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Breast Enhancement – What Size is Best for Me?

Breast enhancements can be a great way for women to enhance their appearance and feel more self-confident and attractive. Once you’ve decided to have breast surgery, the next step is to decide how you want your breasts to look. You may want to go up several sizes to get a fabulous curvy look. If sagging is an issue, you may need moderate implants and a lift to get the look you want. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you with your breast sizing questions to make sure your body looks proportionate and achieves your goal.

Breast Augmentation

Breast implants are available in a number of shapes and profiles, so you can choose the look you want. Moderate implants provide a more conservative look and are perfect for women who want an increase in size without garnering too much attention. For women who want impressive cleavage, high profile implants provide fuller upper breasts. Learn more about Breast Implant Options.

Breast Lift

If your once beautiful breasts now droop or sag, a breast augmentation plus a lift can help. Life changes—such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and aging—often affect your breasts for the worse. If the skin around your breasts has lost its youthful elasticity, a breast lift can help you get the silhouette you’re looking for. A breast lift removes excess skin and lifts the nipples, so your breasts appear higher and firmer. A breast lift alone will not significantly change your breast size, but placing breast implants during the same surgery provides the desired boost in size.

What Size is Right for You?

Whether you want to subtly counteract the effects of age, pregnancy, or weight loss on your breasts, or simply enhance your look—there are a variety of breast implant styles and sizes to meet your needs. Your body shape and size are important factors. The 500cc implants that look great on your friend, for example, could be all wrong for you because oversized implants can overwhelm a petite frame. On the other hand, a broad-shouldered woman may need larger implants than she thinks. Some of the important factors to consider are your breasts’ width, chest width, shoulder width, height, weight, and skin elasticity, as well as where your breasts are positioned on your chest. An experienced plastic surgeon will properly assess your body proportions to help determine which implant size will best achieve your desired appearance.

Making the Decision

Find photos of women whose breasts are the shape and size you’d like to have. Also, look at the before & after breast photos on our website for numerous actual patient results. In a private consultation with one of our board-certified doctors, describe the look you desire. Our plastic surgeon can recommend an appropriate implant size and shape for your body. Be sure to discuss lifestyle factors with our surgeon; if you love sports, for example, smaller breast implants might be more physically comfortable. You can try on implant sizers while visiting our Maryland plastic surgery center to see what size may ultimately be the best for you. With an experienced plastic surgeon’s advice and the help of a sizing session, you’ll be able to make an educated sizing choice before your breast augmentation surgery.

Summary of Points to Consider:

  • Your body shape and size
  • The current condition of your breasts
  • Your lifestyle
  • Desired results
  • For more information and private consultation, please call our office at 410.296.0414.

Our Practitioners Who Specialize in Breast Enhancement Procedures

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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