What to Consider When Choosing a Breast Implant Size

Communicating expectations about a wanted implant size is sometimes a difficult thing for patients. Patients need to have realistic expectations, and surgeons need to explain procedures and options to patients clearly. Breast implant sizes don’t just match up with a perceived bra size. As patient and doctor discuss a breast augmentation, they should consider long-term goals for the surgical result. Along with size, Lubbock women need to consider the implant material and shape that they want to be used for their breast augmentation.


Breast Implant Size and Your Body


Size can be one of the toughest topics to navigate when establishing clear expectations for your breast augmentation procedure. We often try talking about breast sizes using bra sizes, but, a cup size can look very different on different body shapes and sizes, and even a standard bra size can vary from bra brand to brand. The effect of implants can look different on different people depending on body shape and existing breast tissue. For example, your chest and shoulder width play a role in selecting the width of your implants, and going from a small A cup to a small D cup can produce very different results than going from a full B cup to a small D cup. So more than selecting a bra from the store shelf or comparing with friends to determine the right size for you, go into our Lubbock office for an in-person consultation to help you understand your options and what may be recommended for your body type.


Consider Breast Augmentation and Lifestyle


It is easy to cruise the internet and take a look around the poolside to select what you think to be the perfect size for your breast augmentation, but it is an entirely different thing living with that new body you imagined for yourself. The goal after a breast augmentation is not to look back and wish that you had either gone for a size larger or a size smaller. And size dissatisfaction post-surgery can be a result of more than just wishing your clothes fit differently. For incredibly active individuals, maintaining that activity with a new and larger chest can be difficult. If sports and exercises are a consistent part of your life, consider an implant that will give you lift and shape and fullness, but not an excessively large breast size.


More than “Bigger Is Better”


Remember that a breast augmentation is more than a competition with size. Correcting an asymmetric chest or adding back some lost fullness can bring you great satisfaction and an increase in self-confidence. Dr. Jane Rowley knows the importance of spending whatever time is needed to understand her patient’s expectations with her breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation today and see what possibilities you have with breast enhancement surgery. Visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com for more information.

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