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Why a Cosmetic Surgeon Measures for Breast Augmentation

Choosing the perfect implant size is one of the most common concerns for women planning their breast augmentation. The truth is, though, that if you’re making your decision based purely on cup size, you’re not going to achieve optimal results. The problem with cup sizes is that there is no standard of measurement, meaning that a C cup in one bra brand or style might be a B or D in another.

Instead, your cosmetic surgeon can take precise breast augmentation measurements to help you determine the best implant size for you. Here are the three primary reasons why these measurements are so important.

1. To Maintain Natural-Looking Proportions

The goal of breast augmentation is to enhance the curves and shape of your body. To accomplish this, your implant size should complement your body proportions in such a way that they look and feel very natural.

2. To Take Your Anatomy into Account

Because every woman’s body is unique, there is no one-size-fits all implant size.

Anatomical factors such as the size and position of your rib cage, chest wall and breasts can influence your cosmetic surgeon’s sizing recommendations when it comes to breast augmentation. These measurements may also help to determine the best breast implant placement.

3. To Offer the Best Possible Results

Taking exact measurements prior to your breast augmentation will ultimately help your cosmetic surgeon give you the smoothest, most-natural looking results possible. While this might require just a little extra time and planning, it’s well worth it in the long run to discuss implant measurements with your cosmetic surgeon prior to making a final decision.