Experienced surgeons recognize prospective patients’ concerns regarding the risk of artificial or fake looking results from their breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure.
But today it is entirely possible to attain natural-looking outcomes from breast enhancement surgeries due to various technological and technical developments.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Reps B. Sundin, provides breast augmentation to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
Following are some tips to choose natural looking breast implants:
Tip #1: Evaluate the Appearance and Feel of Implants
Breast implants are available in two shapes-round and teardrop (also called anatomical implants). Round implants provide the same amount of projection on the top as well as the bottom of the breast. However, teardrop implants offer more projection on the bottom compared to the top.
For patients interested in a natural breast appearance, teardrop implants could be more suitable as they are similar to the natural shape of the breast.
The implant core material also impacts the appearance of the new breasts. Traditional silicone and highly cohesive silicone implants (also called gummy bear implants) appear and move similar to a natural breast. The patient will have a chance to hold and touch each implant type during their consultation.
Tip #2: Select the Right Implant Size
The surgeon will take the patient’s measurements at either their consultation or a separate sizing appointment. These measurements will help the surgeon determine the most suitable sized implants for the patient depending on their body mass, frame, and tissue availability.
The patient may be able to try on different sizes of implants to see how these implants will appear with different clothing.
The most common reason for implants to look unnatural is selecting implants beyond the range suggested by the plastic surgeon. In the measurement process, the surgeon takes into account the patient’s natural proportions. Choosing implants outside this range will make the implants appear disproportionate to the rest of the body and appear unnatural.
Tip #3: Assess the Available Breast Tissue and Skin Quality
The surgeon will assess the patient’s breast size, availability of breast tissue, and elasticity of the skin in the breast area during the pre-op consultation for breast augmentation plastic surgery.
These are vital aspects as they determine which implant size will appear most natural. Oversized implants with inappropriate skin availability to cover them can make the breasts seem artificial.
Tip #4: Digital Imaging Technology
Digital imaging technology represents an exciting development in breast enhancement surgery. Today many surgeons use this cutting-edge technology to help patients visualize their potential outcomes. In using this technology, the surgeon takes images of the patient’s breasts and uploads these on a computer to help the patient see how they may look with different sized implants.
Tip #5: Identify the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
The most effective way to ensure that a patient receives the natural results she seeks is to work with an experienced and well-qualified plastic surgeon. The surgeon should have performed numerous breast enhancement procedures in their past and have a proven record of aesthetically appealing and effective outcomes.
Prudent cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other cities and towns in this region of the northeast for breast augmentation.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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