Breast Augmentation Series: Implant Size
After deciding what type of implant is best for you, the next decision to make is the size of the implants you desire. Dr. Shapiro will provide you with a lot of help at this point of the decision-making process. It is important that you communicate what you want to achieve with your breast augmentation. Photographs from magazines are often a good way to demonstrate what you desire.
The exact size of a breast implant will look different on different people, so do not be frightened by what appears to be a large implants. The way an implant looks varies due to factors such as your chest size, ribcage size, the width of your sternum, and your current weight. It also very much depends on your current breast shape, volume, base dimensions, and tissue quality.
To get a general sense of the volume of what could soon be your breast size, Dr. Shapiro will have you try on a bra with a temporary implant inside. You should expect to add 10-20% of the volume of the implant you liked, especially if you are going to have the implant placed under your pectoral muscles rather than on top of it. To ensure your peace of mind, Dr. Shapiro will bring a range of implants into your consultation and place a variety of volumes to visualize the best result possible.