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How to Choose the Right Size Implant for Your Breast Augmentation

Are you considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery? Here are some top tips on how to choose the right size implant for your body and lifestyle.

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery designed to increase breast size and enhance breast shape, typically through the placement of silicone or saline implants. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s an extremely safe and straightforward procedure that can yield incredible results. 

When you opt for a breast augmentation, you could enjoy benefits such as: 

  • Improved breast symmetry 
  • Enhanced body proportions 
  • A more youthful appearance 
  • Greater clothing options 
  • A more aesthetically pleasing breast profile 

To ensure the best results from your breast augmentation surgery, it is critical to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. This ensures that they are specifically trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery and that your procedure will take place in an accredited facility, which is essential for your safety. 

Customized Breast Augmentation Surgery at Our Kelowna Private Hospital 

At our Kelowna private hospital, our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive training and experience in performing a wide range of cosmetic surgeries, including breast and face surgery, as well as body contouring procedures, to help our patients meet all their health and aesthetic goals. 

During a consultation, we can assess your general health, lifestyle, and needs, to determine whether or not a breast augmentation surgery is appropriate for you. 

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4 Tips on Choosing the Right Breast Implant Size 

Once you’ve decided to undergo breast augmentation surgery, you have another big decision ahead of you: what size implants are right for your body? Many patients are unsure about how to go about making this decision, and while it is a very important choice to make, it doesn’t have to be stressful. 

By working with a board-certified plastic surgeon and following these tips, you can find the best fit for your body size and shape: 

1. Keep Your Lifestyle in Mind 

The size of your implants needs to fit your lifestyle. If you are an athlete or often do high-intensity exercise, long-distance running, or certain other sports, you may want to steer clear of very large implants. In addition to this, ask yourself the following questions: 

  • What type of clothing do you like to wear? 
  • Do you want more dramatic cleavage to fill out the tops and dresses you prefer? 
  • Do you want people to notice your newly enhanced breasts or do you want to keep them under the radar? 

These are all important considerations that you should factor into your decision when choosing the right implant size. 

2. Think About Your Long-Term Goals 

While breast implants — like most medical devices — are not designed to last a lifetime, you will have the implants for many years. That’s why it’s important to take into consideration how they will impact your life in the future. 

Breast Implants and Aging

As you get older, your breasts will naturally droop and appear flatter in profile. Opting for large and heavy implants today could cause extra sagging in the future. 



3. Consider Your Body Size

Large breasts, whether natural or augmented, are heavy. This can take a toll on your body. Women with larger frames and/or stronger muscles are best equipped to handle large breast implants, but even they can be susceptible to issues. 

When choosing the ideal implant size, you must consider: 

  • Your body type
  • The width of your natural breasts
  • The shape and size of your chest wall 

Remember, choosing too large of a breast implant size can lead to issues down the road, such as fatigue, shoulder/back pain, implant sagging, and premature aging of the breasts. Also, while you might desire a certain implant size, you should keep in mind that choosing implants that are too large will make your results look less natural. 

4. Listen to Your Plastic Surgeon 

While settling on an implant size should be a collaboration between you and your plastic surgeon, it’s important to listen to what your surgeon has to say about your choice. If they disagree, listen to their reasons carefully. They will be able to give you recommendations based on their education and years of experience, which will result in a safer and more satisfactory outcome. 


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of breast augmentation surgery, or to learn more about how we can help select the right size and type of implant for the most satisfactory result, contact our Kelowna private hospital at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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