Deciding on Breast Implant Size
If you’ve been wanting to improve the size and shape of your breasts with implants, there are a couple of things that you need to 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? Large implants will add weight to your chest and added structure, which may be a hindrance to your hobbies and sports. It’s also important to consider the material used for your implants if you have an active lifestyle. Although it is not easy for silicone implants to rupture, the possible risk is still there.
Your Body Type
Medium-sized implants will look smaller on women with broad shoulders than on women with narrow frames. Similarly, small implants can create a dramatic enhancement for petite women. Your body type might also impact the shape of your chosen implants since teardrop-shaped implants might look more natural on slim women.
Your Aesthetic Goals
Some women desire a natural-looking enhancement to their figure while others want a more dramatic change. There’s no “right” look when it comes to breast augmentation, but it’s necessary to know for your personal treatment before making a decision.
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 by placing them in your bra. Dr. Kayastha can assist you during your consultation and will help you make a choice that is both safe and fits your desired goals.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Kayastha is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Albany, NY, and he is dedicated to great results and patient experiences. If you have any questions about breast augmentation or would like to plan for your surgery, schedule a consultation today at our Latham office.