Celebrities such as Pamela Anderson rose to fame boasting large, obviously fake breasts. As this trend grew, so did the implant sizes. Yet, over the last couple years, women have been opting for a small breast augmentation. Some are even exchanging their current implants for smaller, more modest ones. Why is the trend straying from the classic large, busty figure? Are more natural looking breast augmentations here to stay?
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More Natural Proportions
The most common cup size is a “C”. And yes, this overall volume is typically proportionate to a woman’s hips, torso length, and other factors. In most of my breast augmentation patients, smaller breast implants are necessary to give them a balanced, proportionate figure.
Less Worry About Breast Sag
Any plastic surgeon will tell you that the larger and heavier your breasts are, the more they will sag over time. And the larger the implant, the quicker they will sag as compared to smaller implants. Of late, most of my breast augmentation patients are typically choosing implants that reflect a more balanced, natural look.
Less Concern about Areola Spread
Larger volume breast implants will cause your areola to spread and become larger. Some of my patients have already had children and breast fed them, so to avoid even further areola spread, a smaller breast implant with a little less thickness will help to prevent even further widening.
More Natural Feel
Silicone breast implants feel very natural, but in patients who have very little breast tissue and very large volume breast implants, they may still feel unnatural. With breast implants that are proportionate to your rib cage and hip size, your breasts will actually stretch the overlying breast skin and breast tissue less, and result in a more natural long term feel of your breasts after breast augmentation.
Less Risk of Rippling and Wrinkling
All breast implants have the small risk of being able to feel or see the edge of the implant near the underarm area. This is called “rippling” or “wrinkling,” and may be more visible when you are wearing an outfit with revealing side boob or you lean over.
To avoid rippling and wrinkling, a smaller breast implant will give you a more natural look, and again, will not spread your breast skin and breast tissue as much.
How Do I Make a Consultation?
Call my office at (415) 362-1846 or email email@example.com, and my Patient Care Coordinator will get you started!
Consultations typically take 45-60 minutes, and I do the entire consultation personally, without the use of a nurse or helper to vet your questions and concerns without me present. Consultations are $150, and the cost of the consultation goes towards the cost of surgery when you decide to book your procedure.
If you are uncertain if you are a candidate for a breast augmentation, ask my Patient Care Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and send in your photos of your breasts. I can look at your photos and help you determine if you are a good candidate before coming to my office. There is no charge for this service.
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