Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size

by Carrie Aker

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size So after much consideration, you've decided to go ahead with a breast augmentation procedure. This is a big decision, but once you have elected to move forward, it is important to make sure that you will be happy with the final result. Part of that effort means determining what cup size will work for you and what you want the final product to look like. The implant size that will be most comfortable for you is obviously subjective, as is the notion of what size looks the most aesthetically pleasing. Some favor a subtle, natural looking upgrade, while others are out to stop traffic. The important thing is to consider the key role that body type plays in this decision, and to prepare to deal with this issue leading up to your consultation with a plastic surgeon.

First, you'll need to take a few photos of yourself in the nude prior to your visit with your plastic surgeon. The photos should be taken from the front and a profile photo is need too (so you need to recruit some assistance). This is important, as it will help your doctor and you decide what will look best on your frame and what you will be most comfortable with on a day to day basis. After all, a size C cup may look great if you're taller and have a fuller frame, but the same cup size might look too large on someone with a very small, petite frame.

In addition to the photos of yourself, you should also bring photos that are examples of breasts you like and samples of breasts you don’t like. What you are doing to yourself with a breast augmentation will change how you view your body and it is important for you doctor to see ahead of time how you view others. By looking at examples of what you like and don’t like, your surgeon can get a much clearer picture of the right cup size for you, not only in terms of what will work best for you body frame, but also in terms of what you find attractive.

You should also discuss with your doctor whether or not he could provide you with a computer enhanced image of what you would look like with different size breasts. By looking these virtual breast augmentation models, you can get the best possible idea of what you're goals are. This is one of the best ways for you to truly see what your new cup size will look like on your body.

By spending some time looking at photos of what you think you want and what that actually translates to, you and your surgeon can craft a surgical strategy that's best suited to your desires, safety, and comfort. The decision to alter your body with breast augmentation is a big one and it’s exciting. Taking the time to research about what breast implant size is best for you will help ensure that you are pleased with the results for years to come.

--Carrie Aker

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