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What Breast Implant Size is Right for You?

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What Breast Implant Size is Right for You?

We live in a world with plenty of options, and yes, it’s always nice to have options. When it comes to breast augmentation, the array of options continues. One important decision a woman has to make is which implant size to choose. While the common saying, “Bigger is always better” may come to mind, this isn’t always the case when it comes to breast implants. There are several determining factors that can help a woman decide which implant size is right for her and only her.


One Size Doesn’t Fit All

We’re all unique, it’s just a fact. So, that one size fits all thing doesn’t ring true here; there are just too many factors to consider. Saline vs. silicone isn’t the only choice to make. In selecting the right breast implant size for her body, a woman should consider these important factors:


  • Lifestyle: Whether you’re a marathon runner, a businesswoman, or both, daily activities do play a role in implant size selection. Before choosing, think about how much physical activity is a part of your lifestyle and how breasts of a certain size could affect you. The weight of the breasts could be hard to deal with if your daily activity level is high and could lead to premature sagging.

  • Anatomy: This is a big one. Since we all come in different shapes and sizes, implant selection should reflect that. A woman’s height, weight, chest and shoulder width all come into play in determining the most proportionate implant size for her frame. Current breast size is a factor as well. If there is not enough breast tissue to sufficiently cover the implant, either that specific implant size will not fit or possible breast augmentation complications could occur, such as rippling.


Trying it on For Size

Now for a sigh of relief; you get to try before you buy it. Sizing sessions allow women to visualize their post plastic surgery figures. In the session, a special bra is worn that holds the breast implants in place. This gives a woman the opportunity to look in the mirror and see how different sized implants look on her own body, in her own clothes.

You know you’ve got options, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Dr. Gabriel Chiu and the experienced medical team at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery can help you choose the best breast implant size for you and your body. If you have any questions about breast augmentation or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.