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    Natural-Looking Breast Augmentation

    In recent years, plastic surgery operations such as breast augmentation have grown in popularity among women. Natural-looking breast is the number one priority of those who opt to have such an operation. However, many are still hesitant about undergoing such body-enhancing surgery because of the possibility of it making their breasts “fake-looking.” Even if they want to increase the size and fullness of their breasts, they are concerned that implants will be too noticeable.

    Luckily, with the latest innovations in terms of breast implants, such as Motiva®, the 6th generation of breast implants, and breast augmentation techniques, you no longer need to worry about fake-looking results. You can now achieve the natural look and feel of breasts with the desired results you want to achieve.

    Here is a simple guide on several factors that can affect the results of your surgery to help you in your journey to having natural-looking breast augmentation.

    Breast Implants

    Factors that Results in Natural-Looking Breast

    Breast Implant Filling

    • Saline

    Saline is a sterilized saltwater solution. Saline implants are either pre-filled or filled with the saline solution when the shell is inserted in the breast. As a result, this type of implant may cause rippling or ‘wrinkling’ because of the solution’s water-like consistency, especially under the very thin breast skin.

    • Silicone

    Silicone gel has a thicker consistency compared to saline solutions, which results in a fuller and more active looking breasts. While saline implants are firmer in feel, silicone is softer, much like natural breasts.

    • ProgressiveGel Ultima™

    Motiva® Ergonomix™ uses a silicone gel called ProgressiveGel Ultima™. This gel has the ideal balance of the following characteristics:

    • viscosity (how it flows along with movement)
    • cohesivity (how well the gel stays intact without breaking up)
    • elasticity (how well it returns to its original state after being stretched)
    • viscoelasticity (how flexible and adaptable it is)

    Therefore, the combination of these, Motiva® Ergonomix™, not only results in natural-looking breasts but also mimics the breast’s natural movement.

    Breast Implant Texture

    • Textured

    As the name suggests, textured implants have a sandpaper-like outer shell, resulting in a firmer feel. Not only does it cause a harder breast feel, but it can also be a cause of complications like Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of lymphoma that can develop around breast implants.

    • Smooth 

    Smooth implants have a thinner shell, which makes it feel softer. It also adopts the natural movement of breasts because the smooth surface allows the implant to move around within the breast implant pocket.

    • SmoothSilk® / SilkSurface®

    Motiva® has a finely textured surface called SmoothSilk® or SilkSurface®, which is achieved through 3D nanotechnology imprinting. This smooth surface produces the natural movement and feel of breasts. The fine texture also does not cause inflammation and lower the risk of implant-related complications. This includes a lower risk of BIA-ALCL.

    Breast Implant Shape

    • Round 

    Round implants are the most commonly used shape for breast augmentation. It has a symmetrical round shape, prompting many to say that this shape looks fake. However, round implants can produce a natural-looking breast, depending on its placement during surgery. Motiva® Implants in Singapore also come in round shape.

    • Teardrop

    The teardrop shape is also called anatomical implants. This shape is similar to natural breasts, where it has a thinner upper area and a fuller base. It is more common among those who undergo breast reconstruction, though many women are also opting for this shape for their breast augmentation.

    • Motiva® Ergonomix™ 

    As mentioned earlier, Motiva® Ergonomix™ mimics both the shape and movement of natural breasts. When lying down, it looks like a round implant, while it looks like a teardrop implant when standing up. With that said, you also don’t have to worry about implant rotation with Ergonomix™.

    Breast Implant Size

    A common misconception about breast augmentation is that bra cup size is the same breast implant size. It is not the case. Cup size is not an accurate indicator of the results you will see after surgery. Breast implants are measured in cc or cubic centimeters. Most women opt for 300cc to 400cc to achieve natural-looking breasts, though implant sizes range from 120cc to 850cc.

    Another misconception is that a bigger breast implant size is always better. Again, this is not true as it will only result in you having fake-looking results. If you aim for natural-looking breasts, consider your body frame, height, weight, shoulder width, hip width, and current breast volume, and choose implants that are proportionate to your body.

    Motiva® Implants in Singapore has over 500 choices for you to choose from. It is easier for you to find the right implants, which will create a perfectly proportioned body.

    Breast Implant Placement

    • Subglandular 

    Here, the implant is placed behind the mammary gland and in front of the muscle. It has the most noticeable results, lifting the breast and making it look fuller, which may not be the best choice if you want natural-looking breasts. This placement also makes rippling more visible through the skin. With that said, if you are physically active, this placement does not distort the implant, especially during exercise involving the pectoral muscles.

    • Subpectoral/Submuscular 

    This placement situates the implant under the chest muscle. It makes the implant less visible. Also, it reduces the risk of sagging as the muscle supports the weight of the breasts. This placement is the most common technique for breast reconstruction because it does not require a lot of breast tissue.

    • Dual Plane 

    This placement uses both subglandular and submuscular techniques. The implant’s top two-thirds is covered by the pectorals, while the breast tissue covers the bottom third. The surgeon can customize the breast’s look that suits the patient’s body, resulting in natural-looking breasts.

    It is important to note that your breasts will not immediately look natural after your surgery. Initially, your breasts will feel very firm and appear high. It usually takes around one to three months for the implants to settle into its natural position. By the 5th or 6th month after surgery, you will be able to see your new natural-looking breasts.

    If you observe that your breasts still feel unnatural by that time, it may be caused by poor implant choice or improper placement during surgery. During recovery, keep in mind the characteristics of natural-looking breasts.

    • Breast is not positioned too high (mid-arm level is most suitable)
    • Majority of the breast volume is placed on the lower half part
    • Nipples are positioned on the highest point of the breasts
    • Natural breasts have a gradual slope from the upper pole to the nipple

    Motiva® Implants Singapore for Natural-Looking Breasts

    As mentioned earlier, breast augmentation’s priority is to produce natural-looking breasts. With brands like Motiva® Breast Implants, you have nothing to worry about.

    Aside from the features mentioned earlier, Motiva® also has a TrueMonobloc® shell that allows easy insertion through a smaller incision (2.5cm to 3cm) due to its superior durability. It results in less pain, bleeding, and scars during recovery.

    Furthermore, Motiva® Breast Implants have a BluSeal® indicator, a protective layer surrounding the implants, allowing the surgeon to detect potential implant defects such as gel bleed and ruptures before implantation. Also, it has the Q Inside Safety Technology™, the first RFID micro transponder cleared by the FDA for use in humans. You can quickly get all the implant information by scanning the breasts using a QID reader.

    Motiva® does not only give aesthetic satisfaction, but it also promotes safety through its innovation. A 6-year prospective study among patients that used Motiva® Breast Implants shows less than 1% of cases of implant complications. It also has low rates of capsular contracture, late seroma, and zero reported cases of BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma).

    Motiva® is cleared for commercial distribution in over 60 countries such as Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, and more. To know more about Motiva® Breast Implant, you can visit their website.