How to Choose the Right Implant for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation takes planning and decision-making. Before settling on what you want, weigh the decisions you need to make in picking the right implant. Some may read this and wonder what it even means to choose the right implants.


The right implants will be the right size for you. They will complement your body and fit your lifestyle. So, how do you choose the right implants? Here are a few points to help you. 


Consider Your Lifestyle


Think about your daily activities and hobbies. People who have an active lifestyle, play sports, or run will be uncomfortable with large breast implants. You need to take this into account. Otherwise, you will tire of your implants or they will give your body complications.


You may also need to consider your fashion style—for example, account for how your augmentation will affect how your dresses and tops fit. Do you like wearing a bra? Do you prefer to go without one? People who choose to go without one should consider getting smaller implants.




Introverted personalities may prefer slight breast augmentations, while extroverted people may prefer large. However, extroverts may choose to keep their breast augmentation under the radar. Thus, they may be better off getting a smaller breast implant.


Shape and Position


Sometimes, you need a breast lift before getting your augmentation. It will help you get the right implants. A breast lift will give you perky breasts, but it may also make them small because of the tissue removal. Wait for the breast lift to heal before making a decision. That way, you can choose the right implants. You can pick a slight or dramatic increase.


Body Frame


Your body frame is an important consideration. Choose implants that complement your frame. This will help you avoid body and health complications. Women with smaller frames can achieve a fuller, natural look with smaller implant sizes. Otherwise, you may hurt your shoulders and your back with large breasts.


Cup Size Is Not Equal to Implant Size


Breast implants use volume measurements, not cup size. The sizes range from 125 cubic centimeters (cc) to 1,200 cc. A rule of thumb you may want to employ is going up 250 cc. 


Breast Shape


You can choose round or teardrop shapes. What is the difference? Round implants are full around the nipple and symmetrical. Teardrop implants have more definition around the nipple and more volume at the bottom. Teardrops appear more natural, while round implants are more dramatic.




Another thing that you should take into account is the type of implant. You can choose between silicone and saline implants. Silicone implants appear natural and are soft to the touch. Saline implants will give you a firm feel since they are customized to fit your body.


Think About the Future


Breast augmentation is a surgical process. The implants last 10 to 20 years. Thus, think about your life in the next 10 to 20 years when choosing your implants. Ask yourself whether they will still fit your lifestyle then, and choose wisely.


For more information on breast augmentation, visit Aron Kressel, MD, at our office in New York, New York. Call (212) 772-6968 to schedule an appointment today.

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