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What Size of Breast Implants should You Get?

by Dr. Daniel Lin

 Breast Implant Size | Inland Empire | West Covina | CaliforniaBreast augmentation is one of the more customizable cosmetic surgery procedures. With the right choice of breast implant type and size, it is possible to create the desired breast appearance that is close to the patient’s unique aesthetic needs.

 Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast implants and various other procedures. Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Selecting the Implant Size

Breast implant sizes usually range between 120cc and 960cc. The choice of size for a particular patient will depend on several factors, which may include the following:


Individual Aesthetic Needs

In most cases, breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is performed for enhancing the aesthetic appearance. Some women may be unhappy with the naturally smaller sized breasts, and may wish to make them more proportionate to the rest of the body. In some other cases, the woman may want to make the normal breasts more enhanced and voluptuous looking. Size choices will vary according to their individual needs and aspirations.


Original Size of Breasts

The original or natural breast size will make an impact on the size of implants that can be chosen. The breasts should have adequate extra tissue available to cover the implant without leading to rippling or implant deformation. If only limited breast tissue is available, very large implants may not be chosen.


Chest and Shoulder Width

The width of the shoulder and chest as well as the overall frame size can vary from one patient to another. Various base widths are available in implants, and an appropriate width should be chosen that works well with the patient’s frame.


Lifestyle Choices

Breast implants are designed to stay intact for many years. Therefore, the plastic surgeon will take into account the personal lifestyle choices of the patient while recommending the appropriate implant size. Women who perform physically straining activities, play outdoor sports or are involved with body building, may choose moderately sized implants because larger implants may obstruct their free activity.


Symmetry and Proportion

Breast implant surgery is not just about increasing the breast size, but also about building the right proportion and symmetry in order to create attractive breasts. In case of symmetry correction, the woman may require differently sized implants on each side.

Dr. Lin provides breast implant surgery to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas.


Choice of Profile

The type of breast profile that a woman wants will also impact the selection of implants. Implants with minimal projection will suit a woman who seeks a moderate profile. For women who want a little higher profile may flip the switch for moderate-plus projection.

These implants will be slightly tapered. In case the woman is seeking maximum projection and cleavage, she may choose high profile implants. The base of these implants is smaller so they create a higher projection.


Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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