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What Type of Breast Implant is the Most Natural-Looking?

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Posted on June 23 2023

If you're considering breast augmentation, you may find it challenging to choose among the many types available to find the most natural-looking breast implants that are right for you. Let's explore the variations and guide you to the most realistic-looking option so that you can make an informed decision. Remember that breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that has benefited countless women.

Breast Implant Material

There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline.

Silicone Implants

Many people prefer silicone implants because they appear more similar to natural breasts than saline implants. Silicone implants contain a gel that imitates the texture of natural breast tissue, leading to a more realistic appearance and feel. Silicone implants are less likely to show wrinkling and rippling, which is more common in saline implants.

Saline Implants

If you are looking for a firmer feel, saline implants might be a good option. They are usually less expensive than silicone implants. However, remember they can be more noticeable, especially if you have thin skin or little breast tissue.

Other Types of Implants

The gummy bear or form-stable implant has become increasingly popular in recent years. These breast implants are filled with a firmer, more cohesive silicone gel that prevents them from losing shape even if the shell is ruptured. They are often suggested for women who desire a more natural teardrop-shaped breast.

Some women may consider fat transfer as a way to enhance their breasts. This procedure involves taking fat from one part of the body, like the abdomen or thigh, and transferring it to the breasts. While this method can result in a natural-looking breast, it is not recommended for women looking for a significant increase in breast size.

Breast Implant Shape

There are two main shapes for breast implants: teardrop and round. Teardrop implants resemble the natural shape of breasts, with more volume towards the lower part of the implant. This option may be suitable for women who want a more understated enhancement.

Round implants, on the other hand, provide more fullness in the upper part of the breast, resulting in a more dramatic look. They also tend to be less expensive than teardrop implants.

Both teardrop and round implants can provide a natural-looking result, depending on the individual's physique and intended outcome.

round and teardrop breast implant comparison

Breast Implant Profile

There are three types of profiles for breast implants: high, medium, and low, which determine how much the implant protrudes from the chest.

The implant's profile influences the projection of the breast. High-profile implants offer more projection, while low-profile ones offer less. Choosing the proper profile that fits your body type and desired outcome is vital.

High-profile implants are suggested for women with petite chests who want a more visible enhancement. In contrast, low-profile implants are recommended for women with wider chests who seek a more natural-looking improvement.

Breast Implant Placement

There are three different locations where breast implants can be placed: subglandular, subfascial, and submuscular.

What Type of Breast Implant is the Most Natural-Looking


This placement is when the implant sits directly behind the breast tissue. This alternative may be suitable for ladies with ample existing breast tissue to cover the implants or those with a minimal body fat percentage.


If you have less breast tissue, we may suggest placing the implants under the fascia, or fibrous layer of connective tissue beneath the muscle. This placement helps to provide more coverage of the implant, providing a natural-looking result.


This is when the implants are placed underneath the muscles of the chest. This type of placement is often recommended if you have very little breast tissue, as it helps to provide more coverage for the implants. It also helps to reduce the rippling and wrinkling of the implant.

Breast Implant Sizing

It's important to understand that sizing for breast implants is not measured in cup sizes but in cubic centimeters (CCs). The implant size you select is determined by your body type, breast shape, and the result you wish to achieve.

Selecting the correct size of implants for a natural appearance is important. If the implants are too big, they may create an unbalanced, unnatural appearance; if they are too small, they may not give the desired enhancement.

Your surgeon can assist you in selecting the appropriate implant size that suits your unique requirements and objectives. They might employ 3D imaging technology to visually represent how your breasts will appear with various implant sizes.

breast augmentation patient model getting scanned for a 3d image

Find Your Perfect Fit: Discovering the Natural-Looking Breast Implants That Are Right for You

Breast implants can enhance your appearance and give you a more proportionate body shape. However, it is vital to understand all the aspects of breast augmentation before making any decisions.

We will guide and advise on what size, shape, profile, and placement are best suited for you. It's also essential to have realistic expectations; the results of your breast augmentation will depend on your body type and desired outcome.

By understanding all these factors, you can ensure you are informed and confident in your decision-making process. With the right advice and approach, a breast augmentation procedure can help create your desired look.

To see what you can expect after breast augmentation, please contact us today to book a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired results.

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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