If you have previously been hesitant about getting breast augmentation, you are not alone. Many women think of implants and they picture women with oversized, heavy-looking implants, which don’t match their frame. However, breast implants have come a long way; they are no longer oversized and unnatural looking.
Qazi Cosmetic Clinic offers several procedures for natural breast augmentation. The results will fit your frame, match your figure, and look quite natural.
Can Breast Augmentation Look and Feel Natural?
Thanks to modern innovations in material and method, breast augmentation can be tailored to the patient to both look and feel natural. There are 3 procedures that can give you the most natural results: Fat transfers are ideal because they use the body’s natural materials to enhance the breasts. Meanwhile, gummy bear implants offer the most natural look and silicone implants have the most natural texture.
The oversized look for breast implants has gone out of style. Now, women prefer sizing and shape that fits their frame. This way, it is not immediately obvious if a woman has had a procedure or not.
Dr. Nadir Qazi and his experienced surgical team specialize in conservative cosmetic procedures with natural-looking results. Dr. Qazi frequently tells patients that the goal of his procedures is for them to still look like themselves, just a better version of themselves. Thanks to Dr. Qazi’s surgical team, Qazi Cosmetic Clinic is able to offer additional procedures in addition to their standard non-invasive services.
What is Natural Breast Augmentation?
Natural breast augmentation is an umbrella term that describes three different procedures: a fat transfer to the breasts, gummy bear breast implants, and silicone breast implants. Each procedure is surgical and can give the patient desirable results.
Fat Transfer – Enhance the Breasts Without Implants
The most natural method for breast augmentation is a fat transfer to the breasts. For this procedure, the body’s natural fat deposits are moved from the abdomen or thighs to the breasts. This creates volume using the body’s own materials, without the need for additional implants.
A fat transfer is ideal because it combines liposuction with fat grafting. Patients can achieve a snatched, slimmed waist while enlarging their bust. The result is an overall figure transformation that is long-lasting and completely natural.
For an even greater transformation, Qazi Cosmetic Clinic offers combo procedures in which patients can get a BBL and breast augmentation a few months apart.
A fat transfer is recommended for patients who:
- Have been at a stable weight for over a year.
- Carry extra fat on their abdomen, back, waist, thighs, or arms.
- Do not want implants.
- Are okay with the possible need for a repeat procedure.
- Do not want a precise bra size but want general volume.
- Want breasts that have a natural look and texture.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants – No One Will Ever Guess that You Got Implants!
In terms of appearance alone, gummy bear implants are ideal for achieving a natural look. Unlike other implants, gummy bear implants are tear drop shaped, so they mimic the natural droop of the breasts. When a woman gets gummy bear implants, they can be sized to her frame so that it is not immediately obvious that she has had implants.
Another benefit of gummy bear implants is their safety. Traditional silicone and saline implants come with the small risk of a leak or rupture. If this occurs, a procedure will be necessary to remove the silicone filling and the shell from the body. Because gummy bear implants are made with cohesive silicone gel, the filling will not leak out into the body in the event of a rupture.
Gummy bear implants are ideal for patients who:
- Want the precision of breast implants.
- Do not have enough fat on their abdomen, back, or thighs for a fat transfer.
- Want their implants to look as natural as possible.
- Are safety-conscience.
- Value modern advancements in implant technology.
Silicone Breast Implants – The Gold Standard for Texture and Performance
In terms of feel, silicone implants are considered the gold standard of performance because they feel very natural. The silicone gel inside the silicone shell perfectly mimics the texture of natural breasts. This means that your implants will be as soft as your natural breast tissue and the implants will not morph or ripple under the skin.
However, there is a tradeoff when you choose silicone implants. Unlike gummy bear implants, silicone implants are perfectly round. This means that they won’t look as natural from a distance.
Silicone implants are also less safe in the event of a rupture or leak because the gel filling cannot be safely absorbed by the body. While ruptures and leaks are very rare, patients should still consider this element of safety when they choose their procedure for natural breast augmentation.
Silicone breast implants are best for patients who:
- Care about a natural feel over appearing natural.
- Want their implants to be as soft to the touch as organic breast tissue.
- Are prepared to take care of their implants and avoid activities that could risk a rupture.
- Want the precision of implants rather than the guesswork of a fat transfer.
- Want implants that will stay in place without morphing, rippling, or changing shape.
Things to Know Before Getting Breast Augmentation
Despite what the before and after pictures suggest, getting beautiful breasts does not happen overnight. Breast augmentation is a medical procedure that requires you to carefully prepare; there is also an extended recovery period as your body heals and adjusts. Most patients do not see their final results until a year after the procedure because the breasts must settle into their new shape and position.
If you are interested in breast augmentation, there are some things that you need to know before you take the plunge:
1. How to Prepare for the Procedure
Whether you are getting implants or a fat transfer to rejuvenate your chest, the prep is mostly the same. The first step is the consultation, during which Dr. Qazi will address your goals and concerns. During the consultation, Dr. Qazi will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
After the consultation, if you are a good candidate, you will schedule your procedure and receive instruction regarding how to prepare. These instructions can vary by patient, but most patients are told to:
- Avoid blood thinners before the procedure.
- Quit smoking and using nicotine products.
- Limit alcohol consumption and stop drinking entirely 2 weeks before the procedure.
- Arrange for someone to drive you home and care for you after the procedure.
- Take time off work and stock up on recovery supplies.
- Keep your weight stable and feed yourself nutritious meals.
- Stop eating and drinking at least 8 hours before your procedure.
When you arrive for the procedure, you will be prepared by a team of experienced nurses. It is recommended that you bring a support person with you to hold your hand and keep track of your things. Before the procedure, you will get to meet Dr. Qazi’s surgical team and you will have the chance to talk through the procedure.
2. What to Expect for the Recovery
Breast augmentation is very different from procedures like PRP and RF microneedling. Because it is performed under general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself home after the procedure. When you wake up in the recovery room, you may be instructed to walk around. You will also be taught how to care for your incisions and the larger treatment area.
When you are discharged, you will be given a support bra that you will need to wear as much as possible for several weeks. You will also be prescribed painkillers and an antibiotic. After your support person drives you home, they should stay with you for the next 2 days. You will feel tired, and sore, and your chest will be very bruised.
Most patients are able to return to work after 1 week. However, if you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take more time off. After 3 weeks, you will be safe to resume normal activity, including swimming and exercise. Patients are advised to be careful when doing chest exercises and to avoid putting pressure on their chests.
The total recovery time is normally 6 to 8 weeks. However, patients who had their implants placed under the muscle may require more time to heal. Additionally, patients who got a fat transfer may have a shorter recovery than patients who got implants; fat transfers are less invasive and involve shallow incisions.
Which Natural Breast Augmentation Procedure is Right for Me?
Fat transfer? Breast augmentation with silicone implants? Teardrop-shaped gummy bear implants? Which procedure will give me the most natural-looking results?
If you want beautiful results that fit your frame, schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. Dr. Nadir Qazi can help you determine which procedure is right for you. Once you have decided, Dr. Qazi’s expert surgical team will perform the procedure to give you new breasts that look and feel as natural as possible.