The Right Implant Size and Shape for Breast Augmentation

How to Choose the Right Implant Size for Breast Augmentation

How to Choose the Right Implant Size for Breast Augmentation

Mai Delacruz

Mai Delacruz
Personal Fitness Trainer & Health Coach

Updated on 1/30/2023

Choosing the right implant size and shape is an important decision when considering breast augmentation. It's important to select an implant size and shape that will create the desired look, while still looking natural and in proportion to your body. In this article, we will explore the factors to consider when choosing the right implant size and shape, and provide tips to help you make an informed decision.

The Importance of Proper Implant Selection

The size and shape of the implant can greatly impact the overall outcome of the breast augmentation procedure. Choosing the right implant can help create a natural-looking and proportionate result, while the wrong size or shape can lead to an unnatural or disproportionate look. Therefore, it's important to take the time to carefully consider the options and choose the right implant for you.

Understanding Implant Sizes

Implant sizes are measured in cubic centimeters (cc) and are available in a range of sizes. The average breast implant ranges from 200cc to 800cc. However, the size of the implant is not the only determining factor in breast augmentation. Implant size should be chosen based on the patient's chest width, natural breast size, and the desired size and shape.

Trying on Implants

Many plastic surgeons will use sizers or "implant sizers" during the consultation process. These are small, lightweight, and usually filled with water or air to simulate the size and shape of an implant. This allows patients to physically see and feel the implant in their bra and clothing, giving them a better idea of how they will look after the surgery.

Implant Shapes 

Breast implants are available in two shapes: round and anatomic (teardrop). Round implants are symmetrical and provide a full, round shape. Anatomic implants are slightly tapered at the bottom and provide a more natural-looking, sloping shape.

Factors to Consider when Choosing Implant Size and Shape

 When choosing the right implant size and shape, there are several factors to consider. These include the patient's chest width, natural breast size, desired breast size and shape, and the patient's overall body proportion. It's also important to consider the patient's lifestyle, as larger implants may be more difficult to conceal during physical activities or while wearing certain types of clothing.

Consultation with the Surgeon 

Ultimately, the best way to choose the right implant size and shape is through consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to assess your individual needs and help guide you through the decision-making process, ensuring that you make the best choice for you.

Conclusion

Choosing the right implant size and shape is an important decision when considering breast augmentation. Proper implant selection can help create a natural-looking and proportionate result, while the wrong size or shape can lead to an unnatural or disproportionate look. It's important to take the time to carefully consider the options and choose the right implant for you. Understanding implant sizes, trying on implants, implant shapes, and factors to consider when choosing the implant size and shape and consulting with the surgeon, can help make an informed decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

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