The Subtle Breast Augmentation

Woman in red dress considering having a subtle breast augmentation

We’ve been seeing a trend for a few years at our plastic surgery practice of breast augmentation patients preferring smaller implants, so the results look beautiful, but subtle. That “less is more” preference is held by professional women considering breast augmentation from Jefferson City and college students in Columbia, MO.

In fact, the desire for subtle, conservative outcomes for cosmetic procedures is 1 of the trends for 2019 identified by members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. And this trend is a primary reason behind the increased popularity of nonsurgical, minimally invasive aesthetic treatments.

Customize Your Procedure

Not everyone wants subtle breast augmentation results, though, and I customize procedures based on each patient’s cosmetic goals and my years of experience performing breast enhancement surgery. The incision locations and implant placement–either in front of or behind the pectoral muscle–are a couple of ways to customize the results of breast augmentation. The choice of implants, of course, is the most significant decision that influences the procedure’s outcome.

Implant Options

The choice of implants goes well beyond selecting a size. The latest generation of breast implants includes various materials that fill the implant shells. The advanced cohesive silicone gel implants offer different consistencies that most women believe look and feel more like natural breasts than saline-filled implants. Women also have the choice of round or tear-drop shaped implants.

Implant Sizes

The best way to get results that look natural is to worry less about bra cup size and think more about how you ultimately want to look in clothes or a bathing suit. For 1 thing, cup size varies among implant brands, so striving for a particular cup size is not that helpful to actually determine what size implant you should select. What’s best to keep in mind is choosing implants that will look proportional to your body, regardless of the cup size that results.

Why the Consultation Matters

The consultation is a very important part of the breast augmentation process, which is why I spend as much time as needed to ensure I answer all of your questions and understand your desired results.When a woman wants an enhanced breast size that appears natural, I’ll ask what she means by that. For example, a patient and I may have a different definition of “natural-looking.”

It’s also a good idea to bring in “wish” photos showing what results you’d like to achieve. Viewing real patient results in our gallery of before-and-after photos is a great way to communicate what outcome you desire.

If you’ve been considering breast augmentation but are concerned about getting results that look “overdone,” discuss your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon. You can contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (573) 443-5500 to schedule an appointment.

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