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3 Reasons Women Can End Up with Unflattering Breast Implant Results

Selecting the right implant is about much more than size. There are a number of important considerations to be made for breast augmentation and a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in breast enhancement can help steer you away from the following situations.

1. Implants Too Big for Frame

Breast implants are not a case of one-size-fits-all. For a natural-looking breast augmentation, your physical frame needs to be taken into account. Height, weight, chest width, the position of the breasts on the chest and the width of the breasts are all factors in proper implant selection. Women with narrow chests and small frames should avoid larger-sized implants.

2. Implant Profile Doesn’t Match Anatomy

An implant’s profile measures how far it projects out from the chest, leading with the nipple. Breast implants are available in several different profiles ranging from low to ultra-high. The higher the profile, the more it will project outward and the narrower its base. Generally speaking, you want an implant that matches the base diameter of your own breasts. Choosing an implant whose width exceeds your own natural dimensions will look unnatural and can also lead to complications.

3. Incorrect Implant Placement

Breast implants can be placed behind the breast gland (subglandular) or under the muscle that sits below the breast gland (submuscular). Both placements have their advantages, and the one that’s a good fit for you depends on your appearance goals and breast size. Women who have small breasts often benefit from submuscular placement, as this allows for additional tissue coverage over the implant and helps to prevent the implant from being visible. Women with moderate to large sized breasts may have better results with subglandular placement.

Consulting with your plastic surgeon is the best way to achieve beautiful breast implant results.

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