For some women, deciding to have a breast augmentation is not always the easiest decision to make. What is even more difficult is choosing the correct size can be a bit more complicated. Let’s face it, in our society, bigger is usually better, but the size you choose should depend on your body build and type, the look you want, and your preferences. A qualified plastic surgeon’s professional opinion can help ensure that you will end up with the bust line you’ve always wanted. It can also be accommodating to know the views of your friends and family (if you are open to sharing your desire to have your breast augmented). After all, these people surround you every day and would notice a change like that immediately.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation is an ornamental surgery process to increase the breasts’ size and improve the shape of the breasts, usually through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants. From the perspective of a cosmetic surgeon, breast augmentation’s ultimate goal is to enhance the patient’s natural proportions and create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing breast profile—the particular procedure designed to meet the individual needs of the woman.
There is no “representative” breast augmentation patient, and women choose to have the procedure for many different reasons. Breast augmentation is one of the most fundamental approaches to correct noticeable breast asymmetry, and breast implants can help correct tuberous breast deformities.
Goals of breast augmentation:
- Restore the fullness of breasts lost after pregnancy and lactation
- Feel more confident in clothing and swimwear
- Add balance to better complement curved hips
- Improved self-esteem
When going to your appointment, there are a few factors to consider and to discuss with your surgeon before settling on what implant size to choose for your breast augmentation. Here are 5 ways to choose the right size for your breast augmentation:
Many women choose a smaller implant size for their breast augmentation surgery. Some want to reduce the impact of people noticing when attending family events or to work with their new breasts. While others choose to be more conservative because of their body shape and size. No matter the decision, choosing smaller implants can make the recovery process shorter and reduce the level of pain after the operation (less stretching of the skin).
Bigger Is Not Always Better, But It Can Be
More enlarged breasts can make you feel very sexy. The enhancement of your breasts will not be subtle if you choose a larger size; however, keep in mind that large breast implants can make it difficult to perform some activities, such as running or playing tennis.
Talk To Your Surgeon
Chat with your surgeon if you plan to increase your bust by more than a few cup sizes. Your plastic surgeon will tell you if you have enough breast tissue to support large breast implants. Because you can also try on different sizes will also help you have an open dialogue with your surgeon on preference.
View Photos Online
One of the best ways to choose your breast size is to view photos online or at the doctor’s office. Looking at photos at the doctor’s office will ensure you see the work of the surgeon and the results of his/her patients. There is nothing wrong with cutting out the images you like and taking them to your surgeon’s office either.
Think About Your Body Shape
Think about your height and body shape. If you have broad shoulders and an enormous frame, you may look better with larger breasts. If you are very thin with small shoulders, you may appear very unproportioned with large breasts. You may also experience back pain due to the weight of implants.
Choosing the correct size for your breast implants is an important decision. Remember that the size you choose should make you happy and not your partner, spouse, best friend, or family member. After all, it will be you who will have to live with your decision. Taking the time to choose the best size will go a long way in ensuring that you are happy with the results after breast augmentation surgery. By following these tips and relying on a board-certified plastic surgeon’s expertise, it will be easier for you to choose the best size for you and get the results you want.