Some women choose to have implant breast surgery for a number of different reasons, from yearning for more volume in their breasts after breastfeeding or pregnancy to desiring enhancement of a flat chest. While women often want implants for different reasons, their main concern is often the same – they want implants that look and feel natural. Several factors about a breast implant determine how natural they will look and feel.
Breast enhancement is about proportion and in order to ensure that proportions are even and look natural is to pick the right size implants for your body. Make sure you schedule a breast consultation with a reputable clinic like Waverley House breast surgeons. During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon should listen to all of your concerns and help you pick the best implant option based on your body type and breast size. The width of your chest and breast tissue amount you have also play a role in determining what size works best for you (read: natural).
Usually, implants are either round or teardrop shaped. The main goal of round implants is to make the breasts look round (on the top) and fuller, a shape that most observers associate with fake looking breasts. Whereas, teardrop-shaped breast implants are made to replicate the shape of the natural breast.
The profile of the implant is deeply related to the shape. In general, breast implants can be low, medium or moderate, or even high profile. High profile implants are often narrow and pointy creating a rounded look at the top of the breast. Low profile and moderate breast implants are wider and create a fuller look around the breast. Whether a particular implant looks more natural relies on the natural shape of your breasts and your body type.
In general, more natural looking results come from silicone implants. Silicone implants generally feel like natural breast tissue. Saline implants generally feel firm to touch, and they are also more visible underneath the skin. Depending on the thickness of your skin, it is sometimes possible to see the edges of a saline implant rippling underneath it.
The placement of the breast implant is another essential factor that determines whether an implant looks natural or not. Usually, the implants are placed either above or below the muscle or in some cases they can be placed partially covering the muscle.
Whether under the muscle or over the muscle placement creates a more natural appearance depends on several factors. Women who naturally have a lot of breast tissue may get better results with the implants inserted on top of the chest muscle. If you lack natural breast tissue, most surgeons will place the implants underneath the chest muscle.