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Why today's breast augmentation is better than ever

breast augmentation better than ever

There are lots of reasons why women might want breast implants, like experiencing loss of volume after having children or losing weight or to help balance out asymmetrical breasts. With the latest implant options and surgical techniques, breast augmentation today is now even better than ever and can help women get the natural look they want while also improving their self-confidence and body image.

While there are lots of different factors that go into getting the beautiful results you want, these three benefits of modern breast augmentation surgery make it easier than ever before to look and feel like the best version of yourself.

New breast implant options

Saline and silicone breast implants are still the two primary types of implants, with silicone being the most popular. But within this category, women have a few newer options to choose from.

"Gummy bear" breast implants, for example, are shaped like a teardrop. This sloped shape mimics the contours of your natural breasts, with more fullness at the bottom and a tapering effect towards the top. Round implants, on the other hand, can usually create a fuller, more projected look than anatomical implants.

High-strength cohesive (HSC) silicone gel is another breakthrough technology used to make breast implants today. While HSC is the strongest type of silicone on the market, the resulting implants remain soft and natural-feeling to the touch.

The bottom line is here is that women now have a variety of options when it comes to choosing the right breast implant for their individual body shape and goals.

Improved technique

In addition to having a wider range of implant options, you can also discuss a few different surgical techniques with your plastic surgeon to see what might be best for you. An experienced plastic surgeon with an aesthetic eye can help you to choose the right incision type and breast implant placement based on your needs.

Fat transfer breast augmentation has also become more popular in recent years, and this option can be great for women who aren't necessarily interested in getting breast implants but are still looking for some extra volume.

During fat transfer breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon starts with liposuction to collect unwanted fat from other areas of your body, like your hips, abdomen or love handles. That excess fat is then carefully injected directly into your breasts, leaving no scars behind.

This fat transfer technique can be ideal for women who want a subtle increase in breast volume or to further enhance the results of a previous breast augmentation procedure.

Emphasis on natural-looking results

Years ago, breast implants were viewed as a way to get very dramatic and eye-popping results. For most women today, the goal of breast augmentation is to increase breast volume and improve asymmetry but to do so subtly for a very smooth and natural-looking result.

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the latest breast enhancement options, techniques and trends is a great place to start to get the outcome you're looking for. Your plastic surgeon is also an excellent resource to help you better understand the differences between implant types, for example, and to create a customized surgical plan that's designed to meet your individual needs.

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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