What Is the Most Common Breast Augmentation Size?
As surgical technology continues to improve, the options for breast augmentation have grown wider and wider. These days, patients have an impressive amount of control over the size, shape, and even texture of their breast implants, thanks to the growing number of implant options that are offered in today’s surgical landscape.
All those choices can get to be a bit dizzying, though. How do you know exactly what size and shape is best for you? Picking out the right size for your breast augmentation typically comes down to striking a balance between meeting your personal aesthetic goals while also maintaining your body’s proper proportions.
Let’s explore some of the most popular breast augmentation sizes, and learn more about how you can plan for your ideal breast augmentation results.
Attaining Naturalistic Results
A primary concern for many patients about to undergo breast augmentation is that their results will look naturalistic. Breast implants that are too large or aren’t proportionally aligned with the rest of the patient’s body can wind up looking too big or even appear artificial to the casual observer.
When you choose your breast implants, it’s important to consider how the results will impact your body silhouette. Choosing implants that align properly with the rest of your body’s natural curves and contours will always enable you to enjoy results that truly complement your physical form.
Choosing Your Implant Size, Implant Type, and Incision Location
Generally, the most popular implant size tends to be between 350cc and 400cc, which typically equates to a size that roughly matches a C cup. As silicone implants have become more and more prevalent and safer to use, they have also become a more popular implant type.
While saline implants can be placed in a way that leaves a smaller scar behind, silicone implants are frequently found to have a more natural look and feel to them.
- Implants that are between 350cc and 400cc tend to be the most popular size, which equates to a C cup.
- Silicone implants have become more popular, thanks to their naturalistic look and feel.
- The inframammary incision is the most popular incision location for breast augmentation, made just below the crease of the breast.
Differences in Breast Implant Profile
In addition to the size and type of your breast implant, you will also be able to exercise control over the “profile” of your breast implant. This refers to the way your breast will project outward from your chest when you are in a standing position.
There are three main types of implant profile:
- A High Profile Implant will be fuller than the other types, with a more noticeable curve and contour to your bust.
- The Moderate Profile Implant is a more naturalistic option, with a gentle, sloping appearance that tends to mimic a natural breast.
- A Low Profile Implant will still add plenty of volume to the bust, without projecting outwards as far as the other two.
Achieving the Look That’s Right for You
Ultimately, your ideal breast implant size will be one that adequately lines up with your body’s naturally existing curves and proportions. Work with your plastic surgeon to pick out an implant size that is right for your frame, and be sure to ask if you can view before and after photos of patients with similar body types and implant sizes, so you can know what to expect from your results.
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