Choosing Implants for Your Breast Augmentation
Are you unhappy with the shape and size of your breasts? If they are smaller than you desire and you want to enhance their look, then a breast augmentation could be the answer you’ve been looking for. It’s a surgical procedure that involves inserting implants to improve the overall appearance of the breasts.
The final result of your breast augmentation surgery largely depends on the size and shape of the implant. Choosing the right implant size is the tricky part of the procedure because no two body shapes are alike, and your bodily proportions must be considered when deciding on the proper size.
The type of implant and size you choose makes a significant impact on achieving ‘natural’ looking results. Breast implant sizes range from 100cc to 1000cc. One cc is equivalent to 0.3 ounces. Commonly chosen sizes are within the range of 300 to 400cc.
Factors That Influence the Final Outcome of the Breast Augmentation Surgery
Apart from the size of the implant, your doctor will take into consideration a few important factors before performing the surgery.
The Overall Shape of Your Body
When you look at your reflection in the mirror, are you naturally curvy or have a slim body frame? Women who are naturally lean should choose a smaller sized implant to make sure their proportions remain intact.
Choosing implants that look too large on a small body frame can throw one’s shape off balance. Apart from creating a disproportionate look throughout the body, large implants can put immense strain on the back and shoulders. You don’t want to go in for a breast augmentation only to find yourself booking appointments with a chiropractor to release muscle tension in the back and neck.
General State of Well-Being
Women who are considering a breast augmentation should be in a state of good general health before undergoing the procedure. If you are prone to infections or have any underlying health conditions that can increase the chance of risks, then it will be advised that you postpone the procedure until a later date.
Choosing Right Breast Implant Size
You can receive guidance and choose the right implant size during a consultation with your doctor. Apart from the size of the implant, the profile influences the final outcome. Breast profile is the distance of outward protrusion of the implant. If you want the breast to stick out more, a higher profile is the best choice.
High profile implants are the right choice if you’re looking at a ‘push-up’ bra look and feel. On the other hand, a low-profile implant will look more flattened. The profile is chosen depending on the natural breast shape.
An implant will look natural when it is within the natural breast width. If you have a narrow chest (petite), the options available are limited. You will benefit from a smaller implant with a higher profile. Additionally, there is also the choice between teardrop and round implants.
Contact Our Office
A breast augmentation is the perfect solution for women who want to enhance the size of their breasts. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery and want to experience the benefits it has to offer, contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule your appointment today.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...