Breast augmentation is an individualized procedure. Every woman is unique, and there are many options when it comes to breast implants including the type, placement, incision site, and most of all, breast implant size. The process of increasing the size of your breasts is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming, which is why our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roberta Gartside will discuss the ins and outs of your breast augmentation procedure and help you determine the best size for your body and cosmetic goals.
Some of the essential aspects to keep in mind as you decide on the size of your breast implants include:
1. Your Body Shape.
Most women want a natural look and feel with breast enhancement, which is why it’s important to keep your figure in mind. You’ll want to have a balanced frame. Large breast implants may strain your neck and back, causing pain and other issues.
2. Additional Plastic Surgeries.
Breast augmentation is often paired with a breast lift and may be included in a mommy makeover which typically involves a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery. The type and number of procedures you’re looking for will impact the size of your breast implants. Sometimes a breast lift is a better option for women who are mainly concerned about drooping and sagging.
3. Your Everyday Activities.
If you’re an active runner, lift weights, and other exercises, you may be limited on breast implant size. Large breast implants can make running and other activities uncomfortable.
4. The Type of Breast Implant.
The breast implant type you choose may also impact implant size. Our female plastic surgeon offers saline implants, silicone implants, gummy bear implants, and fat transfer breast augmentation. Saline implants have a silicone shell and are filled with saline (salt water) during placement. Silicone implants are pre-filled and have both a silicone shell and fill.
Gummy bear implants are also made of silicone but involve a more cohesive gel. That helps the implant keep its shape because the consistency is similar to the inside of a gummy bear. If you opt for fat transfer breast augmentation, the size will depend on the amount of fat removed and how well your body responds to the procedure as your body may absorb some of the transferred fat cells.
Why Choose Our Plastic Surgeon in Virginia
When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure, you’ll need to do your research, read patient testimonials, and come prepared with questions to your consultation. Dr. Gartside is one of few female plastic surgeons in the area. She has been named one of the Top Doctors by Reston Castle Connely for three consecutive years and been featured in many notable publications in the Virginia and Washington D.C. area. She has the skill and experience necessary to deliver stunning breast augmentation results.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation, please contact Dr. Gartside in Virginia today at (703) 742-8004 for your initial consultation. New Image Plastic Surgery Associates serves patients in Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia as well as Washington D.C.