For many women, breast augmentation is a sensitive topic. Some worry that their implants will look obvious or unnatural, especially if they’re not in harmony with their bodies. Unlike a decade or so earlier, when patients wanted implants to create noticeable cleavage, the trend now is wanting breast enhancement without looking like “they’ve had work done.”
When it comes to breast augmentation, we love helping our Toronto patients achieve proportional results that look natural. Here are a few things to keep in mind when doing research for your augmentation journey.
Breast augmentation is a very customizable procedure. You have the freedom to choose from a range of sizes, shapes, and profiles. With such a wide variety of implants, textures, and materials, part of my job is to collaborate with patients to create a tailor-made plan that’s perfect for their goals and body shapes.
Plastic surgeons have multiple techniques for creating natural results. For women who have thinner skin and less breast tissue, implants can be placed underneath the chest muscles. The added thickness helps conceal the implant and hide any noticeable changes in texture. On the other hand, for women who are a B cup or more, implants can instead be placed in front of the muscle because the existing breast tissue can conceal the implants. Implants filled with cohesive silicone gel, in particular, are an ideal solution for women who want soft, subtle curves.
The Implant-Free Option
Concerned about implants? Don’t worry. For some women, implants might not be necessary to reach their goals. Fat transfer is another breast augmentation option. For patients who want a more modest increase in the size of their breasts, I can add volume using your own fat.
Fat transfer breast augmentation involves removing fat from one area—such as your thighs or abdomen—and using it to add fullness to your breasts. This procedure is quicker than a traditional breast augmentation and can be completed in a single office visit. I harvest the fat using liposuction and then purify it before injecting it into the breasts in a way that creates natural-looking results. Fat transfer is great for women who want to feel confident and feminine without implants, but is limited to patients who want to increase the size of their breasts by no more than 1 cup size. The technique also has the added bonus of slimming down the area your fat is grafted from.
Take A Test Run
Thanks to technology, you no longer have to worry about how your results will turn out – we can show you beforehand. Using Crisalix 3-D imaging software, you can virtually “try on” different sizes and styles. In the comfort of our office, this software can reassure you the results will look natural and flattering.
When considering breast augmentation and implants, the consultation is the first step to finding the right fit to meet your goals. You should feel comfortable and confident with your implant decisions. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see real results from our own breast augmentation patients.