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Breast Implant Sizes – Finding the Right Breast Implant

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Breast implant size is one of the women’s biggest concerns when consulting for breast augmentation.

This fact should not surprise us, since this is not an easy task and needs to be assessed by both the patient and the plastic surgeon.

The ideal breast implant size is a very personal decision. Finding a size that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and in line with your uniqueness is what it is all about – not fitting in or adhering to social norms.

In this blog post, we will explore the various factors to consider when selecting breast implant sizes and offer valuable insights from the experienced team at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. Whether you are considering a change in appearance or simply seeking guidance, we are here to help you choose implant size.

Selecting the Best Breast Implant

As we have already mentioned, choosing the appropriate breast implant is no easy task.

The goal is to satisfy the patient’s desires and reconcile them with the plastic surgeon’s evaluation of what is appropriate for the particular patient. 

There are different options when it comes to deciding your best breast implant:

Saline-filled or silicone implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that has a consistency which is more natural to the touch. 

On the other hand, saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Some women choose this option because the solution is completely absorbed by the body should there be a rupture, which they perceive as a safer option. 

In summary, silicone gel implants offer a natural feel but require regular monitoring, while saline implants are absorbed by the body in case of rupture, providing some women with a sense of safety.

Different breast implant surface – smooth or textured

Textured implants have a surface with small bumps or textures designed to decrease the risk of capsular contracture, a condition where the scar tissue around the implant becomes tight and constricting. Leading to firmer breasts.

Alternatively, many plastic surgeons continue to favor smooth implants due to their ability to provide a more natural and softer feel. Smooth implants do not have a textured surface but are still widely used and considered safe.

Submuscular or Subglandular Positioning of the Breast Implants

Submuscular placement involves positioning the implant beneath the breast muscle, while subglandular placement involves placing it under the breast tissue.

Submuscular placement is commonly preferred for breast augmentations for several reasons. One advantage is that it increases the likelihood of women not experiencing issues with breastfeeding. More about this topic read in our article Breastfeeding With Breast Implants: Is it Possible?

Additionally, submuscular placement reduces the risk of capsular contracture, a condition where scar tissue tightens around the implant.

On the other hand, subglandular placement involves positioning the implant beneath the breast tissue but above the muscle. This technique may be suitable for certain individuals, depending on their specific anatomical considerations and desired outcomes.

Ultimately, the choice between submuscular and subglandular placement depends on factors such as individual anatomy, aesthetic goals, and discussions with a qualified plastic surgeon.

Breast Implant Shape – Round or Teardrop Implant?

In cosmetic breast augmentation surgery, round implants are commonly preferred by women as they tend to provide a more natural appearance.

On the other hand, tear-drop-shaped implants are typically utilized in situations where additional procedures, such as mastectomy reconstruction, have been performed.

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size

natural looking breast implants

When we think about the best breast implant sizing, we should take into account each person’s body shape and unique proportions, including:

  • waist-to-hip ratio,
  • shoulder width,
  • rib cage shape,
  • hip width,
  • and breast width.

Choosing the right breast implant size involves a scientific and aesthetic approach combined with modern techniques that enable visualization of potential outcomes. Patients often come with some pre-determined bra cup sizes without really appreciating how that translates concerning the patient.

It is the job of the plastic surgeon to advise on the appropriate breast implant size. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we employ various methods to assist you in making an informed decision.

Height, weight, and body frame

The first parameters to consider are height, weight, and body frame. A 300 cc implant will have a different result in a small frame 5-foot patient as opposed to someone who is larger framed and is 5-foot seven.

Present breast implant size

Next to consider is the present breast size. To use the example again of a 300 cc volume, the result will be different in one who is an A cup versus a B cup.

Implant volume

Once these factors have been considered, the actual volume may now be determined. This can be achieved by using a measuring device supplied by the breast implant manufacturer which measures the base of the breast. A numeric table will then point to the particular volume that is suggested.

Another method being used is putting a sizer into the bra and having the patient look into the mirror and decide on the breast implant size.

Some plastic surgeons employ a computer imaging system.

Finally, the experience of the plastic surgeon in breast augmentation is of paramount importance in helping select the appropriate size. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which breast implant size is most frequently selected by patients?

Breast implant size options are various. However, most patients typically choose breast implants that are between 300 and 400 cubic centimeters (cc) in volume. For many people getting breast augmentation, this range offers a balanced and natural appearance.

How do I figure out which size breast implant is the best for me?

Considerations for selecting the ideal breast implant size include:

  • your body type,
  • current breast size,
  • aesthetic objectives.

A skilled, experienced plastic surgeon is able to evaluate your particular anatomy and direct you toward the best size for your intended result. At Park Plaza, we offer a free initial consultation, where we provide you with detailed information and help you make a decision.

Can I select the size of my breast implants based on my cup size?

Bra manufacturers’ cup sizes can vary, making them an unreliable standard for determining the size of breast implants. It is more beneficial to concentrate on talking about your ideal proportions and appearance with your plastic surgeon, who can suggest the best implant size for you based on your unique characteristics. A very helpful tool for selecting the proper breast size if reviewing before and after photos shown by the plastic surgeon.

Are there size limitations for breast implants?

The typical size range for breast implants is 100 for smaller breast implants to 800 ml for larger breast implants. The specific size options, however, may change depending on the manufacturer and kind of implant.

Discovering Your Perfect Fit – Personalized Consultation Journey

Imagine the following: Sarah, a lighthearted and self-assured woman who has made the decision to pursue breast augmentation, comes to our Park Plaza Plastic Surgery Center. Sarah wants to increase the size of her breasts and create a result that looks natural and complements her overall physique. She is aware that selecting the ideal breast implant is essential to achieving her goals.

Having a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits is a crucial first step for Sarah. The surgeon takes the time to learn Sarah’s goals for the procedure, evaluate her body proportions, and go over lifestyle issues during this personalized consultation. They have an extensive discussion about the various breast implant options, considering elements like size, breast shape, material, and available placement options.

Together, Sarah and our experienced plastic surgeon will be able to choose the ideal breast implant for her. It might entail picking a round silicone gel implant that is designed to accentuate her natural curves and has a soft, realistic feel.

Additionally, they go over the advantages of submuscular placement to lower the chance of complications and enhance long-term outcomes after breast augmentation surgery.

Schedule Your Breast Implant Surgery Consultation Today

Are you prepared to start your search for the ideal breast implant?

At Park Plaza, we understand that every person is unique, and your breast augmentation journey should be tailored to your specific needs. We believe in a personalized approach, where open communication between you and your plastic surgeon is key.

Together, we will navigate the path to finding the right breast implant size that enhances your natural beauty and boosts your self-confidence.

Schedule your breast surgery consultation by calling (212) 750-9494 or filling out the contact form.