Sexy Asian Breast Augmentation Results Require a Different Approach
Asian breast augmentation requires an intimate understanding of an Asian woman's physique and her unique needs.
Generally speaking, Asian women have these special issues when it comes to breast augmentation:
Body Frame and Proportions
Speaking in broad terms, many Asians (but not all) tend to be more petite, with smaller, lighter frames. Because of this, it's important for your plastic surgeon to have excellent technical skills and a keen sense of artistry.
Scar Placement and Appearance
If you have a slighter frame, hiding surgical scars can be more challenging. Scars in Asian patients can also be thicker and darker. A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can help camouflage scars if you are Asian.
"A" Is For Asian, Not Your Cup Size: The 77 Plastic Surgery Approach to Asian Breast Augmentation
At 77 Plastic Surgery, we have developed an optimized approach to breast augmentation developed specifically for Asian women based on our experience with thousands of Asian women, so you no longer have to be an "A" cup.
Here is what our approach involves:
1. Careful Planning
Planning is a critical part of breast augmentation. Making the right choices can help enhance your results while reducing complications.
At 77 Plastic Surgery, we will thoroughly review your choices and help you make the best decision for you. These choices include:
- The Type & Shape of the Implant
Implants come in a variety of types and shapes, including round silicone implants, teardrop shaped silicone implants, and round saline implants.
Each implant type can be a good choice, but they have subtle differences in their look, feel, and overall performance.
For Asian patients, round and teardrop silicone gel breast implants are the most popular choices because they have a softer look and feel compared to saline implants.
We do not believe that there is any single best implant type for all patients. We will recommend the best type of implant for you based on your body and goals.
To learn more about implant shapes read: Round vs. Teardrop Breast Implants: Which Shape is Best?
- The Incision Location
Breast implants may be placed through the crease of the breast ("inframammary"), the areola ("periareolar"), or the underarm ("transaxillary").
For Asian patients, the inframammary and transaxillary approaches are the most popular. The endoscopic transaxillary approach can be especially worth considering if you have a very flat chest and wish to avoid scars on the breast.
At 77 Plastic Surgery, we have perfected the technique of performing breast augmentation through the armpit using a special camera called an endoscope ("transaxillary endoscopic approach"). Using a camera along with special instruments helps to ensure that the implant pockets are created precisely, bleeding is minimized, the pectoralis muscle is properly released, and the implants are placed in proper position. We are able to place both round and teardrop silicone implants as well as saline implants using this approach. There are a very few surgeons who are capable of performing breast augmentation using this transaxillary endoscopic approach.
To learn more about breast implant incisions read: Breast Implant Incisions: What You Should Know
- The Pocket Location
Breast implants are placed into a pocket within your breasts. The pocket may be placed under the muscle ("submuscular", "subpectoral", "dual plane") or over the muscle ("subglandular").
The majority of Asian breast implants are placed under the muscle in the dual plane so that the muscle can give extra protection to the implant so that the chances of implant visibility, rippling, and capsular contracture are reduced.
- The Size of the Implant
Choosing the right implant size is perhaps the most important — and most often overlooked by surgeons — choice to make.
At 77 Plastic Surgery, we will work closely with you to help you choose the best implant size for your body and goals. We use a number of tools including 3D computer imaging, Virtual Reality technology, and implant sizers to help you visualize your results so there are no surprises or regrets after surgery.
To learn more about choosing the right breast implant size: Choosing The Right Breast Implant Size For Your Frame
2. Precise Execution
It's equally important that your breast augmentation procedure is performed with precise execution. At 77 Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on our exacting surgical technique.
The best techniques for Asian breast augmentation surgery include:
- Use of minimal access ("short scar") techniques
- Precise pocket creation
- Careful control of bleeding
- Minimal tissue trauma
- Rigorous asepsis including use of sterile barriers, preventive antibiotics, and a no-touch technique using a special plastic sleeve called the Keller funnel
- Use of "light" general anesthesia administered by board certified anesthesiologists
3. 24-Hour Rapid Recovery
The end result of precision breast augmentation is rapid recovery. Most of our patients are able to resume normal light activities within 24 hours of surgery.
An Important Warning About Traveling for Surgery
Initially, it may make sense to travel to Asia to get breast augmentation. In fact, some Asian Americans are flocking to countries like Korea or China to have plastic surgery. Keep in mind, however, that by far the largest number of breast augmentation procedures are done in the US.
While breast augmentation is growing in popularity in places like Korea and China, local surgeons have far less experience with breast augmentation than American surgeons. This is not to say that Asian surgeons are inferior in terms of skill, but the technology and experience of surgeons practicing in America makes a huge difference in terms of getting natural-looking results. Plus, you have to take travel costs into consideration.
More importantly, there have been numerous reports of poor breast augmentation outcomes in Korea and China such as:
- Surgery performed by improperly trained surgeons
- Use of dangerous, toxic materials
- Taking shortcuts in surgery such as poor hygiene
- The occurrence of severe complications
- Patient dissatisfaction
Choosing A Surgeon
The best Asian breast augmentation results are attained when you work with a plastic surgeon who is formally trained in both Western and Asian breast augmentation techniques. A plastic surgeon who has taken the best of both worlds to develop an Asian breast augmentation plan based on the physiques and desires of Asian women like you.
Although the differences might appear subtle, in-depth understanding of these nuances makes a significant impact on your final outcome.
Your Next Step to Natural, Proportional Asian Breast Augmentation Results
Nothing beats doing your own research about Asian breast augmentation. At 77 Plastic Surgery, we are proponents of making informed decisions and educating yourself on the options available to you.
For us, breast augmentation is not about increasing breast size and shape but revealing your most beautiful curves.
Still not sure about your Asian breast augmentation preferences or goals? We understand how it feels. This free cosmetic self-evaluation will help you identify specific surgical preferences. Additionally, a personal consultation is a good way to get answers to your most pressing questions.