Contrary to popular belief, breast implants are not just about increasing your breast volume. After all, aside from a “flat chest” appearance, patients in Seattle may also have other aesthetic issues such as deformity and asymmetry, according to Dr. Donald G. Wortham, a board-certified plastic surgeon at the renowned Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center. But before we delve into the lesser-known benefits of breast augmentation, it is important that you first understand how the surgery is performed and how the right breast implants, which are determined by your goals and underlying anatomies, can give you natural-looking results.
The Basics of Implants in Seattle
Breast implants, which are either filled with saline or silicone gel, are positioned beneath the chest muscle or above this layer, with only the breast tissue serving as a padding. During the procedure, the implants are skillfully inserted into the preselected locations. Here are some unexpected benefits of breast augmentation.
Improved Breast Symmetry
While almost all women have asymmetric breasts, some have a noticeable lopsidedness due to a size gap (one breast is at least a half cup bigger than the other side), uneven nipple position and/or submammary fold, and differently projecting breasts. The use of different sized breast implants can address asymmetry that mainly stems from a size gap.
Improved Body Image and Self-Esteem
Several studies have shown that breast augmentation performed on patients with realistic goals may boost body image, sexual satisfaction, and self-esteem. After all, breasts have been closely tied to femininity, beauty, and fecundity.
Improve the Appearance of a Bony Chest
If you have visible dents along your sternum, i.e., bony chest appearance, the use of slightly wider implants may address this cosmetic issue. Furthermore, this approach can also improve the wide gap between your breasts. Nonetheless, the base of the implants should still match your anatomy, particularly relating to your chest and breast dimension, in order to achieve natural results and avoid implant malposition and rippling. Hence, Dr. Wortham highlights the importance of an extensive physical exam and a consultation to achieve natural-looking results.
Breast Implants in Seattle
To learn more about breast augmentation and breast implants in Seattle, contact the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center to schedule your initial consultation at our office in Lynnwood or Mount Vernon. We look forward to meeting with you! Contact us today to book an appointment.