Breast Augmentation Q&A
|A lot of my girlfriends have had their breasts enlarged. Some look good while others look too round and fake.|
|Breast augmentation is called an "augmentation" because it "augments" the existing anatomy more so than it actually creates it. Other factors come into play, such as the patient’s desire for size, pre-existing anatomy, and where the implant is placed.
The roundness in the upper half of the breasts that is often considered undesirable can be due to several factors including placement of the saline implant on top of the muscle, placing very large implants, or not making the implant pocket big enough to accommodate the implant. Saline implants tend to be rigid so softening of the contour is achieved by going under the muscle.
The key to achieving a patient's desired look, and this holds true with any cosmetic surgery procedure, is understanding what the patient is hoping for and designing a sound surgical procedure. If you want to know if your surgeon is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, call 1-888-4-PLASTIC.