Breast Shape Influences
The original shape of a woman’s breasts will have an impact on how the breasts will appear after a breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. During the pre-operative consultation, the breast surgeon will discuss the implications of the natural breast shape in detail to ensure that the patient forms realistic expectations from the surgery.
Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon with top training and experience in procedures such as breast augmentation. Dr. Seify will take the breast shape and other parameters into account while preparing a customized surgical plan. He provides breast implant surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas.
Nipple Position and Shape
Nipples will usually be centered on the breast mound. When the breast implants are surgically inserted, the nipples are likely to be pushed forward. Nipples will maintain the same direction if they are already pointing upward. Outpointing nipples may be projected a little more. The natural shape and position of the nipples should be considered during the planning stage for breast augmentation plastic surgery.
Amount of Breast Tissue
Thinner women with a lesser amount of breast tissue will have an augmented breast mound primarily constituting only the implant. Therefore, for women with very small breasts, the cosmetic surgeon is likely to recommend only conical or anatomically shaped implants. In cases where the woman has moderately sized breasts with sufficient presence of breast tissue, both anatomical and round shaped implant options may be available.
Breast implants are available in sizes ranging from 120 cc to 960 cc. It is critical to choose the appropriate size in order to produce natural looking breasts with implants. For women with lesser breast tissue, very large implants may not be recommended because it will cause the stretching of the skin and may result in implant rippling.
Symmetry in Shape and Size
The surgeon should evaluate the breasts for any asymmetry in the size or shape and incorporate them in the breast augmentation surgical plan. If this aspect is ignored, the asymmetry will persist even after the implant procedure. Implants cannot create perfect breasts, but the degree of asymmetry can be diminished significantly when appropriately sized implants are chosen for each breast.
To achieve symmetry, the surgeon may also have to make slight adjustments in how the implants are positioned in the breasts. Variations in shape of the two breasts are a common occurrence, and an expert breast surgeon will minimize this anomaly with the implant surgery. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations.
Shape of Ribs and Breast Bone
The shape of the breast bone and the rib cage will make an impact on the final appearance of breasts after implant surgery. Some of the women may have outpointing areolas on the breast mounds. This variation can occur when the woman has a wider breast bone and differently shaped rib cage. Adjustments in the surgical plan should be made to account for these differences in order to create a desirable breast shape.