Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size for You
Things to consider when choosing your ideal breast implant size and important things to note
Written by Medical Quality Manager, Clare Vogt , BN (Hons)
Published: Thursday, 17 June 2021
Breast size is very subjective. What's large for one individual is medium or even small for another. This is one reason why there isn't a one size fits all approach to breast enlargement surgery.
There are many things taken into consideration when a patient and surgeon discuss implant size, including:
- Your figure, body type and height
- Current breast tissue and skin quality
- Patient goals and expectations.
Let's take a look at these defining factors that will help you decide what breast implant size is right for you.
How Does Your Body Type Affect Your Choice of Breast Implant Size?
Your surgeon is going to want to find an implant size that compliments your body type. A very curvaceous patient will achieve a much more natural look with a larger implant size compared to a very slight patient. All our surgeons aim to offer a natural look to everyone; it should be your prerogative if you choose to tell people you've had breast enlargement surgery, rather than the results giving you away.
It's important to listen to the surgeons' advice. They have been performing these surgeries for over 10 years and want you to look and feel the best you can be. What you as a patient can do is to be honest with the surgeon. Explain to them what you want to see in the mirror after you've had the breast enlargement surgery, and they'll be able to let you know if your goals are realistic and what they can do to help you achieve them.
Current Breast Tissue and Skin Quality
Patients with an abundance of breast tissue and strong skin elasticity may be in a position to have a larger implant due to the breast already being in a position to support a large implant. Patients with little to no natural breast tissue may find their surgeon recommending placing a smaller implant behind the chest muscle to offer further support to the implant. Likewise, patients with low skin elasticity may need to start with a smaller implant and then build up some "stretch" on the breast if they want to go larger in the future.
Patient Goals and Expectations
When considering any surgical procedure, it's important patients have realistic expectations. Choosing a high experienced BAAPS/BAPRAS surgeon, you're ensuring you're in the very best of hands. However, the results of the surgery should align with what's medically possible and what you're hoping to achieve.
Your Patient Care Adviser is always on hand to answer your questions and provide you with as much learning material as you require. We also recommend reading through our Patient Stories and looking at before and afters to give you an idea of how results vary from person to person.
Then when in the breast enlargement consultation, you are encouraged to really discuss your breast enlargement goals with your surgeon, and they'll be able to let you know what's possible.
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