One of the first questions Northern New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Erwin Bulan hears from his breast augmentation patients is, “which breast implant size is best for me?” Because every patient is different, it’s hard for the surgeon to answer this in a general way. Ultimately the best breast implant size for a woman is whichever one will make her feel most confident and help achieve her aesthetic goals.
In this blog post, Dr. Bulan shares some helpful tips to keep in mind when choosing your breast implant size.
Consider Your Body Frame
Not only does breast augmentation enhance a woman’s chest size, it can also improve her overall figure. For this reason, it is important to take your body frame and proportions into consideration when choosing your implant size. Generally, petite women with slimmer figures and narrower frames may do better with smaller implants as overly large breasts may look off balance or disproportionate to the rest of the body. In addition, the larger the breast implant, the heavier it is. Women who are taller or have larger frames will be able to support heavier implants than petite women.
Try Your Breast Implants On for Size
One of the best ways to choose your implants is by trying them on. Dr. Bulan offers an implant sizer kit at his office so his patients can better visualize their potential results. We suggest you bring a few of your favorite blouses, dresses and/or bikini tops to your initial consultation or to one of our breast implant “fit” sessions that is offered to you in order to truly come up with an implant size that is right for you. Previewing your results will undoubtedly help you make a more confident decision about your breast implant size.
Don’t Forget about Your Personality and Lifestyle
Some women get so excited about the idea of fuller, larger breasts that they forget about what impact their implants may have on their everyday life. For instance, if you lead an active lifestyle (e.g., marathon running or CrossFit), overly large and heavy breast implants may not be right for you. In addition, if you’re a shy person, you may be more comfortable with a subtle boost in breast size, as overly large breasts may garner unwanted attention.
Choosing your breast implant size is a very important decision, but the good news is that you won’t have to do it alone. Dr. Bulan will work with you personally to help you make the right choice, recommending a size and design a treatment plan customized for you and your goals.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Bulan, please call or email our practice today and request an appointment.