Choosing breast implant size
Breast Implant Sizes
Just like women, breast implants come in different sizes and no one size fits everyone. The best breast augmentations looks “natural” where other people say “wow, she looks great!”, not, “wow, look at those implants!”.
The different manufacturers have different implant size, shape and profile (projection or fullness) to fit each individual body frame.
Its roughly 150cc per cup size increase, but more importantly it is the final desired shape.
I use the patients breast base diameter to determine the implant width and then their overall desired cup size or shape (tear drop or full) to pick low/medium/or high profile.
I also have a sizing system where patients can try on the different sizes to see what looks or feels the best for them and is in harmony with the rest of their body. (Christopher J. Kovanda, MD, Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon)
Choosing the right implant size for your body
Choosing the right implant size for your bodyChoosing an implant size is the one thing all breast augmentation patients struggle with.
They don’t want to look too big, but also don’t want to go too small.There are many things to take into account when determining size.
Your height and weight is a factor, but the most important thing to measure is the base diameter (width) of your breasts. Your surgeon will measure the base diameter to choose an implant range that will work for you.
There are different styles, shapes and textures and there are three different manufacturers to choose from as well. In my practice we offer Vectra 3D imaging. This camera takes a 3D image and can take your exact measurements. It can tell us if one breast is larger than the other, or higher or lower and by how much.
This incredible technology allows us to take a 3D photo of you and then implant different sizes and projections of implants. You can see these implants of your body to help you better understand what size will work well for you.
With Vectra we can even but a bathing suit or bra on the image and we can rotate the image so you can see what your augmented breasts will look like laying down. This technology has greatly increased the ability to choose the perfect implant for each patient. With so many options in size to choose from, as long as you are staying within your base diameter measurement, you should be happy with the outcome.
Look for a surgeon who uses Vectra and you can see your after photo, before surgery! (Christopher T. Maloney Jr., MD, Tucson Plastic Surgeon)
Choosing breast implant sizes
Choosing the right breast implant size is a very personal decision that is customized to you and only you. The decision should be based on the look you are trying to achieve, your individual body body measurements and the recommendations of your surgeon.
Two people can be trying to get the same look but have completely different implant sizes because they have different body dimensions.You should discuss with your surgeon if you want a very natural appearing breast or a very full appearance. There really isn’t a right a wrong answer there, it really is your preference. The surgeon can then give you a range of implants that can achieve your look based on your examination.
You can also try wearing some implants in a bra, measuring out rice in a plastic bag or use software in your surgeon’s office to give you an idea of what a particular sized implant will look like on you. It won’t be exact but will help guide your decision.What you should be careful of is going beyond the recommended sizes you surgeon has given you. There is a difference between implants that are big and will give you a “top heavy look” and ones that are “too big” and my cause medical issue and complications in the future. Don’t fixate on the number of cc’s since that is meaningless out of context. One woman can get 300cc implant and look completely natural and in another woman, make her look like she has DDD cup breasts because she has a very petite frame to start off with. (Adam Hamawy, MD, Princeton Plastic Surgeon)