Over the last few decades, breast augmentation has come a long way. In the 80s, breast implant surgeries were centered around the idea that bigger was better. Today, women are more active, moving the trend for breast augmentation to a more subtle and natural look. Since there are now new techniques and innovations, it has never been a better time for women to make the curvier profile of their dreams a reality.
A woman's breasts can lose their shape or fullness after pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural process of aging. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erick Sanchez, founder of Sanchez Plastic Surgery, has helped countless Baton Rouge, LA women achieve their aesthetic goals with breast augmentation.
There are a number of items to take into account when determining how to attain the appearance you desire. A consultation with Dr. Sanchez is the first step in achieving the right body contouring results from this cosmetic procedure.
What are the perks of natural breast augmentation?
There are several advantages for women in the Baton Rouge, LA area who choose a more subtle breast augmentation option. Natural-looking implants provide a look and feel that can be more aesthetically appealing, especially for petite or smaller women. Larger breast implants may cause breast tissue to breakdown more quickly and, sometimes, create unwanted deformities. Smaller implants will sag less over time and patients will experience less descent of the glandular tissue due to gravity. While the natural process of aging and gravity can't be eliminated, more appropriately sized breast implants will remain perkier longer when compared to their larger counterparts.
Can breast implants look natural?
Breast implants have evolved over the years. Saline breast implants are the most affordable option but require a good amount of breast tissue coverage to look natural. Silicone implants have always been touted for mimicking the look and feel of natural breasts, which is one of the reasons they are so popular. However, with the introduction of cohesive silicone implants, also known as gummy bear implants, patients have another option. One of the most recent offerings, these gel-based breast implants provide a more form-stable material and natural anatomical shape when compared to more round silicone implants. The top is thinner, and the bottom is thicker, also known as a teardrop shape, therefore, it resembles the natural slope of a woman's breast. Even though all three types of breast implants can achieve natural-looking results, surgical precision and placement of the implant are also important.
Does implant placement provide a more natural look?
When patients in Baton Rouge, LA are contemplating breast augmentation, there are several factors to consider. While the type, shape, or size of the breast implant helps determine the aesthetic outcome, placement matters. Two surgical options for placement include:
- Submuscular: under the chest muscle and breast tissue
- Subglandular: over the chest muscle and under the breast tissue
While positioning breast implants underneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement) has key advantages such as a diminished risk of noticeable rippling and providing more structural support for implant weight, it can also produce extremely natural-looking results. However, patients must have a sufficient amount of breast tissue and skin for a successful outcome. Ultimately, both placement options can provide the right aesthetic results, but working closely with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Sanchez, is a critical part of the process.
Can getting a breast lift without implants be an option?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a highly effective procedure for rejuvenating a woman's natural breasts by reshaping and repositioning them to a higher position on the chest wall. For patients who do not want to add size or volume to their breasts, a breast lift without implants can restore a more youthful shape and firmness. It can even eliminate ptosis, also known as sagging. While a breast lift does not significantly change the size, it is a less invasive option to restore a more natural, younger-looking appearance to a patient's profile.
Dr. Erick Sanchez is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a leading expert in breast augmentation procedures. He will listen to your needs, complete a thorough examination, and determine the right course of action to give each of his patients the aesthetic results they desire. If you live in the greater Baton Rouge area and are contemplating breast augmentation or a breast lift, call Sanchez Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sanchez.