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What You Should Consider When Deciding Your Breast Implant Size

by | Nov 27, 2018 | Blog, Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Tips & Guides

Breast augmentation is the most popular form of plastic surgery in the world. If you’re unhappy with your breasts, implants can give you the larger, fuller breasts you’ve been dreaming of. But how big is too big?

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If you’re wondering what size breast implants you should get, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common questions plastic surgeons get about breast augmentation. To help you make a more informed choice, here are some important questions you should consider. The answers will depend on your individual goals as well as your anatomy.


What Type of Implant Is Right for You?


The size and shape of the implants is a very important factor in determining your final results. If you choose a round implant, you will get a full, perky breast. With a teardrop shape, you will get more of a natural look. One shape is not better than the other; it’s simply a matter of individual preference.


There are two different types of implants. You can choose a saline implant, which is made of sterile salt water, or a silicone implant. Both types of implants have their advantages and disadvantages – again, it’s simply a matter of choice.


Saline implants are approved for women 18 years of age and older while silicone implants are approved for women 22 years of age and older.


If price is a factor, you may want to know that saline implants cost less than silicone implants.


Here’s another difference you may want to consider. Saline implants don’t feel as natural as silicone implants.


Also, with silicone implants, your incision will be larger. You will also have to get ongoing MRI scans with silicone implants to make sure that they are not leaking.


What Is the Right Size Implant for You?


When it comes to choosing the right size implant, there are a number of factors to consider. It’s important to choose the right size for you. Part of that decision depends on the kind of results you’re looking for – how big do you want your new breasts to be?


Your desired results are important, but when choosing an implant size, there are other considerations that must be addressed. Breasts that are too big may feel heavy and uncomfortable, and they could lead to complications.


Also, the size of the implant will depend in part upon your unique anatomy. How broad is your chest? Do you have enough breast tissue to support large breasts? If not, the implant edges may be visible.


To best determine the right implant size for you, talk it over with your plastic surgeon. Bring in a picture of breasts that appeal to you to get the conversation started. This will help to give your surgeon a better idea of what you want and whether or not it will be possible. Together you will come to a decision that is right for you.


To learn more about breast augmentation, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Plastic Surgery Affiliates serves patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Lebanon and across Tennessee.