We provide real-life breast implants for you to see and sizers for you to try out in our office prior to having breast augmentation so that you can be sure that you have chosen the best implant size for you. We also use a biodimensional planning system, which means that we custom-fit the dimensions of the breast implant based on the dimensions of your body.
During your breast augmentation consultation, we will take a number of anatomical measurements with respect to your breast and chest. The keystone measurement is the breast width. An implant that is significantly wider than your natural breast width will look strange (causing the breast to bulge out on the outside of the chest and perhaps even making the breasts touch together in the middle), while a narrower implant than your natural breast width will tend to look abnormal, much like a tennis ball in a sock. If you choose an implant width that is significantly wider than your own, symmastia (uniboob) could result. Biodimensional planning shows us if a particular size of breast implants will look distorted and unnatural on your body type based on your anatomical measurements.
This planning takes into account the height of the breast, shape, height of the nipples, size of the areolas, bulk of the pectoral muscle, and thickness and stretch of the soft tissue. By doing this intricate pre-planning, you will feel more confident that your breast augmentation results will be to your liking.
Most women don’t realize that size is just one consideration in breast augmentation. If your sister has 360cc implants and her breasts look great, it doesn’t mean that same implant will look equally great on you. Think of it this way: A person can weigh 150 pounds, but how that weight looks will depend on the person’s height and build. 150 pounds looks very different on someone who is 4’3” than someone who is 6’2”. The same principle applies to breast implants. So, your anatomy must be taken into account when choosing a size.
Height and projection are also important measurements to consider for breast augmentation. Projection refers to how much of the breast projects outward from the body while in profile. Fuller implants have a higher projection, while more natural-looking breasts have a slightly lower projection.
Shape is another necessary breast augmentation factor to consider. Round implants offer more cleavage and better fill for the upper pole of the breasts, but a less natural look if the chosen implant is large. Teardrop-shaped implants look more like natural breasts in larger sizes.