What You Should Consider When Deciding On Your Breast Implant Size – By Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Afrooz
Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedure, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all cosmetic procedures. This procedure can give you the larger, fuller breasts you desire.
If you are wondering about the size of your implants, you are not alone. When patients come to me to discuss breast augmentation, one of the most common questions I hear is, “What size implants should I get?”
First, Choose the Type of Implants That Are Right for You
Before you think about the size of the implants, you should first decide what shape and type of implants are right for you. You can choose a round shaped implant that produces a full, perky breast, or you can choose a teardrop shape that is more natural looking. One type is not better than the other; it is simply a matter of preference.
Once you’ve decided on the shape, you’ll have to decide what type of implants you want to get. Implants can be made of saline, which is sterile salt water. Or they can be made of silicone. Both types of implants have their advantages and their disadvantages.
Saline implants are approved for patients 18 years of age or older. Saline implants cost less than silicone implants, so if cost is a factor, you may want to consider saline implants. But saline implants don’t feel as natural to the touch as silicone implants.
Silicone implants are approved for patients 22 years of age or older. If you choose silicone implants, your incision site will be slightly larger.
What Size Implant Is Right for You?
Once you’ve decided on a shape and a type of implant, make a decision on the size of your implants with the help of your plastic surgeon. Breast implants come in many different sizes, so it’s important to choose the size that’s right for you. Part of that decision depends upon your desired results. But there are also other considerations to keep in mind. If the breast implants are too big, the breasts may feel heavy and uncomfortable, and this could lead to complications.
The size of your breast implants will also depend in large part upon your anatomy. We must determine how broad your chest is, and whether you have enough breast tissue to support large breasts – otherwise, the edges of the implants may be visible.
It is important that you discuss your desires during our consultation and together we can come to the right decision for you. Bring in pictures of breasts that appeal to you, and we can talk about whether or not this will be possible.
To find out if breast implants are right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Dr. Paul Afrooz, MD has offices in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida, serving residents of Miami, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale.