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Posted April 28, 2017 in Breast Augmentation, Fat Grafting, Saline Implants, Silicone Implants, Submuscular Implant Placement

You’ve made the decision to undergo a breast augmentation. Your small breasts don’t create the body shape you desire, and you are looking to increase their size. However, you may be like many women who are worried that people will be able to tell that your breasts have been enhanced, which you don’t want. If you have chosen a skilled and qualified surgeon like Dr. Carpenter, your breast augmentation can be performed to provide you with natural-looking breasts. These are 4 factors to consider for your breast augmentation to ensure realistic results.

1. Your Body Type

Breast Augmentation Before and After PhotosBreast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all type of procedure. Variations in body types will affect how certain breast augmentations look. Maintaining a natural size and shape that complements your frame is important if you want your breasts to blend seamlessly with your body. While some women are looking for a more noticeably augmented appearance, for the most part, keeping with your body’s proportions will provide natural-looking results.

2. Implant Type

The kind of implant you choose for your breast augmentation can impact the look and feel of your breasts. Round, smooth silicone gel breast implants are very commonly utilized to create a soft, natural result. However, anatomically shaped silicone (“gummy bear”) implants are sometimes considered to enhance the natural teardrop look. While implant material alone won’t make your breasts feel natural, the smooth and stable characteristics of silicone implants make them the better choice for most people who desire the most natural-looking breasts.

3. Implant Position

Where you place your implants can affect the positioning of your breasts once they have healed. For most patients, a submuscular placement will result in a more natural appearance. Implants placed under the muscle tend to have a more gentle slope and develop fewer implant edges. Submuscular placement isn’t right for everyone, especially depending on your daily activity level. However, in the right patient, it can create the best breast shape.

4. Using Fat

Huge strides have been taken in the field of fat grafting. If you’ve never considered how your existing fat can enhance the appearance of your breasts, you might be missing out. Fat grafting can be used with implants to create more natural edges or without implants for an entirely natural breast enhancement. Fat grafting alone can only provide a subtle increase in the size of your breasts, but your results will look and feel completely natural.

If you are ready to discuss breast augmentation options and want to determine which technique is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Carpenter today. Call our office at (214) 827-8407 or contact us online.