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Enhancing Breast Augmentation Results

Posted in Breast Augmentation

Undergoing a cosmetic breast procedure isn’t a decision you should make lightly. It takes time to research surgeons near you, determine whether you are a well-qualified candidate, and learn what to expect during your recovery period. It only makes sense that after you’ve done your due diligence and committed to undergoing surgery, you’d like to do everything you can to enhance and protect your investment.

At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leonard Gray has performed countless breast augmentations, lifts, and revisions, delivering stunning results to patients across central California and beyond. In his extensive experience, here are a few tips he offers to help enhance and prolong your results for years to come. 

1. Do Your Homework

While you should take time to learn about what breast surgeries entail and which option is best for your lifestyle and cosmetic goals, that’s only one part of the equation. It’s also crucial to learn about plastic surgeons who serve your area. It takes a skilled surgeon with years of experience and excellent communication skills to complete a natural-looking breast enhancement. To narrow down your options, take your time browsing through each surgeon’s before-and-after photo gallery to determine how they tailor the operation to different body types. For more comprehensive results, you may also want to choose a plastic surgeon who specializes in complementary body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks.

2. Choose the Right Implants

Implants are not one-size-fits-all medical devices. They come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. For example, you will need to choose between round or teardrop-shaped implants and decide whether you would like them to be textured or smooth.

You will also need to consider the best size and placement for you, based on your lifestyle. For example, if you are a fitness enthusiast who loves challenging yourself with high-impact workouts, you’ll want to ensure your new breast size doesn’t interfere with your exercise regimen.

As for material, Dr. Gray offers silicone and saline implants. Silicone implants are available in a range of sizes and feel the most like natural breast tissue. Meanwhile, saline implants come as empty shells, which Dr. Gray will fill upon insertion. As a result, these implants feel a bit firmer, and Dr. Gray can adjust the volume during surgery for more precise results.

3. Consider if You’re Still Planning to Have Children

While it is entirely safe to breastfeed with implants, pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact the results of your breast augmentation. Due to hormones and lactation, your breasts will undergo dramatic changes. To preserve your breast appearance, think about whether you wish to start or add to your family in the future.

4. Think About Combining Procedures

If you have sagging, deflated-looking breasts with downward-pointing nipples, breast augmentation alone isn’t likely to entirely correct your problems. Instead, a combination augmentation and lift is the best way to maximize your surgery. With this procedure, Dr. Gray will add volume to your breasts while elevating them to a more youthful position on the chest.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation at Bay Area Plastic Surgery

With these four tips, you can improve your breast augmentation results while feeling confident and proud of your figure. If you need help deciding the best implant size and type for you and your lifestyle, schedule a friendly consultation with Dr. Gray at Bay Area Plastic Surgery. You can ask questions and learn more about the benefits of each procedure you’re interested in. Contact us online or by calling  (628) 215-1638 today!