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Timing Your Skinny Shot Ahead of Plastic Surgery

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Posted on Apr 04 2024

Breast Augmentation is a life-changing procedure that can enhance your confidence and self-image. However, achieving natural-looking results requires careful consideration of various factors. At Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we understand the importance of creating beautiful, balanced outcomes tailored to each patient's unique anatomy and desires.

Let’s take a look at the different options, from the material, shape, profile, placement, and size of the implants, that plastic surgeons use to customize Breast Augmentation to the preferences of each patient.

Breast Implant Materials

When it comes to Breast Implants, patients have two primary options: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer a firmer feel. They are often chosen for their adjustable nature, as the surgeon can inflate or deflate them during the procedure to achieve symmetry. On the other hand, silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, providing a more natural look and feel that closely resembles natural breast tissue. Many patients favor silicone implants for their softness and ability to mimic the movement of natural breasts.

Breast Implant Shape

Breast Implants come in different shapes, including round and teardrop, also known as anatomical. Round implants offer fullness in the upper portion of the breast, creating a more voluptuous appearance. They are a popular choice for patients seeking enhanced cleavage and upper breast fullness. Teardrop implants, on the other hand, provide a more tapered, natural-looking slope. They are designed to mimic the shape of natural breasts, with more volume in the lower portion and a gradual taper towards the top. This shape is often preferred by patients seeking a subtle enhancement that blends seamlessly with their natural breast contours.

Breast Implant Profile

The Breast Implant profile refers to how far it projects from the chest wall. Options include high, moderate, and low profiles. High-profile implants offer more projection, making them suitable for patients with narrower chest widths who desire significant volume. Moderate-profile implants balance projection and width, offering a natural-looking enhancement for a wide range of body types. Low-profile implants have a flatter appearance and are ideal for patients with broader chest widths who seek subtle augmentation.

Breast Implant Placement

Implant placement plays a crucial role in achieving natural-looking results. Options include subglandular (above the chest) and submuscular (partially or entirely beneath the chest). Subglandular placement is often preferred for patients with adequate breast tissue and minimal sagging, as it provides more predictable results and a quicker recovery. Submuscular placement, on the other hand, offers additional coverage for the implant, reducing the risk of visible rippling and providing a more natural-looking result, especially for patients with thinner breast tissue.

Breast Implant Size

Selecting the right implant size is essential for achieving natural-looking results. Size should always be chosen in proportion to the patient's body frame, considering factors such as height, weight, and chest width. Our experienced surgeons use advanced imaging technology and detailed measurements during the consultation process to help patients visualize different implant sizes and understand how they will look on their unique physiques. This personalized approach ensures patients achieve their desired outcomes while maintaining a natural aesthetic.

Bringing it All Together

All of these factors come together in the consultation. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your desired outcome and examine your anatomy to determine the ideal combination of implant material, shape, profile, placement, and size. They'll assess your current breast size and shape, skin elasticity, and tissue volume and compare this to the results you want to achieve. They'll also discuss implant feel (silicone gel versus saline), incision placement (scarring minimization), and the potential risks and recovery time for each option.

This personalized approach ensures your Breast Implants help you achieve a natural-looking and balanced result that complements your profile. Every body is different, and your Breast Implants should be perfectly tailored to yours.

The Art of Achieving Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation

To learn more about achieving natural-looking Breast Augmentation results, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our expert team at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience in performing Breast Augmentation procedures and will guide you through every step of the process.

Contact us today to embark on your journey towards enhanced confidence and beauty. We understand this is a personal decision, and our team is dedicated to providing a supportive and informative environment where you can discuss your goals and ask any questions you may have. Call (312) 202-9000 or fill out our online scheduling form to schedule a consultation.

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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