Why You Should Carefully Consider Breast Implant Size
The decision to go forward with breast augmentation is not the last choice you have to make in this process. In addition to choosing the right doctors, surgery center, and timing, you also need to carefully consider breast implant size. It’s not as cut and dry as you might think.
It is a good idea to go into your consultation with an idea of what breast implant size you think you want to be. Keep in mind that a lot of women wear the wrong size bra. Don’t go by what you think you want to be based on what you are now. Go to a bra specialist to be measured and discuss the right cup size for where you want to be after your procedure.
But it is also important to go into this with an open mind. When the surgeon starts showing you implants, they aren’t going to look like a breast at all. They are also going to be of odd sizes, as implants are designed in ‘volume’ measurements of cc’s. You might think, “That implant can’t possibly give me a D cup,” or “My best friend has 400’s”. It’s important to remember that in actuality the size of the implant isn’t the only thing that factors into the actual size of your breast. Your existing breast tissue and skin laxity along with the width and length of your chest shape are some characteristics of your body that your surgeon will assess at your consult visit.
There are implants of varying sizes and ‘profiles”, as well as variations in materials used. All of these variations also have to be factored into deciding the implant to get the cup size you desire. It is best to give your surgeon a goal cup size and then be flexible in choosing options so you get what works best for you.
Still not sure about what goes into planning breast augmentation or have some questions about breast implant size? Contact us today to schedule your consultation.