Updating Your Look

Updating Your Look

3 Choices To Make When Considering Breast Augmentation

by Chester Williams

Having your breasts augmented can be an intimidating choice, although the final result can improve your self-confidence if you have been plagued by insecurities about your breasts. Before you have the procedure, you and your surgeon will need to weigh your options.

1. Timing 

Many women who want to have their breasts augmented do so because they naturally have smaller breasts or lost considerable volume after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. It is better to make your decision about breast augmentation after your body is stable and you do not have a reasonable expectation to gain or lose weight or expand your family. Although these life changes do not preclude you from having your breasts augmented, they can cause changes in the final result.

Additionally, if you expect to lose a significant amount of weight in the future, you might want to wait because you might find the results are better if you also have a breast lift. When you have loose skin on your breasts, the cosmetic result and the way your breast augmentation feels will be better if you have smaller implants and skin removed than simply having larger implants to fill up the space.

2. Type

Making the choice between silicone and saline implants is not easy. Many women base their choice on old information and horror stories about silicone. Remember, although silicone implants have some unique risks over saline, any risks are still small. Since silicone is a gel, it will act as a foreign substance in the body if it should leak. Conversely, if a saline implant were to leak, it would be absorbed by the body, not unlike the saline used for intravenous lines.

One of the major advantages of silicone implants is they feel more natural. Newer versions of silicone implants, gummy-bear implants, have an additional advantage over standard silicone because they tend to maintain their structure better if they were to rupture. Since saline implants are liquid, a rupture tends to be more obvious than either type of silicone.

3. Shape

One of the criticisms associated with implants in the past was they looked fake. In the earlier days of implants, women were limited to implants that were round and had little resemblance to natural breasts. Fortunately, current breasts implants can be round or teardrop-shaped, allowing women to achieve a look that not only suits their figure but also adds volume where they want. Rounder implants work well if your goal is a fuller breast and more cleavage. The teardrop-shape mimics the overall natural contours of the breast, with more of a slope on the top and fullness toward the bottom of the breast.

Since there are many choices you will need to make before having a breast augmentation, you should be patient during the planning stage. Taking more time weighing your options will increase your satisfaction with the final result.


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