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Real-Looking Breast Implants: What Are Your Options?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Many women undergo a breast augmentation procedure hoping to enhance the size of their breasts while still maintaining a natural appearance. If you're considering this procedure, you may not realize the factors that come into play when trying to get the natural results you desire. Perhaps the most significant decision is selecting a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Las Vegas-area patients should understand that their aesthetic outcome is highly reliant on the expertise of the plastic surgeon they select to fulfill their goals.

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is the Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. He has extensive cosmetic surgery experience, and offers a wide range of skills for both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures at his state-of-the-art surgery center.

Tips for selecting a qualified plastic surgeon

The results of a cosmetic procedure are only as good as the surgeon performing it. It's important to ask whether the surgeon is board-certified and how long they've been performing breast augmentation procedures. It's also wise to look at before-and-after photos of their patients to make sure you're happy with their work. Make a list of questions and concerns to take to your consultation.

Read below as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Khorsandi explains the different relevant options when it comes to real-looking breast implants for your breast augmentation surgery.

Choosing the size of your implants

There are many things to consider when deciding to have a breast augmentation procedure. Aside from choosing the right plastic surgeon, the next big decision for achieving natural-looking results is to make sure the implant size is proportionate with your frame and body type. Dr. Christopher Khorsandi advises against focusing solely on the chest area, but instead considering your body as a whole and what would look best with it.

The implant size selected should be a good fit for your lifestyle. Las Vegas-area women who spend a lot of time running or in the gym should note that large breasts may get in the way of their regular exercise routine. Implants that are too small may cause women regret about their choice. The best advice would be to work with Dr. Khorsandi and let him help determine the best size for you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to breast implants.

Implant type and shape matter

You have options when it comes to the shape of the implant. Silicone and saline implants both have their own set of pros and cons, so you'll need to choose wisely to determine which implant will give you the results you desire. Silicone implants are great for women who want a more natural look and feel, but they come prefilled, so the size cannot be altered. Saline implants can be filled after insertion, so your surgeon can adjust the volume accordingly.

Regarding shape, there are two popular options — round or teardrop. Teardrop-shaped implants are an excellent choice for women who want their implants to resemble the shape of natural breasts. The type of implant, the number of CCs (sizing), the shape, where the incision will go, and where the implants will be placed (under the muscle or over) are all essential topics to discuss with your surgeon.

Breast augmentation with fat transfer

Breast augmentation with fat transfer is a surgical procedure that is capable of reshaping the breasts into the desired shape and size by using your body's own fat. Also known as an autologous augmentation, this surgical technique has become increasingly more popular in recent years thanks in part to advancements in surgical technology. Considered to be a more natural alternative to breast implants, it uses the body's own fat versus saline or silicone implants.

An added benefit to this customized technique is the reduction in the size of other parts of the body. Fat is removed via liposuction from target parts of the body such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, or buttocks, then purified and transferred into the breasts to complete the augmentation. Because a fat transfer is an autologous method, there is less risk associated with this procedure versus using implants.

Your new breasts take time to settle

One of the biggest concerns women have immediately after breast augmentation surgery is the positioning of their implants. The implants may appear to be positioned high and may not look as natural as expected. This is normal, as your breasts are swollen and need time to settle into a more natural position on the chest. Final results from a breast augmentation procedure can take anywhere from 3 – 6 months. You can expect your new breasts to sit lower in their final position and look much more natural. It’s important to have detailed information about your results before your surgery, so you will have realistic expectations about the outcome.

Schedule your consultation today

If you’re ready to learn more about how to get natural-looking breast implants with an augmentation procedure, give our Las Vegas, NV, office a call to set up a consultation. Dr. Christopher Khorsandi at VIP Plastic Surgery is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with a highly skilled staff, and together they are ready to provide whatever assistance you may need.

Contact us today to see why so many patients in the Las Vegas area choose VIP Plastic Surgery for their cosmetic needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.