Breast Implants: Why Shape Is More Important Than Size –
Breast augmentation surgery, is one of the top plastic surgery operations performed. One of the biggest decisions faced by women considering breast augmentation surgery is what size is right for you. Here, we’ll discuss how to go about making that important choice.
Don’t Think of Breast Implants in Terms of Bra Size
Speaking about specific cup sizes is not a good way to describe a patient’s desired size in the most general of terms. To begin with, all bra manufacturers are different. Victoria’s Secret, for example, tends to run small, so you’d wear a larger cup size at Victoria’s Secret than at Lane Bryant. As there is no standardization of sizes in the bra industry, you could very well be a 36C in one style and a 34D in another.
A more accurate measurement of your breast size is to measure them in cc’s. The most commonly selected breast implant size ranges somewhere within 300 to 400cc, although breast implants can range anywhere from 120cc to 960cc. Your ideal size will be determined by the shape of your frame and body type. What appears large on a petit woman might look comparatively small on a taller woman.
The amount of breast tissue you began with prior to your breast augmentation surgery will also factor into your implant size. Dr. Ali will work closely with you to help you determine what size implant is right for you.
Shape is More Important than Size in Breast Implants
The most important thing to concern yourself with is overall shape. Generally, women desire a full look that is still proportionate to their body. In order to achieve this, your frame size, height, and weight must all be taken into consideration. There are many choices when it comes to breast implant shape. in addition to choosing between round and teardrop shaped implants, you will need to select the “projection” of the implant from your body.
During the consultation process, our patients are given a bra to wear within which we place a series of implants of varying shape and size. This helps you visualize what you’ll look like following your breast implant surgery, and aids in Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali determine how best to meet your needs.
Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better in Breast Implants
While bigger breast implants are the right option for some women, there are numerous considerations all patients should consider prior to their breast augmentation surgery. Larger implants can be somewhat more obvious, and will also be heavier than a smaller implant. If you’re a particularly athletic person, smaller implants may be a better fit for your lifestyle.
But be sure to make a choice that feels right for you and makes you as comfortable in your own skin as possible.
Breast augmentation is the specialty of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali, who, along with his entire staff, will aid you in determining what size is right for you. If you’re thinking about getting breast augmentation surgery, call us today for a consultation.
Top Troy Area Breast Implant Surgery
Dr. Ali is a double board certified plastic surgeon, who has helped thousands of women get the beautiful breasts they want with breast implant surgery. He will offer you a free consultation so you can understand what the best surgical options are for you. He will take the time to carefully answer all of your questions, and make sure that you have an understanding of the best techniques for achieving your appearance goals.