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How to Choose The Implant Size For Your Breast Augmentation

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Choosing the Right Implant Size

There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing the right implant size for your body. Your general build and the size of your ribcage are among the most important determining factors if you want a natural look. However, a full bosom with plenty of cleavage is often desirable.

Benefits of Moderate Breasts

Breast implants on the smaller and moderate scale are sometimes known as “moderate” and “moderate plus” implants, respectively. For many women, breast augmentation surgery is simply to even out the proportions of your body. In this case, bigger is not always better. If you want to balance your pear shape or improve your look in a bikini, you may increase your size to moderate plus, which allows you to better fill out clothing.

On the other hand, you might opt for a smaller implant if you have a flatter, straighter frame to begin with and don’t want the “fake” look that over-sized implants can sometimes create. Moderate implants are often a good choice for women with smaller ribcages because larger implants tend to spill out to the sides in an undesirable way. Small-profile implants are also ideal if your ribcage is wider. Smaller implants may ripple more and place pressure on the breast tissue, and they do not offer dramatic lift or cleavage.

Benefits of Bigger Breasts

Some women want to see a dramatic difference with breast implants. For them, high-profile implants are the only way to go. These implants provide the perfect size and shape for a dramatic reveal; although, they might not be the best choice for women with smaller frames. Women with larger and wider ribcages may find that high-profile implants look more natural and attractive with their deep cleavage.

Larger, heavier breasts do add weight that can cause discomfort or even pain. Whatever implant size you opt to go with, get measured so you can wear the correct bra size. Because bra bands stretch over time, you’ll want to switch to the tighter hooks after a time period between six months and one year after purchasing the bra. Furthermore, you’ll want to get refitted for your bras after periods of weight gain or weight loss. Pregnancy is one event that can cause your breasts to have different needs despite the fact that the implants cause them to remain the same size.

You should discuss the best size and shape for your implants with Dr. Khorsandi during your consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.