The majority of patients having breast augmentation wish to achieve a natural looking result; however, what exactly defines a natural-looking breast?
According to some studies, a natural and aesthetically pleasing breast should have slightly more tissue in the lower half of the breasts, the upper pole should be a relatively straight line whilst the lower pole should be curved (or convex), and the nipple should be slightly angulated upwards.
Although there is the ideal, not every patient is going to present with a perfect pre-existing clinical state that will allow us to achieve this ideal outcome. We work with whatever “canvas” we are presented with toward mutual goals agreed upon by surgeon and patient through good communication regarding desired outcomes. Patients need to understand what can be achievable for them, what their options are, and the means through which we can achieve the optimal outcome.
This recent post from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons details a new study and how the ICE principle can be put into practice. READ MORE HERE:
Dr Ray Goh – MBBS (Hons) FRACS (Plast.)