Breast augmentation is more advanced than ever. Today, patients can choose among a wide variety of implant types, shapes, and sizes, all with unique benefits. With so many options, though, it can be daunting to settle on the right one for you.
That’s where we come in. Dr. Tim Sayed is a board-certified plastic surgeon with particular expertise in breast-related surgeries. His years of experience have provided him with a nuanced and artistic understanding of what works best for each patient. Together, we’ll determine which implant size, shape, and material suit you best.
Of course, the more information and time you have to consider your options, the better. That’s why we’ve broken down three simple ways to help you make your decision with confidence. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA, offices.
Understanding that breast augmentation is profoundly personal is the first crucial step in choosing the correct implant size. Dr. Sayed customizes each breast augmentation procedure to suit your needs. Take your time, and never rush through the decision-making process.
To get started, begin by compiling a “look book” of breasts you love. Bringing these images into your consultation will help Dr. Sayed to determine the best path forward and which size could be right for you.
As you’re thinking about your post-implant appearance, keep these three factors in mind.
1. Body Type
Breast augmentation is a nuanced surgery. Identically sized implants can have vastly different effects on two different women. If you’re slim and have always had small breasts, committing to an oversized implant may not provide your desired results. In many cases, a less significant implant can still provide beautiful and dramatic outcomes.
Dr. Sayed specializes in creating natural-looking and -feeling breasts. During your consultation, we’ll provide you with plenty of before-and-after photos of patients with a similar body types to give you a clear idea of what each implant size can achieve.
Your age is another crucial factor to keep in mind when choosing implant size. Our younger patients often choose more significant size increases. After having children, many women want to restore lost volume and improve the overall shape of the breasts.
Whatever your case, Dr. Sayed will assess your skin’s quality and laxity to ensure you choose an implant that will provide beautiful and long-lasting results.
3. Body Shape
The shape of your body, especially the chest and ribcage, also plays a major role in how different implants will look. If you have a broader chest, larger implants will still look quite natural. However, if you have a slighter build, a dramatic size increase has higher risks of causing back pain or strain during exercise.
Our goal is to ensure your breast augmentation complements and highlights your natural anatomy, while maintaining comfort throughout your daily routine.
Additional Tips and Tricks
The best advice we can give is to talk openly with your surgeon about your goals and reasons for considering breast augmentation. When looking for inspiration images to bring into your consultation, be sure to find women with similar body types to you.
It’s also important to note that cup size isn’t the measurement surgeons use, as these sizes can differ between bra manufacturers. If you’d like to get a better idea of what implant size will look and feel like, we have implant samples you can fit inside a bra to explore your options.
Try your best to have realistic goals. When it comes to augmentation, bigger isn’t always better. Most of our patients are surprised by how much of a difference even a slight size increase can provide. If you’re interested in learning more about breast augmentation, the next step is to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Sayed.