Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size
If you’re considering a breast augmentation, you’re probably wondering how to go about choosing the right size implant. Unlike bras, which come in standard sizes, like 36B or 32C, each breast implant is sized according to volume, such as 150cc or 200cc. That may sound complicated, but the truth is that the more you think about your desired outcome post-surgery, the more familiar you’ll get with this measuring system and the more prepared you’ll be to make a decision. Here are several other important tips and factors to consider during the process:
Find examples to share with your surgeon.
As you think about the new size you’d like, turn to the Internet and magazines for inspiration. Are there models or actresses that you think have a size and shape that you envy? If you see a pattern in what you like, this is a good starting point for discussion with your surgeon.
Reflect on your lifestyle.
You should be realistic about the level of activity in your lifestyle and how a larger bra size may impact it. Is intense physical fitness an important part of your routine? If so, you may want to consider a smaller breast implant and focus on lift and shape instead.
Try out new sizes at home.
Fill out your bra with homemade rice inserts in the comfort of your own home to see what looks and feels best. At first it may seem silly, but after a few trials, you’ll start noticing the differences between each stand-in breast implant and may find that one feels better than another. Do a quick search online for instructions on making easy rice inserts.
Think about the look you’re aiming for.
Women who undergo plastic surgery always have unique goals. Some want a natural look post-surgery, while others don’t mind that their enhancements are noticeable. Think about your personality, the way you dress, and the type of activities you enjoy. Do you want others to think your curves are natural, or would you like the attention of those who can guess that you’ve had some help in obtaining your figure?
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