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How Big is Too Big? (Breast Augmentation)

Posted August 25, 2013 in Breast Augmentation, Saline Breast Implants

For many women, the summer season is probably the most self-criticizing time of the year. From barely-there bikinis on the beach, to slinky summer dresses, this is the time when most women are dressed to keep cool. It’s also the time that we see more skin than any other time of year, which gives women the chance to see just how different they are from each other – especially in the bust.

 Many women often feel that their breasts are too small or that they lack volume, which is why they typically seek the assistance to a breast augmentation specialist. With the help of either saline or silicone gel breast implants, woman can increase the size of their breasts and/or add volume to aging breasts.

 As this procedure has become more common and less “taboo,” more and more women are opting to surgically enhance their breasts. However, in a world where doctors without plastic surgery board certification are performing breast augmentations, there are women who are getting breast implants that are way too big for them. This is often due to lack of knowledge and proper education on what will best suit the patient’s body to give her the best aesthetic results possible.

During your consultation, an experienced and trained plastic surgeon will examine your body type, discuss your specific needs, and recommend the most appropriate surgical plan for you. It is always best when the patient and surgeon can carefully plan the details of the procedure in order to avoid complications and unsatisfactory results. Typically, most patients opt to increase the size of their breasts by one or two cups sizes in order to maintain a proportional body shape.

It is important to make note of another important aspect for determining if you have chosen to go “too big” – if you feel that your breasts are too large for your body, they probably are. Regardless of the size you have chosen, you should always feel comfortable and secure in your body. Be sure to carefully discuss this with your surgeon during your consultation in order to avoid having to undergo a secondary procedure.

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin O’Toole. Dr. O’Toole has years of experience performing breast augmentations and will help you choose the right size of implants that will best suit your body and give you the results you desire. Contact Dr. O’Toole today by calling (626) 689-7800 or filling out our online contact form.