What Are Your Size Options When Choosing Breast Implants?
For many women, breast augmentation offers a life-changing solution for reversing the unwanted side effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or the natural aging process. By enhancing the breasts with cosmetic breast surgery, patients can finally regain the femininity and confidence they deserve. However, before the day of surgery, patients will need to make a number of important selections, including their desired breast implant size. While this can often be a stressful decision to make, having a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon can make the breast implant selection process easy, exciting, and successful.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester (AKA Dr. Chiddy) and the acclaimed team at Jerry Chidester, M.D. Plastic & Hand Surgery are committed to helping patients achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals through advanced breast augmentation surgery in Draper, UT. Learn more about how Dr. Chiddy can assist you in making the most appropriate breast implant selections for your body, lifestyle, and goals.
What are my options for breast implants?
The majority of Salt Lake City breast augmentations are performed using saline or silicone gel implants. A third option, fat transfer to the breast, is also available for women seeking a more natural alternative to breast implants. While the choice between silicone and saline implants is ultimately up to the patient, there are a few unique features that each type of breast implant offers:
- Saline breast implants: Patients as young as 18 years of age can receive saline breast implants, which contain a fluid saline solution. In the event of implant rupture, the saline solution can be safely absorbed by the body, though the implant will deflate virtually immediately and require replacement to restore a more symmetric figure.
- Silicone gel breast implants: Women considering silicone breast implants must be 22 years of age or older. A large number of people consider silicone breast implants to have a more natural look and feel than saline breast implants, particularly for thinner women or those with less existing breast tissue.
In addition to selecting the best type of breast implant for your body and lifestyle, you will also need to make a number of other decisions regarding your breast implantation, including:
- Implant size
- Implant placement
- Implant profile
- Implant width
- Complementary procedures, such as breast lift
What is the most common breast implant size?
Breasts implants come in a wide variety of sizes, which are designated by their volume as measured in cc’s. While saline and silicone breast implants are available in sizes up to 1000 cc, the average patient typically chooses implants between 200-500 cc.
How do I choose the right sized breast implants?
There are several critical factors that should be considered when choosing the most appropriate breast implant size for each patient, including:
- Desired outcome
- Amount of natural breast tissue present
- Position of natural breasts
- Body type
During your initial consultation for breast augmentation in Greater Salt Lake City, Dr. Chiddy will thoroughly examine your breasts and overall anatomy, discuss your desired outcome, and take all of the above factors into consideration before recommending an implant size that best meets your needs and goals.
In the operating room, Dr. Chiddy often has several implant sizes available, which allows him the opportunity to “try out” different-sized implants in order to achieve the most appealing look and closest symmetry possible. Additionally, Dr. Chiddy may place a different size of implant in each breast to ensure even closer symmetry. Regardless of your preferred implant size, Dr. Chiddy takes great care to create a stunning, natural result that matches your ideal look.
Get the advice of a qualified and experienced Draper, UT plastic surgeon to find the best breast implant size for you
Whether you are hoping for a subtle, natural-looking breast enhancement option or prefer a fuller, more dramatic look, breast implants can help you achieve the silhouette you’ve been dreaming of. With a number of critical decisions to make leading up to breast augmentation, it is essential that you consult with a qualified and knowledgeable plastic surgeon that is familiar with the complexities of breast implant selection and fit across all different body types. To learn more about how award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester can help you choose the perfect breast implants for you, call Jerry Chidester, M.D. Plastic & Hand Surgery today!