What factors determine whether a patient has a fake or natural look after BA?

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Surgeon and implant placement

Board certified plastic surgeons that specialize in breast augmentation and placing the implants behind the muscle should yield the Best and most natural results 

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Natural breast augmentation

Many factors go into making the "right" decision for breast augmentation. Mainly communicating what your desires are. A modest to moderate-sized implant placed below the muscle lends itself to a more "natural" look. Your anatomy will have the biggest impact on implant selection. Best of luck.

Asaad H. Samra, MD
New Jersey Plastic Surgeon
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Fake Look

If some of the things which contribute to this include the location of the implants (above or below muscle), saline or silicone, size of implant, and amount of native breast tissue. I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Best wishes! Dr. Desai
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Urmen Desai, MD, MPH, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 227 reviews

Fake vs Natural?

This is a common concern in breast augmentation. It is difficult to comment without photos or a physical exam. In general, the bigger the implant, and the smaller the initial breast size, the less 'natural' (or more 'augmented'/'sculpted') does the result look. Additionally, what is 'natural' is unfortunately extremely subjective and not all people agree on whether a given patient's result is 'natural' or not. The goal of your consultation is also to determine whether or not you feel your surgeon understands your goals and priorities - this is the best way to achieve the result you want. I hope this helps

Bryan Correa, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Natural breast augmentation

Most breast augmentations can achieve a natural proportional look. Some patients want a very full upper pole look, this can appear to be unnatural. Certain implants, like super high profile can give a shelf like appearance of the breast instead of a natural slope. Some sloped or shaped tear drop implants can look great. Any displaced implant or mal placed implant can cause an unnatural look. Also capsular contracture , the body's reaction to the implant can cause an unnatural look as well. see a board certified ASAPS plastic surgeon. Good luck...

Larry Weinstein, MD
Morristown Plastic Surgeon
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Factors that determine fake vs. natural look

Good question.  There are a variety of sizes, shapes and textures and certainly silicone versus saline implants that are available.  A particular plastic surgeon will help you to choose your profile, shape, texture, and composition with your particular goals/expectations in mind.  Best to seek a in-person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.  Best of luck.

What factors determine whether a patient has a fake or natural look after BA

In my opinion, the things that make a breast look fake after a breast augmentation is too large of a size or capsular contracture, where the breasts develop scar tissue

Julio Garcia, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Breast augmentation

Hello and thank you for your question. If the appropriate size and shape of breast implant is chosen and good technique is performed during your surgery, breast implants can look and feel very nautral. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Fake vs natural

Yours is an EXCELLENT question. A number of factors are responsible for the fake or natural look. A few are the amount of native breast tissue and choice of implant pocket, size of implant in relation to the patient's chest dimensions, and saline vs. gel. These are only a few examples but your surgeon can manipulate some of these factors to help you to achieve your cosmetic goals. 

Good luck

Carlos Burnett, MD, FACS
Westfield Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Fake or Natural Look

There are certain anatomic measurements and determinations such as your skin thickness, distance from your sternal notch to your nipples, distance from your nipples to your inframammary fold and so on.  Based on these measurements a range of implants can be suggested to help you achieve your desired look.  When implants outside this range are used, it is possible to have an unnatural look.  The best way to get an estimate of what you may look like after surgery is VECTRA 3D imaging which we do in the office during your consultation.  This will allow you to see different size implants in your 3D image.  

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

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