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Will People Know My Breasts Aren’t Natural?

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There are a variety of factors that play a role in determining the final look and feel of your augmented breasts. Before getting any type of plastic surgery, doctors recommend you do your research, and have an in-depth, one-on-one consultation with a qualified surgeon to help you understand all of the factors that will contribute to the final outcome of your breast augmentation surgery. It’s important to understand the various surgical techniques, implant placements, and implant types and how each contributes to helping you achieve the most natural look and feel.

Surgical Techniques

There are multiple locations for incisions through which the implants may be placed.

Inframammary – At the base of the breast, just below the crease

Periareolar – On the lower border of the areola (the dark area around your nipple)

Transaxillary – Through the armpit

Transumbilical – Through the navel

Implant Placements:

The most natural results for breast augmentation is when the implant is placed beneath existing breast tissue and fat, or the pectoral muscle. Some women may not have the existing breast tissue for this type of placement.

Submuscular – beneath the pectoral muscle

Subglandular or submammary – in front of the pectoral muscle, immediately behind the breast tissue

Implant Types:

The amount of natural tissue in your breast will impact your final results and could change your approach for your plastic surgery. Lubbock surgeons will help you evaluate the amount of natural tissue you have to work with, and in cases where there is less native tissue or fat, they may recommend silicone over saline implants to reduce the risk of rippling. Options for implants include silicone gel-filled, saline-filled, form-stable, ultra-cohesive silicone gel-filled (known informally as “gummy bear”).

Implant size, texture, shape, and profile also affect the final look and feel. Post-procedure massages can impact the implants as well. Ultimately, each of these options need to be evaluated carefully with your doctor to ensure you select the right combination for your body type and your goals. Whether getting a breast reduction or augmentation or any other Plastic surgery, Lubbock plastic surgeon, Jane Rowley, can discuss your options so you achieve the best results for you.

The Future of Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation still ranks as the highest asked for cosmetic surgery procedure. But, trends don’t last forever. Hollywood has given us images of full, large, rounded breasts as the idea of the perfect bust, but the “bigger is better” idea is shifting towards a more natural looking breast augmentation.

Ideas About Size

When a women has less breast tissue than she would like, the idea of breast augmentation is a real option to increase a bust size. In the past, the only implant shape available was a rounded implant that gave lift to the breast on the bottom as well as the top. This gave a less natural look with an overall fullness. Images of women with extra large, perfectly round breasts flooded the media suggesting this was the perfect breast image. We have been told that men thought ‘the bigger the better,’ when it came to breast size. Now women are wanting younger looking breasts, maybe even larger than they currently have, but with a more natural size and look. Some studies have suggested that most men and women feel that an average C cup bust is the best breast size. What you want is entirely up to you, and should be discussed with your doctor.

More Implant Options

With technology advances in plastic surgery, Lubbock plastic surgeon, Jane Rowley, has many different implant options for you to choose from. The FDA has approved silicone filled implants that feel more like your natural breast tissue. You can also choose from round or teardrop shapes, and a saline filled structured implant that has different layers of fluid gives a more natural look, without the concerns associated with silicone.

Changing Past Augmentation Choices

If you were someone that went for the bigger bust, and feel a change is needed- you are not alone. Many women who had breast augmentation for bigger breasts are able to come to the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, and change your older implants for a new look that fits your current lifestyle today.

Breast augmentation is still the most popular requested plastic surgery. Now that surgery comes with so many choices, you don’t need to feel it is a ‘one size fits all’ world.

Do Men Like Breast Implants?

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We sometimes do things to please other people. We want the people around us to be happy. I remember dating a guy in high school that liked my long hair and told me never to cut it. The relationship ended, I realized I really wanted my hair shorter. I had a great afternoon at the salon getting a new hairstyle, and decided that day that when something really mattered to me I didn’t want someone else dictating what I did with any part of my body.

Personal Decisions

If you are considering plastic surgery, Lubbock offers a board certified surgeon that can discuss with you exactly what your personal goals are for the aesthetics of your body. Obviously, cosmetic surgery is a much more life altering change than a haircut; which is all the more reason to know what you want in a plastic surgery procedure. Plastic surgery should be something you choose to do for yourself, and not let someone else dictate the results.

What do Men Think?

When researching whether or not men like breast augmentations, the results are all over the board. In many studies where men were asked about size, approximately 32.7% of men like a medium breast size, 24.4% liked women with larger breasts, 19.1% liked very large breasts, 15.5% prefered small breasts, and 8.3% of men chose very small breasts.

When it comes to the actual implant, some men prefer a more natural feeling implant. Many men will say they really don’t care about size as long as their partner is happy. In a more indepth survey, the real question wasn’t whether or not men liked women with large breasts, but what men did like in their partner. Men liked a woman that personally felt she was sexy, and acted confident.

If breast augmentation is something you are considering, decide the result you are hoping for and clearly communicate this to your doctor. You can discuss your decisions with your partner, but know the final choices with your surgery are yours to make.

Augmentation Choices

In Lubbock, plastic surgery can be a great experience with Dr. Rowley. During your patient consultation, she will explain your breast augmentation choices with breast implant sizes, materials, and shapes. The goal is that you are happy with the results of your surgery, and the look of your body. Ultimately, we try to please the men in our lives with a good meal and daily kindness. We welcome the input of others in many aspects of life. When it comes to your breasts, whether you choose large or small, fake or real, it’s about what you feel comfortable with. Decisions about our bodies are ultimately ours to make.