Implant size for your breast augmentation

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How to choose the perfect implant size for your breast augmentation?

 If you’ve been considering a breast augmentation, we’re sure thousands of thoughts have already run through your head about size. In fact, for most women, this is one of the most frustrating parts of the whole process. Will they be too big? Will they be too small? Will you want to change the size later in life? All valid questions, and all with truly unique answers. Breasts are never a “one size fits all” concept when it comes to surgery, and this is important to remember. All that being said, we can help make the decision smoother by giving you some food for thought on how to make the best choice for you. Here are a few things to consider:

 

  1. Body Type: If you’re getting a breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons, it’s most likely because you feel like your current breast size/shape doesn’t look good, or feel good on your body. When you get an augmentation, you need to use this logic to help choose which new size/shape will fit you the best, too. If you have a small frame, and are short in height, then going very big may look disproportionate. If you’re tall, and have broad shoulders, you may be able to go bigger without these issues. Your breast and chest diameter play a large part in picking the perfect sized implant.

 

  1. Implant style: In most situations, the size is closely related to implant style. Even for the same volume, there are many types of breast implants. Some desire more projection from their implants; while others want a more modest appearance.  We will show you how there are 4 different configurations of implants for EVERY size!

 

  1. Simulation: During the consultation, we will help you get a better idea of how the implants will look in clothes by doing a “sizing” session. Our patient coordinator will have you try on various implants in a special bra and shirt so you can “see” how your implants would look.  This help you be more comfortable with the implant you choose and get a better idea of how they will look on your frame.

 

  1. Pictures: The size and look you choose is a personal choice. There are some limitations with your anatomy and implant choices but for the most part, you need to pick the “look” you desire. It helps to do some research beforehand to see how others look with implants. Many of our patients bring in what we like to call “wish pictures”.  This often gives us an idea of our goals and helps us better guide you in the process.

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