One of the biggest misconceptions about breast implants is that they feel fake or unnatural. While this may have been the case decades ago when breast augmentation was a relatively young surgery, breast enlargement procedures have come a long way in creating implants that look and feel like the real thing.
Breast Implant Types
Breast augmentation involves placing an implant within the breast tissue, either above or underneath the muscle. There are several options available for different types of implants that can offer a look that’s tailored to your own personal needs, and it’s this level of customization that allows for the best breast augmentation results.
Implants are filled with either silicone gel or saline to recreate the shape and feeling of natural breast tissue. Generally speaking, silicone gel implants are known for maintaining their shape and consistency better than saline implants and feel closer to the natural breast, though both types of breast implant have their advantages.
Aside from choosing between saline or silicone, the shape and texture of the implant can also be customized to give you a very natural look and feel.
Contoured implants are available that more closely mimic the appearance of the natural breast shape, as opposed to the typical round implants that most people think of when they imagine a breast augmentation. Round implants can provide several benefits not offered by contoured implants, but both can provide results that feel real and natural. There are also smooth and textured options for the surface of the implant.
The best way to ensure very natural-looking results from breast implants is to work with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Nein who can help you determine which options are likely to work best for you.
Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein and his staff will listen to you, give you all the time you need, answer all of your questions,and deliver world-class service from consultation through recovery. For your safety, Dr. Nein is board certified in plastic surgery and uses only accredited operating facilities. We are upfront about pricing and have a variety of convenient payment options, and we offer confidential consultations for cosmetic procedures.