If you are planning on being one of the 300,000 women to have a breast augmentation procedure this year, you may be wondering if there is anything you must know to ensure that you end up with your ideal results. Here are three things to keep in mind so that you end up with your best breasts.
Don’t bring in an image of a model or actress for your surgeon to imitate
If you’ve ever had your hairstylist work from a magazine clipping of your favorite hair style only to end up with it not looking as good on yourself, the same thing can happen by handing your plastic surgeon a picture of a model or actress with your ideal breasts. Because all women are built differently, the breasts of one may not look the same on another. During your breast augmentation consultation, your plastic surgeon will work with you to find your best breasts based on your own personal factors such as rib cage size and shoulder width.
Choosing the right material and size for your implants will help provide a natural look
If you pick implants that are too big, they can create a wide, bony gap between the breasts and may prevent the breasts from naturally falling to the sides when lying down on your back. While the newer silicone gel implants tend to provide for a more natural look, many women may prefer the look of saline implants. Things like implant size, type and placement will all be discussed at length during your one on one consultation with your plastic surgeon.
Practice proper breast care to maintain a youthful appearance (even if you don’t have implants)
Following your procedure, you will want to practice proper breast care to maintain the look of your breasts. Covering up and using sunscreen can help prevent excess sun exposure from breaking down collagen and skin elasticity around the breasts. While breast implants will not make the breasts more susceptible to sagging, existing breast tissue can still be affected by the natural aging process and must be cared for properly.
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