The ‘perfect breast shape’ is highly subjective, and always depends on your body frame and size. Determining what the right breast shape for your body is, is something you will determine through a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Getting the breast shape you want could involve a combination of breast implants or a breast reduction and a breast lift. At Refine Clinic we work closely with our clients on deciding how to have perfect breast shape, for confidence and improved quality of life.
Breast surgery is a highly personalised experience that requires a close working relationship between patient and plastic surgeon. While you may think that a certain celebrity or famous person has the ideal breast shape, that size or shape may not compliment your body type or frame.
The size and shape of your natural breasts may be influenced by factors like
One of the consequences of ageing is volume loss and sagging of the breast tissue.
Weight gain or weight loss
Weight loss often is generally not localised and can cause volume loss in the breasts.
Hormonal fluctuations that increase and decrease the size of the breasts can cause the skin to sag.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause significant changes to the breast tissue, stretching the breasts. A breast lift may assist in restoring elasticity and firmness. You should consider your family planning needs, however, and only opt for breast surgery once you do not plan to have any more children.
During a consultation with your plastic surgeon, you can discuss the changes you would like to make, and get a professional opinion on what could work best for your breasts.
Breast Augmentation With Implants
Breast implants are a popular way to change the size and shape of a woman’s breasts, and surgical techniques have improved vastly over the last few decades to make the end result look more natural.
Breast implants are typically divided into two main categories: teardrop and round implants. Both implant types can alter the shape of your breast in different ways.
Round breast implants can add volume and fullness to the breast. They are helpful to create an asymmetrical shape. They are also quite versatile and can be used in a variety of different cases. Round breast implants create a natural look when they are well done and can help patients achieve a more voluminous cleavage. Because of their round shape, rotation and movement is not usually an issue with this implant shape.
Teardrop Shaped Implants
Teardrop implants are designed to create the shape of the fall of the breast, with less volume at the top of the implant than at the bottom. They do need to be pre-filled and it is possible for them to move around in the breast later, which may cause a less symmetrical result. Teardrop-shaped implants are best suited to women who have less skin and volume on the top of their chests.
A Breast Lift Or Mastopexy Procedure
The ideal breast shape can sometimes be achieved using a combination of breast augmentation and a breast lift. In a breast lift procedure, excess skin and breast tissue can be removed, to firm the cleavage and boost your confidence.
A breast lift may be beneficial if
- You have lost elasticity in your breast tissue or would like to restore firmness and volume to your breasts
- Your nipples are pointed downwards. A breast lift and repositioning of your nipple may be beneficial in this case
- If your nipple is positioned below the crease of your breast (Inframammary fold)
- If you are not satisfied with the size and shape of your breasts when you wear a bra
- If your breasts are unusually shaped or asymmetrical.
There are different types of breast lifts, indicated for the degree of sagging you are experiencing. There are breast lift options available for mild to extensive sagging.
Why It’s Essential To Find A Skilled And Experienced Plastic Surgeon For Your Breast Augmentation?
Even though breast implant and lift surgeries have improved vastly in recent years, all surgeries do carry some lament of risk. And while some pain, bruising and swelling is part of the recovery process, there are some complications and side effects that you should be aware of before moving forward with any breast surgery. These include:
- Scar tissue or thick scars that do not disappear over time
- Movement or rotation of the implant
- Visible wrinkles or creases underneath the skin
- Rupturing of the implant, which can lead to leakage or damage.
What Can You Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
While most procedures are performed as outpatient procedures, using general or local anaesthesia, you should be able to go home afterwards. Some discomfort and swelling is to be expected, and you should certainly make provision to have an extended rest period afterwards.
You should also prepare to sleep on your back during your recovery period, and you may not be able to resume your usual day-to-day activities for a week or two following the procedure.
It’s highly likely that you won’t be able to return to exercise for the first two to six weeks afterwards, but it is recommended that you do some light walking every day after the first week has passed.
It will probably be about eight weeks before you can expect to wear your underwire bra again.
If you are ready to discuss your perfect breast shape with a professional please contact us for a confidential appointment: (02) 8599 7161.