Once upon a time, the oversized breast implant look was all the rage. Today, however, most women favor a more natural, proportionate result from breast augmentation. That said, when it comes to choosing the most natural-looking implant type, it’s not quite as straightforward as simply deciding between silicone or saline. There are several things you’ll need to consider in order to get the most natural-looking breast augmentation results.
Saline vs Silicone
There is little debate over whether silicone or saline implants are more natural-looking. Cohesive silicone gel more closely mimics the feel and appearance of natural breast tissue than liquid saline. However, saline breast implants can still offer flattering results in the right candidates.
Size is a very important consideration when you want the most natural-looking implants. You’ll want to select a size that is proportionate to the rest of your body and fits within the breast pocket nicely. Breast implants that are overly large look more pronounced and carry a higher risk of implant malposition.
Getting breast implants that are too big for your body can leave you with results that look anything but natural.
You may already know that breast implants can be placed over or under the pectoral muscle. For most women, submuscular (under the muscle) placement offers the most natural look and feel. This can be especially true for thinner women or for those who have less breast tissue coverage over their implants.
All these breast implant choices must be made in consideration with your unique physical dimensions. The width of your shoulders, your overall body type and the measurements of your natural breasts are all factors that influence the size, type and placement of breast implant that will give you a natural-looking final result.
Your Goals and Expectations
There is not one objective set of guidelines that constitutes great breast implant results. Each woman may have a different idea about what looks best. Therefore, what looks natural to one may be too subtle (or too dramatic) for another.
Your Plastic Surgeon
One of the most critical components of getting the results you want from breast augmentation is your choice of plastic surgeon. An experienced plastic surgeon will create a breast augmentation plan that is tailored specifically to you for the best possible outcome. Further, consulting with a plastic surgeon who uses 3D imaging can help eliminate the guesswork out of choosing the ideal implant size for a natural-looking final result.