Natural Looking Breast Implants
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, ‘Can breast implants feel natural?’ It’s a fair question, and there is plenty of information out there that will help to explain the options available to you.
We’ve come a long way over the last few years in achieving natural looking breast implants. Thanks to new techniques, improvements in technology and product development, implants are no longer an obvious ‘add on’ to your body. Thankfully, they can now blend seamlessly with the natural breast to create natural looking breast implants.
Each client has a unique shape, and an individual set of requirements, when they embark upon a breast augmentation procedure. For some it is the size and feel that dictates the procedure, for others it’s the shape or projection. Whatever your preference you will have ample time to discuss and consider your options with your surgeon and their team.
Can Breast Implants Feel Natural?
There are a few things that will influence how natural your breast implants will look, and it’s not just about the type of implants that are used. For example, the placement of the implant will affect how it feels when the process is complete. You will have the option of having the implant placed either under or over the muscle. If you are hoping to achieve natural looking breast implants, but have little natural breast tissue to begin with, then placing the implant under the muscle will look and feel more natural as it will be covered by both muscle and tissue. You should only be able to feel the natural breast in this case, as the implant is so well covered. If you have plenty of natural breast tissue, then placing the implant above the muscle is the better option. Your natural tissue will provide a good cover for the implant and the results should be natural looking breasts.
It probably seems obvious, but the size of the implants that you choose will have an influence on how natural your breasts will look following surgery too. Going too big, if you have limited breast tissue to begin with, can result in a more obvious, less than natural outcome. For some this is the look they prefer, but if you’re going for a natural look then avoiding the larger sized implants will be the best option. But remember, it’s not just the size of implant that you choose that will influence the end result.
You will also be given the option of what shape to choose. Implants are available in both round and teardrop shapes. Your anatomy will likely determine the best shape for you to achieve the look you want. It is widely agreed that the teardrop shape is the more natural looking breast implant as it mimics the natural breast shape more so than the rounded version.
The placement of the incisions during the procedure can also impact how natural your breast implants will feel to the touch. All of these elements combined will allow for a personalised, tailored approach and help to achieve the look and feel that you are hoping for.
There is one more detail that goes quite some way to achieving natural breast implants. You are probably aware that implants are available in both silicone and saline, and within these categories there are different options too. So, how do you achieve more natural looking breast implants? Saline or silicone? Which is best for you? The general consensus is that by choosing to use silicone implants you are more likely to have a more natural looking and feeling breast.
There are different variations of silicone implants on the market, all offering varying levels of firmness, resulting in a variety of looks and feels. Saline implants, for example are more watery in their make-up – they are filled with salt water so this makes perfect sense. However, it’s this watery solution that makes seeing and feeling the implant beneath the skin more likely. Unsurprisingly, rippling is also more obvious to touch and sight when saline implants are used.
Silicone implants have been growing in popularity over the years. They are filled with a cohesive gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. Silicone is also thicker in consistency, therefore resembling natural breast tissue more than saline. Continued research and development allow for more natural looking and feeling breasts to be available. Most women you speak to will agree that choosing to use silicone implants is more likely to achieve more natural looking and feeling breasts. At Enhance Medical Group you will be able to ask one of their ‘Boob Buddies’ what they think. You’ll find them easy to talk to and they will be approaching your queries from the perspective of someone who has experienced the procedure and results firsthand. They will probably mention the fact that they chose ‘Mentor’ implants too. Mentor, by Johnson and Johnson, are the preferred supplier to the Enhance Medical Group. Their ‘memory gel’ creation has been instrumental in providing some of the most natural looking and feeling breast implants on the market. Filled with a uniquely formulated cohesive gel, they look, feel and move like natural breast tissue. The overall result is a soft, natural feeling breast area.
Natural Breast Implants Conclusion
So, can breast implants feel natural? Yes, absolutely! At Enhance Medical Group you will be given plenty of time to research and plan your breast implant procedure. How natural you want the outcome to be is largely down to the decisions you make beforehand. Size, shape, positioning and materials used all combine to give you a truly personalised and tailored result – one that will look and feel as natural as you choose.