In recent years, plastic surgery practices like The Lucas Center have seen a trend in patients requesting natural-looking results, no matter the procedure. While there are many factors that play into this (a big one being the media and pop culture), it’s clear: when it comes to Breast Augmentation surgery, these days less is more.
A Shift in Demand for Boob Jobs
As in other beauty industries, trends in plastic surgery come and go… and with these trends come ever-changing expectations and ideals around body image.
Today, the trend in Breast Augmentations (aka “boob jobs”) has shifted once again, and we’ve found that more and more patients are seeking this procedure as a way to enhance or rejuvenate the appearance of their chest—not change it entirely.
It’s Not Just a Cosmetic Choice…
Beyond a disproportionate appearance, putting excessively large implants into a woman’s breast can lead to potential complications, such as stretching of the skin in the chest region.
If this happens, the skin on the breast can start to thin, which can result in rippling (folds in the implants that resemble ripples under the skin) or mal-positioning (a shifting of implants that can lead to discomfort if not addressed).
Luckily, surgeons like Dr. Lucas understand that—for these reasons—bigger isn’t always better…
“I strive to deliver results that are long-lasting and sustainable for each patient’s body. Assuming the evaluation of their breast tissue, skin, and goals aligns with their desired implant size, a Breast Augmentation can provide natural-looking results without the need for revisional surgery due to implant failure later on.” – Dr. Jay Lucas, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
How to Determine What’s “Too Big” for You
First and foremost, if you’re considering a Breast Augmentation with implants, know that there is no “one” right size or shape. It’s all about finding the right fit for your unique body.
At The Lucas Center, we do that by working with you to understand your desired outcome during a personalized consultation with Dr. Lucas and our team. During this time, you will discuss factors like implant placement, volume, and the potential addition of fat grafting, which can help achieve precise, symmetrical results that are long-lasting.
After discussing your goals and results at length, you will also have the opportunity to hold different implants in your hands and visualize your results using our VECTRA 3D Imaging System. This high resolution system takes three dimensional photographs of your chest at different angles to produce a realistic rendering of your post-surgery results.
Ready to Adjust Your Bust?
The Lucas Center is proud to help create precise, natural-looking results with cosmetic surgery procedures like Breast Augmentations and Breast Lifts (Mastopexies) with or without implants and fat grafting. We see patients from Knoxville, Maryville, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol, Abington, and surrounding areas in East Tennessee, as well as those from out-of-state, and we’d love to see you next!