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Tips for Choosing Breast Implant Size

Posted on May 27, 2014

iStock_000003310100XSmall-150x150Now that you have decided to have breast augmentation surgery, you have several important decisions to make. You must choose between saline and silicone breast implants. You need to decide if you would like your breast implants placed under or over the chest muscle as well as decide on an incision pattern. And last but not least, one of the most important decisions you must make is what size breast implants to get.

To help you make an informed decision about what size breast implants to get, Dr. David Rankin, a leading cosmetic surgery in Palm Beach County and Broward County, shares the following tips for choosing breast implant size.

Keep Your Body Type in Mind

The breast implant size you choose should be appropriate for your body type and frame. For instance, women with thin skin and little body fat should not opt for the largest implant size, because they might not have a sufficient amount of fat, skin and breast tissue to cover the implants. Without enough tissue to support implants, they may be visible underneath the skin’s surface. In addition, women with a narrow frame should avoid choosing excessively large implants with a wide base, or they may end up with results that look out of proportion to the rest of their figure.

Photos Are Helpful

Bring photos of women with the size of breast implants you would like to your consultation with Dr. Rankin. Photos are a great reference point, so you and your plastic surgeon can confirm you are working toward the same aesthetic goal. One caveat: Make sure you choose photos with women who have the same body type and frame that you do.

Bra Cup Size Is a Good Starting Point

Although referring to bra cup size to describe what size breast implants you would like is a good starting point, try to avoid using cup size as your only reference. This is because different bra manufacturers may describe cup sizes differently. For example, one manufacturer might describe a certain bra size as a B cup while another manufacturer might call the same size a C cup.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to decide what breast implant size is right for you is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Rankin. He can evaluate your unique body type and frame and suggest a size range that fits your anatomy. He also has breast prosthetics of different sizes that you can try on. Together, you and your plastic surgeon can choose a breast implant size that’s right for you.

To schedule a personal consultation with Palm Beach plastic surgeon Dr. David Rankin to learn more about your breast enhancement options, contact Aqua Plastic Surgery by calling (561) 776-2830 or (954) 564-3832.


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