Women have their own reasons for why they want to consider breast augmentation. There are women who feel they have been “flat-chested” their whole life and want to experience more shape or size to their chest. There are also women who want to enhance or change the way their breasts look due to the natural process of aging or after having children. Whatever your reason for considering implants, the common question asked is what size do you want to be?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done today. Along with doing your research, finding the right plastic surgeon, and knowing what you want with our breast augmentation, there are several aspects of this procedure to consider. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez of Baton Rouge, LA, can help you with this process, as well as help you determine what size implants will give you the best results. Here is some helpful information on breast implant sizing so you will love the end result!
Enhancing your breasts
Changing the way your breasts look and feel can be life-changing. Breast augmentation not only can boost your self-confidence but it can also improve how you feel about your body. Breast augmentation is the cosmetic surgery of inserting either a silicone or saline-filled breast implant into the breast under or on top of the chest muscle to increase the size. With medical improvements to breast implants, there are varying sizes, shapes, profiles, and textures available today to make this procedure more customized for women. But the question still remains how big or what size implant do you want? Plastic surgeons often spend time during their consultations discussing sizing options with their patients to they can make sure to attain the right result during surgery.
Trust your plastic surgeon
Before considering implant size, you need to think about what would be the right size for you. The best resource is always to consult with your plastic surgeon during the consultation and let them be a sounding board on what they recommend after your initial examination. Dr. Sanchez is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Baton Rouge area and has performed countless breast augmentation surgeries. Leaning on your surgeon for their professional opinion is key.
Size up yourself first
Some other factors for Baton Rouge women to consider beforehand are:
How active are you? If a patient is a runner or does other rigorous types of exercising, then larger implants may not be ideal for that type of active lifestyle.
How old are you? Consult with your plastic surgeon on age considerations and what will give you the best end result at your age with skin tone, skin elasticity, and recovery.
What is your body type? If a patient is thinner and always had smaller breasts, then breast implant size should be highly considered. Also, if a woman has broad shoulders then they can usually handle bigger breast implants vs. a woman who is more narrow through the chest. A woman’s body type makes a big impact on what size would compliment their new look and make it look like a natural enhancement to their appearance.
Consider what you want
Patients that do their homework and have a solid idea of what they want prior to surgery tend to have an overall better experience with their breast augmentation procedure. Breast implant size and what type implant (saline or silicone) are the top 2 questions for patients to consider. During the initial consultation, patients should discuss their aesthetic goals for their new breasts in terms of shape, type, and most importantly size. Bringing in pictures of breast sizes they like and discussing their overall goals will give their surgeon an accurate idea of what they want.
Pass the CC’s please
Going into your consultation, you may be thinking your implant size will be tried on like a bra. That is quite the contrary as breast implants are not picked out by a cup size. Implants are sized according to CCs with a normal range for most patients being 300-400 CCs, but this can range from 120 CCs to 960 CCs. During the consultation, you will be provided implant “samples” in different CC sizes or variations to try on in order to give you a better idea of what you might want. Be prepared as this is probably the most time consuming part of the whole process, but take your time and discuss with your plastic surgeon what sizes you like most so you both are on the same page.
Know your limitations
One of the main reasons women undergo breast revision surgery is due to sizing. After the initial augmentation procedure, some women wish they had gone smaller but the majority of cases is the desire to be bigger. When trying on implant samples, once you find a size you like, go one size up to make sure the first size you liked is definitely the right size for you. This will help eliminate any doubt and possibly avoid a revision surgery (or implant replacement procedure) to go bigger in breast size.
More and more women today are choosing breast augmentation surgery to enhance the way they look. Choosing the right implant size is an important part of the process and knowing what size is right for you can be a difficult part of the process. Dr. Erick Sanchez is conveniently located in the Sanchez Plastic Surgery Center in Baton Rouge, LA where he has performed countless cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries in all aspects of face, breast and body. His patient-first approach providing quality surgery care for his patients makes him one of the highly regarded plastic surgeons in the area. If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery call or schedule your consultation with Dr. Sanchez today.