The team here at Gaines Plastic Surgery prides itself on patient education and excellent results. This is why patients throughout Gainesville trust us when it comes to cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery matters.

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular procedures in the world, enhancing curves and changing lives. Many of our patients wonder what goes into selecting the proper size of breast implants for surgery. Let’s take a moment to consider that right now.

Size Matters But Not Always How You Think

Many people think that getting the biggest breast implants possible yields ideal results after the breast augmentation surgery is performed. That’s not always the case.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to getting implants of various sizes, which is why it is so crucial to get all the information about your treatment options. With this in mind, let’s cover some of the basics when it comes to breast implant size.

Bigger Breast Implants Can Make a Major Impression

Getting large breast implants can result in some dramatic results. Large implants can really enhance your figure, giving you an hourglass shape and making you look much more feminine in the process.

The downside, however, is that large breast implants may look unnatural, especially if they are too large for your frame. These large breast implants can sag with time or slip under the breast pocket created for them, requiring a corrective procedure to address. On top of all this, big breast implants run a greater risk of rupture or leakage.

Smaller Implants Can Lead to Conservative But Major Enhancement

Smaller breast implants may be more ideal for many patients, increasing the size of the breasts in a more natural yet still significant manner. These smaller breast implants tend to yield more natural results that complement curves and body contours.

It should be noted that small breast implants may prove to be too small for a patient, however. Taking an approach that’s too conservative may mean poor overall results that require a secondary or corrective procedure.

Considering Body Type and Implant Type

As a plastic surgeon tailors a breast augmentation surgery to the needs of the patient, it’s important to consider how the breast implants will ultimately complement the patient’s figure. Sometimes the shape of the breast implant will also be considered in order to yield the best possible results that look great and meet the needs and goals of the patient.

The Importance of Breast Implant Profile

In addition to breast implant size, the profile of the breast implants can make a major difference. Profile essentially means the amount of forward projection of the implants. Sometimes a smaller implant size with a higher profile can yield better results than a large implant with a standard profile. These are the kinds of decisions that require the expertise of a skilled cosmetic surgeon.

Discussing All Options for Breast Augmentation in Detail

During the consultation process, we will be sure to go over all facets of breast augmentation surgery in full detail, helping you make the best possible decisions with regard to your procedure. This will help you be confident all of the choices you make as you undergo surgery and recover.

Schedule a Consultation at Gaines Plastic Surgery

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you have a more ideal frame, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Greg Gaines and the entire team at the practice looks forward to your visit.