You’ve made the decision to undergo breast implant surgery and you’re all set to meet with your plastic surgeon. But now comes the big decision. Just how big should you go with your implants? There is often the temptation to go significantly larger, particularly if you’ve been flat-chested for your entire life. This can be a mistake, as breasts that are too large for your frame can potentially result in a host of concerns, including neck and shoulder discomfort.
There are a number of factors that need to be considered when you are determining the right sized implant for you. Remember that bigger isn’t always better. Keep in mind, also, that deciding on a new breast size is a personal decision. Just because a friend went easily from an A to a full D, it does not mean that you will be able to achieve the same results.
Choices in implant type
If you take in enough boob job information & images showing before and after’s, you’ll soon realize that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to implants. Broadly speaking, implants are offered in silicone gel and saline options. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of implant. To some patients, saline implants may feel unnatural and almost like overfilled water balloons, while to other patients they feel comfortable and natural. Silicone implants, however, do have a reputation for feeling much more natural. There is significantly more scarring seen with with silicone implants, however.
Considering your anatomy
When you meet with your surgeon, you’ll likely see that they take plenty of measurements. There is truly no substitute for taking accurate measurements. Your surgeon will need to understand a number of measurements, including the base width of your natural breasts, the distance between your natural breasts and also just how broad your chest is as a whole.
Another factor that will need to be taken into consideration is the looseness, or laxity, of your skin. You will need to have sufficient tissue to accommodate the implant once it is in inserted. Your surgeon will also want to make sure that your breasts are symmetrical. Asymmetry can be adjusted with implants, but your surgeon will need to know how much of a difference there is.
Understanding your goals
Be sure to discuss your personal preferences and goals regarding the size of your new breasts. You could bring in pictures of breasts that you feel would be well-suited for you. By providing your surgeon with as many specifics as is possible, your surgeon will then be able to form an accurate idea as to what it is that you want to achieve with your breast augmentation surgery.
Perhaps you’re looking for a smaller enhancement? If so, implants may not be the right choice for you. Fat grafting can often produce natural results, with much less scarring and invasiveness.
The more that your surgeon understands what it is that you’re looking to achieve, the better solution can be custom-tailored to meet your needs.
Listening to the advice of your surgeon
The reason that you selected your surgeon is because he or she has the skills and the talent that you’re looking for. With this in mind, be sure to pay attention to the advice that your surgeon offers you. Your surgeon will know what is realistically possible while working within the size of your body frame. Your surgeon will also be able to provide you with information that will help you to determine which type of implant and shape of implant is the best choice for you. Trust in the advice and guidance offered to you by your surgeon so that you can avoid going too big, or perhaps even going too small when you select your implant size.
Selecting the right-sized implant will take a conversation between you and your selected surgeon. Be clear about your expectations and trust in the expertise offered by your surgeon.