“Should I get a round implant instead of an anatomic for a more natural look?”

This is a great question and I hear it often.

Short answer:  You can get a “natural” look with either round or anatomic breast implants and achieve a similar but not identical result.

Long answer:  This depends on a number of different issues including specific tissue characteristics, breast dimensions and the ultimate goal in both look and feel.  While “the look” may be discussed easier in an online forum, “the feel” has to be obviously discussed in person.

I don’t want to over-simplify things too much, but “natural” means different things to different people, and this takes into consideration a whole range of social and cultural preferences, and not to mention regional and geographic norms.

The best way to explore this is by a consultation in person with your plastic surgeon who will perform a thorough physical examination and clearly discuss your goals and outline a clear plan on how to achieve them.

Once that realistic goal is set, the rest of the process becomes much easier — you can then discuss implant type (desired size & shape), location of the implant (above vs below the muscle), and incision used. All these factors can be altered to fit your exact needs and ensure that the final Breast Augmentation result looks as natural as possible. For more information regarding the customizable aspects of a breast enhancement procedure, you can view our blog on Boston Breast Augmentation Procedures.