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Most women have breast augmentation performed to enlarge and enhance their breasts, but others do it to make their breasts look more symmetrical. When deciding on whether to move forward with breast augmentation, the burning question for many women is choosing the right size.

I have confronted this question many times and I always tell my patients that it depends on their personal preference. But there are some steps you can take to help you decide. Before or after your consultation, you may want to ask the opinion of your spouse, family, or friends. The final decision is yours, but you should try to alleviate any doubts on the size.

I find that having an honest discussion with my patients and finding common ground helps make them and myself more comfortable with the procedure. Breast augmentation is no doubt a life changing experience. Although breast size is important, there are other factors to take into consideration. Below are some areas of importance that I discuss with my patients:

• The type of implant (silicone or saline)
• The implant profile; low, intermediate or high
• Placement behind or in front of the muscle
• Location of the scar
• Your body size and shape
• Skin quality
• The possible need for a breast lift as well

At the end of the day, it’s your decision. I will always offer my expert opinion, but you have the final say.
Please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation at our Pasadena, California Plastic Surgery office. In your consultation we can further discuss your individual needs with regards to breast augmentation.