Breast implants have been a common procedure for women who are looking to enhance their physical appearance. However, it is important to know the most appropriate size of implant for one’s body. Getting the right size is crucial so as not to have implants that are too small or too big.
Things to consider when choosing the ideal breast implant size
Learning about breast implant sizes, especially for women who want to have breast augmentations, is very important. The sizing will determine your look for the years to come.
Probably the most exciting part of a breast augmentation procedure is the implant sizing session. During this time, your surgeon will give you a specialized bra where you will insert the implants to be able to see what will most likely be the effect of the implant size to your figure.
Breast implant sizes range from a hundred to about a thousand cubic centimeters. A cubic liter is equal to about 0.3 ounces. The most common sizes of implants range from 300 to 400 cc.
To be able to achieve a more desirable breast augmentation result, you have to know the width of your breast. This is measured from the cleavage point to the outer part of the breast. Rule of thumb is you can choose a breast implant that is narrower or the same size as your breast width.
One must also consider the thickness of the breast tissue as this will be a big factor on the appearance of the breast with the implants.
Another thing, learning about breast implant sizes is important based on the lifestyle of the patient. The implant you will get should not be based solely on how good you look in different clothes. It is also important to consider if your new breasts will be a hazard to your activities, or if you will still feel good with them over the years. The important thing is to avoid a disproportionate figure for women who opted for breast implants. Breast implants should also look good and natural.
During the implant sizing session, it is recommended to bring a friend who will give you feedback on how you look and to also keep you in check. You may also ask feedback from the clinic nurse. He or she usually has a background on how other patients have fared with their procedures. This can be a useful tip for you.
The thing one must learn about breast implant sizes is that it varies depending on the person’s desire aesthetically, the activities she does, or the confidence a breast size gives her. There are really not set of rules, as one size does not necessarily fits all.
Dr. Gregory H. Croll is the owner of his own practice, and the leading doctor for breast augmentation in Columbia, MO.