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*What You Should Consider When Deciding Your Breast Implant Size

If you’re considering breast implants, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the world. This procedure can give you the larger, fuller breasts you desire.

Once you’ve made the decision to have breast implants, one of the most common questions you will have is about breast size. How big is too big? What size breast implants should you get?

These are some of the most important questions you can ask when considering breast augmentation. The answers will depend on your individual goals as well as your anatomy.

What Type of Implant Is Right for You?

The size and shape of the implants is a very important factor in determining your actual results. You can choose a round implant that produces a full, perky breast or you can choose a teardrop shape that is more natural looking.

Implants can be made of saline (sterile salt water) or they can be made of silicone. Saline implants are approved for women 18 years of age and older while silicone implants are approved for women 22 years of age and older. Both types of implant have their advantages and their disadvantages.

Saline implants cost less than silicone implants. So if price is a factor, you may want to consider saline implants. But saline implants don’t feel as natural as silicone implants. If you choose silicone implants, your incision site will be larger. Also, with silicone implants, you must have ongoing MRI scans to make sure that the implants are not leaking.

What Size Is Right for You?

Breast implants come in many different sizes, so it’s important to choose the size that’s right for you. Part of that decision depends on your desired results. But there are other considerations to keep in mind. Breasts that are too big may feel heavy and uncomfortable, and they could lead to complications.

The size of the implant will also depend in part upon your anatomy. How broad is your chest? Also, if you currently have too little breast tissue to support large breasts the implant edges may be visible.

Discuss your desires with your plastic surgeon and together you will come up with the right decision for you. Bring in pictures of breasts that appeal to you. This will help to give your surgeon an idea about what you want and whether or not it will be possible.

To find out if breast implants are right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.