breast implants

Breast implantation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US as well as the whole world. According to the annual report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons called the 2015 National Plastic Surgery Statistics, among the five major cosmetic surgery procedures the highest number of cosmetic procedures conducted in the US in the year 2015 were of breast implants.

Breast augmentation can give a woman self-confidence, personal esteem and the feel-good factor about her body which she might be missing previously. However, all the good things that come with breast augmentation are only possible to achieve when you have a perfect and successful breast implant.

There have been so many cases that women opted for breast implants, but the results turned out so unsuccessful that it became almost a disaster for them. In such instances not only that there is a lot of money and time that is wasted, but the physical and psychological pain has also been significant.

There can be a number of reasons that can cause an imperfect or unattractive breast implant. Although these reasons may vary from case to case. However, according to Crispin Plastic Surgery, a center for breast implants Atlanta, and hundreds of other breast augmentation centers in the US, certain general observations on patient experience were collected to jot down three major reasons of a poor or unattractive breast implant result.

1. Breast Implants Bigger than the Body Frame

It is very important for the implants to be suitable and proportionate with the overall body frame of the patient. We cannot take breast implants as a one-size-fits-all wearable. In order to get the most befitting and natural-looking breast implants, your physical frame needs to be taken into account.

For implants, the factors of the physical frame that need to be taken in consideration are height, weight, chest width, the position of the breasts on the chest and the width of the breasts. It means that women with narrow chests and small frames should avoid larger sized implants, otherwise the implants may look unfitting and over-sized on them.

2. Body Anatomy does not go with Implant Profile

The profile of a breast implant means its size in terms of, starting with the nipple, how far it projects out from the chest. It is important to know that there is not just one size of breast implant profile we are talking about.

Ranging from low to ultra-high, breast implants are available in several different profiles. It means that the higher the profile is, the more it will project outward and the narrower it is at base.


In order for the breast implant to fit you perfectly and according to your anatomy, it should match the base diameter of your own breasts, and not more.

If you choose to go for an implant that is bigger in diameter than your own natural dimensions, it will look unnatural and can also cause complications.

3. Wrong Placement of the Breast Implant

An important reason that causes unflattering breast implants can be their wrongful placement. There are two places where breast implants can be placed i.e. behind the breast gland (called sub glandular) or under the muscle that sits below the breast gland (called sub muscular).

Both of these placements have their respective benefits. For instance, sub muscular placement of implant is suitable for women who have small breast size. The reason behind it is that it allows for additional tissue coverage over the implant. Moreover, it helps to prevent the implant from being visible.

On the other hand, sub glandular breast implant placement is suitable for women with medium to large sized breasts in order to have better results. Which one of these is suitable for you, basically depends on your appearance goals and breast size.


Breasts are a vital part of a woman’s body and getting them augmented or implanted is no joke. Therefore it is every so important to get just the right size of breast implants and getting them operated from an experienced medical surgeon.

You can also do some homework on your own before going to the breast augmentation clinic through simple do-it-yourself techniques like “Rice Sizers”. You can then consult the best size with your surgeon and seek his professional opinion.

Nevertheless, do as much homework as you can and take part in as many consultancies as you wish, because it is about your body, beauty and self-confidence that is on stake.