Bumping you up a cup size or two may be what it’s best known for, but breast augmentation offers other benefits, too. As a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, I often explain to the women I treat that breast augmentation won’t only change the way their breasts look—it may improve their entire appearance for the better. By balancing their proportions, enhancing their symmetry, and more, it creates a transformation that affects the whole body from head to toe.
Curious what it can do for you? In this blog post, I’ll discuss a few ways breast augmentation changes the way you look beyond boosting your cleavage.
It balances your proportions and creates an hourglass shape.
Creating gorgeous, natural-looking curves is all about adding volume in the right places. For women with naturally smaller breasts, enhancing their size works wonders to bring the hips and shoulders into proportion for a classically beautiful hourglass shape.
It’s important to remember that bigger isn’t always better, however. There’s an art to selecting the right implant size, profile, and placement to create the perfect curve-enhancing effect. It’s what I specialize in as a breast surgeon, and it’s one of the most exciting parts of the breast augmentation experience. You can learn more about how to start researching your breast implant options in this previous blog post.
It makes your tummy look tighter—especially when combined with a tummy tuck.
Larger and more lifted-looking breasts create a bigger contrast between the chest and the abdomen, making your waist and tummy appear smaller and slimmer.
Many women include a tummy tuck with their breast augmentation to enhance this effect, especially those who struggle with loose skin or diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles). This combination gives you twice the results and lets you recover from both procedures at the same time.
It solves asymmetry issues.
Breast asymmetry is very common—some estimates say about half of all women experience it to some degree. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and effective ways to address it.
Adding differently sized implants to each breast (a larger implant in the smaller breast) solves this issue and makes your whole frame look more symmetrical.
It lifts droopy or deflated breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding.
A breast lift may be one of the most popular solutions for post-baby breasts, but breast augmentation works beautifully in many cases, too. Implants replace volume lost during breastfeeding and fill out stretched skin. It’s often best to combine these procedures for the ultimate lifting and volume-enhancing result.
It brings curves to an athletic body without slowing you down.
Many women who are active and passionate about exercise have slender, athletic frames and want to look a bit curvier and more feminine. A subtle breast augmentation creates these curves without causing difficulties exercising, so you don’t have to worry about giving up the activities you love to enjoy a body you love, too.
During our private consultation, we will talk about your activity level and lifestyle as we select the perfect implant for you. I’ll carefully select the right implant size, material, and placement to create the results you’re after without compromising your workout routine.
It gives you that intangible air of confidence.
There is nothing more beautiful than loving the way you look and carrying yourself with confidence. While this change to your appearance may not be physical, it won’t be any less apparent to those around you. You’ll walk a little taller, have a little more pep in your step, and carry the radiance of a woman who loves the way she looks and feels from head to toe.
To see examples of the results you can expect after breast augmentation, please visit my before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about the possibilities of cosmetic plastic surgery in Houston, TX, please contact me online or call (713) 571-0600.