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Do Breast Implants Feel Real?
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Do Breast Implants Feel Real?

Written by
Dr. William Albright
Updated
Dr. William Albright is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast and body procedures.
Dr. William Albright is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast and body procedures.

Do Breast Implants Feel Real?

Breast augmentation and implants are considered the most popular types of plastic surgery that women opt for today. One report claims that breast-related plastic surgical procedures currently ranks as number one, with a 4% increase in the number of procedures done between 2017 and 2018. In the United States, an estimated 313,735 breast augmentation procedures were done in 2018.

A common question among women interested in breast augmentation surgery is whether these will feel real. We take a closer look at factors that may affect how these implants feel compared to real breasts.

Will Implants Feel Real?

Most women will expect a quick answer to whether or not natural breast tissue, and an implant will feel different. There are too many factors that need to be taken into account here – and this really makes the question a complex one.

There are cases where undergoing implantation surgery could yield results that make the breasts feel natural, even when implants are used. On the other hand, there are also some cases where women have a breast augmentation and wish them to look at feel "fake."

To provide abetter overview of whether breast implants will feel real and the particular experience a woman may expect, we will take a look at some of the most important factors that need to be taken into account below.

Types of Implants

One of the very first factors that women need to consider is the specific type of implant that they are interested in obtaining. There are different options that can be chosen from. Most people will compare silicone breast implants to saline options, as these are the most common ones that women tend to opt for.

The main problem with saline implants is the fact that these are essentially liquid-filled bags. These bags are placed into the areas of the breasts that are augmented during the surgical procedure. Due to the structure of these implants, women often find that they feel unnatural.

Silicone gel is considered a better option for most women. This type of substance is able to hold its shape much better compared to implants that are made from saline bags. Even though silicone is a substance that helps to provide a great hold, these implants are still able to provide a soft feeling. The result is a better mimic of how breasts naturally feel.

The Surgeon has a BIG Impact on the Final Results

While there are certain factors, such as the implant chosen that affect whether or not an implant will feel realistic, it is also important to consider the surgeon that will be conducting the operation. Some surgeons specialize in a natural look and some do not.

A board-certified plastic surgeon needs to be consulted. It is important for the woman to schedule an appointment with the surgeon to get all of her questions answered. Those who are not sure who to consult should get in touch with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons – they will be able to provide recommendations for surgeons in the woman’s local area. Dr. William Albright at Alamo Plastic Surgery is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and can customize a breast augmentation to your cosmetic goals. If you want a more natural look that is easily achievable.

Women should also discuss any factors that affected them in the past before they undergo the procedure. For example, women who had breast cancer in the past will need to disclose this to the surgeon.  

Any additional concerns, such as regarding implant ruptures, should also be discussed with the surgeon. This can help the woman get more peace of mind in knowing what to expect, as well as what the risks are. The surgeon would also be able to consider factors such as the woman’s body type, the best areas for the implantations to go, and what the best type of implant would be.

Conclusion

Implants feel and look very real if the right implant and surgeon are chosen!

Under going breast implant surgery brings up a number of questions for women. A common concern is whether these implants will feel real. Women are often also concerned about whether a partner would be able to notice the implants. Fortunately, when choosing the right surgeon and the appropriate type of implants, the implants will feel and look very real.

Written by
Dr. William Albright
Updated

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