Body Type & Cup Size: Proportion Is Key

Body Type & Cup Size: Proportion Is Key

When it comes down to it, there is no right or wrong answer for the perfect size implant for every woman. The solution comes after a discussion of goals, objective body measurements, and choosing a size that is proportional to the body. Why does body type matter when it comes to breast augmentation? We have all the answers.

How Does Body Type Impact Breast Augmentation?

Implants that are too large can leave a patient’s body looking disproportionate. Although women are opting to go for larger implants these days, they may not always bring the best results. Although a medium-sized implant may not make much difference on a tall or curvy woman, a petite woman who receives a medium implant can achieve a significant enhancement. In determining implant size, current body and breast, shape and size, are the key elements in determining an appropriate size selection. Dr. Kayastha is here to help combine your dream with the safest breast augmentation procedure possible to achieve your desired results with minimal complications.

Which Breast Implant is Right for Me?

With the different types, sizes, shapes, and forms of breast implants, it can often be overwhelming to decide which implant is right for you. Look at before and after pictures of other women that have the same body type and compare their breast size. Bringing pictures of women with similar body types can help you show Dr. Kayastha the type of results you are looking for. These are a few things you can keep in mind before your consultation:

Type of Implant

There are two main types of breast implants: saline implants and silicone gel implants. Saline breast implants are an option for patients 18 and older, while patients opting for silicone breast implants must be 22 years or older. Some people prefer saline implants because the material can be safely absorbed into the body in case of an implant rupture. Silicone implants have a more natural look and feel and are still a safe option, especially with recent advancements in silicone gel material.

Where the Implants Sit

Low-profile implants are flatter than high-profile implants, and the more volume desired, the higher the profile. This is vital in deciding implant size because if the implants are too wide they will hang over the sides bumping into your arm. If the implants are too narrow they will leave space in between the breasts. An implant size that is just right will fill the entire base width and fill the cup of the bra naturally.

Implant Shape

Implants come in two shapes: round or teardrop. Round implants project farther from the body, creating more dramatic results. Teardrop-shaped implants may be better for slim or petite women since they move with the natural contour of the body and add more fullness to the bottom of the breasts.

Body Proportions

Dr. Kayastha believes that the most attractive results are achieved when the patient and surgeon evaluate body proportions before choosing the implant size. Implants that are too big or too small will make the rest of the patient’s features look unnatural. Careful consideration of height, weight, rib cage, posture, and many more features will be evaluated to find a suitable size that matches all of the patient’s proportions.

Schedule a Consultation

The final decision on breast implant size relies solely on the patient, but it is important to consider all of the recommendations provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha. He can determine whether you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery and will help you find the best implant choice for your breast implant surgery. Schedule a breast augmentation consultation today by calling our office in Albany, NY, or filling out an online contact form.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.