Last updated on October 30, 2023
When it comes to breast implants, there are many different sizes and shapes to choose from. Deciding on the right size and shape of breast implant can be a difficult decision, but it is important to take into account your body type, lifestyle and desired look.
In this article, you will find advice from Breast & Body Clinic’s surgeon on what to keep in mind when choosing natural-looking breast implants.
What Makes Breast Implants Look Natural
There are a few different factors that can make breast implants look more, or less natural:
- The type of breast implant
- The shape of the breast implant
- The size of the breast implant
- The position of the breast implant
Many women feel more confident and attractive with larger, more natural-looking breasts, and this can often lead to increased feelings of well-being and happiness. If you are considering breast implants, be sure to discuss your options with a qualified plastic surgeon to ensure that you choose the best option for your needs and goals.
The Different Types of Breast Implants
There are two main types, saline, and silicone breast implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and are generally considered to be the safer option. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and are considered to feel more natural. However, they are also more expensive.
Both types of implants have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to consult with a doctor to decide which type is right for you.
The Different Shapes of Breast Implants
There are 2 main shapes of breast implants you can choose for your breast augmentation procedure:
Round implants are the most common type of implant, are circular in shape, and are commonly requested by women pursuing a fuller upper pole look.
These implants are shaped like a teardrop and are generally micro-textured. They have a firmer gel inside, which can shape the breast tissue to a greater extent.
Each type of implant has its own advantages and disadvantages. Round implants are the most popular choice because they are the most versatile. Teardrop implants are more expensive, but many women feel that they look more natural. It’s important to discuss the pros and cons of each with your plastic surgeon before having the procedure.
How to Choose the Right Size and Shape for Your Body
When choosing the right size and shape of breast implant for your breast augmentation, it is important to take into account your body type and desired look. For example, if you have a small frame, you may want to choose smaller implants. If you want a more natural look, you may want to choose teardrop implants. If you are looking for a more dramatic look, you may want to choose round-shaped implants.
Choose The Right Kind Position For Your Implants
When choosing the right implants to achieve a natural look, it’s not just the size and shapes you have to consider, it’s also the placement:
With subglandular breast implant placement, the implant is positioned in front of the pectoral muscle and behind the natural breast tissue. This type of placement can accommodate larger implant sizes and may be better for producing more pronounced cleavage.
With submuscular breast implant placement, the implant is positioned underneath the natural breast tissue and pectoral muscle. This type of placement tends to produce a more natural appearance, however, some patients experience slightly more discomfort after surgery and experience a longer postsurgical recovery
How to Choose the Right Implant for Your Lifestyle
When considering a breast procedure like a breast augmentation surgery, it is important to choose an implant that fits your lifestyle. For example, if you have an active lifestyle, you may want to choose a silicone implant. If you are looking for a more natural look, you may want to choose a saline implant. Additionally, if you have a history of breast cancer, you may want to choose an anatomical implant.
When making your decision, it is important to consult with qualified plastic surgeons to ensure that you are choosing the right implant for your body and your lifestyle.
The Pros and Cons of Natural-Looking Breast Implants
As with anything, there are both pros and cons to natural-looking breast implants. Some of the pros include that they look and feel more natural, they are less likely to cause deformities, and they can last for many years. Some of the cons include that they are more expensive and that they may require more frequent checkups.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to get natural-looking breast implants is a personal one. Some women feel that natural-looking breast implants give them a more confident demeanour. They also like that these types of implants are less likely to cause health problems in the future.
On the other hand, natural-looking breast implants may not last as long as other types of implants. They also require more frequent checkups to ensure that they are still in place and functioning properly.
In the end, the decision of whether or not to get natural-looking breast implants is a personal one. Make sure to consider all of the pros and cons before making a decision. Talk to your doctor to get more information and after doing all of this, you’ll be able to conclude whether natural-looking breast implants are right for you.
Below you can find all of our FAQs about how to achieve the most natural-looking breast implants:
What type of breast implants is the most natural looking?
In theory, teardrop-shaped, silicone submuscular implants should be the most natural looking. However, it’s important to note that everyone is different and so what gives you the most natural look could be an alternative combination. This is why it’s important to consult with an experienced professional before deciding which options are right for you.
What makes breast implants look fake?
Both the amount of natural breast tissue and the size of the implant will play a factor. If the natural breast base is small and the implants are much larger, then they will tend to look fake. Also, too much space between the implants can create a gap that makes your breasts look unnaturally large.
What is an alternative to breast implants?
Natural breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that uses your body’s excess natural fat to increase the size of your breasts through fat transfer surgery. Liposuction is performed to remove unwanted fat from areas of your body (such as your abdomen, flanks, or back), and then after being purified, the fat is injected directly into the breasts, making them larger, fuller, and more shapely.
How often should I massage my breast implants after having plastic surgery?
Once you’ve been given the all-clear by your surgeon, it’s recommended that you massage your breasts for 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day for approximately the first 2 months. After the 2 months, you should massage your breasts for 5 minutes once a day, or as often as recommended by your surgeon.
Is there a natural breast implant?
There is no natural breast implant as such, however, excess natural fat can be taken from other areas of your body and injected directly into your breasts to make them larger and fuller.
What can I expect after having my shaped breast implants?
You can expect to see the results from your shaped breast implants immediately after surgery, however, the final results won’t be seen until after a few weeks, once the swelling has subsided.