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Will Your Breasts Look Natural After Breast Augmentation?

Women planning on undergoing breast augmentation are primarily anxious about how their breasts will look after the surgery – whether or not they’ll look completely artificial or real, too big, too small or just right, etc. Having a sense of what look you’d like to achieve prior to going under the knife is key as is finding a board-certified plastic surgeon you’re comfortable with who will help you through the process. A skilled and experienced surgeon will provide you with insights and options in order to achieve the most natural aesthetic possible with implants. They will discuss a multitude of factors with you, including the implant shape, size, type and texture, as well as placement options tailored to your individual body.

So What is ‘Natural Looking’ Breast Augmentation?

A natural looking augmentation procedure creates breasts in the ideal shape and size proportionate to your entire body. In other words, people won’t necessarily be able to tell that they’re not your own. The augmentation itself is subtle and you look well-balanced post-surgery.

Factors that contribute to the more natural looking augmented breast procedures include the following:

Breasts will have a gentle slope and project forward towards the nipple
The nipple is on the most projected part of the breast
The implants will have a tear drop shape similar to natural breasts
The cleavage is at a similar distance when compared to natural breasts
In other words, nothing looks artificial and to the untrained eye, it would be a challenge to ascertain whether your breasts have been “helped” or not.

How to Achieve Natural Looking Breasts with Implants?

Natural looking breast augmentation results come from careful planning on the part of the surgeon and performing the procedure on a patient who has realistic expectations for their outcome. It is important to understand that breast augmentation should ultimately enhance the existing breasts without placing excess weight and volume that could not only look unnatural, but have an adverse impact on your overall health as well. Disproportionately large breasts can cause back problems among other issues.

When selecting breast implants things to consider include your body shape, chest width, routine activities, and physical activities requiring exertion outside the normal scope of daily activities as well as your height and weight. Each of these can and should play a role in what will work best for you and your lifestyle. Again, if you’re considering augmentation, find a board-certified plastic surgeon and one who specializes in breast augmentation. They can walk you through the process, make you comfortable, help guide you to the right implants for you and share before and after photos of patients who’ve already gone through the process themselves, with results they were quite satisfied with.

What Look is best for me? Or How Big Should I Go?

Many of my patients ask me this question, while others come in with a pre-planned breast implant size in mind. The final decision lies with the patient; however in instances where the patient is not sure, I prefer to decide the size based on the body shape of the patient.

When you try different sizes and look into the mirror, you can clearly determine the look that suits you best. You will be shown before and after photos that can help you determine the best placement, size, and type of implant that will suit you best.

There’s a Slight Catch in This – Look at the nude pictures of the patients. Clothes always show breasts that are supported, lifted, and held firmly at their position. Reviewing full breast nude photos will give you a clear picture.

 

KayaKalp Cares for Breasts

KayaKalp Cares for BreastsOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; an annual campaign to keep awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Pink ribbons are everywhere and we are all encouraged to “shop pink” to help support the campaign.  But beyond October, breast cancer, and the color “Pink”, many men and women face issues with their breasts and do not know where to go for help. North of Boston, KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly, continues to help patients with various breast challenges.

KayaKalp offers the following breast surgical services:  Breast Augmentation /Enlargement, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, and Male Breast Reduction.  During a Breast Augmentation a patient may have their breasts size enhanced during a 1 to 2 hour procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses silicone implants or inflatable implants filled with saline.  A Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a procedure that patients who struggle with sagging breasts that may have lost their shape or firmness after a pregnancy, nursing, and weight change or age, will offer the positive results they are looking for. The procedure takes on average 1 to 3 hours and the surgeon will reshape the breast by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. Finally, KayaKalp Aesthetics offers Breast Reductions, known as Reduction Mammoplasty for women and Gynecomastia for men.  Having large breasts can aggravate the body in many ways causing pain in the back and neck area. For women, large breasts can also cause skin irritations to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured. Breast augmentation, reduction and lifts can all be used in breast reconstructions for breast cancer patients.

Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but the death rates from breast cancer have declined since 1990 because of the early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) which was signed into law October 21, 1998 helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Women with a mastectomy can have a reconstruction and a symmetry procedure on the other breast be it a reduction, augmentation, fat grafting or a breast lift and it is all covered by their insurances.  KayaKalp Aesthetics would like to remind you to go for regular check-ups and screenings and if you are in need of additional care for your breasts to contact us for a consultation at 978.927.6556.