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How to Choose the Right Breast Implants for You

Published on May 25, 2018
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Women who have small breasts often times feel insecure about their appearance and feel compelled to make aesthetic improvements that will help them feel better about themselves in the long run. There are a variety of plastic surgery techniques designed to improve the look of the breasts, but one of the best ways to increase their size is through breast implants.

A breast implant surgery can be customized to fit the individual needs of each patient.It’s important to choose an implant size that is not only comfortable, but one that will fit your bodily proportions. In order to be fully prepared to undergo the procedure, you should understand some of the details that many people forget to look up.

Choosing the Right Implant Size for Your Needs

Breast implants are available in a wide range of sizes for people with different body types. They measure between 100cc to 1000cc. One cc is the equivalent of 0.3 ounces or 1 milliliter. A common size range is between 300 and 400cc. Differences are also observable in height and diameter.

Choosing the right breast size is influenced by body type, shape, and age. For a slender person, large breasts may look nice and attract attention, but you run the risk of looking disproportionate or experiencing back pains. You should weigh your options and talk to your plastic surgeon about your choice.

Your surgeon will take your overall body structure into account when making recommendations on the breast implant size.

If you feel comfortable having a large breast size and truly feel as if getting larger breasts will make you look great, then you should go with the size you desire. With the right attitude and confidence, large breasts can accentuate a woman’s body shape. It is imperative to choose a size that comfortably fits the body frame and one that you feel happy with.

The decision to undergo a breast implant surgery is a serious one and should only be carried out if you are completely sure. If someone is urging you to undergo the procedure, you should reflect on your own needs and desires before proceeding.

Finding the Right Breast Size for Your Frame

A common mistake that most women make when deciding on size is choosing a breast implant size based on cup size. A Victoria secret C cup doesn’t fit the same way as Triumph’s. Cup sizes in bras are not an accurate standard for choosing an implant size. You should choose a size based on volume instead.

Think in terms of cubic centimeters. When you are deciding on the right size, women are recommended to perform a rice test. A rice test is simple and provides an accurate measure of what to expect after the breast implant surgery.

To perform this test, you must fill a knee length stocking with rice (one ounce is equivalent to 30cc, so 10 for 300cc) and stuff the stocking inside your bra. Another approach is to use ziplock bags filled with water. Also, companies like Allergan Inc., manufacture testing implants. To get a feel for the new size, all you’ll have to do is wear it under your clothes.

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Breast implants are a great option for women who want to safely increase the size of their breasts. If you’re ready to learn more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner today.