One of the most important decisions you will make regarding your breast augmentation procedure involves deciding what size breast implant to use. During your initial consultation at our Atlanta plastic surgery office, Dr. Mark Crispin will discuss your sizing options in great detail in order to help guide you to a decision that will achieve your desired results.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the right breast implant size, including:
- Your height, weight, chest, and breast dimensions
- Skin elasticity
- The amount of natural breast tissue you have
- Your lifestyle and level of physical activity
- Your desired final cup size
Keep in mind that the same breast implant size will most likely achieve different breast augmentation results for every woman based on their body’s dimensions, initial breast size, and the amount of natural breast tissue they have.
It is also important to understand that breast implants are not measured in cup sizes, they are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s). This is due to the fact that there is no standard cup size used by all bra manufacturers. There is a wide range of breast implant sizes to choose from. They can be as small as 120 cc and as large as 850 cc.
Remember, bigger is not always better. In many instances, a more moderately sized breast implant will deliver more natural looking results. In addition, choosing a slightly smaller implant size can reduce sagging over time and minimize the risk of back pain associated with very large breasts. This is especially important for women who lead a very active, athletic lifestyle.
To learn more about your breast augmentation options, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Mark Crispin serves patients in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia.