A Comprehensive Guide to Breast Implant Sizing
So you’ve decided to make a positive change to your life! You’re doing something that’s going to give you an all new level of confidence and here at Cosmetic Avenue we’re ecstatic to assist you on this journey, in any way possible.
The next step in the breast augmentation process is breast implant sizing that’s perfect for your body type and preference. You may be asking yourself “what size breast should I have for my height?” “Should I get low profile implants or high profile implants?”
Well, It’s not something you have to decide immediately or by yourself. During the first consultation at Cosmetic Avenue, the surgeon will take measurements and discuss your preferences and concerns, including implant shapes, the procedure, and capsular contracture revision surgery..
Let’s jump into the ‘Comprehensive Guide to Breast Implant Sizing’.
What Happens During Breast Implant Sizing
A range of factors contribute to picking a breast implant size. Weight, height, chest shape, and the size of breasts pre-augmentation will affect the procedure’s outcome.
Through a series of measurements, examinations and consultation with the patient gauging their preferences, the surgeon will recommend the ideal implant size suited to the individual.
Taking measurements is crucial to obtaining accurate breast implant sizing. It’s no secret that a larger implant equals a heavier implant. Without factoring in the measurements, and body type individuals could be exposed to back, neck and shoulder pain related issues. The aesthetics of your breast implant ultimately depends on how large your breasts were before the procedure, that’s why taking measurements is imperative. So what gets measured?
● Circumference and width of the breast
● The width, shape and circumference of the rib cage
● The width of the hips
● Hip to waist ratio
● Width of shoulders
A common question asked by many women is “what size breast should I have for my height?” The answer, unfortunately, isn’t as simple as performing a simple equation. All attributes to the patient’s body must be considered to evaluate the ideal outcome.
More often than not, patients come in with preconceived ideas about breast implant sizing and how they want to look, and that’s great! They know what they want and what it will take to get them feeling confident about their body. But it’s important to remember that what you want may not be what’s best suited to your physique.
During the consultation, matters of the patients preference including high profile or low profile implants, Implant shapes, example of implants that the patient admires should be discussed. It is then up to the surgeon to evaluate and compromise what the individual wants versus what is best.
Keeping in mind that you are behind the helm and Cosmetic Avenue would never depreciate your dreams and aspirations, merely offer professional advice and guidance. The surgeons at Cosmetic Avenue are highly skilled and well practised, performing successful breast augmentation procedures every day. Their top priority is the satisfaction and safety of the patient.
High profile or Low Profile Implants?
Choosing low profile implants or high profile implants is ultimately up to you unless your surgeon has recommended otherwise. Most of the time it comes down to personality; are you someone that wants all eyes on you when you walk in the room, is it for your partner’s eyes only, are you trying to avoid standing out but long for ‘something’ to work with? Whatever your reason, it must be your reasoning. Don’t let any peer pressure or external parties (besides your surgeon) affect your decision.
Once you’ve decided on high profile or low profile implants, your surgeon will show you a range of options within your preference, including different breast implant shapes. You will have the opportunity to try on different implants to feel and see the breast implant’s physicality.
Breast Implant Shape
Round and Anatomical (Teardrop) are the two types of Breast Implants offered at Cosmetic Avenue.
Round Breast Implants
Round implants are perfect for patients looking for a perkier fuller appearance usually the go-to (but not restricted to) for high profile implants. The round implants are the softest implants available ensuring supple, smooth and well-rounded results.
The Teardrop implant replicates the natural beauty of the breast shape, usually paired with individuals looking for low profile implants. The anatomical implants are filled with silicone gel, creating a realistic touch experience and appearance.
Type of Breast Implant
After the breast implant sizing, the next question to ask yourself is, saline or silicone? The difference between the two is relatively minute and predominantly comes down to which incision technique is suited to your procedure; Transaxillary, Inframammary, Trans-Umbilical, or Periareolar. Trans-Umbilical (naval) and Transaxillary (armpit) require saline implants as the saline is added to the sack once it is placed; this is because of the small pathway to the breast from where the incision is made.
Saline Implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution once they are in place. Some Cosmetic practitioners say that the placement is more accurate, and there is less risk of asymmetry with saline.
Silicone implants are made to replicate human fat; therefore, they have a natural aesthetic and touch. Silicone implants are slightly more expensive and are suited to the Inframammary and Periareolar incision.
Cosmetic Avenue uses Motiva and Mentor implants. Approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the implants come with a lifetime warranty against rupture and leakage.
At Cosmetic Avenue, we understand that your desires in appearance are unique and sometimes specific, that’s why we like to discuss at length your preferences, what’s best for your body type and your options. With a range of shapes, sizes and procedures you’re destined to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Breast Implant Placement
There are two types of breast implant placement. Depending on your body type, lifestyle and breast implant sizing, your surgeon will allocate positioning.
Submuscular – under the pectoral muscle
Subglandular – over the pectoral muscle
To learn more about breast augmentation surgery, breast implant sizing and recovery, check out these blogs by Cosmetic Avenue – Types of Breast Augmentation Surgeries, Breast Augmentation Recovery.