In the past, most women believed the bigger the breast, the better they looked. Now things have changed. In recent years breast augmentation trends have begun to shift, and bigger is no longer necessarily better. They have been moving towards a more natural shape and feel of the breasts. Breast augmentation surgery still remains a popular option for women, but they desire their boobs to appear as natural as possible. How can you achieve this?

Considering the wide variety of breast implants available today – silicone, saline, gummy bear, and so forth – choosing the right one can be a challenging decision. Furthermore, there are several implant brands on the market like Motiva, Mentor, and so forth, which makes things even more complicated.

We did a little research to determine which are the most natural-looking breast implants. Find out more as you continue to read.

Which breast implant type feels the most natural?

breast imlpants on pink background

Silicone breast implants usually provide the most natural look. This implant type has a firmer texture and feels closer to the natural breast tissue than saline implants. This explains why most patients choose silicone implants rather than saline.

Moreover, silicone breast implants are available in many different shapes, cup sizes, and textures which can also affect the appearance of the bust. There are also differences in the density of the gel in the implants. All of these factors will determine whether you will get that “boob job” appearance or a more natural look.

Breast implants of the latest generation, such as gummy bears, are infused with a cohesive gel that is more elastic and preserves the shape of the breast better. Thus they can provide more natural-looking results. Gummy bear breast implants are also safer compared to traditional silicone implants, as the cohesive gel cannot pass through the prosthetic shell if it breaks.

However, silicone implants are not without their drawbacks. For example, if rupture, silicone implants can pose greater risks. In most cases, you may not be aware that you have a rupture because it rarely causes symptoms. On the other hand, a rupture of saline breast implants, cause visible changes in the surrounding area, so it can be detected quite easily.

Silicone gel implants also may be more difficult to monitor. Plastic surgeons normally recommend that you undergo an MRI three years after your breast augmentation surgery to ensure that everything is in order. Following that, you should get one every 2 years.

The other disadvantage of silicone implants is their price. For instance, gummy bear implants tend to be quite expensive if compared to saline implants.

Breast augmentation with silicone implants can be a good option if you are looking for beautiful and more natural breast enhancement. However, there are other factors that will affect how natural your boobs will look after plastic surgery. They will be addressed in the next section.

How can you make breast implants appear natural?

Choosing the right shape and size of the implant as well as the right placement technique are essential to ensuring that your breast implants look natural. However, finding a plastic surgeon who will provide a natural-looking breast augmentation result is one of the most important steps.

Round implants or teardrop (anatomical) implants?

If you wish your new boobs to be like your natural breasts, then it might be better to go with teardrop implants. It is more likely that they will mimic the natural tissue and contours of your breasts. This is because the most projecting part is actually the junction between the lower third of the implant and the upper two-thirds of the implant.

Another advantage of teardrop implants over round ones is that the width and height can be adjusted independently of one another. Another aspect that can be changed is the projection point (the part that sticks out the most from the wall) of the breast implant. Those can be low projections, medium or high profile implants. This allows you to choose implants that are appropriate for your anatomy and desired aesthetic results.

In contrast, round implants have the same height as the width. The projection point is located in the centre of the implant. Often, this is above where the nipples sit and so it doesn’t always give natural breasts.

However, it is important to understand that there is no one implant that is better than another. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve and what your own anatomy is.

What surgical technique produces more natural results?

male breast surgeon demonstrating breast implant incision type

The placement of the breast implants above the pectoral muscle is known to produce an aesthetically pleasing result and a natural appearance for the breasts. That method of breast augmentation is called submuscular breast implant placement. The technique is more popular and commonly performed than subpectoral breast augmentation, where the implant is placed under the muscle. However, what technique is most appropriate for you depends on your anatomy and measurement and should be chosen by your reconstructive surgeon.

In general, if your breast tissue is sufficient, it is best to put the implants above the muscle. Besides offering aesthetically pleasing results, this form of surgery allows for quicker and easier recovery.

If you don’t have any natural padding, it is best to place the implant underneath the muscle, which is where your pectoralis major muscle covers the upper part of the implant.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is essential

You should carefully select your plastic surgeon. As the one who will perform the surgical procedure, he/she will have a huge impact on how your new breasts will look.

How do I choose the right plastic surgeon? You might want to get referrals from your friends. You may also have a specific surgeon in mind who you have heard great things about. If so, this may be a good starting point for finding a physician.

Also, you might be interested in doing some research on Google and choosing some plastic surgeons who have a good reputation. Look at their websites and read feedback and reviews. You can also read about their BIOS and check out how much experience they have. It’s not uncommon for plastic surgeons to discuss their philosophy, for example, some of them don’t want to do too big breasts, others prefer only to operate in a certain manner with certain types of breast implants. All of these topics are worth reading up on.

When looking for a physician, it is very important to find one who is a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Does it matter what implant brand you choose?

Despite all FDA-approved breast implants being safe and offering a variety of shapes and sizes, not all brands deliver the same aesthetic results. If you would like to have more natural-looking breast implants that are also durable and safe then Motiva implants are a great option.

Motiva is a premium brand of silicone implant on the market. This product has been tested and developed for years in order to mimic natural breast tissue as closely as possible and to guarantee a durable and safe result.

But what is unique about Motiva breast implants?

  • They offer a variety of breast implant options – Motiva Round, Motiva Ergonomix, and so on.
  • Motiva Ergonomix implants are made of a special gel that is very soft, allowing the implant to follow the natural motions of the woman body. The implant holds a round shape when lying down and assumes a teardrop shape when standing.
  • There is no rippling with them. With other implants, rippling is usually an issue when you are leaning forward or when you are moving to the side.
  • It has a softer feel. Those silicone gel implants provide results that look and feel completely natural. Even if you have a round implant, it will not look excessively fake.
  • Motiva true monoblock features is a unique technology that creates the same elasticity throughout the entire implant including the seal. This enhances the mechanical properties of the implant during use and enables the shell to act as one whole structure.

Motiva implants can be the perfect solution if natural-looking breast augmentation is your priority. Make sure to discuss this option with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.

Is there a more natural alternative to breast implant surgery?

Although implants are the most common method of breast augmentation, there is another more natural technique known as fat transfer breast augmentation (natural breast augmentation). This is a plastic surgery that consists of two procedures – liposuction and fat grafting. The liposuction procedure is done to extract fat cells from the body. Then those fat cells will be processed and injected into the breast to increase its cup size. Fat transfer to the breast can be a good option if you want to achieve natural-looking breast augmentation results. For better outcomes, the procedure can be done in conjunction with breast lift surgery.

Fat transfer breast augmentation is also frequently chosen by patients who have had a mastectomy or breast reconstructive surgery. This allows them to regain their self-confidence and enjoy a more natural-looking breast after the procedure.

One of the greater benefits of this plastic surgery is that you will not only enhance the breast size but can also get rid of unwanted fat in other areas of your body. Another huge advantage of this type of breast surgery is that it uses your own fatty tissue so that it provides a natural-looking breast.

To conclude

The most natural breast implant requires many considerations – whether you should choose cohesive gel implants or a traditional silicone prosthesis; which implant size will work best for you, etc. Although the information above can be used as a guide, our best advice is to talk to a professional. Experienced surgeons know how to choose the right implant that will feel natural and produce beautiful results.