Selecting the Size of Your New Breasts Takes Research

Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular choice among women for plastic surgery procedures. There are many reasons for getting breast implants, such as correcting breast asymmetry or improving the proportions of your body. For every woman, the process starts with the decision to get the implants. Once you opt to have breast augmentation, the next question becomes what size implant to get. Women aren’t able to go to a department store to try out different sizes and see what looks best, but they can narrow it down with careful research and consideration. Here are a few tips and guidelines to help make the process easier for you.

First, the Implants Themselves

Implants are made from various types of materials, all of which have their own pros and cons. The two most common types used in breast augmentation are saline and silicone. Saline implants start as empty bags that are inserted into the patient and then filled with saline. They tend to be a little firmer and bouncier than silicone implants, which are preformed in a specific shape and size before being inserted in the patient. Silicone implants also tend to have a more natural look and feel than saline implants.

Implant size is measured in cubic centimeters, or “ccs”. The more ccs, the larger the implant. Implants can be anywhere between 150 and 800 ccs in size, but most are only capable of holding about 400 ccs of material. In terms of cup size, 100-150 ccs is the same as one cup size.

Second, Studying Up on Breasts

It may sound a little awkward, but the best way for you to see what kind of breasts you like is to start looking at them! You can do this by looking through swimsuit and lingerie catalogues or magazines, or by checking out before/after pictures of other breast augmentation patients. Remember to look at women who have a similar body type to yours – different sizes of breasts look better on different body types!

You should also be taking the time to consider your own breasts. What size do you think would look best? What about your breasts do you wish was different? Is it only the size that you want to change or just the shape? Taking the time to really look at yourself and doing some research will go a long way to helping you feel confident in the procedure and making you feel more comfortable with the surgeon.

Finally, Consult With a Doctor

Picking the doctor to perform your breast augmentation is just as important as picking out your breasts. It’s extremely important that you choose a doctor who will not only do the surgery well, but will also keep you safe and healthy during the entire process. Every surgeon is a little different, just as each patient is a little different. Spend some time looking into a few surgeons’ credentials, experience, and relationships with patients before choosing one.

Once you do choose a surgeon, schedule a patient consultation. This is the part where you meet with the surgeon in person and they do an assessment of your health, breasts, and body to determine the best way to perform the surgery and the type of breasts that will work best for you. This is also the time for you to be open with your surgeon – don’t hold anything back! Talk to them about your concerns, ask lots of questions, and don’t be afraid to be vocal about what you want. Your surgeon may not always be able to give you exactly what you want, but if they have an idea about your ideal results, they can work with you to find a reasonable outcome. Like we said before, not every set of breasts looks the same on every woman. It’s your surgeon’s job to help you safe and healthy while working to achieve natural-looking and comfortable results.

Breast Surgery From Dr. Weniger

Dr. Fred Weniger is dedicated to providing excellent service and results to his patients. Dr. Weniger’s philosophy is that patients should have the right information in order to make educated decisions about their procedures. It’s very important to him that patients are able to be comfortable asking questions and not feel rushed through their consultation. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation from Dr. Weniger, check out our Before/After photos or call (843) 757-0123 to schedule an initial consultation.