Small-breasted women have some special considerations if they are thinking about breast augmentation. In my Atlanta, GA area practice, I advise patients who have very little breast tissue that their breast implants may be more noticeable. For natural-looking results, I usually recommend the following:
- Select the proper implant size. Determining the right implant size is important for every woman undergoing breast augmentation, but it is particularly crucial for women with little breast tissue. Breast implants should generally be more conservative in size for women who have very small breasts. This ensures that the skin is not overstretched and provides long-lasting, realistic-looking results.
- Submuscular placement. Placing the implants under the muscle, rather than over the muscle, helps increase soft tissue coverage and makes the implants less noticeable.
- Silicone gel implants. I find that silicone gel implants are less likely than saline implants to develop visible rippling around the edges. Plus, most women find that silicone gel implants have a softer, more natural feel than saline implants, which is important for women with little tissue coverage.
It’s worth noting that these guidelines do not apply to every patient. Each person’s body is different, and that’s why a personal consultation is necessary to determine the details for surgery. I always meet with my patients individually and create a personalized surgical plan tailored to their body type and aesthetic preferences.