What to Look for in Breast Augmentation Before-and-After Photos

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You know that looking through before-and-after photos is one of the best ways to vet breast augmentation surgeons near you. But do you know what you should be looking for?

As you search for breast augmentation surgeons serving the greater Munster, IN, area—such as Schererville or even Valparaiso—having an eye for exceptional results can help you find the best plastic surgeon for you. Here are a few things to look for as you browse through online galleries.

Breast Symmetry

Breast asymmetry is one of the most common reasons women pursue breast augmentation. Plastic surgeons solve this issue in several ways, often by placing differently sized implants in each breast to create a more balanced and symmetrical look.

This effort should be reflected in a surgeon’s gallery. If a woman’s breasts were asymmetrical in her “before” photos, they should be symmetrical in her “after” photos. In women with naturally symmetrical breasts, that symmetry should be maintained after the surgery.

Learn more about solutions for breast asymmetry in this previous blog post.

Well-Hidden Scars

Breast augmentation incisions are designed to be hidden along natural creases around the breasts. Exceptional breast surgeons will take extra care to disguise these incisions and close them carefully so they heal into thin, inconspicuous lines.

In before-and-after photos, any scars should be well healed and barely visible. Make note of how long after surgery the photos were taken; this gives you the context of how long the incisions have been healing.

Natural-Looking Proportions

When you opt for breast implants, you want results that beautifully complement the natural shape of your body. Implants that are too small may not give you enough volume, whereas implants that are too large may look out of place and might even cause issues such as back discomfort and difficulty exercising.

In breast augmentation “after” photos, each woman’s breast size and shape should look natural and blend seamlessly with her proportions. This demonstrates a surgeon’s ability to customize each procedure to flatter that person’s body, as opposed to taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

Diversity of Body Types

As you browse through a gallery, take note: Do you see women of many different sizes and shapes? Do you see examples of women with very little natural breast tissue, asymmetrical breasts, subtle size increases, dramatic size increases, and more? Do you see a case that looks very similar to your desired transformation?

A gallery full of diverse bodies demonstrates a surgeon’s experience and ability to create exceptional results no matter your frame, existing breast tissue, and so on. It’s an extra vote of confidence that you can trust this surgeon to elevate your look with practiced precision.

Smooth Breast Implant Edges

Some implants (especially saline implants) may cause a rippled appearance on the surface of the breast. In breast augmentation “after” photos, you should not see any rippling, wrinkling, or dimpling of the skin that gives away the presence of an implant.

Experienced breast surgeons will make an effort to prevent this concern by carefully disguising implant edges. I find placing the implant under the chest muscle (submuscular placement) provides an extra layer of coverage and creates an exceptionally natural-looking result, even in women with very little natural breast tissue.

Ready to start browsing? See examples of my surgical results in my own breast augmentation before-and-after photo gallery.

If you have questions about my before-and-after photos or would like to learn more about the possibilities of breast augmentation from an experienced plastic surgeon in Schererville or Valparaiso, Indiana, please contact me online. Or call one of my offices at (219) 322-3131 (Schererville) or (219) 299-9300 (Valparaiso) to schedule an appointment.

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