How to Get a Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation

Are you considering breast augmentation but want to make sure you get a natural-looking result? You’re not alone. Many women desire the confidence boost that comes with enhancing their breasts but fear looking artificial or “overdone.” 

The good news is that with the right approach and a skilled plastic surgeon, you can achieve a beautifully natural-looking breast augmentation that complements your unique body proportions and enhances your overall appearance.

At Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso, our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience helping women achieve their dream breasts with natural-looking results. We understand that every woman’s body and goals are unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to every breast augmentation procedure. 

Choose the Right Implant Size and Shape

One of the most critical factors in achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation is selecting the right implant size and shape for your body. Many women make the mistake of choosing an implant that is too large or too round, resulting in an artificial appearance that looks out of proportion with their frame.

When choosing your implant size, consider your natural breast tissue, chest width and overall body proportions. A skilled plastic surgeon will take detailed measurements of your breasts and chest and use this information to recommend an implant size that will provide a noticeable enhancement while still looking natural and balanced.

In addition to size, implant shape is crucial for achieving a natural-looking result. There are two main types of implant shapes: round and teardrop (also known as anatomical). Round implants provide a fuller, more pronounced appearance in the upper portion of the breast, while teardrop implants are made to mimic the natural slope of a breast with more volume at the bottom.

The best implant shape depends on your natural breast shape, desired outcome and personal preferences. Some women prefer the subtle slope of a teardrop implant, while others want the more pronounced fullness of a round implant. Your plastic surgeon will help you explore each option to choose the shape that will most naturally enhance your unique body.

Select the Right Implant Profile

In addition to size and shape, implant profile (how far the breast projects from the chest wall) is another crucial factor in achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation. There are typically three options: low, moderate and high.

Low-profile implants have a broader base and provide a subtler projection, making them an excellent choice for women with a broader chest wall or those who desire a more natural-looking enhancement. Moderate-profile implants offer a balance of width and projection, providing a noticeable boost without looking artificial. High-profile implants have a narrower base and give the most dramatic forecast, which can be ideal for women with a smaller chest wall or those who desire a more prominent enhancement.

Consider Your Natural Breast Tissue

Another critical factor in achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation is considering your natural breast tissue. Women with minimal natural breast tissue may require a different approach than those with more substantial natural breasts.

If you have minimal natural breast tissue, your plastic surgeon may recommend placing the implant below the muscle (submuscular placement) to provide additional coverage and a more natural-looking slope. It can also reduce visible rippling or wrinkling, which is more noticeable in women with thinner breast tissue.

If you have more substantial natural breast tissue, your plastic surgeon may recommend placing the implant above the muscle (subglandular placement) for a more natural-looking result. This approach can provide a subtle enhancement that blends seamlessly with your natural breasts.

In some cases, women with asymmetrical or tuberous breasts may require additional procedures, such as a breast lift or tissue expanders, to achieve a more natural-looking result. Your plastic surgeon will carefully evaluate your natural breast tissue and recommend the best approach for your unique needs and goals.

Prioritize Proper Placement and Technique

Achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation requires more than just choosing the right implant size and shape. Proper placement and technique are also essential for creating a beautiful, seamless result that looks and feels like a natural part of your body.

Your plastic surgeon should take a meticulous approach to implant placement, ensuring that the implants are centered on your chest and positioned at the appropriate height for your natural breast fold. They should also use precise dissection techniques to create a smooth, even pocket for the implant, minimizing the risk of asymmetry or unevenness.

In addition to proper placement, your plastic surgeon should use advanced techniques to minimize scarring and promote a smooth, natural-looking result. This may include inserting the implant through a smaller incision with a Keller Funnel, which can reduce trauma to the surrounding tissue and minimize scarring.

Your plastic surgeon may also recommend additional techniques, such as fat grafting or tissue expansion, to enhance your natural breast shape and create a more seamless, natural-looking result. Fat grafting involves using your own natural fat to your breasts, while tissue expansion can help stretch and prepare the skin for a more natural-looking implant placement.

Consider Your Lifestyle

When planning your breast augmentation, it’s essential to consider your lifestyle and long-term goals. While larger implants may provide a more dramatic enhancement, they may not be the best choice for an active lifestyle or plan to have children in the future.

Larger implants can place additional strain on the natural breast tissue. They may be more prone to sagging or displacement over time, particularly in women who engage in high-impact activities or experience significant weight fluctuations. They may also interfere with breastfeeding or require additional surgeries in the future to maintain a natural-looking result.

If either of these are your circumstances, your plastic surgeon may recommend a more conservative implant size that will provide a noticeable enhancement without compromising your natural breast tissue or ability to breastfeed. They may also recommend additional procedures, such as a breast lift, to help maintain a natural-looking result over time.

Have Realistic Expectations

Maintaining realistic expectations is one of the most critical factors in achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation. While breast augmentation can significantly enhance breast size and shape, it’s essential to understand that individual results may vary, and no two bodies are exactly alike.

It’s also important to understand that breast augmentation is not a one-time procedure, and you may require surgery in the future to maintain your natural-looking result. Implants are not designed to last a lifetime, and you may need to replace them every 10-15 years to ensure optimal results and prevent complications.

In addition, be serious about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stable weight after your breast augmentation to help keep your results over time. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy can alter the size and shape of your breasts, which may require a breast lift to restore a lifted but natural-looking appearance.

By maintaining realistic expectations and working closely with your plastic surgeon to understand your procedure’s potential outcomes and limitations, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking breast augmentation that enhances your confidence and quality of life for years to come.

Follow Your Post-Operative Instructions

Finally, achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation requires careful attention to your post-operative care and recovery. Follow detailed instructions on how to care for your breasts in the days and weeks following your procedure to ensure optimal healing and results.

Immediately after your procedure, expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort in your breasts, which you can mitigate with pain medication and cold compresses. Wear a supportive surgical bra and avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several weeks.

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any questions that come up during the healing process. Follow the provided instructions to massage your breasts, which will help promote a smooth, natural-looking result and prevent capsular contracture. This complication can cause the implants to feel stiff or distorted.

In addition to following your plastic surgeon’s instructions, practice good breast health habits to help maintain your results over time, including:

  • Wearing a supportive bra, especially during exercise or high-impact activities
  • Avoiding smoking or excessive alcohol consumption, which can impair healing and risk complications
  • Performing regular breast self-exams and attending routine mammograms to monitor your breast health

Choose an Experienced, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Perhaps the most critical factor in achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation is choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast procedures. A skilled plastic surgeon will have the expertise, knowledge and artistic eye necessary to create a beautiful, natural-looking result that complements your unique body proportions and enhances your overall appearance.

Look for someone who:

  • Is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • Has extensive experience performing breast augmentation procedures
  • Takes a personalized approach to every procedure and listens carefully to your goals and concerns
  • Has a portfolio of before-and-after photos showcasing their work
  • Makes you feel comfortable and confident in their abilities

Why Choose Us

When it comes to achieving augmented, natural-looking breasts, the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso is the perfect choice. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Mark Jabor, Dr. Richard Dale Reynolds and Dr. Jaime Aburto, bring decades of combined experience and expertise to every procedure, ensuring our patients receive the highest quality care and the most natural-looking results possible. 

With their extensive training, specialized skills and commitment to personalized care, our surgeons have helped countless women in El Paso and beyond achieve their goals. Whether you’re a local or traveling from out of town, we invite you to discover the difference our experienced team and state-of-the-art facility can make in your breast augmentation journey.

Ready for Enhanced, Natural-Looking Breasts?

Achieving a natural-looking breast augmentation requires careful planning, personalized care and attention to detail. By choosing the right implant size, shape and profile, selecting an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon and maintaining realistic expectations and a healthy lifestyle, you can achieve a beautiful, seamless enhancement that looks and feels like a natural part of your body.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso have decades of combined experience helping women achieve their dream breasts with natural-looking results. We use the latest techniques and technology to create personalized treatment plans that enhance your unique beauty and boost your confidence.

Don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to breast augmentation. Choose Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso and discover the confidence and beauty of natural-looking breast enhancement. Contact us by calling 915-543-5600 or clicking here to schedule your consultation today!

FAQs

Q: Do saline or silicone implants look more natural?

A: Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater, while silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Silicone implants tend to feel more like a natural breast and are less likely to ripple or fold than saline implants. However, saline implants can be adjusted after placement and may be a better choice for women with thin natural breast tissue.

Q: How do I know what size implant is right for me?

A: Choosing the right implant size is a highly personalized decision that depends on your natural breast tissue, body proportions and desired outcome. Your plastic surgeon will take detailed measurements of your breasts and help you visualize your potential results with different implant sizes.

Q: How long does breast surgery take?

A: Breast augmentation surgery typically takes one to two hours, depending on the specifics of your procedure and whether you combine it with other treatments, such as a breast lift. You can expect to go home the same day as your surgery and recover at home with minimal downtime.

Q: What is the recovery time for breast augmentation?

A: Most women take up to two weeks off work and other typical activities after breast augmentation to allow for proper healing and recovery. 

Q: Will I have scars after breast augmentation?

A: All surgical procedures involve some scarring, but your plastic surgeon will use specialized techniques to minimize it and ensure it’s as inconspicuous as possible. Incisions for breast augmentation are typically made in the breast crease, around the areola or in the armpit and will fade and become less noticeable over time.

Q: Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?

A: Most women are able to breastfeed successfully after breast augmentation, although some may experience challenges or reduced milk production. If you plan to breastfeed in the future, discuss this during your consultation to ensure the best implant placement and incision techniques to minimize interference with breastfeeding.




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