One of the main concerns women express before moving forward with breast augmentation is how natural the implants will look and feel. If you’re considering breast augmentation, here are some factors to take into account that can ensure your new breasts will look and feel as real as possible.
Saline vs. Silicone
Understanding the difference between saline and silicone implants is imperative so you can choose which is best for you. Both saline and silicone implants have a similar lifespan, can deliver beautiful results and are perfectly safe for your body. However, there are some distinct differences to consider.
The gel inside silicone implants more closely resembles real breast tissue, so your new breasts will feel more like a natural part of you. Saline implants feel slightly harder than their silicone counterparts and present a higher likelihood of visible rippling because the shell of saline implants isn’t as smooth. Saline implants can be a wonderful option for women between 18 and 20 years of age because silicone implants are not FDA-recommended for women under 21 years old.
Consider a Proportionate Look
Even if you opt for silicone implants, how large of an implant you choose will have an effect on how real your new breasts feel and look. If your ultimate goal is a natural-looking result, remember that choosing an implant size that is proportionate to your body will yield the most flattering result that will keep people guessing if you’ve had an enhancement.
Surgical Skill Matters
As with any cosmetic procedure, the skill and experience of your surgeon is a crucial factor in determining the quality of your results. A surgeon with years of breast augmentation procedures under their belt will have the essential combination of surgical skill and artistic vision that’s necessary to produce the most beautiful results.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He is a member of numerous societies including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.