better visualize their potential results. With digital imaging technology, the surgeon takes pictures of your breasts and uploads the images to a computer so you can see firsthand how different breast implant sizes will look on you. Thanks to this innovative tool, you can choose a breast implant size that achieves the most natural-looking breast implants and creates the most aesthetically pleasing overall body figure.
Tip #4: Work with the Right Plastic Surgeon
The best way to ensure natural-looking results is to work with a qualified breast augmentation surgeon. Your surgeon of choice should have hundreds of breast augmentation procedures under their belt. They should also have a proven track record of beautiful and successful results. It is also a good idea to browse through your surgeon’s before-and-after galleries to get an idea of what results to expect.
To learn more about breast augmentation and breast implants, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft. Contact Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery by calling (305) 596-9700 today.