So, you’ve made the decision to have breast implants but now you’re faced with choosing what size and shape to have. It’s a big decision as you don’t want to get it wrong, but luckily there is some really sound advice to help you make it.
Listening to advice
Lots of people will have an opinion about what is and isn’t right for you but there are probably only two opinions you should listen to… your own and that of your cosmetic surgeon. Maybe also your very best friend if you know they have your interests at heart.
Your cosmetic surgeon is a good person to listen to for several reasons. They bring not only medical expertise and experience but also understanding of what you do and don’t want (as a result of having listened to you during your consultation).
Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to tell you what will give you the most natural look and most closely match your expectations. They will also be able to tell you what is medically advisable and safe for you. Your health and wellbeing should always be paramount and the aim is to enhance what nature gave you rather than to replace it completely.
Your own opinion is also crucial because you know how you feel about your breasts and what you are hoping to achieve through breast enhancement surgery. It is likely that you’ve thought long and hard about the procedure and are clear about what would be right for you.
Never allow yourself to be talked into having a size of implant that you are not completely happy with by partners, friends of family. It is your body and you will have to live with the results of your surgery for a long time.
Choosing the ideal size
In choosing what size of implant to recommend, your surgeon will take into account the size of your natural breasts and your chest and shoulder width.
They will also ask you about your lifestyle. If you are sporty and like to participate in high impact sports, big breasts might hinder you and you might find it more comfortable to go for something a little smaller.
However, if your chosen hobby is going to the cinema or similar, your breast size won’t make any difference.
There is no perfect breast size as everyone is individual in terms of their wishes, lifestyle and body shape. Implants are measured in CCs.
As a guideline 150-200cc equates to roughly one a half cup sizes. Your surgeon will give you the chance to try out various different sized implants or to have a 3D scan so you can see how each size of implant might look before making your choice.
Choosing the ideal shape
Breast implants come in two different shapes, round and teardrop.
Round implants – are used most frequently and are suitable for most women. They give a full, rounded, soft look and are ideal providing you have a good amount of natural breast tissue and no breast droop.
Teardrop implants – are also referred to as anatomical implants as they most closely match the natural shape of a woman’s breast. As the name suggests, they have more volume at the bottom and follow a natural oval shape. This type of implant is ideal for breast reconstruction and for patients who have very little natural breast tissue.
Choosing the right profile
When your cosmetic surgeon talks about your “implant profile” they mean how far the breast protrudes from your chest wall. Low profile implants are ideal for women with a wider body whereas moderate profile implants provide volume combined with a natural looking fullness. This is the most common choice. If you are looking for fuller breasts but with a smaller chest diameter, you may choose high profile or extra high profile implants.
Although this may all sound a little daunting, in reality your cosmetic surgeon will support you every step of the way and help you to make a decision that ensures the very best results for you.
Breast Augmentation – Surrey & Berkshire
You should always ensure you take time to choose carefully and fully explore all the options before going ahead with breast enhancement surgery.
An initial consultation is the first step to finding out if a breast augmentation or another breast enhancement surgery is right for you.
Mr Alok Misra will discuss your options and find out about your reasons for considering the procedure.
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