How to improve the shape of the breasts Introduction Women are very sensitive when it comes to the shape of their breasts. There is no doubt that the breasts are among the most important assets of women. Aesthetic flaws in the breasts can create self-esteem issues because the breasts signify the femininity, fertility, and physical beauty of women. As such, women desire their breasts to be in tiptop shape. Unfortunately, there are many factors that affect the shape of the breasts. These include pregnancy, weight changes, genetics, gravity, aging, illnesses, and certain medications. These factors can cause the breasts to become saggy, asymmetrical, smaller, and poorly contoured. The good news is that plastic surgery can enhance the shape of the breasts. Breast implant surgery Breast implant surgery is an effective plastic surgery procedure that enhances the shape of the breasts by using implants. While the main goal of implants is to increase the size of the breasts, it also adds shape and projection to the breasts. Also, when the breasts become larger and projected, they look shapelier and aesthetically welcoming. There are two types of breast implants: silicone and saline. The silicone implant is made of a silicone shell that comes pre-filled with silicone gel. On the other hand, the saline implant is made of a silicone shell that is filled with saline solution after placing the implants inside the breasts. Both types of implants come in different sizes and profiles. The shape of your breasts after the surgery depends largely on what implant profile you choose. The implants are available in ultra-high, high, medium, and low profiles. Each profile adds different projection to the breasts. What profile is best for you depends on your existing breast dimensions and shape, besides your aesthetic goals and the specific aesthetic flaws in your breasts. The plastic surgeon will help you choose a suitable breast implant size and profile during the pre-operative consultation. Breast implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will make incisions on your breasts and then insert the pre-chosen implants inside the breasts. The implants will be placed under or over the pectoral muscle. In most cases, they are placed under the muscle because it makes the breasts look shapelier and natural and entails lower risks. After inserting the implants in the intended location, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. While you will notice that your breasts are now shapelier immediately after the surgery, complete results will evolve over the next few weeks and months. After the implants have dropped and settled and the swelling has fully disappeared, your breasts will appear prominent in shape and size. This procedure is best for you if your primary goal is to add projection to your breasts, besides making your breasts shapelier. Fat transfer to the breasts Fat transfer to the breasts is also a type of breast enhancement procedure. The goal of fat transfer is to make the breasts shapelier and add some projection to them. The procedure is focused on making the breasts properly contoured and shapelier. As the name suggests, fat transfer to the breasts does not involve the use of implants. Instead, it uses the excess fat available in your body to deliver you the desired results. The surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation and local anesthesia. After the anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will get down to work. Fat transfer to the breasts involves three major steps: Fat extraction via liposuction Fat processing and purification Fat grafting into the breasts During the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will identify the fat donor sites in your body. To be a good candidate, you must have excess fat in different areas of your body. The common fat donor sites include the abdomen, sides, flanks, upper back, and thighs. The good news is that when liposuction is performed on these areas to remove the donor fat, these areas will also be contoured. During the surgery, the plastic surgeon will perform liposuction on the localized fat donor sites. Liposuction involves tiny incisions on the areas. The surgeon then introduces a tumescent solution into the target areas so the fat can be removed easily without bleeding. Afterwards, a hollow tube called a liposuction cannula is inserted into the areas and the fat is removed. When enough fat has been collected, the surgeon will process and purify the fat. Spinning the fat at high speed in a centrifuge will do this. During this process, the impurities, dead and damaged fat cells, fluids, and blood will be removed and only the healthy, unimpaired, and alive fat cells will be kept for transfer to the breasts. In the last step, the surgeon will carefully graft the fat into the breasts. This is the most important part of the surgery and how shapelier your breasts will become depends on this step. The plastic surgeon will use his sense of aesthetics of the female body and artistry, in addition to his surgical skills, to implement this step. The surgeon will keep your aesthetic goals and desires in mind when doing this step. He will inject the fat into specific areas of the breasts with special needles. The focus will be on the areas that need contouring and must be shaped. The results will not be visible immediately after the surgery. The fat cells will be vascularized in the next few weeks, after which the outcomes will evolve. The fat cells will nurture, expand, and adjust to the new environment and you will notice gradual improvements in your breast shape. The good news is that when the results fully emerge, your breasts will not only look shapelier but also very natural than breast implants. Your breasts will look aesthetically pleasant, perky, and sexy after the results completely come to the fore. Breast lift surgery There are many factors that can cause the breasts to become saggy and poorly shaped. When the breasts become loose and saggy, they look poorly contoured and aesthetically unwelcoming. Factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight changes affect the elasticity of the breasts, causing them to sag over time. The breast lift surgery can effectively restore the firmer and youthful shape of the breasts. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is highly invasive. After the anesthesia is administered, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on the breasts. The length and type of incision depend on the severity of the sagginess in the breasts, besides your aesthetic goals and the surgeon’s expert judgment. After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon will tighten the separated and loose breast muscles. Keep in mind that weight change, aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding cause the breast muscles to become separated, resulting in sagging breasts. After tightening the breast muscles, the surgeon will lift the nipples and areolas to a higher position where they appear youthful and perky. The goal is to make the nipples point forward instead of downward. Next, the surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin from the breasts. If the areolas have expanded, the surgeon will reduce their size through an excisional technique. Next, the remaining skin will be re-draped, sutured, and closed. The patient will see and feel an improvement in the shape of the breasts right after the procedure; however, the surgery’s full results will gradually emerge. When the results transpire entirely, your breasts will appear firmer, youthful, perky, and shapelier. It will make you look younger and sexy. Combined breast lift and augmentation Many patients have both smaller and saggy breasts. Smaller and saggy breasts look poorly shaped and aesthetically unpleasant. If you are suffering from such a condition, you should consider getting a combined surgery of breast lift and augmentation. The procedure involves the placement of an implant in your breasts, besides tightening the breast muscles, lifting the nipples, and removing the excess skin and fat from your breasts. This surgery is highly invasive and involves risks. You should discuss your candidacy with the surgeon and ask about the associated risks so that you can make a judicious decision. The results will emerge slowly in the weeks following the procedure. Your breasts will become shapelier, firmer, bigger, and sexy, which will make you look youthful. Conclusion The breasts define the femininity, youthfulness, and fertility of women. As such, women want to have youthful, shapelier, and firmer breasts. There are many factors that can affect the shape of the breasts. Those factors have been discussed above. The good news is that there are different plastic surgery options available that can effectively reshape your breasts. Which of these procedures is best for you will be determined during your consultation with a plastic surgeon.