Breast augmentation has been so popular for so long that big breasts have become synonymous with certain aspects of American culture. More recently, with the advent of the Brazilian butt lift, the backside has taken center stage. From television to the Internet to magazines, images of voluptuous butts are everywhere we look.But in the case of these plastic surgery procedures, one size does not fit all.
Bigger is not always better.
Bigger is not always better.
If you assume that plastic surgery is not for you because you don’t want dramatically-sized breast implants or a booty you can rest a champagne glass on, you may be mistaken. A skilled board-certified plastic surgeon can work with you to customize your plastic surgery procedure according to the results you desire.
Growing numbers of women are pursuing breast augmentation surgery with modestly-sized implants, while others are getting Brazilian butt lifts to subtly enhance their backside.
If you think that all breast implants look fake or plastic, you’re forgiven. It’s a common myth, aided and abetted by people like Dolly Parton or Playboy centerfolds. And there’s nothing wrong with really big breast implants! Dolly Parton is a national treasure, with or without her DDs. But it’s important to know that women who want to enhance their chest without supersizing their assets have a range of options. There’s really something for everyone when it comes to breast augmentation surgery.
Your Breast Augmentation Options
Did you know that breast implants are available in two different kinds of materials? When pursuing breast augmentation, you have your choice of saline or silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are comprised of a silicone gel that closely resembles the look and feel of human tissue. Each has its advantages, and your plastic surgeon can help you determine which implant type is best-suited to your needs. Additionally, you can discuss the following breast implant options with your plastic surgeon:
- Size: Breast implants come in a range of sizes. Women who prefer more subtle breast augmentation results typically choose smaller-sized implants.
- Placement: Implants can be placed either below the chest muscle (submuscular) or behind the chest tissue (subglandular).
- Incision: In order to get the breast implant into the breast pocket, your plastic surgeon will make either a periareolar (around the areola) or inframammary (in the breast crease) incision.
- Shape: You may choose from round or tear-drop shaped implants for your breast augmentation. The affectionately-termed “gummy bear” implant is made of silicone gel and its shape resembles that of natural breasts, with more fullness at the bottom and a gentle taper toward the top.
Beyond Big Butts
You don’t have to super-size your butt to benefit from a Brazilian butt lift. Of course, if your goal is to accentuate your butt Kardashian-style, the body contouring procedure may work very well for you. But you may also be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you simply want to revitalize sagging buttocks or breathe new life into your booty. A Brazilian butt lift can enhance the shape and definition of your backside to offer subtle results.
How Brazilian Butt Lifts Work
Your plastic surgeon will use liposuction on your waist or thighs to harvest excess fat from your body. He’ll then transfer this fat into your buttocks to create a shapelier appearance. Remember: not all women who get Brazilian butt lifts end up looking like J Lo. Chances are, you’ve seen women who’ve had Brazilian butt lifts yet you’d never know it, because their final results are so natural-looking. That could be you!
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.