How Do I Choose The Right Breast Implant Size? 5 Tips

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Shawn Trumpfeller
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March 27, 2023

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. It is also important, when choosing the right breast implant size, to consider your lifestyle, body type, available options, technology, and sizing correctly.

Once complete, It can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin, as well as give you the body image you’re looking for.

However, there are many things to know when choosing the right breast implant size, including the desired look, size, feel, and how they will complement your lifestyle.

Implant sizing can be tricky, but it’s important to get it right. With that in mind, here are five things to know when choosing the right size for you.

What type of implant size suits my personality or lifestyle?

How do you live your life? Think about your life today. What is your day-to-day activity like? How about physical activities you do or plan to do? Something to keep in mind is how the size of your implants could affect your balance and coordination when performing.

You want to make sure that after you get your implants, you can still live the life you want and wear the clothing you want to wear, without having to make any drastic changes.

What implant is best for my body?

Another thing to keep in mind: whatever size you choose shouldn’t be too large for your body type and shouldn’t cause any discomfort when engaging in physical activities. Take your frame into account when thinking about how large you want your implants to be. Depending on the final look you are trying to achieve, this could be larger or smaller than you originally had in mind.

For example, if you have a petite frame you may want to go with a slightly smaller implant size. These are a few things that will be taken into account:

  • Current breast diameter
  • Thorax diameter
  • Ideal look when completed
  • Proportions of implants to body size

On the other hand, if you have a larger frame you may want to consider larger implants to try to keep in line with your body’s proportions.

Along with the look and feeling of confidence, don’t forget to include the pragmatic angle when choosing the right breast implant size.

Research All Breast Implant Options Available To Your Body Type

With all the options available to you, choosing the right breast implant size can be a daunting task. It’s important to understand them thoroughly and how each will affect the look you’re after and the feel on your body.

It is important to consider the size, shape, and texture of the implant when determining the appropriate size for your body type. Additionally, you will want to compare different implant shapes such as round versus teardrop and learn how they will look and sit once surgery is complete.

And don’t forget about the profile, or the forward projection of your implant. There are various profiles of implants such as low, moderate, and high profile.

breast implant profiles

As an example, high profile implants offer more forward projection as compared to moderate profile implants. They project forward more and provide dramatic results. Best suited for women looking for rounder and forward projecting breasts that don't necessarily need to appear natural.

Try Your Breasts On: Use Technology To Your Advantage with 3D Imaging.

3d imaging breasts

Fortunately, with the help of advanced 3D imaging technology, your surgeon can accurately measure and recommend the right size implants for you. By taking into consideration a variety of factors, such as your desired look, your body type, and your physical anatomy, your surgeon can create a plan for the best possible results.

During the 3D imaging process, images are taken of your body to create a detailed scan for your current and potential body look. These images are then used to simulate the results of different implant sizes to determine which size will best fit your body type and lifestyle goals.

With the help of 3D imaging technology, your surgeon can ensure that you get the right size implants for an aesthetically pleasing version of your ideal look.

Implant Sizing Depends on More Than Just a Cup Size.

Trying to size a bra for the perfect fit? Cup sizes only give us an estimate and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. A cup size looks very different from person to person. To get a more precise measurement, doctors measure implants in terms of cubic centimeters (cc).

This way, breast sizes can be accurately determined that suit each woman's body shape and type. Ultimately, cc measurements provide greater accuracy when it comes to sizing breast implants so that women can have the exact look they desire.

It's important to not focus too much on the number of cc's you think you may need. Rather, focus on the look that you're hoping to achieve with the procedure, and your surgeon and dial in the correct amount.

Bring Pictures to your consult

Understand that because each person is different and the same implant on two different people can look very different, it is impossible for us to tell you what implant is best for you without properly examining you and measuring you. Should you bring in photos of breasts that you like?

YES - but not because we promise to create that exact same breast for you (that would be impossible), but because it allows us to better understand what you like and don't like.

Our surgeons will then review these pictures with you and let you know whether it is realistic to aim for that particular look.  For example, we sometimes have a heavier woman with sagging breasts who brings in pictures of large perky breasts on a skinny young woman.  To go from one to the other requires a lot more than simply putting in large implants and this would have to be discussed with you, to avoid a disappointment on your part.

That's because even if the best plastic surgeon performs the best possible breast augmentation for you, given your existing anatomy, if the results are not what you hoped for, you will not be happy.
Proper in-person assessment and planning is crucial to create happy patients and cannot be replaced by an online opinion.

Talk To An Expert

Choosing the right breast implant size can be a daunting task, but it is important to have an understanding of the factors that should be considered. Before making any decisions it is important to gather as much information as possible. Then process that information, along with how it will impact your life.

Arguably the most important part of gathering information is choosing one of the best breast augmentation surgeons. We at SixSurgery are professionally trained and board certified so we can give you the expert guidance you’re looking for.

Refer to our breast enhancement checklist so you know what to look for or what to ask. Also, don’t forget to have your surgeon explain the potential risks involved.

During your consultation, be honest and realistic about your expectations, taking your overall lifestyle and body’s frame into account, and we will give you honest answers and feedback that will guide you to making the best decision for yourself. Schedule your consultation here and we look forward to working with you.