Experts share their advice on getting the beach body you want with plastic surgery.

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Whether you want to look your best during the summer when you're outdoors at the cottage or you’re planning an upcoming beach vacation once the colder temperatures hit, it’s important to take the time you need to think about cosmetic enhancement procedures for your body. We spoke with experts Dr. Jason Altman and Dr. Marcelo Ghersi of the Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami and Dr. William Bruno of Beverly Hills who shared with us with their advice on considerations to make when it comes to breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lift procedures. As an added bonus we also help you make the perfect bathing suit choices for your new body!

Implant Decisions

For breast augmentation there are many decisions to consider from implant material, shape and size.  Implants are available in both saline and silicone materials, however according to Dr. Altman “silicone is better as its softer and more natural looking. Saline implants are used more for economic reasons. or on younger candidates.”

When it comes to shape the two options are round and teardrop. Round implants provide a lifted, full look with the emphasis on cleavage, but do not look as natural as teardrop implants.  In comparison to round, teardrop implants come in more variety of shapes giving the surgeon more control and ability to find the perfect fit for each woman’s body.

The last factor to consider is your implant size, which is based more on personal preference.  “Bigger isn’t necessarily better. Smaller implants will always look more natural and stay perkier longer,” says Dr. Altman, but choose the size that will make you happy, is based on your needs and derived from a consultation with your surgeon about your goals.

Bikini Top Shopping Tips: When it comes to choosing your bikini top style the factors mentioned above help determine the style that will work best.  Round shaped breasts suit a halter-top bikini style, while the classic triangle bikini works well with the teardrop shape for a natural look. For a bigger chest a tankini that resembles a sports bra, or a bikini with an underwire are best, since both styles provide more support, lift and comfort.

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Looking to find out more about breast augmentation before you decide to go through with the procedure? Then read this article to learn more about enhancing your bust line.

Lift in the Tush

The Brazilian butt lift is a procedure to consider if you want a more round and lifted buttocks and results in a better shape in the lower back and rear end as liposuction is done on the abdomen, love handles and thighs first to remove fatty tissue, that is then injected into the buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift is more reliable than gluteal implants because it “gives a softer and more natural looking result,” says Dr.  Bruno.

Bikini Bottom Shopping Tips: When it comes to shopping for your  bikini bottom  as a rule of thumb the style is determined by how much of your new rear end you want show off.  High waisted bottoms provide the most coverage, while classic bikini bottoms provide moderate coverage.  Styles with  minimal coverage include the  Brazilian, string and ruched style on the butt area. 

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Discover what other buttocks enhancing procedures are available on the market here

If surgery is not your thing, here are some non-invasive options to try first. 

Before you  go any further, first find out if you are ready for surgery by learning what you need to consider.