You’re not alone if you’ve considered breast augmentation but hesitated for fear of looking “fake” or “worked on.” Thanks to the over-the-top breast augmentation trends of the past, there’s a common misconception that breast implants can only create disproportionately large, unnatural-looking results. In reality, subtle enhancements are often all it takes to bring your features into proportion and attractively accentuate your natural curves. As our breast augmentation patients in Westchester County and Manhattan have found, today’s breast surgery is all about highlighting your natural beauty and bringing out the best in your unique figure.
In this blog post, we’ll explain why bigger isn’t always better and why subtlety is the key when it comes to beautiful breast augmentation results.
How have breast augmentation trends changed?
Breast augmentation has long been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., and that’s certainly still the case, according to The Aesthetic Society’s annual report. However, women today are opting more for modest size increases rather than the dramatic changes that were popular in decades past.
Most women today aren’t going for “the bigger, the better” approach that draws all attention to the bustline. Instead, their priority is adding just enough volume to balance out their proportions and create a naturally flattering and feminine silhouette. Women who have insufficient breast tissue or asymmetrical breasts are embracing the procedure as a way to enhance and complement their natural curves without changing their shape drastically.
How are subtle yet attractive breast augmentation results achieved?
The key to creating natural-looking breast augmentation results is customizing each procedure to suit each woman’s unique body. Dr. Newman takes multiple considerations into account as he selects breast implants and plans procedures, including:
- Size: Implants are measured in ccs rather than cup sizes for more precise sizing.
- Material: The choice of silicone or saline implants can affect the feel of the results.
- Profile: This dictates how far the breast projects from the chest.
- Placement: Implants may be placed above or below the pectoral muscle, depending on preference and body type.
Each of these factors plays an important role in how well the final look complements each woman’s body. Along with carefully discussing each of them during the consultation process, Dr. Newman uses VECTRA® 3-D imaging to illustrate the difference each change will make. This imaging eliminates any guesswork and lets patients visualize their results before surgery to make sure they’re fully aligned on how their new breasts will look.
How subtle should a breast augmentation be?
Breast augmentation is a highly personal procedure that has one essential goal: to make you feel more comfortable and confident in your body. Ultimately, your breast augmentation should be just as subtle or as dramatic as you want it to be, within reason.
Working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure a result that is ideal for your proportions, lifestyle, and vision for your body. A plastic surgeon will offer insights based on years of experience, working alongside you to bring your dream figure into reality with a procedure customized specially for you.
To see examples of the results Dr. Newman has achieved, please visit our breast augmentation before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about your options for breast augmentation in the Westchester area, please contact us online or call (914) 423-9000 to request your free plastic surgery consultation. We look forward to helping you become your most confident self.