How To Choose The Size And Shape Of Your Breast Implants
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How To Choose The Size And Shape Of Your Breast Implants

Getting a breast augmentation is a very exciting procedure for those planning to get it. The fuller bust will not only give you more curvature but can do wonders to your confidence — especially if being smaller-chested has affected your self-esteem. But the big question is, how do you choose the implant that’s right for you? There are a lot of factors at play that needs to be weighed against each other including size and feel, lifestyle and more. To help make the decision process easier, here are some things to consider when picking out the right implants:

How To Choose The Size And Shape Of Your Breast Implants

Your Lifestyle

When considering the type of shape and size of the implant you want, you need to consider your lifestyle. For example, if you’re a very active person who enjoys high-intensity workouts — you may want to steer away from very large implants. While they may fulfill the aesthetic desires you’re looking to achieve, they may become very impractical and bother you down the road. Before making any sort of body enhancements, you want to make sure that it matches your lifestyle or else you risk regretting the size implant down the road.

Feel And Shape

Another important thing to consider when picking out implants is figuring out the look and feel you want your breasts to have after the procedure. If you’re aiming for a look that’s more natural, you may want to opt for silicone implants as they resemble the consistency and look of real breasts. For a little more va-va-voom, saline implants have more balloon-like results which are preferred by female patients who want to make their breasts the centre of attention.

Think Of The Bigger Picture

When you’re looking to get your breasts augmented, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all. Daydreaming about how you’ll start to look in clothing and the confidence you’ll feel strutting it on the beach in your bathing suit. It’s an exciting time, especially for those who’ve been thinking about it for a long time. But apart from just thinking about the now, it’s important to also consider the bigger picture and how you’ll feel about your breasts down the road. Will the size you go with still be practical for you 5-7 years down the road? While implants are not permanent, and something you may need to touch up in the years to come, you still want to make sure you pick out an implant size that will keep you satisfied for years to come.

Don’t Think Size, Think Look And Feel

When you’re going through the process of picking out breast sizes, don’t think in terms of breast size like A cup or D cup. There’s no use of thinking in these terms as sizes differ between manufacturers and are relatively inconsistent between each one. There’s also no point in thinking about breast sizes in CCs either (the standardized measurement) as the same size can show dramatically different results on different patients depending on their frame. When considering the size of your implants, it’s important to envision how you want to look and how your breasts to feel and communicate those desires which your surgeon. That way they’ll know how to direct you to the size that’s best for you.

During Your Consultation

Your consultation with your surgeon is a crucial step when trying to determine what size and shape breast implants to go with. They will work with you to advise what implants work best based on the size of your chest frame and skin elasticity to ensure whatever size you decide on, the results are the best they can be.

Besides going over your desired results and what to expect from the treatment, your surgeon will also take measurements of your breasts, check for skin thickness, skin elasticity and much more. By creating this patient profile, your surgeon will be able to recommend the best implant sizes for you that are realistic based on your current anatomy. When you go to an experienced surgeon, no matter what your desired results are, you really want to take their expert opinion into consideration. For example, while you may want very large breasts — depending on your current profile, having large breasts may not be the best route as it can cause complications down the road including saggy skin. A trusted surgeon will advise you on these things and help you strike a balance between what you want and what’s realistic and safe.

Sizing Sessions

Most clinics will offer a sizing session as a way to help you decide what size implant you want. After going over your profile and assessing the right range of sizes that would work for your frame, they’ll have real implants available for you to put in your bra to help you envision what you will look like in that particular size.

Like any surgical cosmetic procedure, you want to make sure you’re in the best hands. The team at McLean Clinic proudly specializes in breast augmentation and have helped hundreds of women achieve the look they want. To get one step closer to achieving the bustier silhouette you want, book a consultation appointment with them today. Not only will they guide you through the entire breast augmentation process, but they’ll also help take your self-confidence to new heights with the incredible results they’ll be able to achieve.

May 7, 2019
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