How to Choose the Right Breast Implant Size
September 7, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How to Choose the Right Breast Implant Size
Here are some helpful tips on how to decide what size breast implants are best for you:
Here’s one great tip:
Look through magazines and photos and find a picture of someone with a breast size you would like. You should take those photos with you to your consult. The photos should depict how you want to look after surgery. Keep in mind that everyone’s anatomy is different, so you will not look exactly like the photos you have chosen.
These photos will give the surgeon a very good idea of the SIZE you want to be. You may be thinking that all you need to do is tell your surgeon what cup size you want to be. The thing you have to keep in mind is that your idea of a particular cup size and your surgeon’s idea of a particular cup size may vary. Additionally, going into a consult and saying you want “x” amount of cc’s is also not wise. If the surgeon agrees to give you the amount you request, you may wind up larger or smaller than you had intended. It is important that you are comfortable with your plastic surgeon and that you are able to communicate clearly.
*Another great tip, and a Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery special touch:
We offer all our patients the opportunity to try on actual breast implants at their consult. We have a full range of sizes to try on. It gives you a good idea of what you may look like with that particular size implant. In addition to being a great tool for deciding on an implant size, it’s very exciting for the patients to try on the implants and see their new look.
There are other things to consider when deciding on what size breast implants you should choose:
Natural or Fake. “Natural” means having a natural look and slope to your breasts. It can also mean that the size you are after surgery is a size that would look natural on your body. “Fake” refers to much larger and/or wider than your body frame and typically very “round” in shape. Some women like a look that’s in between the natural and fake looks. It’s completely up to the patient what they decide.
Your lifestyle. If you are very active, involved in sports, yoga, etc., you may want to consider this when choosing a size, as larger implants may “get in the way”. This is not a problem for everyone, but it should definitely be taken into consideration when deciding on a size.