Westlake Village Breast Augmentation FAQ: How Body Shape Affects Implant Appearance

Sexy Model with Large Breasts in White BraMany women considering breast implants arrive at the same questions regarding the procedure. One of the most common questions that we hear among our Westlake Village breast augmentation patients is this; does one’s own body shape affect the way that one’s breast implants will look. The answer to this is a resounding “yes.” This happens to be one of the most important reasons why you should be sure to work with a skilled breast augmentation specialist, such as our own Dr. Christopher Costanzo. Your body will affect the look of your breast implants, but working with such a skilled surgeon will ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the results.

Women with rounded rib cages, or more severe conditions such as Pectus Carinatum (pigeon chest) should know that their breast implants will want to stay wider apart from one another. This will create less cleavage. If you observe that your own natural breasts have a wide separation, and that your nipples seem to point away from the center, then you may fit into this category. It is also possible that you have a wide sternum, or breastbone, between your breasts.

Another issue to be aware of is that in women with sunken chests, or a more severe condition called Pectus Excavatum (funnel chest), breast implants will want to stay closer together. This improves cleavage, and can help to soften the sunken look of the ribcage. With the right breast implants, and the services of an experienced Westlake Village breast augmentation specialist like Dr. Costanzo, you can find the perfect appearance that you’ve been looking for.

A condition that many women don’t even realize that they have is an asymmetrical rib cage projection outward. In such cases, 1 side of the rib cage sticks out further than the other. Some women simply think that one breast is bigger than the other, when in reality this appearance is due to the rib cage sticking out on one side and pushing the breast out. Women with such rib cages should expect one implant to stick outward further than on the other side. In severe cases, Dr. Costanzo has improved upon the look by placing a breast implant with a lower profile (height) on that side, and one of an elevated profile on the other, flatter side.

Other women may have different levels of the inframammary or submammary folds at the bottoms of their breasts. If one inframammary fold is higher than the other, that breast implant may remain a bit higher than the other following your breast augmentation in Westlake Village. Even conditions such as Scoliosis and Poland Syndrome can affect the appearance of your breast implants on your unique body.

Ultimately, the only way to know that you are choosing the right breast implants is to work with a qualified surgeon knowledgeable in all of these different variables. This is why so many Westlake Village breast augmentation patients choose to work with Dr. Costanzo. By him choosing the right implants for your individual body and taking into account your body shape, Dr. Costanzo can provide you with those beautiful and fuller breasts you’ve always desired.