Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size
Choosing a breast implant size is a personal decision and each woman has a different idea of what the perfect size is for her. Denver cosmetic breast surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich, encourages you to choose your breast implant size based on what will best achieve your goals for your appearance, not someone else’s goals for your appearance.
Breast Implant Options
When you are choosing your breast implant size, you should have a thorough understanding of how different breast implant types and placements will affect your appearance. You have several options when considering breast implants:
- Type of implant: silicone or saline
- Profile of implant: moderate, moderate plus, high or exta-high profile
- Breast implant placement: submuscular or subglandular
- Breast implant size
Each of these factors can affect the appearance of your breasts after a breast enhancement procedure, not only the size of the implant.
Choosing a Breast Implant Size
But there are other factors to consider as well when choosing the size of your breast implant, including:
- Your body shape
- Your natural, as well as, desired breast shape and size
- The width of your breasts
- Your lifestyle and future comfort
During your initial breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Slenkovich performs a breast exam to determine which sizes, profiles and types of breast implant are options for you based on your existing breasts, the above criteria and your expressed goals. Factors such as skin type and existing breast tissue will affect which implant sizes Dr. Slenkovich will recommend for you.
Following your examination you will be able to "virtually try on" the various recommended breast implants using our 3D breast implant simulation. You will also be able to physically try on the various breast implants inside your bra to get an initial idea for what breast implant size feel right for you and provides the appearance you are striving for.
Rice Breast Implant Sizers
If you are having trouble deciding between two or more sizes of your breast implant options, Dr. Slenkovich recommends using rice breast implant sizers. Implant rice sizers are an easy to make, at home option for testing breast implant sizes. Learn how to make the rice implant sizers by watching the video above.