When considering breast augmentation, one of the first decisions you will need to make is what size implant to choose. While this may seem like a daunting task, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez, is here to help you with four points to consider that will make your choice much easier.
For further help in choosing the right implant size for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bermudez today.
Stay in Proportion to Your Body
Women who choose breast implants that are in proportion to their body are usually happier with their choice than women who choose overly large or small implants for their frame. For example, petite women with smaller frames will often look better with smaller implants, whereas taller or larger-framed women will often look better with larger implants.
In addition to aesthetics, it is also important to consider whether your frame can adequately and comfortably support larger, heavier breasts. In this case, choosing the wrong implant size for a smaller frame could lead to back and shoulder pain. On the other hand, you don’t want to be so conservative choosing a breast implant size that you later regret you didn’t go larger. All are things to consider, and an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bermudez will be able to help you make the right choice with no regrets.
Think in Cubic Centimeters Instead of Cup Sizes
You may be a B cup looking to be a C cup, but breast implants aren’t measured like that. Instead, they are measured in cubic centimeters (ccs). A cubic centimeter is a metric volume measurement, and one that is infinitely more accurate than bra cup sizes when it comes to breast implants. Most saline and silicone implants range from 120cc to 850cc.
During your consultation, your surgeon will help you determine the right amount of ccs for you, letting you “try on” different implant sizes so that you can see how they look on your frame.
Base it on Your Preference, Not Someone Else’s
Breast augmentation is an important decision, and not one to take lightly. Choosing a larger or smaller implant size just to please your significant other or impress your friends is not recommended. Remember: it’s your body, and you will have to live with the consequences of your choices, not them.
Instead of focusing on others’ expectations, real or perceived, think about what you want breast implants for. Is it boost your confidence with a more substantial size increase? Or to balance out your curves with a subtle size increase? Whatever the reason, make sure it’s your own. This will help you find the size that matches your desires, not just theirs.
Take into Consideration Your Lifestyle
This is often an overlooked point when thinking about getting breast implants: how they fit into your lifestyle. For example, are you an avid runner who schedules their life in 5ks and half marathons? If so, choosing breast implants that are too large may get in the way and even prove painful from carrying extra weight.
Playing sports regularly and having a physically demanding job are also reasons to consider a smaller breast implant size. Keep in mind that implant size will also affect how your clothes fit and look on you—more points to consider when choosing the right implant size.
Consult with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you need help selecting the right breast implant size for your body, aesthetic, and lifestyle, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Bermudez. With over 17 years’ experience helping women achieve the body of their dreams, Dr. Bermudez will help you find the perfect fit with your breast implant size and selection, and he’ll be with you all the way from consultation to recovery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bermudez today by calling (415) 668-2122.