Breast Implant Sizing Considerations

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among today’s women. With so many great options for every shape, size, and individual preference, deciding exactly what size implant you want may be intimidating. During your initial breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Roberta Gartside will explain all of your options in great detail in order to ensure you choose the right sized breast implant for your unique body type and aesthetic goals.

Breast implants are available in both silicone and saline forms and in every size imaginable. Here are some things to think about when deciding on the size that’s right for you:

  • Appearance: What kind of appearance would you like? Something subtle or a more dramatic change? Is there a shape you prefer? These considerations affect not just the size you choose but also your choice of saline or silicone.
  • Lifestyle: Are you active? If you’re an athlete, practice yoga, run triathlons, or are otherwise very active, a smaller implant may be a better choice than a large one.
  • Clothing: What do you like to wear? Would you like to continue wearing your current wardrobe, or are you prepared to purchase new clothing?
  • Potential risks: While breast implants are very safe, larger implants have a higher risk of certain complications such as bottoming out.

Ultimately, the size you select is a very personal decision for you and your doctor to make. Dr. Gartside is here to help and will guide you every step of the way.

Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today to arrange a breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Gartside serves patients in the Washington DC area.