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Is Bigger Better? Your Guide to Breast Implant Sizes

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When it comes to breast augmentation, being bigger is the name of the game. Breast augmentation is all about enhancing the volume of the breasts, improving the cleavage, and improving firmness; but when it comes down to choosing the right breast implant size, how do you know how big, is “big enough?”

The Third Dimension

Typically, breast implants are measured in three dimensions, profile, diameter, and volume. Volume is how much filling is contained inside each silicone or saline implant, diameter is just how wide these implants are, while profile is just how far these implants project outwards. These three dimensions are all connected, and getting the right size is all about getting the right combination of the three.

Frame of Mind

Breast implant sizes are relative; a large volume implant is going to look completely different for a small-framed woman than a large-framed woman. That’s why it’s so important to think about a woman’s figure when deciding on implants. Will they fit the width of the chest? Is there enough breast tissue to cover it? Is the breast implant prominent enough for taller women? Playing around with the dimensions of the breast implants is a great way to navigate around differences in figure. For instance, if you’re a smaller woman who wants dramatic implants, getting a larger volume implant can put you at risk at getting implants that won’t fit on a narrow chest. Instead, many smaller women opt for high profile implants, so they can get a narrow diameter, but a large, dramatic projection.


Another factor you should consider when choosing implants? Your lifestyle. If you’re an on-the-go gal who doesn’t want her implants to get in the way of athletic activities, it might be better to stick to implants that are moderately sized. Similarly, you should think about which implants are a better fit for your occupation and personality; do you want more subtle, natural implants, or prominent, dramatic implants?

It is possible to take out the guesswork out of picking the perfect breast; CARE Plastic Surgery offers 3D imaging technology to help you virtually visualize what different implants will look like on your body. Dr. Brian Coan is the best of the best! They will take the time to discuss your aesthetic goals and desire, and help you find the perfect implant. Contact CARE Plastic Surgery now, for a consultation.

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