Breast Augmentation - Trying It On For Size

Oct 26 07:28 2010 Anna Woodward Print This Article

How big should you go with your breast augmentation? There are many things to consider. Read on to find out what they are.

Choosing the size of implants for your breast augmentation is an important decision. There are many factors to consider,Guest Posting such as the type of implant you’d prefer, the placement of the implant (such as over or under the muscle), incision types, as well as the shape of your figure overall. It may seem like a simple case of picking a desirable cup-size, but you shouldn’t blindly choose based on current trends or the sizes available at your favorite bra shop. Here are some things to think over when choosing the right size for breast augmentation.

Silicone or Saline

If you have your heart set on a specific type of implant, you’ll want to consider the benefits of each one. Saline implants are favored by many due to their relative safeness if a rip or leak occurs. However, if you are choosing to place the implant on top of the muscle, rippling below the skin is a possible problem and can be aesthetically displeasing. Silicone has the stigma of causing potential health problems if a rip or leak does occur. While the evidence is still unclear as to how exactly silicone can harm the body, it is still important to consider this matter.


The type of implant you choose, its placement and size will all limit which incision options are available. Saline is the most flexible as the shell can be inserted deflated into a much smaller incision and then filled with solution once placed. Scarring tends to be much more minimal, which for some women is highly desirable. Women seeking very large implants may find there are even more restrictions on the types of incisions that are available to them. If you are prone to keloid or very noticeable scarring, you’ll want to consider whether or not the benefits of a certain type of implant or size are worth the risk.

Your Figure

One important factor that a surgeon uses to determine a good cup size for breast augmentation is the amount of preexisting breast tissue you have. The less you have, the less likely it is a feasible idea to get a large implant. Stretching the skin too thin can increase the risks of complications and make the breast augmentation appear unnatural. Your surgeon can also help you evaluate which size would appear most aesthetically pleasing on your body frame. Sometimes bigger isn’t always better when it comes to breast augmentation. Some petite women can benefit from smaller increases while women with broader frames will look more balanced with large breast augmentations. Most surgeons have seen their fair share of body shapes and breast types and will have a very good sense of proportion.

Ultimately, the size of your breast augmentation will be your choice (possibly limited by a few physical factors). Some women fall into the trap of continually “upgrading” their implants and never seem satisfied. It is important to have a realistic view of your body and the goals of the procedure in order to get the best results

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