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Breast Augmentation: The Best Options for Your Body Shape

March 6, 2024 / Dr. Aric Aghayan
Breast Augmentation: The Best Options for Your Body Shape

Modern breast augmentation offers a long list of customizable options. From size to shape to profile to incision and placement, there is a way for everyone to achieve a more natural-looking result than in decades past. Another important consideration when deciding on the specifics of your breast augmentation is to examine and determine your own body type. In order to ensure the most natural and proportionate results, you and your surgeon should be taking a look at the whole picture.

In this detailed guide, we'll explore various body shapes and discuss the best breast augmentation options tailored to each so you can make informed decisions about your cosmetic journey.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure involving the placement of implants or fat transfer techniques to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. There are several factors to consider when planning breast augmentation, including implant type, material, shape, size, and placement.

Types of artificial implants include saline and silicone. While saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution either before or during surgery, silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants typically provide a softer, more natural feel compared to saline implants, which can offer a more dramatic change.

A third option developed more recently is the "gummy bear" implant that is made with a firmer, cohesive gel and, even if ruptured, will maintain their shape with no risk of leakage. For a more natural option without any foreign substances, fat transfer involves harvesting fat from one area of the body through liposuction and injecting it into the breasts to increase volume.

Different implant shapes include round or teardrop and may be chosen based on what look the patient is going for; the teardrop shape offers a natural slope, while round implants offer more fullness in the upper breast.

The best combination of these depends on your aesthetic goals, along with your body type and desired proportions.

Breast Augmentation for Rectangular Figures

Rectangular body types are characterized by minimal curves and a straight, narrow frame. The goal of breast augmentation for this body shape is to create balance and enhance feminine curves. Patients with rectangular body shapes often opt for round implants with a moderate to high profile. These implants add volume to the upper portion of the breasts, creating a more voluptuous silhouette and enhancing the overall proportions.

Breast Augmentation for Inverted Triangle Figures

Inverted triangle figures feature broad shoulders and a narrower waist and hip area. The key to breast augmentation for this body shape is achieving a natural-looking proportion that doesn't add to an unwanted "top-heavy" look. Patients with inverted triangle figures may opt for implants that add volume to the lower portion of the breasts, balancing out the broad shoulders. Teardrop-shaped implants or implants with a wider base are recommended to create a more balanced, natural-looking appearance.

Breast Augmentation for Spoon Figures

Spoon figures are characterized by narrow shoulders and chests with wider hips and a defined waistline. The goal of breast augmentation for this body shape is to enhance the upper body proportions and create a more balanced, ideally hourglass silhouette. Round implants with a moderate profile are typically recommended to add volume and fullness to the upper chest area, complementing the natural curves of the hips and achieving a harmonious overall appearance.

Breast Augmentation for Hourglass Figures

Hourglass figures feature a balanced bust-to-hip ratio with a defined waistline. The objective of breast augmentation for this body shape is to enhance the natural curves and achieve augmentation without putting things off balance. Depending on individual goals and preferences, a variety of implant shapes and profiles can be used to accentuate the existing curves and achieve a harmonious overall appearance, ensuring that the breasts complement the waist and hips seamlessly.

Start On Your Journey To Self-Enhancement With Confidence

Choosing the right breast augmentation options tailored to your body shape is crucial for achieving your personally optimal results. By considering factors such as implant type, material, shape, and size, along with your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, you can ensure that your breast augmentation process is customized, successful, and provides outstanding results.

At Après Plastic Surgery, Dr. Aric Aghayan specializes in breast augmentation, and he and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve the confidence-boosting results you've been wanting with the caring guidance you need. Whether you're looking to enhance curves, restore symmetry, or improve proportions, we're here to walk with you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about your breast augmentation options.

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