What to Consider When Choosing Breast Implants for Your Lifestyle

Thinking about getting a boob job? You’re not alone! Breast augmentation is one of the top cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., and it’s all about making your body reflect your spirit. At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we take pride in helping people in Denver and surrounding areas match their outer look with what they feel on the inside. Choosing the right breast implants is a big decision, and you’ve got to get it right. From the size and shape to the type of implant, every detail matters. Let’s break down what to consider when choosing breast implants for your lifestyle so you can make a decision you’ll be happy with for years to come. Ready to feel as good as you look? Let’s get started!

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, commonly known as a “boob job” or “breast implant surgery,” is a cosmetic surgery designed to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. This procedure involves the insertion of implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles to create a fuller appearance. Beyond mere enlargement, breast augmentation allows individuals to achieve a more balanced figure, often boosting self-confidence and body image. It’s particularly popular among women who have experienced changes in breast size or shape due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging. 

What to Consider When Choosing Breast Implants for Your Lifestyle

Choosing Your Breast Implants

Every person’s body is unique, and BEAUTY by BUFORD offers our patients the latest breast implant options. To help prepare you for your breast augmentation consultation or the decision-making process, here’s a glimpse into the world of breast implants.

Breast Implant Material

When choosing breast implants, understanding the different materials available is crucial to achieving your desired look and feel. Here are the primary types of implants used in breast augmentation surgeries.

  • Saline Breast Implants:
    • Filled with sterile salt water after being placed in the breast, allowing for size adjustments during surgery.
    • Provide a uniform shape, firmness, and feel.
    • Safety benefit: If the implant shell leaks, the body will absorb and naturally expel the saline.
  • Silicone Breast Implants:
    • Filled with silicone gel that mimics the feel of human fat. Many favor them for their realistic texture.
    • Less likely to wrinkle or ripple compared to saline.
    • Regular check-ups with MRI or ultrasound are required to detect potential leaks.
  • Gummy Bear Breast Implants:
    • Technically known as “form-stable” implants because they maintain their shape even if the implant shell is broken
    • Made from a thicker silicone gel.
    • Offered in more specific shapes and are firmer than traditional silicone implants, providing a more natural slope.
  • Structured Breast Implants:
    • A newer type that combines both saline and a structured internal shell to achieve a more natural feel.
    • Aim to mimic the feel of silicone with the safety profile of saline.
    • Provide a natural movement with reduced folding and rippling.

Each material offers distinct advantages and considerations, making it important to discuss your options with a knowledgeable surgeon like Dr. Buford to find the best match for your body type and aesthetic goals.

Breast Implant Size

Once you know what type of breast implant you want for your breast augmentation, you’ve now got to consider size. It’s more than just choosing a bra size or showing Dr. Buford a reference photo (though both are great to determine what look you’re going for!). 

Picking the right size for your breast implants is kind of like choosing the perfect pair of jeans—it’s all about finding that sweet spot where they look great and feel comfortable. On top of thinking about what you’re hoping to look like after surgery, you’ve got to think about your body’s frame and how much breast tissue you already have.

For instance, if you’re more on the petite side of athletic, super large implants might make you feel top-heavy and could get in the way during your yoga class or when trying to beat your best time on your morning run. And nobody wants to deal with back pain from carrying around too much up front! On the other hand, if you go too small with your breast implants, you might feel like the breast augmentation wasn’t worth it.

The trick is to aim for a balanced look that feels like “you” with implants that look like they were always meant to be there. 

Breast Implant Shape

Now, for breast shape, you’ve got two options: round or teardrop.

Round implants are the go-to for that classic bombshell look. They’re great if you want a noticeable lift and fuller cleavage that really looks great in a swimsuit or a low-cut top. Since they’re the same shape all around, they tend to be a bit more forgiving if they rotate after breast augmentation surgery, keeping their perfectly symmetrical look no matter what.

Teardrop implants are shaped more like a natural breast, with a sloped contour that’s fuller at the bottom and tapers towards the top. If you’re shooting for a subtler, more natural enhancement, teardrop could be your pick. They mimic the natural silhouette so well that they’re a fantastic choice for anyone who wants a boost without shouting about it.

Ultimately, it’s about what makes you feel fabulous and fits your body the way you dream of. Whether it’s turning heads with a dramatic look or enhancing your natural beauty, there’s a shape that’s just right for your frame and fashion sense. 

Breast Implant Profile

You’ve got several profiles to choose from, ranging from low to extra full. Low-profile implants are more subtle. They don’t stick out much, making them a great match if you’re going for a more understated look or if you have a wider chest. They give a gentle enhancement without screaming for attention.

Moderate profiles are the middle road, giving more projection than the low profile but still keeping things relatively natural-looking. They’re often a go-to for anyone looking for a noticeable boost that isn’t too over the top.

High and extra-high profiles take it up a notch. They offer the most forward projection, creating a more dramatic, eye-catching look. These are perfect if you aim for that va-va-voom effect, making your silhouette pop in almost any outfit.\

Choosing the right profile is all about balancing your body’s natural architecture with the statement you want to make. It can be tricky to determine the breast implant profile that’s going to suit you best and create your desired look, so consulting a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Buford can make all the difference in your new look, satisfaction, and breast augmentation experience. 

What to Consider When Choosing Breast Implants for Your Lifestyle

BEAUTY by BUFORD Is Here To Help You Feel Confident And Beautiful.

Choosing the perfect breast implants blends art, science, and your unique desires. At BEAUTY by BUFORD in Lone Tree, we’re dedicated to guiding you through every step of this transformative process. Dr. Buford’s expertise in cosmetic enhancement promises that your vision becomes a reality, tailored just for you in a way that complements your lifestyle and body beautifully.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule your consultation today, and let us help you explore the possibilities that await. Your new look is just a conversation away!