An interesting thing happens when something becomes widely popular: people stop asking questions about that thing. Let’s take breast augmentation as an example. The average person typically knows that breast augmentation is the surgery that enlarges the size of the breasts. As the most sought-after plastic surgery in America of decades, breast augmentation is also one that can be highly misunderstood, exactly for that reason. People think they know everything about this procedure, but some of those ideas could be false. We’re going to take a look at some questions all patients should be asking if they’re thinking about enhancing the size and shape of their breasts.
- Will Breast Implants Look Natural?
There was a time during which breast augmentation resulted in some unnatural-looking body shapes. This is still possible, but is uncommon outside of episodes of Botched. Today, surgeons have an array of breast implant options to choose from. Options that go well beyond the limitations of saline or silicone. Through careful selection of breast type, profile, and placement, a board-certified plastic surgeon can create a new shape that not only looks natural but feels so, as well.
- What is the Right Age for Breast Implants?
Some people assume that breast augmentation surgery is a “young woman’s procedure.” However, the life events that women go through – weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and hormonal shifts – can influence breast shape at any age. There is no upper-limit age restriction for breast implant surgery. Surgeons are more interested in patients’ general health, lifestyle, and surgical goals.
- Is Breast Augmentation the Right Choice for Me?
Breast augmentation can be a great choice for any woman who is unsatisfied with small, unshapely breasts. That said, and this goes back to our last question about age, there are situations in which breast augmentation alone is not enough to achieve the best outcome.
The purpose of breast implant surgery is to enlarge the size of the breasts. This procedure can fill out the shape of the breasts, as well, but it does not correct ptosis. If the skin around the breast mound is excessively loose, adding breast implants may only worsen the problem. In these cases, Dr. Krummen performs a breast lift along with augmentation to restore the most beautiful, natural-looking shape.