If you have decided you’re ready for a breast augmentation, choosing the breast implant size you’re looking for can be difficult. You may have a general idea of what your goals are, but when it comes to seeing them in person versus how they will look once they’re implanted, it can be tricky. They will also look different depending on the shape and type of breast implant you choose.
Thankfully, Dr. Frank J Ferraro, MD, will be there for you the whole way, helping you to decide on the right breast implant. He will allow you to try multiple sizes, types, and shapes until you are fully satisfied with your choice. However, there are a few things you should take into consideration when choosing the right breast implant size for you.
How Are Breast Implants Measured?
One thing to know about breast implant sizes is that they are not measured in cups like bra sizes. Implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc). Every 150 to 200 ccs is about the equivalent of one cup size. However, this varies depending on the brand and your body measurements, so it’s generally not recommended to go by cup sizes.
Tips for Deciding on Your Ideal Breast Implant Size
Consider Your Build
If you want your implants to appear natural, then you should consider your frame. If you are short and petite, you may want to choose a smaller implant size to achieve a fuller, curvy appearance. Choosing a size that compliments your build and suits your frame can prevent back pain linked to larger breasts.
It may be difficult to adjust to larger implants for patients who live active lifestyles, such as swimming, running, or playing sports. However, investing in more supportive bras can help to alleviate some of these issues.
Consider the Future
Breast implants can last up to 20 years before being replaced. Be sure to consider your lifestyle and where you see yourself. If you plan on having children, you may want to wait for breast augmentation until after pregnancy. This is because pregnancy can change the shape and size of the breasts, so you may have to get a breast revision following birth to adjust them.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about breast implants and breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Frank Ferraro today. He can take your measurements, discuss your goals, and help you decide on the right breast implant size for you. Contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey at (201) 664-8000.