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Choosing Breast Implant Size: Factors to Consider

By Hadi Rassael on August 29, 2014

A blonde woman in a white braThe team at Millennium Medical here in Chevy Chase knows that every patient is different, and that every surgery needs to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual. There can never be a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to helping people look their very best, no matter what part of the body is being treated.

Customization of surgery is especially important when it comes to breast augmentation, which enlargens the bustline and enhances all curves in the process. Let's consider different factors that are important in picking the right breast implants for a patient's needs.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Needs to Be Customized

The best results from a breast augmentation surgery depend on customization of the surgery. This means accounting for multiple factors so that patients get the exact sort of aesthetic enhancement that they need. Below are some of the most important considerations when it comes to selecting the size of breast implants for surgery.

Considering the Size of the Breast Implants Themselves

Obviously the size of the implants themselves is an important consideration. Bigger implants can make a dramatic impact on a patient's appearance, but bigger is not always better. Sometimes being more conservative with implant size will lead to more natural results that can still be dramatic.

The Profile of the Breast Implants

Breast implant profile refers to the amount of outward projection of the breast implants. Higher breast implant profiles lead to more prominent cleavage than lower profile breast implants. The ideal profile will be taken into account with regard to the size of the implants to be used as well as other factors.

The Shape of the Breast Implants

Breast implants come in either round or teardrop shape, and the shape of the implants can have a major impact on overall results. The shape of the implants is certainly another important part of determining the right size for the patient's needs.

The Placement of the Breast Implants

What many patients don't realize is that the placement of the breast implants relative to the pectoral muscle will have some effect on the results of surgery. Some patients may be better served by having their implants placed under the muscle rather than over the muscle, and in such instances, the size of the implants will need to be carefully considered.

The Patient's Body Type and Current Figure

Perhaps the most important factor in selecting breast implant size is the patient's figure and body type. Patients with slighter frames have different needs than patients who have wider frames or curvier frames, and it's important for the results of surgery to be tailored to complement or enhance body type in order to achieve natural-looking results.

Meeting the Patient's Aesthetic Goals

During your consultation, our team will keep all of the above factors in mind when designing the surgery to meet your needs. In certain cases, additional body contouring surgeries may be considered in order to achieve a total makeover and improve your overall appearance in the process.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and whether or not it's an ideal option for you and your needs, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery center today. The team at Millennium Medical looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve the most ideal body shape and body type.

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