When it comes to breast augmentation, the “have they” or “haven’t they” question haunts many of our favourite Hollywood starlets. But whether or not they’ve gone under the knife, the breast trends of Tinseltown are what influence the cosmetic surgery decisions made by females all over the world. Providing insight in to the world of celeb surgery, Senior Surgeon from The Cosmetic Institute, Dr Huy Tang, shares his views on the good, the bad and the ugly side of celebrity breast augmentation.
Going…Going…Gone too far!
According to Dr Tang, serial implant enthusiast Heidi Montag has simply gone too far. Starting out as a modest B cup, Heidi has made her way to a generous G. “When women request such a drastic change, I’m always careful to make sure that they understand how this will affect their lifestyle. Whether natural or augmented, large breasts like this can increase the risk of complications and lead to back and shoulder problems as well,” he said.
According to Dr Tang, whose patients have included personal trainers, body builders, professional swimmers and even Mixed Martial Arts fighters; breast augmentation is a popular procedure for women with an athletic physique. “These athletic women generally have a lower body fat percentage, meaning they tend to lose a fair amount of their breast volume.”
According to Dr Tang, Cameron Diaz is a great example of a celebrity who has selected the perfect sized implant to complement her athletic frame, going from what looks like a small B cup to a C cup. “It’s very important that patients who are active consider their lifestyle before choosing their implant size, so that they don’t become a hindrance to physical activity,” he said.
When something goes wrong…
One of the most infamous displays of curious cleavage has to be Tori Spelling’s. According to Dr Tang, this is an example of a condition called “pectus-excavatum,” which is a sunken breast bone. “This condition will make the augmented breasts appear ‘crossed eyed’ as they fall inwards towards the concavity. This effect can be magnified when larger implants are used, so instead of camouflaging the problem, it actually makes it look worse,” said Dr Tang.
To bolt, or not to bolt?
When you think of obvious breast implants, Victoria Beckham is one of the first celebs that comes to mind, having since had them removed. This obvious “bolt-on” style of implants is in stark contrast to our very own Miranda Kerr’s suspected upsize. According to Dr Tang, Victoria’s implants have been inserted above the muscle, which is why they have that unnatural, bolt-on effect. “This “sub-glandular” look is not something women request much anymore,” he says. “In fact, there are three names women most often mention when explaining what they don’t want. And that’s Dolly Parton, Pamela Anderson and Victoria Beckham.”
“One of the most common groups of women to get breast implants at The Cosmetic Institute, are mums,” says Dr Tang. “Unfortunately, motherhood can result in breasts becoming deflated and saggy to varying degrees and one of the most successful ways to fix this is through breast augmentation,” he said. While neither Sarah Jessica Parker nor Nicole Kidman have ever publicly confirmed going under the knife, Dr Tang believes both may have made the transition from an A to a natural looking D. He also points out that “glam grans” are starting to emerge as well. “Breast augmentation has become much more socially acceptable and we are seeing an increasing trend of older women undergoing augmentation,” he said. “My oldest patient is in her mid-sixties,” he added.
Keepin’ it real
In stark contrast to the Heidi’s, Tori’s and Victoria’s of the celeb world, Hollywood darlings Kate Hudson and Taylor Swift have played it safe by opting to stay relatively small. “Not all women choose to have a significant enhancement,” says Dr Tang. “Many, who have been flat chested their whole lives, are happy to go up to a modest B cup.”
Dr Tang believes both Hudson and Swift have done a good job of taking their own shape and size into consideration when deciding on the size of their implants. “At The Cosmetic Institute, we base our surgical recommendations on a mathematical formula that takes a client’s height, weight, chest width, and existing breast tissue and skin elasticity into consideration, in order to achieve the most natural looking results.”
The Cosmetic Institute operates two clinics, in Sydney’s Parramatta and Bondi Junction, with a host of highly trained cosmetic surgeons offering exceptional surgical outcomes, patient care and support at a fair price. Breast augmentation is available for $5,990.
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