Although many surgical cosmetic procedures focus on adding volume and making certain traits bigger, experts are beginning to advise that bigger breast implants may not always be better. Many plastic surgeons, including Dr. Marvin Shienbaum in Brandon, FL, encourage his patients to scale back their implant size and focus on a more natural appearance.

Choosing Your Breast Implant Size

Choosing the right size implant may be significantly more difficult than choosing to undergo a breast augmentation. It’s always important to discuss your ideal results with your plastic surgeon, so he or she can help guide you through implant choices that achieve your goals.

If a patient wants to a dramatically larger alteration, it’s important to remember that breast implants last about 20 to 30 years. The way you may feel about your larger breasts now, or the way they look, will most likely change within that time period.

Tailor to Your Natural Breast Anatomy

Not every size implant will fit every woman. Breast implants come in various shapes and sizes to fit unique body shapes properly. Ideally, implants should match a woman’s proportions so the results will maintain for many years. Additionally, if you choose larger implants, your breast tissue will stretch with the implant and may be difficult to manage.

Consequences of Going “Too Big”

It’s important for you and your plastic surgeon to agree on a breast implant size that is right for you to avoid any consequences in the long-term. For example, breasts may never fully recover if the tissue is stretched too much. Also, rippling or capsular contractures may be more frequent with implants that are too big for your body. At Brandon Plastic Surgery, it’s Dr. Shienbaum’s goal to make his patients look great and feel even better for as long as possible!