Many women who come to us for breast augmentation have a cup size in mind that they want. While knowing about what cup size you would like to be can be a starting point for determining breast implant size, it is not really an accurate measurement.
Cup sizes on bras can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer and style of the bra. For this reason, cup sizes may vary no matter how much care you take when choosing breast size. In addition, it is very difficult to determine what cup size you should have for your body style and type.
Instead of focusing on cup size, you and your surgeon should be focusing on choosing the right breast implants for your body type, shape, and size. By taking these things into consideration, and by using digital projections of what you will look like after surgery, you can choose the perfect breast size for you.
Your breast size should match your frame. If you are a petite person with a small frame, you aren’t going to want wide or large breast implants. Your body has a natural shape to it, and your breast implants should not be much wider than the width of your breast, especially if you are older.
If you are a more curvy person, you will be able to get away with much larger implants. If you are thin with a slight frame, you will probably want to go with smaller implants. You want your body to be proportionate, so getting too large implants for your body shape could make you seem off balance.
How large you can go with breast implants also has quite a bit to do with age. Young women age 20 or over could get larger breasts than a woman in her 40s or 50s because younger skin is more elastic. Remember that your skin must stretch over the new bigger breast size. If your skin has lost its elasticity and you don’t have excess skin, breast size could be determined for you.
If you are interested in learning more about what goes into choosing breast size for augmentation, contact us today for more information or to schedule your consultation.
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