Breast augmentation with implants is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the United States.1 One of the benefits of breast augmentation, which may play a part in its ongoing popularity, is that it is a highly customizable procedure. Planning their breast augmentation plan with a plastic surgeon gives patients the opportunity to achieve their own unique aesthetic goals.
At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG), Dr. David Mattos, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, often gets questions from patients who are unsure how to choose the best implant size and shape for them. Dr. Mattos and the other experienced plastic surgeons at LIPSG use their expertise and skill to guide patients on their choice of implant.
A Plastic Surgeon’s Step-by-Step Process for Choosing the Right Size Breast Implant
In this video, Dr. Mattos explains that there are multiple factors to consider when choosing breast implants. He takes the following steps to help a patient determine the right implant size for them:
- First, the surgical team will take specific measurements of your breasts. This will help them decide what range of implant sizes would be safe for your body.
- Next, you’ll have the opportunity to try on different sized implants underneath your clothes.
- Finally, we will use advanced computer imaging software to create visual examples of what different sizes and styles of breast implants could look like.
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2020.pdf Accessed June 24, 2022.