Choosing the Best Implant Size for You

When it comes to breast augmentation, selecting the size of the breast implant is perhaps one of the most important decisions for a woman. Sometimes, women can frantically fret over choosing implants that are either too small or too big.

However, since every woman’s body is different, it’s a good idea to carefully look at personal aspects and unique life factors. Along with the help from an experienced plastic surgeon, weighing these factors can make the implant size decision become clearer and much less worrisome.

Bigger or Smaller?

There’s a lot of choices to make when it comes to breast implants, and what size to go with is an important one. According to a recent poll of 1,350 breast augmentation patients conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, satisfaction with the procedure was very high, but 34% of these patients elected to change the size of their implants, most of which went larger.

Factors That Influence Your Size Choice

Here are just a couple of things to consider when choosing what size implant you want:

Physique: We all come in different shapes and sizes, so selecting an implant size should most definitely reflect that. While one size may look great on a tall woman with a broad frame, that same implant size may not be best for a shorter woman with a petite build.

Not to mention, one individual’s body frame may be able to support large breasts of a certain size perfectly fine, while another might experience discomfort and back pain due to the size choice. Evaluating your shoulder width, your height, and your weight will help to determine the best size and the most proportionate look.

Lifestyle: Activities, sports, and professions should be considered when choosing an implant size. If you are extremely active, large implants can possibly be uncomfortable or a bit of an obstruction. This is not always the case and some women are not affected by their size choice, however it’s a good idea to factor in your amount of physical activity and consider how size choice may affect your lifestyle.

Sizing is Now in Session

If you have weighed the above mentioned factors and still feel a tad overwhelmed, there’s additional light at the end of this tunnel and it’s called a sizing session. Sizing sessions provide an opportunity for a woman to really visualize how implants of different sizes will possibly look on her unique body.

In a designated room, a special bra which holds implants of varying sizes is tried on. The woman is then allowed to view herself in the mirror and in her own clothes, and determine which implants ultimately look right on her.

Sizing sessions and weighing personal factors can provide clarity and ease to your implant size decision, but having a thorough and knowledgeable plastic surgeon is also vital. Dr. John Sherman and his highly trained team combine advanced technology with patient consideration and safety for each and every plastic surgery procedure.

So, if you are considering breast augmentation or have any questions, please contact our New York office today.