Breast Implant Sizes: How to Choose the Right Size
Each year, breast augmentation ranks among the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures at Dr. Ken Smart’s plastic surgery practice. During a breast augmentation procedure, breast implants are placed to increase breast size, enhance curves, and accentuate body contours.
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable surgery. Dr. Smart’s patients from Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and other areas of North Texas, select the size, shape, and type of breast implant best suited to their unique needs and desires. Many people wonder about breast implant sizes and how to choose the right size to meet their aesthetic goals. Dr. Smart assists patients in selecting implants that match their cosmetic desires while taking into account factors such as their figure, lifestyle, and personality.
Consider Your Frame
The natural body frame is a vital consideration when choosing the size of breast implants. Many women want to enhance their figure while maintaining a natural appearance. Implants that are overly large or disproportionate to the rest of the body tend to look less natural. The body should also be able to comfortably support breast implants. Short and petite patients who select large implants are more likely to experience back and shoulder pain.
Consider Your Lifestyle and Activity Level
When considering implant sizes, we encourage patients to think about their lifestyle and typical level of physical activity. It is possible to continue to run, exercise, and participate in sports with breast implants. However, depending on how vigorous activities are, it may be easier and more comfortable to perform them with smaller and lighter implants. Patients should select breast implants that give them the figure they desire without compromising physical activities.
Consider Your Personality
Personality is another important factor when choosing the right size of breast implant. Some people are naturally outgoing and prefer to be the center of attention, while others like to maintain a low profile. Large breast implants that are disproportionate to the rest of the figure are more likely to draw attention and are better suited to some patients than others.
Consider the Future
When selecting the size of breast implants, patients should consider the future. Breast implants usually last 10 to 20 years before needing replacement. Breast implants should complement a patient’s lifestyle and meet their aesthetic goals throughout the stages of their life.
Talk Openly With Your Doctor
Ultimately, a breast augmentation consultation is the best way to choose the right breast implant size. Patients should be open when communicating with Dr. Smart about their cosmetic goals, their level of physical activity, and any concerns regarding implant size. Dr. Smart also offers tools, such as implant sizers and digital imaging, that allow patients to preview augmentation results with different-sized implants so they know which implant size looks and feels best.
Breast augmentation enhances the figure so people feel confident and beautiful in their bodies. If you are considering breast augmentation and would like to learn more about breast implant options, Dr. Ken Smart can answer any questions you have. To schedule a breast implant consultation, send us a message online or call our plastic surgery center at (972) 334-0400.