When it comes to the size and shape of the breasts, studies report that as many as 71% of women are not happy with their cup size and as many as 47% report wanting larger breasts. While breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year, choosing the right size implant takes careful consideration by you and your surgeon.
While 85% of women think they picked the correct implant size, 13% wish they had gone larger while less than 2% wish they had chosen a smaller implant size. So how do you determine the best breast implant size for you? These tips, along with the help of your surgeon, can help ensure you find the perfect implant size from the start.
Take Your Measurements into Consideration
When you are trying to determine the best breast implant size for your breast augmentation, it is important to start with what you already have. Your current body type, such as your height, weight, and your hip width, as well as the breast tissue you currently have, will all play a role in your final breast appearance. For example, if you are petite, large implants can create a disproportionate appearance and can lead to back and shoulder pain.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Your lifestyle also plays a role in determining the best breast implant size for you. If you are an athlete or live a very active lifestyle, larger breast implants may negatively affect your performance. If you are looking to start a family in the future, your breast augmentation results can be affected. For example, larger implants may increase sagging and stretching during pregnancy.
In addition, consider your personal style as changes to your breast size will affect how you dress. If you often wear clothing that makes wearing a bra difficult or you avoid wearing bras, smaller implants are often better. If you want to fill out dresses or shirts and highlight cleavage, larger implants are the better choice.
Age Can Make a Difference
Changes during your life, such as pregnancy, and aging can greatly affect the appearance of your breasts. For example, during pregnancy it is not uncommon for breasts to grow or shrink. As you age, breasts can begin to sag and lose profile. Choosing larger implants can contribute to additional sagging as you age.
Try Them on for Size!
Breast implants vary and are different for everyone based on their unique features. While 300 to 400cc implants may have given your friend the size breasts you are looking for, your body may require implants with less or more volume. The good news is that, with the use of sizers or 3D computer simulation, you are able to get a good idea of what different implant sizes will mean for you.
If you are considering breast augmentation but don’t know where to start when it comes to deciding on the best breast implant size, Dr. Castellano and his team can help you determine the correct size implants to achieve your goals. Call 813-803-6071 to schedule a consultation.