How to Choose the Right Implant Size for You


How to Choose the Right Implant Size for You

When considering the size of your breast augmentation, begin researching before and after  images on the website of a plastic surgeon you are considering. This will ensure that you share the same aesthetic values as your surgeon.   Your surgeon can also provide you with helpful insight as to what cup size will look best on your body, as the actual size of a breast implant, measured in cc’s, is really not very descriptive of what a breast augmentation will look like, or what the cup size will be. It is all relative to the size of the breast and the size of the patient preoperatively. For example, a tall, broad-shouldered patient with small A-cup breasts may require 450cc implants to achieve a C-cup breast volume postoperatively, while a shorter patient with medium B-cup breasts may only need a 250cc implant to achieve a C-cup breast volume.

Always insist on seeing `before and after’ photos from three different perspectives: straight on, side, and oblique. The lighting, distance from the patient and cropping should be consistent in these photos to give you an idea as to what the results of your breast augmentation could be. Additionally, attention to detail in photographs may give you insight into a plastic surgeon’s attention to detail in the operating room.

Above all else, be clear about your goals for your surgery when meeting with a surgeon: are you focused on size? The ‘naturalness’ of your breast augmentation after surgery? These are important factors to discuss with your surgeon, and will play a large role in ensuring that the breast augmentation you choose is the right one for you.

To find out how we can help you make the right choice for your breast augmentation,  visit our website or call us at 204-947-9322.

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