How to Choose the Right Breast Implant Size and Shape

Choosing the right breast implant size

Are you considering breast augmentation surgery? Not sure which size implants are right for you? Breast implants are one of the most popular plastic surgeries in Australia, with over 20,000 procedures completed in 2017. In this article, we’ll provide you with an overview of the most common questions about breast implant sizing. While this information is relevant, it may not be perfect for you, so please feel free to give our friendly and helpful team a call for tailored advice. And, if you’re ready to take the next step, you can book your initial appointment with Professor Mark Ashton today.

What Should I Consider When Choosing the Size of Breast Implants?

When it comes to sizes, we look at CCs (cubic centimetres), which is about equal to 1ml. The most popular sizes in Australia are between 350cc and 550cc, although they can start at 200cc and can go as high as 800cc.

This is a very individualised choice and no two people will have the same requirements, because no two people will have the exact same body or reasons for breast augmentation surgery. Important factors to take into consideration are:

  • The look you are going for— You know you want breast implants. But do you know which size and shape? We’ll help you define your goals and choose implants that suit you.
  • Your height and body shape— The proportions of your body, including your upper body measurements will have a large impact on how your breast augmentation will appear. For example, a 200cc implant on a petite person can look similar to a 300cc implant on a taller person due to overall body composition.
  • The width of your chest— Professor Mark Ashton will measure the dimensions of your breasts and chest to help you determine what certain sizes will look like on your body.
  • The thickness of your breast tissue— If you have thicker breast tissue you can accommodate a larger implant than somebody with less tissue.

How Will My Size Change After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

In the early postoperative period, your breast size will be larger than you anticipated. Don’t stress, as this is completely normal and expected. At the beginning you will have swelling in addition to the implants, which will make your breasts look larger than they will be when the swelling has subsided. As you heal, extra fluid is absorbed into the body and your shape will conform to the CCs you have chosen. This additional swelling is usually between 70cc and 100cc, and takes about 3 to 4 weeks to resolve.

I Think I Know What I Want— Now What?

Your next step is to book a consultation with us to further discuss your options and what is the best choice for you. Here at Ashton Plastic Surgery, we want the very best for our patients, so you can expect your first consultation to last approximately 45 minutes, or longer. Professor Mark Ashton will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to determine your preferences and suitability for breast augmentation surgery.

Book Your Initial Consultation with Professor Mark Ashton

If you’re interested in learning more about breast implants, book your consultation with us today! Ashton Plastic Surgery will work with you to consider your options to give you the body you’ve always dreamed of.

You can call on (03) 8560 0590 or book your appointment online.

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