What Breast Implant Size is Right for Me?
When choosing a breast implant size, you must take into account your personal preference as well as the recommendations of our plastic surgeon. It is important to keep certain considerations in mind when making the final size decision prior to your breast augmentation surgery.
Understanding Breast Implant Sizes
Women tend to think of our breasts in terms of cup size, but breast implants are actually measured in terms of ccs or ounces, describing the volume of liquid that they hold. That means that two women with different size breasts will need different implant sizes if they both hope to end up with 34Ds. Sizes range from 100 to 1000 ccs, with 300 and 400 ccs implants the most common ones chosen.
Consider Your Body
There are two primary physical considerations that may limit the size of your implants. First, your original breasts must have enough surface volume to cover the desired size of the implants. If that’s not possible, you will need to choose a smaller implant. Chest and shoulder width is also a consideration, but implants do come in different widths, so our doctor can select the one that goes best with your frame. Women who have asymmetry in their original breasts typically choose different sized implants to create a more even appearance.
Choosing breast implant size based on a photo of a magazine model or the ones your friend opted for is usually not a good indication of how the same size will look on your body. A consultation with our experienced surgeon and consideration of your body size and desired outcome is the best way to make the choice that’s right for you. Women with different body frames will look radically different with similarly sized implants.
Think About Lifestyle
If you enjoy exercise, sports or other physical activity, breasts that are too large can cause discomfort. Our surgeon can recommend implants that will provide the look you want without hindering your active lifestyle. Women who are relatively sedentary may choose to opt for larger breasts. It all depends on the unique situation.
Talk to Our Surgeon
Regardless of the size of breast implant you choose, you will likely find that the change improves your confidence and your level of satisfaction with your appearance. The best way to determine the right breast implant size for you is to schedule a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons in Princeton. Contact us today to book your appointment!