Getting natural results from a breast augmentation requires careful attention to breast implant settling. The breast implant settling process over three months can be seen in the time lapse at the end of the video. Notice how it is common for breast implants to be very high on the chest right after surgery. Over time, the implants will naturally fall on their own. As seen in the video, the process of a breast enhancement does not end simply after your implant is inserted. After many years of practice and thousands of breast enhancements, I have clearly seen the benefit of breast molding or shaping during the postoperative period.
Molding the breast implants for the most ideal natural breast augmentation appearance should start about two weeks after surgery and is typically finished by six weeks. It should be done 2 or 3 times a day for 20 to 30 minutes. For the vast majority of patients, moving the implant in one direction or another will expand the tissues of the chest and breast and help to create a great shape.
Cleavage is typically not made during breast enhancement surgery - it’s made after surgery by moving the implants towards the midline and expanding the tissues in the middle of the chest. Trying to make two differently shaped breasts look even is a combination of art work by your cosmetic surgeon and a lot of hard work by the patient afterwards.
Wearing a bra after a breast augmentation is the single most important factor in keeping your breasts their very best. There is no such thing as not wearing a bra after a breast enhancement. A bra will keep your implants in the ideal position, will minimize sagging related to the effects of gravity, and will keep you comfortable and supported during rest and activities. Wearing a bra at night that is supportive and comfortable will keep your breasts from falling to the side.
Breast size and shape preference is somewhat regional in nature. Here in Austin, Texas, the demand is for moderation in size and a natural appearance that create balance, proportion, and do not make one look overweight. Active patients in this fit city prefer to avoid large implants that can impede their lifestyle.
Choosing your breast size by simply requesting an “A, B, C or D” will not work for most patients because there is no standard breast cup measurement. You need to visualize what actual volume implant works best for your body type. If you want to know exactly what you will look like with a breast implant of a specific shape and volume, simply try them on, look in the mirror and give each your rating! This is not only the critical part of your journey, it’s also the fun part. Most of the consultation time is spent choosing the breast implant size and shape that works with your figure and your personality.