Which Breast Size is Right for You?

Posted On February 1, 2014

No amount of push-up, wonder or (god forbid) water bra can give you a rack enviable by Scarlett Johansson. You've tired of re-adjusting, boosting, and filling the sides with socks to avoid separation. Whether you've got breasts that rival a ten year old schoolboy or one that hangs lower than the other, the verdict is in – you want a boob job. After a bit of saving, some extensive research into the pros and cons, and finally finding the right surgeon for the job, the time has come to choose the right size for you. Entering into any kind of transformation surgery should not be taken lightly; there is no one size fits all in the land of breast augmentation. You've heard the horror stories and no one want to fall victim to the dreaded Tori Spelling sternum. It’s not as simple as walking into the surgeons office and saying I'll have a D please! Take a look at what you should consider when choosing the right breast size for you.

Am I the Right Candidate?
Tori Spellings aforementioned breasts problems are not as uncommon as you would initially think. Women who have naturally wide and depressed sternums are heavily exaggerated when implants are added into the equation. A lot of woman do not factor this in when undergoing augmentation and at least four out of ten patients head back under the knife to fix this problem.

Finding the Right Fit for Your Shape
Your body shape and size should be the most important factors when choosing an implant size. Many petite women naturally go for a smaller size as a larger one will not compliment their natural curves, throwing out the balance of their body. Curvier women may opt for a larger size to accentuate their frame making them appear slimmer. To help you decide, take a look at before and after pictures of woman with similar body types and consult your surgeon to help guide you in the decision.

Types of Implants
It’s not just about how big you will go, it also come down to choosing the right type of implant. In Australia, there are two types: Saline and Silicone. Saline is an envelope filled with varying amounts of sterile salt water, you may have noticed that this type of implant is a lot firmer to the touch. If the shell leaks, the implant is likely to collapse and the saline will be naturally expelled from the body. Silicone is an elastic gel that is more in tune with the natural tissue of the breast. If this type of implant leaks, the gel can remain in the shell or it may ooze into the scar capsule or breast tissue often causing pain.

Factor in Your Lifestyle
The lifestyle you lead also plays a part in choosing the perfect implant size. If you are an athletic person involved in high-energy sports, you may not want a pair of oversized balloons getting in the way. Cosmetic surgery for women takes careful planning and research. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor, friends and family or talk to other patients in a forum about any concerns.

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