Breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic procedure for seven years running with an average of about 300,000 surgeries performed per year. With the New Year coming up, many women are preparing to take the next step in making their ideal breasts a reality.
Here are three helpful breast surgery and care tips to follow in order to achieve your best breasts.
Don’t try and copy the breasts of a celebrity
Back when the New York based TV show Friends was a big hit, women all across the country went into their hair salon asking for “The Rachel.” As we all know, more times than not, the hairstyle just didn’t quite look the same as it did on Jennifer Aniston. The same thing can happen by requesting a specific celebrity’s breasts or providing your plastic surgeon with a magazine clipping to replicate with your breast augmentation. What looks one way on one woman may look far different on another. During your consultation, your board-certified plastic surgeon will work with you to create a treatment plan for the breasts that are best for you and not somebody else based on factors such as your shoulder width and rib cage size.
Shoot for a natural look
Choosing the right size and material of your implants is critical for achieving the breasts that you are shooting for. If you end up with implants that are too big for your body type, you may end up with:
- A wide, bony gap between the breasts.
- An unnatural look when laying down because the breasts may not fall naturally to the sides
- Breasts that are too rounded, especially when viewed in profile
While some women often feel that the new silicone gel implants provide for a more natural look, others may benefit more from saline. Your plastic surgeon will help you pick the implants that will provide you with the results that you want.
Take good care of your breasts
Properly caring for your breasts will help maintain a youthful appearance. It is important to use sunscreen daily to preserve the collagen and skin elasticity of the breasts. Excessive sun exposure may lead to an increased chance of drooping and sagging. Keep in mind that while implants do not make the breasts more vulnerable to sagging, there is still natural breast tissue left behind which must be cared for.
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