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Everything you need to know about selecting a size
When you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what size implant to get.
Implants come in several different shapes and sizes and finding the right match for you is a personal decision. Here’s how to decode what the measurements mean and what you need to know about selecting a look that’s right for you.
Top Things to know about Implant Shapes and Sizes
Selecting the right implants for your body can be a tough decision, especially if you’re not sure exactly what to choose. You need to think about what you want and what will look right on your body.
When it comes to choosing an implant size, here’s what you need to consider:
Silicone Implants vs. Saline Implants
All implants are made of silicone on the outside but the difference is the inner coating. Silicone implants contain a silicone gel that gives them a natural, soft texture. Saline implants are filled with saline and give a round, robust appearance. Gummy Bear implants are the newer silicone implants named for their durable texture made with cohesive gel that is less likely to move or leak. Each of these styles of breast implants can give you a larger breast size.
You’ll also want to think about how the shape on an implant can affect the result you get after the procedure. You can choose round implants that are natural and provide a large projection out from the chest. A teardrop implant looks fuller at the bottom and smaller at the top and lends itself to a natural look. Smooth implants are soft and move with you as you move. Textured implants adhere to your breast tissue and are less likely to move.
You may be unfamiliar with how breast implants are sized and that’s because they are actually completely different than how your bra size is measured. Here are some important points to understand how implant sizes are referred to and measured.
- Implants are measured in cubic centimeters (CCs).
- A large CC number means a larger breast size.
- Implants come in a range of implants that are sized from 90 CCs to 800 CCs.
- The width of your breast implants is measured in centimeters that range from 7 cm to 17cm.
The most important thing to consider when choosing your breast implant size is how it works with your overall stature.
Meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss IMPLANT SIZES
You’ll meet with your surgeon to discuss the implant size that will work for what you’re looking for and what your body can handle. Your surgeon will always have your best interest at heart making sure that your implants won’t sag or tear because they weren’t a good fit.
Selecting the implant size that’s right for you takes a lot of reflection, but once you understand how all the factors come together, you’ll be able to make the right choice for you and your body.
MEET THE SURGEON AT Pure Plastic Surgery
Contact the medical team at Pure Plastic Surgery to book a consultation or ask questions about breast implant sizes. During a consultation, the surgeon will listen to your goals and how you would like your breasts to look. With that information they will be able to select the appropriate breast implant size to get the look you desire. View our before and after photo gallery.