Deciding on Breast Implant Size

Deciding on Breast Implant Size

If you’ve been mulling over implants to improve the size and shape of your breasts, there are a couple of things that you need to thoughtfully consider once you have decided to have breast augmentation. Choosing the right implant size is one of these. Many women make the mistake of thinking that what looks good on others will automatically work well with their body type.

When deciding on implant size, we recommend a thoughtful assessment and evaluation of the following factors:

  • Your existing lifestyle: Are you generally active? Too large and extremely heavy implants may be a hindrance to your hobbies and sports.
  • Your body type: Women with broad shoulders usually look better with large implants.
  • Possibility of complications: The larger the implant, the higher the risk of complications such as rippling, nipple numbness, capsular contracture, and thinning of breast tissue.
  • Pain or discomfort: There is an increased risk of pain and discomfort in the neck, shoulders, and back.

Making the right breast implant choice

Reviewing before-and-after photographs is one of the important steps to figuring out which implant size is ideal for you. Ask for images of patients that are the same age, body type, height, and weight as you. It may also help if you try on implants of various shapes and projections.

Let us help you choose the right breast implant size. Call 518.346.0002 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with us today. Our offices are conveniently located in Latham and Guilderland. We look forward to your visit!