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I Want Perkier Breasts! Will Breast Implants Help?

By: Austin-Weston


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Breast augmentation or breast implants is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed daily in this country as well as in Northern Virginia. Since its introduction to the cosmetic world in the early 60’s, it has proven again and again to improve self-confidence in women who decide to take their current breasts to the next level. Not only are women in Northern Virginia wanting to enhance their current breasts to have improved shape and more volume, but they turn to breast augmentation to make their breasts look perkier!

The Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Austin-Weston can provide you a solution to the issue of not being satisfied with your current breasts and help make them look amazing with breast augmentation. Let’s take a look at the options and learn how you can get perkier breasts.

The Shape of It All…

The number one complaint with women and their breasts is typically the shape of them. Factors such as the natural aging process, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight gain and loss can all contribute to how a women’s breasts change in shape and volume. Breast augmentation can help make your breasts fuller and have better shape, but when it comes to being perkier there are other factors to consider. A major factor to consider is the skin tone in order to achieve perkier breasts.

What Does Skin Tone Have To Do With My Breasts?

Skin tone is one of the contributing factors in how a women’s breasts keep their “shape”. Women with good skin tone and good elasticity tend to have breasts that are perky in appearance with little or only very moderate breast sag. If a women’s skin tone is loose or not quite as healthy then this means there is less laxity to work with and the breasts will have a tendency to droop or sag. Typically, women with poor skin tone have to consider a breast lift along with their breast augmentation procedure in order to get the best end results.

What Does Sagging Breasts Mean?

Sagging breasts is just like it sounds. Breasts with “sag” tend to droop or appear loose, and in some cases can even point downward. This is natural for the aging process since skin becomes thinner as women age but also the factors of having children and going through changes in weight can also contribute to sagging breasts making them look deflated. If your nipples point downward that means you have some degree of breast sag. During your breast augmentation consultation with one of our Northern Virginia plastic surgeons, the degree of ptosis will be examined and it will be determined if a lift is in fact needed before implants can be inserted.

Can Sagging Breasts Be Perky Again?

The answer is yes, but typically this does involve a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifts are a common procedure performed by our plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston in Northern VA, where the underlying muscles in the breast are tightened and the removal of excess skin is achieved therefore leaving a great platform to insert breast implants to create a perky end result. There are a number of new methods in breast lift surgery, which can lift and tighten the breasts with minimal scarring so that a perky, youthful contour can be achieved.

If I Have Good Skin Tone Are Implants The Answer To Be Perky Again? In most cases, if you have healthy skin tone and there is little to no breast sag then yes, breast augmentation could be a solid solution to getting the fuller, shapelier, perky breasts you want. In a breast with good skin tone and a healthy muscular underlying structure, there are a number of implant options to choose from depending on what size, shape, and projection you are looking for. Placing an implant in a deflated breast or one that has little tissue or volume can bring it back to life and produce a natural, beautiful result.

What Implant Should I Choose?

When you come into your consultation appointment with one our plastic surgeons, the most important steps will be discussed which is what size and type of implants will you need. With today’s technology, implants are more natural and amazing looking than ever. There are varying sizes, textures, types of implants and in some cases women can opt to have fat transferred to their breasts from another part of their body in order to have a natural result. Most women will choose between either a saline or silicone breast implant. Both offer a number of pros to consider depending on your body shape, anatomy, and overall aesthetic goal.

The Sizing Process

The most time consuming part of this process is picking what size implant is best for you. You will try on imitation breast implants called “sizers” which are bead-filled neoprene sacks that you can place under your clothing to get an idea of what you would like in terms of size. Our surgeons will help guide you through this process as it can be worrisome at first to know if you have chosen the correct size. Most of our patients love their final results and we are here to help you love yours too!

If you are tired of seeing your breasts as “lifeless” and desire to bring them back to life with breast augmentation surgery, we invite you to call our Northern Virginia plastic surgery office for more information. Whether the solution is breast implants or a breast lift with implants, there will be a treatment plan customized just for you.


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