Choosing the right size breast implants is one of the most important decisions you will make when considering breast augmentation. The size of your implants will have a major impact on the overall look and feel of your breasts. It’s natural to feel uncertain or overwhelmed about choosing the right size, but knowing what factors should go into this decision will help you understand better how to approach it. The key factors that go into this decision are your breasts’ natural base width, how much natural breast tissue you have, and your goals. We can help you identify the range of implant sizes that would best work for you so that you can feel confident and excited about your upcoming procedure.
Consider Your Breasts’ Base Width
When choosing the size of your breast implants, the first factor to consider is your breasts’ natural base width. This is measured as the width of the breast along your chest wall, from the outer edge near the underarm to the center of the chest near the sternum. Your plastic surgeon will measure this distance to determine the maximum implant width that will fit your chest wall without looking abnormally wide or narrow for your figure. For example, if you have a petite frame and a narrow chest, you may want smaller implants as these will give you the boost you desire without looking disproportionate or unnatural.
Says Dr. Poris, “We are limited by your body’s natural shape on the type, size, and volume of implants we can place. It usually goes off of your breasts’ base width, and based off of this base width, we can actually determine what range of implants is right for you.”
Consider Your Natural Breast Tissue
The second factor to consider is how much natural breast tissue you have. If you have very little natural breast tissue, you may need a smaller implant size to avoid looking overly augmented. If you have more breast tissue, you may be able to choose a larger implant size without compromising the natural look and feel of your breasts.
Your natural breast tissue and breast base width will also help your surgeon recommend the most suitable implant type and shape for your body frame.
Consider Your Goals
Lastly, consider your goals. It’s important to have a clear idea of the look you are trying to achieve with breast augmentation. Do you want to go up a cup size or two? Do you want to have a more dramatic change in size? It’s essential that you communicate your goals clearly with your plastic surgeon, otherwise they won’t be able to recommend the right implant size to help you achieve your desired look. Once you know what you want, your surgeon can help you narrow down your options based on your anatomy as described above.
Remember that choosing your breast implant size is a highly personal decision. What works for one person may not be right for another, and the implant size you choose needs to be right for you so that you feel confident and comfortable in your skin. By working closely with your plastic surgeon, you can identify the range of implant sizes that would best work for you and achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.
Dr. Stephenie Poris can help you choose the right breast implants for your body and help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To book your consultation with Dr. Poris, call (407) 558-1616 or contact us online today.