When it comes to breasts, a lot of women from Southeast Asia are not really that naturally blessed. Hence, it is not surprising that a lot of ladies opt to get breast implants to improve their tiny twin peaks. For those who are considering getting their breasts done, we recommend that you consult with Doctor Janna Joethy to know more about what to expect when you set foot in this aesthetic enhancement journey.
Breast augmentation: What is it for and why is it done?
Breast augmentation is a medical procedure done through surgery with the goal of changing the breast’s shape, size, or volume. Another name for this procedure is augmentation mammoplasty. There are two ways of doing breast augmentation:
- Cosmetic surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
Cosmetic surgery is the most common procedure among women who get breast implants. This procedure aims to improve the aesthetic look of the breasts according to the desires of a patient. Reconstructive surgery, on the other hand, is partly a treatment option given to women who have had a mastectomy due to breast cancer. Both breast augmentation surgeries have the end goal of improving women’s quality of life. Studies show that breast augmentation procedures have helped countless women regain their self-esteem and improved their outlook in life.
Breast implant shape: Which should I go for?
There are a couple of things involved before one can achieve their desired bust. One of the questions that needs to be given thought of is “Which breast implant shape should I go for?”
You can choose from two types of breast implants shape:
- Breast-shaped or teardrop-shaped implants
- Round implants
Anatomical-shaped or teardrop-shaped implants are made from a softer form of silicone gel. The shape of this type of implant is more natural. When set into place, the breasts look fuller at the bottom and narrower at the top. Round implants, on the other hand, are made up of sterile saline or silicone gel. This shape makes the top the breasts fuller and more pronounced as compared to the teardrop-shaped.
Here are some tips you can learn from to know which breast implant shape will work best for your body.
- It’s all about the look.
You are getting breast implants to enhance your body, so it is important that you know what kind of look you would like to have as an outcome of your breast augmentation. Look at yourself in the mirror and see the condition of your breasts. Drooping breasts can be replaced with more natural-looking breasts—nothing too drastic, if you do not like to get too much attention. Smaller breasts can be leveled up with rounder and fuller breasts that make your body look superb in the clothes you have been eyeing for so long. It will be a lot helpful for your doctor if you have sample photos of the type of body that you would like to achieve with your breast implants.
- Consider your body type.
The shape of your breast implants also improves the proportions of your body. If your body shape is thin and petite, consider going for the teardrop implants as these will naturally compliment your physique. Of course, nothing should stop you from choosing rounder implants if you want your breast makeover to stand out. Your doctor should be able to give you sound advice about the pros and cons of the shape that you are considering based on your body type.
- Call a friend.
It is always helpful to get the opinion of people you trust when making life changing decisions. Of course, the outcome of a breast augmentation procedure can affect your wellbeing, so it is important that you draw some people in to help you navigate through this transformation. Share your plans to your spouse, a trusted family member, a significant other or your best friend and ask for their thoughts. Sometimes we can be very biased if we only listen to ourselves, so having another person who sees you often can tell you which of the two implant shapes look better on you.
- Listen to your doctor.
After sharing what your desired outcome is, your doctor will make a recommendation that is both realistic and suitable for you. It is important that you partner with a doctor that has extensive experience in breast augmentation. Your doctor should be honest when it comes to assessing your desires in relation to your physical appearance. A doctor that has extensive experience and has performed successful procedures will never compromise a patient’s wellbeing.
- Sleep on it.
If you are not 100% sure about the breast implant shape that you would like to have during your doctor’s consultation, do not worry. You can always ask your doctor to give you time to think about it thoroughly.
Can breast implants lose their shape?
Yes, the shape of breast implants can lose their share depending on the material that they are made of. Implants that are filled with silicone are more durable as compared to saline-filled implants. Saline implants that rupture eventually lose their shape and become deflated. You will need to undergo another breast augmentation procedure to restore your breast’s shape.
Having the right breast implants shape can do wonders for your body. Depending on the proportion of your chosen breast shape to your body, your set of twins may achieve a look that is subtle and natural or fuller and round. Implants that are shaped like a teardrop are a good shape to choose if you are not keen on getting too much attention drawn to your bust area. But if you are going for a much sultry look, then round-shaped breast implants can provide you with fuller breasts and obvious cleavage. It is imperative that you have completely made up your mind about the look that you want to achieve and choose the right shape of breast implants because this change can last for a very long time and the procedure does not come at a low cost.
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