How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Choosing Your Breast Implant Size
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure. It is meant to help you feel the most confident in yourself so you get to make decisions every step of the way. You get to choose where what kind of implants you get, where they’re placed, and what size the implants will be. When choosing your implant size, you should consider both your lifestyle and aesthetic. But don’t forget about comfort, health, and aging. Dr. Fichadia will work with you to help make the best decisions based on your goals.
Questions to Keep in Mind
- Do I want my breasts to look natural or augmented?
- What effects will the augmentation have on my current lifestyle?
- How will the implants influence my clothing and fashion?
- What effects will implants have on my breast health?
- How can I reduce my risk of needing mastopexy later?
- Will I still be happy with this size twenty years down the line?
These are all answers that you should answer during your consultation with a surgeon.
Important Fundamentals of Sizing Breast Implants
When picking a size, keep in mind your long term goals and your lifestyle. If you’re a runner or athlete, larger breast implants might get in the way. You need a size that will make you happy without impeding your health and lifestyle.
Since cup size is a relative measurement that varies widely between manufacturers, your implant size will be measured with cubic centimeters. Since it’s hard to conceptualize how much volume a 300 cc implant has, you’ll want to experiment with trying on implants. The majority of women get implants from 300 to 400 cc, but they can range from a minimum of 100 cc to a maximum of 1000 cc.
The profile will determine how much your implant projects. You can choose from high, mid-range, moderate, or low implant styles. Low implants have less projection, while high implants have the greatest amount of volume with a narrow width. As a general rule, the lower the implant profile, the more natural the look will be.
You have to keep your chest width and diameter of your current breasts in mind. These measurements will affect the implants available. A properly-fitted breast implant must have a perfectly calculated width.
Thickness of Tissue
Different women have different thickness of their natural breast tissue. This also affects your available sizing options. If you have thick breast tissue, you’ll likely be able to accommodate wider-cut implants when compared to those with thinner tissue.
Using Visual Aids
To get a better understanding of what different implant styles and sizes look like, take a look at some before and after photos with Dr. Fichadia. You can look for patients who have a similar beginning breast shape and size and see what their post-surgical look is.
Sizers to Test Drive the Implants
When you have consultations and appointments leading up to your surgery, your surgeon should give you access to sizers. All you do is pick a bra size you want, place the sizers inside, and determine whether you feel comfortable with this.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to determine the size and shape of the breast implant you want is by speaking with an experienced professional like Dr. Hetal Fichadia. She will examine your breasts, go over your health, lifestyle, and discuss your desired results with you to guide you towards the best decisions for your breast augmentation. To make a consultation, call the office today!