In recent years, breast augmentation and butt implants have been growing in popularity. Also, the Brazilian butt lift with fat transfer has been a popular procedure.
The trend in the past has been for oversized breasts and rear that made it obvious the person had plastic surgery. But more recently, the movement is towards more subtle enhancements of the chest and bottom.
Below is more information about this trend in breast augmentation and butt implants.
Bigger breasts don’t always mean better. More women realize the advantages of smaller breast implants. Below are some of the benefits if you opt for a more subtle enhancement:
More Natural and Longer Lasting
Breast augmentation involves changing your appearance today and for years in the future. During that 10 or 20 years, your tastes can evolve. Large breasts were popular a decade ago, but many patients who went big back then are trading them in for smaller breast implants today. Why?
Today’s tastes are for a more natural appearance versus one that is obvious that you had breast augmentation. Smaller implants are a perfect way to have a larger chest without making it too obvious. Also, you’ll have less sagging and can keep a firm, natural look without needing more surgery.
Staying active is the way to maintain your health and looking younger. But it’s also a significant reason why some women are choosing smaller implants. You can still work out with a large chest, but it’s more complicated. A supportive bra can only do so much.
Smaller implants tend to stay where they belong during vigorous exercise and can still enhance your silhouette.
Capsular contracture is one of the most significant risks for women who have breast augmentation. This happens when the scar capsule that the body builds around the implant contracts and squeezes the silicone or saline implant. If this happens, you may need to have the implant replaced.
Women with bigger implants have a higher risk of this problem. Also, smaller implants have a lower risk of sagging as you age. With smaller implants, you have less scarring and stretchmarks, too.
Whatever size implants you choose, expect to stay at home for about 10 days after surgery. But women with smaller enhancements usually recover faster than women with big implants. This is primarily because of the implant size; a smaller implant means your body undergoes less trauma.
The smaller size also reduces the chances of tissue being torn during the implant procedure. For post-surgery patients, these differences mean less recovery time and more time loving your new appearance.
Silicone butt implants are also becoming popular because of the trend toward a more prominent rear. However, in recent years, the trend is to have smaller implants; the idea that having an overly-large butt that doesn’t match the rest of your body feels like a fad that has almost run its course.
Silicone implants may be an option if you don’t have enough extra fat in other parts of your body to be injected in a Brazilian butt lift. But some surgeons caution about the problems of butt implants, especially ones that are too big:
The surgery involves placing the silicone implant above or below the muscles in the rear. This can make the implant movable. Other problems include capsular contracture or fluid collection. Also, the risk of complications is higher than with breast augmentation.
Results Are Temporary
Butt implants cannot stay in the body for more than 10 or 12 years. So, you’ll need to have a painful surgery every 10 years or so to maintain your results.
Butt implants are painful, and the recovery is four to six weeks.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift, made especially popular by Kim Kardashian, involves transferring fat with liposuction from one part of the body to the butt. The Kardashians made an overly large, round rear popular. However, some surgeons say going too big can be a mistake.
Making the rear out of proportion with the rest of the body and bust line looks unnatural and, for some, the subject of humorous Internet memes.
Also, when the Brazilian butt lift is taken too far, there can be hard to undo problems. For example, when too much fat is injected into the bottom, the buttocks become firm and can become dimpled. Some of this may be corrected, but asymmetry and scarring can be hard to fix.
If the patient decides to undo their butt lift, liposuction may make the skin sag instead of going back to its formal shape. Skin tightening cannot be easily done on large areas of skin. Extra skin can be cut and removed, but the scars are substantial.
Last, as you age, your skin will sag, so you may need more work on your butt to maintain your results.
If you decide to do a Brazilian butt lift, the trend is toward a more subtle enhancement. To many, it’s more attractive and better for your appearance in the long run.
In the end, having breast and butt enhancements are still among the most popular plastic surgery procedures. But the trend is toward more subtle, natural-looking changes. So, if you’re considering one of these procedures, think carefully about how ‘big’ you want to go.
After all, whatever you choose, you’re going to live with it for at least 10-20 years.
Book Your Dallas Plastic Surgery Procedure Today
Interested in a Dallas plastic surgery procedure? Schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Raja Mohan today. He will go over your goals, medical history and help you decide if breast augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift is for you.
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