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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 and improving cleavage and firmness. But when it comes down to choosing the right breast implant size, how do you know what 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 the implants are, and profile is just how far the 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 for a large-framed woman. That’s why it’s 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 differences in figures.

For instance, if you’re a smaller woman who wants dramatic implants, getting a larger volume implant can put you at risk of 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 moderately-sized implants. 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 ones?

It is possible to take the guesswork out of picking the perfect breast as well. CARE Plastic Surgery offers 3D imaging technology to help you virtually visualize what different implants will look like on your body.

At CARE Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brian Coan is the best of the best! He will take the time to discuss your aesthetic goals and desires and help you find the perfect implant. Contact CARE Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.

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