Despite the popularity of breast augmentation in Orange County, most patients continue expressing the exact same major concern: how will they feel? Of course, wanting a result that looks natural is one thing, but will your implants pass the touch test? Can implants really feel like natural breasts?
The idea of melon-shaped, rock-hard implants is one of those breast implant misconceptions that just refuses to go away. Modern breast implants as we know them today have been in constant evolution for half a century, continuing to move toward a more natural shape and feel along the way.
It’s true that when the first attempts at surgical implants were made back in the late 19th century using hard ivory spheres, the emphasis on “natural” was entirely missing. Of course, back then, they didn’t wash their instruments before surgery either. Thankfully, an awful lot has changed since the early days of medical science.
A Natural Look
These days, women who choose breast augmentation are determined to get natural-looking and natural-feeling results. Implants are no longer shaped like grapefruit halves, but instead mimic the tapered teardrop shape of the natural breast. Even high-profile breast implants look more natural than anything in use 20 or 30 years ago.
As for feeling, the recent surge in cohesive silicone gel breast implants all over Orange County speaks for itself. The new “gummy bear” implants feel more like natural breast tissue than any other time in history.
The bottom line: If you’re worried about your implants not feeling natural — don’t. Breast implants have come a long way, and improvements just keep right on coming.
As one of the leading Orange County plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Niccole founded and is the Medical Director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa. Since opening the doors in 1982, he has turned CosmetiCare into one of the most successful multi-specialty cosmetic rejuvenation centers in Southern California.
Dr. Niccole has extensive experience and a refined technique in performing many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His skills as a surgeon and the positive results seen on thousands of satisfied patients have helped him create recognition for CosmetiCare around the world receiving patients from Germany, Italy, France, England, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and a host of other countries.
Dedicated to his work as a plastic surgeon, Orange County resident Dr. Niccole loves helping people, and it shows with every patient he sees. He has been honored over the years for his abilities as a surgeon and his countless humanitarian efforts. The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) chose him as their “Man of the Year” in 2008 for his continued humanitarian efforts dedicated to reconstructing lives for children and adults through donated plastic surgery.
Dr. Niccole was honored at one of the MDA’s Gala fundraiser, “Gift of Hope”. He was selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of the TOP PLASTIC SURGEONS IN AMERICA and included in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”. CosmetiCare was voted one of the “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” (multiple times) by The Orange County Register’s “Peoples’ Choice” and published in its guide “The Best of Orange County.”