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How to Get the Most Natural Looking Breast Implants

Breast Implants in Charleston, SC

Breast implants are a surefire way to increase the size of the breasts, but few patients consider what it takes to make sure that these results also look natural. The truth is, achieving natural looking breast implants requires more thought and attention than simply scheduling a breast augmentation procedure. Below, we’ll share the three components that are essential to getting the most natural looking breast implants.

1.   Breast Implant Material

First, you’ll need to decide the type of breast implant you’re going to get. The two main options for breast implant materials are saline and silicone. Both of these implants are made with an outer silicone shell. The saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution, while the silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that more closely mimics natural breast tissue. For these reasons, silicone implants generally offer a more natural look and feel. Additionally, we offer MENTOR® MemoryGel® implants, which are silicone implants that look and feel even more natural than most other options.

2.   Breast Implant Size

The next consideration for breast implants is the size of the implants. Breast implants come in many different sizes, each measured by volume in CCs. Generally, for each increase in breast cup size you will need approximately 150cc to 200cc in breast implant volume. However, to maintain a natural appearance with breast implants, you’ll want to keep the size of your breast implants proportional to the size of your figure. There is no one-size-fits-all solution; this is a measurement that will have to be considered based on each patient’s body type and cosmetic goals. Fortunately, there are multiple methods for testing the appropriate breast implant size prior to your surgery. You can do this during an in-office consultation or by using DIY methods at home.

3.   Breast Implant Shape

Lastly, you’ll want to consider breast implant shape. This is a quality often overlooked, but one that plays a huge role in the natural appearance of the breasts. Breast implants come in different widths and heights, and also offer different levels of projection. However, most breast implant shapes can be simplified into two different styles: teardrop and round. Generally, teardrop-shaped breast implants will offer a more natural appearance, as they more closely mimic the natural shape of the breasts. However, this is also a quality that can be tested and discussed during a consultation in order to determine the style that is best for your particular body type.

If you’re considering breast implants, it is essential that you discuss your goals with an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you achieve results that look as natural as possible. To schedule your consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery and get started with breast implants, contact us today!



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