Breast Augmentation: What Size Should You Choose?

If you’ve decided to undergo breast augmentation, you’re in good company. This popular cosmetic procedure is the top body enhancement surgery in America with more than 300,000 women opting to augment their breasts each year. 

Everyone chooses breast augmentation for different reasons. You may not be happy with the size and shape of your breasts, or you may be seeking reconstructive help after a mastectomy, for example. But now that you’ve decided to have your breasts augmented, you may be confused about what size you should choose. 

At Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California, we understand how important this decision is. Our experienced providers offer personalized recommendations and insights into the types of breast implants available and which size might be right for you. 

We’ve put together this guide so you can weigh the top factors in helping you decide which breast implant size you should choose.

1. Evaluate your lifestyle

When considering breast augmentation and the size of your breast implants, it’s important to think about your lifestyle. Are you a fan of high-impact workouts, such as running, sports, or high-intensity fitness classes? If so, very large implants may not be for you.

You’ll also want to think about the type of clothing you prefer, whether you want to go without a bra, and if you’re fine with people noticing your new breast size or if you’d rather go for a more subtle change. Asking and answering these questions before your procedure will help you figure out what size implant you should choose.    

2. Consider shape and position, not just size

Breast augmentation is about more than just size. Many women choose the procedure because they’re unhappy with the shape and/or position of their breasts. For example, after breastfeeding, your chest can sag and appear “deflated.” Other women have breasts that are naturally less full.

The surgeons at MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers can perform a breast lift to lift your breasts without changing their size. It can also be used in conjunction with breast augmentation to enhance the shape, position, or size of your breasts.       

3. Account for proportions

It can be easy to focus only on the size of your implants. However, it’s important to keep your body proportions in mind. Implants that are too big or too small for your frame won’t enhance your figure, but they may cause complications in the future. 

At MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers, we’ll make sure you get the right size. By taking measurements of your body, such as your shoulders, ribcage, and height, we’ll work with you to offer a range of implant sizes that will proportionately enhance your figure. 

4. Forget about cup size

Although many of us refer to breast size by using a bra cup size, it’s not an accurate measurement. Bra sizing varies between manufacturers, so a “DD” in one brand might be a “C” in another. One thing you can do is find a bra that looks like the size you’d like to wear after your breast augmentation. Bring it with you to your appointments so your surgeon can measure the size and show you the appropriate implant. 

5. Listen to professional advice 

When choosing your implant size, you may get a lot of different opinions from friends and family. While your friends and loved ones can offer insights, it’s important to take your surgeon’s advice and guidance seriously. Your provider will help you meet your goals and keep you healthy at the same time.

If you’re considering breast augmentation and want to learn more, book an appointment over the phone with MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers today.

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