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Learn How To Choose The Perfect Breast Implant Size For You

Breast Augmentation With Implants

If you have made the decision to undergo a breast augmentation, in addition to selecting a qualified, board-certified surgeon, the next important consideration is determining the most suitable implant size for you. While your plastic surgeon will help provide invaluable guidance when you are selecting your implant size, your body type, shape and age should all be taken into account when making your final decision.

Body Type

In order to achieve natural looking results, it is important to select implants that are proportionate to your body. Thinner women with delicate features may be overwhelmed with large or ultra-high projection implants that are not proportionate to their body type. In addition, larger breast implants may result in long-term side effects such as back pain or poor posture, particularly for slight women.

During your consultation, your surgeon will examine you to determine specifics of your anatomy, existing breast tissue and the base width of your breasts. Skin laxity should also be taken into consideration, as it is crucial that there be sufficient tissue to cover the implant size you have selected.

Body Shape

In addition to your body type, it is necessary to consider your body shape, as this will help you determine which size of breast implant will suit your figure. One size of implant will look very different on different people due to body shapes. For example, 300 cc’s may not be very visible on a woman with a broader frame or larger build, but it may bring about a tremendous change for a woman with a small frame.

The best way to determine the number of CCs required to meet your goals is trying on breast sizers during your consultation or using the water test at home, filling a baggy with a selected number of CCs of water in order to test out the size.

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Your Age

The final consideration when determining the perfect breast implant size for you is your age. Women who plan to become pregnant in the future should take this into consideration as pregnancy may cause your breasts to grow and shrink, altering the effects of your augmentation. Women who plan to breastfeed in the future should discuss this with their surgeon when selecting the optimal implant size and incision route.

Age is also an important consideration due to the longevity of breast implants today. While most breast implants will need to be replaced, they may last fifteen years or more. Thus, it is important to choose a size that you will be happy with for the next one to two decades. Larger implants may be desirable when women are young, but overtime, they may sag, result in back pain or hinder physical activities.

The best way to determine the most suitable breast implant size for you is to openly discuss your goals for the procedure with your surgeon. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gartner, a highly qualified double board-certified plastic surgeon whose expertise and experience will ensure that you get the results you are looking for.

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