What is a mini boob job?
Many women are often led to believe that breast implants are aimed at producing a significant increase in the size of the breasts for a more dramatic look. This misconception has often confused women for many years. Although breast implants can result in a significant increase in the size of the breast, this is entirely dependent upon a woman goals for treatment. An increasing number of women at our practice request a mini boob job for a subtle yet natural enhancement in breast appearance.
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Women who have a petite body shape may find that having significant cleavage does not always suit them and is also avoided by athletic women who may have a naturally lean body shape. Our surgeons have years of experience in helping women achieve their ideal body appearance with breast implant surgery. Breast implants are particularly effective at helping women achieve a subtle enhancement with a defined curviness without appearing excessively large or fake looking. Women who may have a petite body frame are considered ideal candidates for a mini boob job to achieve the desired amount of breast curvature. Although fat transfer breast augmentation is well known for producing natural-looking results with your own body fat, the unpredictability of fat transfer results may put off many women, especially if they are looking for a subtle enhancement in breast size. Breast augmentation surgery using very large implants is most commonly known for giving women large boobs that may appear surgically enhanced with a fake-looking appearance. A mini boob job is ideal for a natural look using smaller-sized breast implants. The procedure can produce well-defined curvature of the breasts to give a more feminine look that appears both discrete and subtle. Breast implant technology is continuously improving, and the latest implants are perfectly engineered for mini-boob job surgery. Mini-boob jobs are not suitable for every patient because they may not produce a significant difference for certain body types.
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What is a mini breast augmentation?
Although breast augmentation surgery is most closely associated with having larger and heavier boobs, there has now been a shift in women’s attitudes with increasing interest in natural-looking results using smaller implants. The mini boob job can substantially improve overall body shape anaesthetics without the complications associated with excessively large breast implants. This trend shows no signs of slowing down, with many women choosing to combine a mini boob job with fat transfer breast augmentation, also known as hybrid breast augmentation.
What does a mini boob job achieve?
Most people associate having a breast augmentation with very large breasts that many people may think look unreal. Although large breasts are considered aesthetically appealing, not every woman would like to have bigger breast implants. Shifts in preferences have led many women with petite and slender body frames to avoid larger-size breast implants as they believe the results may look out of proportion to the rest of their bodies. Bigger implants also involve a slightly higher level of risks, including ‘bottoming out’ and breast sagging or drooping. Women with minimal breast tissue and may have a flat or pigeon-shaped chest with a lean physique can achieve excellent results with a mini boob job breast enhancement using small-size breast implants.
What does a mini boob job involve?
With any type of breast augmentation procedure, there are minimal differences in technique between standard breast augmentation and a mini boob job. The main factor differentiating a mini boob job is the size of the implant used for the surgery and the technique used to create the breast pocket to accommodate the implant beneath the breast skin.
- The most common size of implants for mini boob job surgery varies from 150cc to 275cc.
- The physical characteristics of the implant may differ depending on your goals for treatment or as recommended by your surgeon.
- Women who choose larger-sized implants need to have a certain amount of glandular breast tissue to adequately cover the implants. In women with minimal soft tissue coverage, the risk of complications increases considerably, including implant rippling and visible implant edges that may be felt.
- Excessively large implants may result in implant failure, which is most commonly seen as bottoming out of the implants or excessive stretching of the overline skin, which may require a breast lift sooner rather than later.
What is the difference between a mini boob job and traditional breast augmentation surgery?
Standard breast augmentation surgery involves choosing implants that are most commonly sized between 275-400cc. Mini boob job surgery involves selecting an implant size less than 275cc. Most implants for mini breast augmentation are between 150cc and 275cc, depending on individual patient preferences and breast anatomy.
The method used for a mini boob job is virtually identical to conventional breast augmentation surgery. The differences relate to the size of the implant used and its physical characteristics. The size of the breast pocket, which accommodates the breast implant, will also differ from a standard breast augmentation and is usually much smaller.
A mini boob job is not suitable for every patient because the procedure may not produce significant differences in women with certain body types, particularly those with a naturally larger and curvy physique. Women who have petite body frames can achieve excellent results with smaller-sized implants. Although most women prefer implants that result in prominent curves and highly visible results, other women prefer a subtle breast enhancement that is matched their unique body frame.
Why do many women choose to have a mini breast augmentation?
This procedure is ideal for those who have a petite body shape with a lower percentage of body fat. Athletic women naturally have a smaller physique, and a subtle breast enhancement is better matched to their everyday lifestyle, which may involve a high level of gym activity and body anatomy.
Smaller breast implants can provide increased volume and optimised breast shape with subtle yet noticeable results without appearing unnatural. A mini boob job is highly suited to women with minimal natural press tissue, which causes them to have a flat-looking chest. Choosing to have smaller breast implants is ideal in this scenario because most types of breast augmentation surgery require a certain amount of natural breast tissue to be present to reduce the risk of implant-related complications. Recognised complications of having larger implants include skin stretching, implant rippling or ‘bottoming out’ of the implants. Heavier and larger implants increase the risk of accelerated sagging or bottoming out of the breast implant. With this in mind, women with a petite frame can achieve excellent results with minimal complications by choosing smaller-sized implants.
Can a mini boob job produce natural looking results?
Mini boob job Surgery is ideally suited to women who have a lean body physique although there are several other advantages. Virtually any women can achieve an improved shape of their breasts with enhance the volume for natural looking breasts. At your in-person consultation, your surgeon will explain in detail what the procedure involves and potential outcomes you could achieve. The surgeon will want to learn more about your expectations for surgery. A physical examination will be carried out to determine your body type, weight, height and your overall skin quality. A key factor is the amount of natural breast tissue present in your breast. Customised recommendations will then be provided on the optimum size and type of implant which is best matched to your body shape and your treatment goals.
Any type of surgery, including a mini breast augmentation, means choosing a highly skilled and experienced consultant plastic surgeon who carries out many breast surgery procedures each year. An expert surgeon will be in an ideal position to advise you on the best size of implant that will produce aesthetically pleasing results for the long-term.
Why should petite woman choose a mini boob job?
Plastic surgeons widely accept that smaller-size breast implants appear more natural and aesthetically appealing in women who have a lean body frame. The procedure may also be recommended for several clinical reasons. Large implants more than 350cc in size may be too large or heavy for your existing breast tissue to support adequately. This can result in long-term damage to the skin envelope of the breast and lead to several potential breast implant-related problems.
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Here at Centre for Surgery, we always advise appropriately sized breast implants matched to your body frame. Smaller-sized implants can help produce a natural look that does not appear excessively large or heavy looking on a petite body frame. A mini boob job would be recommended for slender women. Women can achieve the right amount of breast curvature for a subtle breast enhancement that looks both feminine and natural.
What are the benefits of smaller breast implants for certain body types?
Mini boob job surgery is based on the principle of ‘less is more’. Although some people may question why surgery is suitable only to achieve subtle results. Many will be surprised to learn that small breasts are more appealing to women who have a certain type of body frame.
Women who have previously had breast reduction surgery are in an ideal position to describe the significant pain, discomfort and social embarrassment of having excessively large and heavy breasts. Female breasts come in a wide variety of different sizes and shapes and although many women would like to have significantly larger breasts, others prefer subtle and natural-looking results that do not appear overly ‘done’.
A woman who has a very athletic body frame often has a very low percentage of body fat, and choosing to have large breast implants may be unsuitable for her lifestyle, or large implants may be impractical with certain sports such as tennis. Small implants are ideal for women with a petite body frame to achieve the optimal balance of enhanced breast volume combined with an improved shape that appears feminine and in harmony with the overall shape of the body.
How much does a small boob job cost?
The cost of a small boob job will be determined by the type of implant chosen, your selected surgeon and the clinic’s location. Once you have had an in-person consultation, you’ll be given a detailed quotation by your dedicated patient coordinator, including surgical fees, anaesthetic fees, facility fees and the cost of the breast implants.
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Why choose Centre for Surgery for a mini boob job?
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London. When you choose us for your mini boob job, you can be assured of receiving the high standards of medical care in the UK. Our surgeons have spent many years acquiring the knowledge, skills and experience in all forms of breast surgery to give you natural and beautiful results for a significant boost in self-confidence. They continue to attend both national and international surgical meetings to share knowledge and best practice. Call us today on 020 7993 4849 to schedule an in-person consultation with a specialist consultant plastic surgeon at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone.
What is a mini breast augmentation?A mini boob job, also known as mini breast augmentation, is a type of breast implant surgery that involves the use of smaller-sized implants to enhance the appearance and shape of the breasts and cleavage. Athletes commonly choose this type of breast augmentation in addition to women with slender body frames.
What size is considered a small breast implant?Breast implants between 150cc and 275cc are considered smaller breast implants and are most commonly used for a mini boob job.
How long do breast implants last?Silicone breast implants last, on average, between 10 and 20 years. Breast implants may need to be removed earlier if complications occur or women choose to have them removed or replaced for cosmetic reasons.