Breast augmentation using implants is a popular procedure for patients from Washington, DC, and beyond. This go-to surgery adds flattering curves and gives your body a feminine boost. However, while the stigma around plastic surgery has faded in recent years, some women still worry about their procedure results. Few people want breast implants to make them look “unnatural” or give them a “worked on” appearance.
Good news: It’s perfectly possible to achieve a “natural look” with breast augmentation. By adjusting a few details and communicating with your plastic surgeon, you can successfully create the body of your dreams.
A Subtle Approach
Plastic surgery should help you feel more confident, not make you insecure or uncomfortable. A subtle breast augmentation aims to create more of a “Photoshopped” or filtered version of yourself. Our goal is to help you still look like you but with slight adjustments that enhance your natural beauty. Many women often go up only a few sizes—like to a B cup or a C cup—in order to achieve these results.
Going the more subtle route during breast augmentation gives you a classic, timeless beauty. By blending the implants with your natural frame, you avoid looking “worked on” and instead look flawless and fresh.
Personalizing Your Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure, so it is important to customize the surgery to your specific needs. Choosing the right type of implant dramatically affects your appearance. When it comes to the implants themselves, you have many options to choose from. A few useful things to keep in mind include:
- Material: Breast implants come in saline or silicone varieties. Cohesive silicone is the best option for women who want a more natural look as the material mimics the feel and “give” of a real breast.
- Shape: Implants come in both round and shaped forms. Size: The size of an implant is highly adjustable and doesn’t strictly follow specific cup sizes. If you have one breast that’s larger than the other, for example, you can add more volume to one side to balance out your appearance.
- Placement: Implants can be either placed above (subglandular) or below (submuscular) the chest muscle. Submuscular placements are more fully covered by the muscle layer, making it easier to hide the implant’s outer edges and help it blend in with the body.
In years past, many patients enjoyed a high-profile, more dramatic look. But if you’re seeking a subtle boost to your body, a natural-looking breast augmentation can help you achieve your goals.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about breast implants and breast augmentation in the Washington, DC, area, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (703) 560-2850 (Annandale, VA) or (301) 652-7700 (Chevy Chase, MD).