Too Thin? What to Know When Considering Plastic SurgeryPosted on June 5, 2017
It is often said that you can never be too thin, especially here in image-conscious Southern California. Of course, Beverly Hills is no exception. But, the reality is patients who are extremely thin should make certain considerations when considering plastic surgery. For example, patients who are extremely thin and have very little of their own breast tissue are likely to consider breast augmentation. While it may seem fairly straightforward for patients with very little breast tissue to consider mild to moderately sized breast implants that is only part of the equation. Patients who are extremely thin and who have very little breast tissue must consider the fact that they will have only moderate coverage over the breast implant. This could be more noticeable on the sides of the breast where very little muscle coverage exists. Patients who are extremely thin are typically not good candidates for breast implants that are placed above the muscle. This could allow for visible rippling especially when saline implants are being used. Dr. Kim explains to patients who are extremely thin that typically silicone implants are a better option for a more natural feeling breast. Patients who are extremely thin should also be mindful of choosing breast implant sizing that is proportionate to their overall body contour. Overall, it is most important that patients are healthy and maintain a stable weight. Patients who are considering breast augmentation are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.