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How to Look Natural with Breast Implants

Posted on March 24, 2015 by: Dr. Rocheford

Natural Looking Breast Implant Women who choose breast augmentation often do so in a bid to feel more confident and look more attractive. Many women are looking for a subtle, natural-looking breast enhancement that does not look obvious. For these women the challenge is to determine how to enhance yet still look natural with breast implants.

Several factors need to be taken into consideration when contemplating  breast augmentation.  Women should consider the size, implant type, and placement of the breast implants, as well as the surgical technique the surgeon uses.

  • Size of breast implants

The size of the breast implants should be in proportion to the chest. Breasts that are too large look obviously fake, therefore a woman’s figure, build, and breast tissue must be considered when choosing breast implants.  It’s important to feel the size and weight of the implant size you’re considering before you determine that’s the size you want.

  • Type of breast implants

It’s widely accepted that silicone implants tend to feel more natural than saline implants, and this has made them more popular. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, while saline implants are filled with sterile salt water.  Silicone implants are made to feel like human fat, which help them to feel more “real.” Saline breast implants are often over-filled to help prevent rippling, leading to firmer breast. Both feel about the same weight after they’re implanted.

  • Breast implant placement

Breast implants can be placed either in front of, or behind the pectoralis major muscle of the chest. Placement behind the muscle generally advisable as it gives a more natural-looking result. Also, many patients who’ve had breast implants in front of the muscle are more likely to see or feel their implants, which makes them less natural-looking. Furthermore, you’re much less likely to experience rippling when the implant is placed behind the muscle.

If you’re interest in learning more about breast augmentation, be sure to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon that can help walk you through all of your options. Dr. Heather Rocheford of Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN. Dr. Rocheford will help give you the natural-looking breasts you desire. Call her office today at 651-968-1294, to schedule your appointment.

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