Although many people immediately think of full, obviously fake breasts when they breast augmentation, many women are starting a new trend: subtle, natural results.
Looking Your Best
Although there are certainly women who visit my Beverly Hills practice wanting very dramatic results from their cosmetic surgery, most women just want to look like themselves, only better. As a result, the breast augmentations I perform, while definitely noticeable, have the goal of looking more natural.
One contributing factor to the outcome of your augmentation procedure is the implant shape and profile I use. A teardrop shaped implant looks more like an actual breast, with increased volume at the bottom. Using teardrop implants will still add volume, but the profile may look much more like natural breasts.
The profile of your implants also makes a difference. High profile implants project further out from the body, while moderate profile implants give a subtler enhancement.
Breasts for Your Lifestyle
I think another reason for the shift toward natural breast augmentation results, especially here in California where there’s such an emphasis on healthy lifestyle, is that so many women are very physically active. For avid joggers, swimmers or surfers, very large breasts can be a painful handicap. Women who are exercise enthusiasts but still want to enhance their appearance will choose a smaller implant size to accommodate their passions.
In the end, the best breast augmentation results are the ones that are proportional to your frame, and that you’re happy with. A positive outcome depends almost as much on my patients’ attitude as it does on the breast augmentation itself.