One of the first decisions you will need to make in regards to your breast augmentation procedure is implant size. Whether you desire a modest increase or more obvious enhancement, Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft can help you make a confident decision in regards to your implants. Here, he offers a few factors to keep in mind when choosing breast implant size.
Keep Your Body Frame in Mind
Breast implants affect not only your bust size but also your overall body figure. If you are petite, overly large breast implants can make you look “top heavy.” On the other hand, if you are tall and have an athletic build, a larger pair of breast implants can accentuate your figure nicely. Your body measurements, including height, weight, shoulder and hip width, should be considered when choosing your breast implant size.
Consider Your Personality
You may not realize it but your personality influences the right breast implant size for you. If you are shy, overly large breasts may garner unwanted attention you are not comfortable with. A subtle boost in breast size that looks proportional to the rest of your body may be enough to give you confidence without attracting the attention of others.
Think about Your Lifestyle
It is easy to get excited about the idea of larger, fuller breasts and forget about the impact implants may have on your everyday life. For instance, if you are a competitive runner or athlete, heavy implants can interfere with your active lifestyle. The goal of breast augmentation should be to enhance your beauty and confidence, without sacrificing your comfort. Dr. Craft will ask you questions about your lifestyle and activity level so he can recommend an implant size that won’t cause discomfort or interfere with your daily life.
The breast implant size that looks good on your sister, friend or favorite celebrity may not look best on you. This is especially true if those women have body frames that are very different from yours. However, Dr. Craft does encourage you to bring photos to your consultation of women with body types that are similar to yours. This helps you visualize your potential results and set realistic expectations.
Try Your Implants On for Size
Speaking of visualizing your results, Dr. Craft has a full set of breast implant sizers available at his office so you can “try on” your implants. To get a comprehensive idea of your results, we encourage you to bring in your favorite tops, a dress and bathing suit.
Ultimately, the best breast implant size for you is one that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident. Dr. Craft can help you weigh all of your options and discuss the pros and cons of each. To discuss your breast augmentation and implant options with a board-certified plastic surgeon, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft. Contact Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery by calling (305) 596-9700 today.