Breast implants are big business in the United States, with nearly 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries reported in 2010 and even more performed in 2011, according to the website PlasticSurgery.org. Breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure since 2006 and the numbers continue to rise. When someone elects to have breast augmentation, a common question is what breast implant sizes are available?
Chances are that you or someone you know is considering breast augmentation surgery. One very important aspect of this procedure is determining the desired breast implant size. Several factors may affect the selection of the breast implant size.
During a standard breast augmentation consultation, the doctor will evaluate your breast size, the dimension of the breasts and the characteristics of the overall breast tissue.
Other factors that the doctor will consider include your body type and skin elasticity, as well as the base diameter of each breast. In addition, the doctor will evaluate where the breast implant may be inserted in the breast, as this will affect the overall appearance of the breast after surgery and may play a part in the implant size decision.
These are all factors that will affect how the breast will look after breast implant surgery that may be impacted by breast implants of different sizes. Always ask your doctor’s opinion about the best breast implant size for your body and discuss the approximate size that you are seeking to achieve.
Of course, the decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a very personal one and chances are very good that if you have chosen to get breast implants, you have a certain idea of how you would like to look. Discuss your goals and the vision of how you would like to look once recovery is over with your doctor and remember that certain sizes may not work with your specific body type.
As part of the breast surgery consultation, a staff member will help you try on different breast implant sizes. You will wear a special bra and can insert different types and sizes of breast implants into the bra to see how you would look with each specific size.
Before you decide to move forward with breast implant surgery, it is very important to be realistic about the surgery, any potential complications and how you may look or feel after surgery. Select a physician who is board certified in plastic surgery and remember to ask and listen carefully when it comes to the surgery and your desired breast size.
Learn more about breast implant sizes
If you want to know more about breast implant sizes, you can schedule a consultation to discuss your breast implants procedure with Colorado Springs plastic surgeon, Dr. Greg Liebscher.