While yesterday’s breast augmentation tended tofocus on getting the type of results that command attention as soon as you walk into a room, today’s breast augmentation trends highlight a more natural look. When planning your procedure, discussing the latest breast implant trends with your cosmetic surgeon can help you to choose the best options to meet your end goal.
These four trending breast augmentation options just might be worth looking into before your procedure to help you get optimal results.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
When you begin your research on breast implant types, you’ll probably come across two main options: saline or silicone. Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone implant that consist of a special form-stable, cohesive silicone gel. This provides two big benefits. First, because the gel will hold its shape even if punctured or cut in half, there is a lower risk for complications should a rupture occur.
Secondly, gummy bear implants are teardrop-shaped, meaning that they are fuller at the bottom and taper to a slightly narrower shape toward the top. This shape more closely mimics the curves of your natural breasts, making for a very smooth, natural look after your breast augmentation.
Instead of very large, dramatic implants that can look fake or unbalanced, the latest breast augmentation trend is to go for a smaller, more modest breast implant size. The key is to work with your cosmetic surgeon to choose a size and implant profile that can both meet your goals and remain in harmony with your natural body proportions.
Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters of volume, not bra cup size.
You can also ask your cosmetic surgeon forimplant sizing tipsto help you better visualize what your final results might look like. Rice sizers, for instance, let you see and feel different implants sizes on your own body. It can also be helpful to bring in a swimsuit top that you’d like to fit in after your breast enhancement procedure.
Looking at before and after photos can help with this process as well, as long as you’re looking pictures of women who have similar body types and goals as you do.
A Natural Look
Newer breast enhancement options like gummy bear implants combined with the recent trends toward a smaller, more modest size come together to create a very natural look. Today’s breast augmentation results don’t have to scream “I have breast implants!” Instead, you can achieve the subtle boost of volume you want while still looking like yourself.
You can also talk with your cosmetic surgeon about your breast augmentation incision options, which can also affect your final results. The periareolar incision, for example, can help to minimize the appearance of your incisions and can make scarring very easy to camouflage.Just be sure to clearly communicate what your goals are with your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.
Adding a Breast Lift
There are lots of reasons why many women today also think about including a breast lift with their augmentation. Pregnancy and massive weight loss, for example, can result in sagging skin and a lowered breast position. Other times, a breast lift can be used to help correct asymmetry.
If you think you could be a good candidate for a combination breast lift and implants, ask your cosmetic surgeon for his or her professional opinion during your consultation.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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