Getting the look of natural breasts with breast augmentation seems like a contradiction. You may think that women who choose breast implants will look unnatural, but that is not the truth. Below we dispel this myth and explain how your choices before, during, and after surgery affect your breast enhancement.
Choosing the Right Implants for the Look of Natural Breasts
Getting a beautiful, natural-looking breast augmentation starts with picking the right type of implant. Saline implants tend to give women ripples under the skin because saline is less dense than breast tissue and the implant has no structure to support it. Silicone-gel implants are filled with dense, sticky silicone gel which moves and feels more like natural breasts. However, some women are uncomfortable with the risk of “silent ruptures” with silicone-gel implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant is filled with saline, but the inner structure gives it support and density which keeps it from rippling and results in breasts that feel and look more natural. If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures there is no need to worry, as the saline is naturally absorbed by the body.
Surgery Procedures and Care for Natural-Looking Breasts
Results will vary by individual, but let’s take a look at what a typical woman experiences when she receives breast implants.
- Placement: Your surgeon will place the implant either behind or on top of your pectoral muscle. This may affect the look of your results, so talk with your surgeon about what they plan to do, and look at the surgeon’s before and after photos.
- Recovery: Your breasts won’t look like natural breasts immediately after the procedure, but don’t let that scare you. Your implants need to settle, and swelling needs to go down which could take several weeks. Always follow your surgeon’s instructions to achieve the best results.
- Implant maintenance: FDA cautions that breast implants may not last forever and may need replacement at some point in time. With the IDEAL IMPLANT the rate of rupture is very low, so the chance that you will have to see your surgeon for maintenance is very low as well. Silicone-gel implants, however, carry the risk of a “silent rupture,” which happens because a silicone-gel rupture is only detectable with an MRI. The FDA recommends women with silicone-gel implants get MRIs every two years, a cost that can really add up.
If you’re looking for a way to enhance your breasts without looking unnatural, breast implants are not out of the question. Find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area who offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants for a great looking breast augmentation results.