Size Matters: Working with Your Plastic Surgeon To Determine Your Best Breast Size
In a recent survey of 50,000 American women, findings revealed that a whopping 70 percent of those surveyed would prefer to have more ample or rounder breasts. Unhappiness with the size, shape, or appearance of their breasts has caused thousands of women to pursue breast augmentation procedures each year to improve their body image, enhance their figure and achieve their ideal chest size. However, before undergoing surgery, it is critical to choose an implant size that will fit your expectations and be appropriate for your lifestyle.
Once a woman decides on breast augmentation the next decision is often what size implant to use. This is a very important and personal choice and should be considered carefully. Deciding on the right breast size is something that you and your doctor should spend an extensive amount of time discussing. The most crucial concept that women must understand is that there really is no perfect breast size! Generally there is a range that will look good for any given woman and while cup size is something that needs to be discussed, it is really quite vague. There are personal factors that need to be considered when choosing a breast implant size as well as some dependable methods that surgeons use to help with the decision:
If you are actively involved in sports, yoga, or other physical activities, the size and weight of larger implants may be a hindrance.
A natural breast has a particular slope and proportion that fits your body. Many women prefer this natural look to make their implants less obvious. Other women want a more dramatic look.
Risk of complications.
The larger your implant size, the more vulnerable you will be to certain breast implant complications.
After these lifestyle factors have been reflected upon there is several methods that can help a woman determine which size implant is the best suited for her physically and emotionally:
While using photos and digital imaging to help patients choose their breast implant size can be helpful, for many women their “impression” can be just as important as the “look”. To truly address the issue of breast implant size, surgeons must try to help a woman choose her new breast size based upon experience as well as photos and visualization.
Individual anatomy must be the foundation for the implant choice. Body shape, weight, height, and size of breasts prior to augmentation, amount of excess skin and sagging, and the desired breast size should all be considered when deciding on implant size.
Dimensional planning -The measurements of the chest wall is taken as well as the breast dimensions including the height, width, and current dimensions of each breast can be extremely useful when choosing an implant size.
Breast augmentation surgery is a very popular and effective way to safely increase the size of your breasts and change their contour. Within reason, there is not a ‘right’ ‘ or ‘wrong’ size for a woman’s breasts. For more information on breast augmentation, contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.