How Big Is Too Big? - How to Choose Breast Implant Size By on September 01, 2014

A woman with large, full breasts wearing a red bra; a measuring tape is being used to measure her breastsMany women who are currently considering breast augmentation may be thinking primarily in terms of achieving “larger” breasts. As they become increasingly serious about exploring the possibilities of plastic surgery, however, they must begin to consider precisely what “larger” means in their unique cases. In plastic surgery, there is no such thing as “one size fits all,” and this is particularly true of breast augmentation.

At Mesna Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, breast implant size is a major topic of discussion during initial consultations between Dr. Gregory T. Mesna and patients who are interested in breast augmentation. Dr. Mesna listens carefully to each patient, answering her questions and explaining her options in plain English. Then, based on her goals, figure, and body type, he advises her honestly and openly of what he believes to be the most appropriate choices regarding her breast implants, including their size.

Bigger Is Not Always Better

When it comes to breast implant size, bigger is not always better. In fact, the ideal size of breast implant depends on many variables, each of which must be considered in order to achieve the most cosmetically appealing results possible. When it comes to breast augmentation, there is far more to take into account than cup size. While many patients may enter their consultations thinking that they want to have “D cups,” they might well leave having come to quite different conclusions.

Even before you consult with Dr. Mesna at his state-of-the-art office, there are several questions you can ask yourself about implant size in preparation:

  • What size are your breasts currently? The smaller a woman’s natural breasts, the more difficult it can be for her to accommodate larger implants. On the other hand, relatively smaller implants may still create the impression of significantly larger breasts by comparison to her untreated breasts, while producing far more natural-looking and flattering results.
  • How active is your lifestyle? Ask any woman with disproportionately large breasts how easy it is to participate in certain sports and exercise routines, and chances are she will respond that her breasts often get in the way, and may even make exercise more painful. If you lead an active lifestyle, you would be well advised to keep your breasts proportional to your figure.
  • Do you want your breast augmentation results to appear natural? The answer to this question may be an obvious “yes” to some people, but some women wish to achieve a figure that is unlikely to exist in nature. There’s nothing wrong with this; however, if you do want your results to appear natural, you will want to select a breast implant size that is appropriate for your frame.
  • What sort of breasts do you find attractive on other women? If you come to your consultation with photographs of women whose breasts you find attractive, it will help Dr. Mesna to guide you toward picking the size of implant that’s best suited to your case. You may not need relatively large implants to emulate the appearance of a woman whose full, large breasts you admire.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Center Today

To learn more about how to choose the right breast implant size in your case, please contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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