You used to be able to spot a woman with breast implants from a mile away. But as the times and technology have changed, so has the “go big or go home” mindset. Over the years, both surgeons and the makers of implants have refined their approach—while women have adjusted their wants and expectations—leading to more natural-looking results, and more women than ever opting for breast augmentation surgery.
So, how can you get the breasts you’ve always wanted and a natural look?
It always begins with discussing your goals with your doctor, and working together to find the solutions that work best for you.
Below are a few considerations you’ll need to make during that process.
Before deciding on breast implants, you’ll want to think about your lifestyle. Are you very active? Do you travel a lot? Are you a mom? Something women often overlook is the impact larger breasts can have on their day-to-day. Even a subtle change in size can change the way you move, the way your weight is distributed, or be the difference between breasts that do or don’t “get in the way” sometimes.
Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters, or ccs, and come in a variety of sizes. They also vary in height and width, making it easier to choose a combination that fits your body type. For a more natural look, you’ll want to select something that’s proportionate to your entire body.
Looking at before and after photos of women with similar builds can help you decide what you like. Or by trying on samples or sizers that your doctor has, you can play Goldilocks to figure out what’s too big, what’s still too small, and, ultimately, what’s just right. And don’t be surprised if the size you end up choosing is larger or smaller than what you initially thought you’d want.
Round, or contoured—your choice. Round implants are perfectly symmetrical on all sides, while contoured have a more “teardrop” design. With more fullness and weight at the bottom, just as a natural breast has, the teardrop design is often a popular consideration for natural-looking breast implants. However, the look can be achieved by either shape, and depending on certain factors, round might actually be best for your body.
Breast implants come in two material types: saline and silicone. Saline implants are first inserted into your breasts and then filled with the optimal amount of saline solution for the outcome that you’re looking for. Silicone implants are made with silicone gel and designed to mimic the feel of human fat for more natural-feeling breasts.
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