Breast Augmentation: The “Natural Look” Is In

A woman poses in lacy bra with hand behind her head

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America. Due to common misconceptions about breast implants, though, some women worry that getting implants will make them look “worked on” or “unnatural.” 

Luckily, there’s good news for women who want more subtle results: The “natural look” is currently in. As trends have shifted and changed, there are more subtle breast augmentation options available for Staten Island and Brooklyn women.

Changing trends

Breast augmentation has been a go-to procedure for many decades. In years past, many women preferred fuller, more dramatic results, requesting implants that create a rounder, high-profile shape. Unfortunately, patients who choose breast implants that are too large for their body types often experience complications down the road. Some women who went up 3 sizes in the ’80s or ’90s now struggle with rippling, implant movement, or sensation issues. 

Because of these potential issues, most surgeons suggest implants that are better suited to a patient’s natural shape. Going up only 1 or 2 sizes—often to a B cup or a C cup—adds a subtle boost with far fewer potential medical issues.

Customizing your procedure

Breast augmentation is a highly customized procedure. Implants come in many shapes, volumes, and materials, allowing you to pick a look that flatters your unique frame. Choosing the right type of implant for your shape creates more subtle, natural-looking results. If you’re trying to achieve this understated look, here are a few factors to keep in mind:

  • Implant material: While saline-filled implants were popular in the past, cohesive silicone gel delivers a more natural look and feel.
  • Implant profile: Profile describes how far the breast projects from the chest. A moderate or low profile implant blends better with your existing silhouette.
  • Implant placement: Implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle. Submuscular implants are more easily disguised as there’s more tissue to cover the outer edges of the implant. 

Choose what makes you comfortable

Plastic surgery should make you feel more confident and beautiful, not self-conscious and worried. Choosing natural-looking implants helps many women feel more confident in their appearance and allows them to enjoy their results.  In the end, you should work alongside a board-certified plastic surgeon to find the right combination of surgery details. By customizing your procedure, you can create a flattering look that matches your own unique beauty.

Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real breast augmentation results. If you would like to learn more about your breast augmentation options in the Brooklyn and Staten Island area, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (718) 720-9400.

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