Breast augmentation can often be misunderstood in a world where individuality and natural beauty are celebrated. Breast augmentation’s aim is not to create a plastic, unrealistic look. Instead, the goal is to enhance and contour your natural curves. Let’s unravel your options, helping you make the most informed decisions for a natural and flattering transformation.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a procedure that alters the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. Unlike popular misconceptions, this procedure does not just focus on increasing the size and addresses issues like symmetry, balance, and proportion. It’s a highly individualized process where your personal aesthetic goals are paramount.

Choosing the Right Type of Implant

Two primary types of breast implants are available, both FDA-approved: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone implants are filled with plastic gel. Silicone implants are often praised for their more natural feel and appearance. However, your choice depends on your body type, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Dr. Lucian Rivela, M.D., F.A.C.S., will guide you through this decision during your consultation.

Choosing Implant Size

Size plays a critical role in achieving a natural look. Breast augmentation is not just about increasing size. It is about finding the right balance and proportion that complements your body structure. Measurements like your chest width, height, weight, and lifestyle factors are considered to determine your ideal implant size. The aim is to create an enhanced but natural appearance with which you feel comfortable and confident.

Choosing the Placement of the Implant

Breast implant placement can either be submuscular (under the muscle) or sub-glandular (over the muscle but under the breast gland). The best placement for you depends on factors like your body frame, the amount of breast tissue you already have, and the type and size of the implant. A correctly placed implant can add a touch of natural fullness and contour to your silhouette.

The Right Factors for a Natural Result

Achieving a natural result with breast augmentation is more of a symphony than a solo performance. The type of implant, size, and placement all work harmoniously to create a beautiful, natural-looking outcome. Dr. Rivela’s expertise in understanding your body type and aesthetic desires and ability ensures you walk away with results that are authentically you.

Contact Us

Ready to take the next step? Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rivela, a board-certified plastic surgeon. To explore your options and start your journey toward natural enhancement. Visit Dr. Rivela’s webpage to learn more about the procedures and to book your appointment.