Can Implant Look Real or Just Natural? (photo)

I'm having the hardest time finding a surgeon that I feel will give me exactly what I want. Honestly,, most of the augmented breast I've seen doesn't look real(maybe natural but not real looking). I want mine to move,hang and jiggle like real one. I heard augmented breast don't (even the modest/natural ones). I'm happy with the sag, nipples, and aeriolas (just not my size). Can i get my breast to look very much like this picture? I like the deep fold,low profile and hang like this pic.

Doctor Answers (8)

Natural looking breasts

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A natural-appearing breast is noticeably fuller in the lower pole (below the nipple) than the upper pole. In profile (viewing from the side), the upper pole slopes gradually from where the breast begins in the upper chest down to the nipple, and the lower pole is full and rounded. For any patient considering breast augmentation, there is an implant size above which the upper pole begins to look rounded, convex, and unnaturally full. Mild to moderate upper pole fullness can look beautiful and youthful, but excessive upper pole fullness due to overly-large implants looks decidedly fake, and like what most people think of as a 'boob job'.
Everyone has a different sense of what looks "real" or "natural" In order to get a sense of a plastic surgeon's aesthetic sensibilities look at a lot of before and after photos. if you see a plastic surgeon with multiple before and after images that are appealing to you, this may be a plastic surgeon for you to consult with.


Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Natural Looking Breast Implants

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Hello,

 

Thank you for posting your photo and for your inquiry.

Implants are not real tissue and they are made of synthetic material. The closest to natural would have to be silicone implants but rippling may happen depending on multiple factors that vary from one patient to another.

 

Another option you may have but with limited size increase is the autologous fat injection.

 

So I encourage you to consult with a board certified surgeon of ample experience in that field who will be able to help you make a well informed decision.


Best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 130 reviews

Natural and real breasts

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Dear Minesotan,

  I am not sure which of your pictures is yours. In any event , the answer to you question is -yes. Breast augmentation  shoud look both natural and real as you describe it.   The  2 pictures to the right have a level 2 ptosis ( droopiness ) . In order to keep that look , the implant pocket should be made at the sub-mammary crease level and not any lower. After surgery, you will have to do consistently implants displacement massage so that the breasts will be soft, hang, move and jiggle. This is very important, otherwise the capsule ( scar arround the implants ) will tighten up and will make the breasts look and feel un-natural. your areolas size can be easily made smaller , if you so wish.  Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is familiar with that technique and check their before and after pictures.

                    Best of luck,

                                             Dr Widder

Shlomo Widder, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants can look real

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Real breasts vs implants

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A surgeon can't necessarily "give you what you want!"

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