Trend Alert: The Subtle Breast Augmentation

Young brunette woman enjoys a subtle breast augmentation

For some women who are interested in breast augmentation in the New Haven, CT, area, there’s a fear of looking “overfull” or “worked on.” These women worry their results will be obvious and disproportional or that they’ll draw negative attention. While these concerns are understandable, the approach to breast implants has changed in recent years. It is now popular to opt for a noticeable, yet natural result—one that flatters your body type and complements your figure.

In this blog post, I’d like to discuss the benefits of subtle breast augmentation and why women are increasingly choosing understated enhancements.

How Have Breast Augmentation Trends Changed?

Breast augmentation has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. It is a reliable way for women to accentuate their curves and feel more feminine.

In years past, many women would request D cups or higher, no matter their natural body size or shape. It was popular to have round, noticeably fuller breasts.

However, breast augmentation isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” procedure. Women who received implants not suited to their body type often experienced complications down the road. If a patient went up 3 or more sizes in the ‘80s or ‘90s, she might now struggle with rippling, sensation issues, or implant movement.

Between these medical issues and societal trends, requests have begun to change. As the subtle look becomes trendier, many women now want a B or C cup, preferring only to go up 1 or 2 sizes.

How Can I Customize My Result?

The idea behind a more moderate size increase is that the result will be more aligned with your natural shape. Creating a subtle breast augmentation result is all about customization—carefully selecting implants that will flatter your unique frame. There are a few factors we can adjust to achieve this.

  • Implant material: Saline-filled implants were popular in the past, but women are increasingly choosing cohesive silicone gel because it has a more natural look and feel. Learn more about these implants in our previous blog post.
  • Implant profile: Profile refers to how far the breast projects from the chest. We can select either a high, moderate, or low profile, depending on what works best with your body.
  • Implant placement: Implants can be placed above (subglandular), below (submuscular), or partially below the chest muscle. Submuscular implants can give a more natural appearance by helping disguise the outer edges of the implants.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon in the New Haven area, my priority is always to work with you to achieve the natural-looking breast augmentation results you envision for yourself. When I meet with you to discuss your procedure, I take your anatomy, lifestyle, and long-term goals into consideration as I develop your customized treatment plan.

To get a better sense of the results you can expect at my practice, please visit our breast augmentation before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation at my Guilford plastic surgery practice near New Haven, CT, please contact us online or call (203) 689-5295.

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