When it comes to Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants can’t be beat. Pills, suction devices, and fat grafting just can’t do what breast implants do. The truth is, these methods were abandoned 50 years ago, when breast implants were first introduced, because breast implants provided superior results that were more predictable.
New Technology in Breast Implants
With the advent of new breast implant shapes and materials, Breast Implants have never been safer or more effective. Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery. Women “size challenged” by their genes, pregnancy, weight loss or aging, can all benefit from the restoration of breast volume. I recently reviewed the newest additions to the breast implant line up, High Strength silicone Gel (Gummy Bear) Breast Implants, on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful.
Choosing the Best Breast Implant for You
One size does not fit all. Breasts are like snow flakes, no two are exactly alike. Even on the same chest, the right and left breasts are more like sisters than twins. While plastic surgeons cannot provide perfect symmetry, the goal is always to improve symmetry, so that the breast look closely related.
Breast Implant Options
Currently, we have many options in breast implants, and it can be confusing when comparing them on the Internet. This is part of the reason it takes years to become a board certified plastic surgeon. You deserve expert guidance in the selection of your breast implants. The final size is a goal you can choose, but how to get there takes the experience and expertise of a trained professional.
Breast implant options include:
- Size: The volume of the implant usually in cc’s.
- Profile: Based on projection and diameter
- Projection: Variations in the height of the implant
- Diameter: Variations in width of the implant
- Shape: Most breast implants are round, but sometimes teardrop shaped implants are better.
Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Board certified plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to help you get the best possible results. This means finding a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who you can communicate with. It important to express any concerns you have before surgery, and to ask questions. Writing your questions down before the consultation, and bringing them with you, helps you to remember them all.
Listening to the answers, and following the advice given is equally important, and this goes both ways. If you feel your plastic surgeon is not giving you all the possible options, ask about alternatives. If you had your heart set on a pair of high profile breast implants, but were recommend moderate profile, it’s likely for a good reason. A good plastic surgeon will not be upset if you bring up alternatives, and should be able to clearly explain the benefits of their recommendations. If they can’t, it’s time to find someone who can.
Is There a Perfect Breast Size?
The volume is up to you. There is no right answer when it comes to breast size. There is a range of proportionate breast implant volumes that will work. The determination is made after carefully considering your current breast size, your goal volume, your activity level, how much skin is present on the breasts and other contributing factors. The goal is increase your bust to a size that makes you comfortable. Not too big and not too small. It’s subjective. It takes good communication, and a little homework, to maximize your outcome.
Scheduling a Breast Augmentation Consultation
If you are considering Breast Implants, and want to discuss the options available to you. Give my Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office a call at (925) 943-6353. We are open weekdays, 9 AM until 5 PM. Personal consultations are available to discuss your breast enhancement goals, and how best to achieve them.
Next week – the Tummy Tuck.