If you want to enhance your figure, breast implants can have a dramatic impact. Breast augmentation surgery increases the size and enhances the shape of the bustline, which leads to dramatic cosmetic results and increased self-confidence. Dr. Paul Pin takes great care in customizing each surgery to the patient to achieve optimal outcomes.
When creating a breast augmentation treatment plan for a patient, it’s important to consider the role of upper pole fullness. The team at our Dallas, TX plastic surgery center would like to cover the basics of upper pole fullness and what it means for breast augmentation surgery.
About Upper Pole Fullness
Upper pole fullness refers to the shape, volume, and contour of the portion of the breast above the nipple. (The lower pole of the breast is the portion of the breast below the nipple.) If patients would like to have perkier breasts or rounder breasts, this typically involves increasing the upper pole fullness.
It’s important to note that not all patients will benefit from this. What really matters is the way the implants complement and enhance a woman’s figure and curves.
When addressing upper pole fullness, a plastic surgeon has a number of considerations to keep in mind. This is why there are so many different types of breast implants available, and why discussing the goals of the patient during a consultation is essential for the best results.
Silicone vs. Saline Implants for Upper Pole Fullness
Saline breast implants tend to be a poor option for increasing upper pole fullness. The effects of gravity on the saline solution mean that the liquid will not always hold its shape in the upper pole. Silicone breast implants, on the other hand, will remain the same shape given the composition and cohesiveness of the silicone gel.
Breast Implant Size and Upper Pole Fullness
Generally speaking, the larger the breast implants, the greater the fullness of the upper pole of the breasts. Patients who would like to have more prominent breasts benefit from going bigger.
Breast Implant Profile and Upper Pole Fullness
Breast implant profile refers to the amount of forward/outward projection of the breast implants. This helps create more cleavage. High profile breast implants result in greater upper pole fullness than low profile and moderate profile implants.
Breast Implant Texture and Upper Pole Fullness
Breast implants come in both smooth and textured forms. Smooth breast implants tend to sink over time given the effects of gravity, which can result in bottoming out. Textured breast implants tend to hold position better, meaning that upper profile fullness tends to be more consistent over a long period of time.
Customizing Surgery to the Patient
With so many different considerations regarding breast implants and how they can affect the upper pole of the breasts, it should come as no surprise that a full plastic surgery consultation is essential for good results. During your visit, we can go over your questions and concerns and help determine the ideal way to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Learn More about Breast Augmentation Surgery
To learn more about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help enhance your appearance, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. We are here to help you. Our office can be reached by phone at (214) 827-2530.