Why Bigger Implants Are Not Always Better

Why Bigger Implants Aren't Always Better Feel Beautiful San Diego

Once you’ve made the decision to enhance your shape with fuller breasts, it’s natural to start thinking about the best size. While you may be tempted to ask yourself, “What size breast implants should I get?” and then move on to the next decision, it’s best to take your time here. Many women have ended up with disappointing breast augmentation results because they chose their breast implants with a “bigger is better” philosophy.

Whether you opt for drama or subtlety, the best implants will be proportional to your body’s shape and size, and suitable to your aesthetic preferences and lifestyle. You may have initially wanted dramatically augmented size, but you may also be surprised by how much impact even smaller breast implants can have.

Why bigger implants are not always better

Breast augmentation adds volume and curves, lifts the breasts to some degree, and by attracting more attention will help you feel more sexy and confident in and out of clothing. But there are a few things to consider before committing to large breast implants.



1. Proportions

For many women, the idea of having voluptuous, full breasts has been a lifelong dream. A B cup woman may fantasize about DD because they look fantastic on her best friend. But when it comes to breast augmentation, consider that implants will likely last for many years, and you’ll have them in all situations and all of the clothing you wear. If a size DD isn’t proportional for you and appears artificial, you may not have the results you imagine.

However, if you prefer extra supernatural volume and fullness, then extra high projection implants may be your preferred choice. Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to determine which breast implant is best for you. The most important notion to communicate to Dr. Laverson is what you want your breasts to look like, and he will select the most appropriate implant based on implants you try on in the office and on 3D imaging (Canfield Vectra system) of your body before your procedure.

2. Lifestyle compatibility

There’s always a dress, right? A dress that you know will look amazing on you once your breasts are larger and can fill it out beautifully. But that single dress should not be the only factor in choosing your breast implant size. You’ll want to keep in mind your life at work, at the gym, and running errands in your everyday clothes. Also, the larger the implant, the bigger the impact and potential limitation of your active lifestyle. Added size and weight of large breast implants can make it more difficult to run, jump, and swing a golf club or a tennis racket comfortably.

3. Risks

When breast implants are disproportionately large for your body frame, there is a higher chance of rippling, sagging, malposition, stretching and thinning of your breast skin over time, nipple numbness, and other issues. Stretch marks may be more common with larger breast implants. These problems are not the result of choosing a particular implant size, but of choosing implants that are heavier and larger than your skin and soft tissue can easily support.

My implants are too big! What do I do?

Whether recent augmentation turned out larger than you expected, pregnancy has changed your breasts, or aging has changed your aesthetic preferences, breast implant removal and/or replacement may be an option. However, it’s not always as simple as swapping out one implant for another. If you have lost skin elasticity, you may need a breast lift to restore youthful, firm shape and to correctly position your nipple and areola. As with any breast augmentation procedure, it’s important to choose an experienced surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery that you trust and who has produced results for past patients that you like.

Ready to Show Off the Body of Your Dreams? Dr. Laverson in San Diego, CA Can Help

At Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness and Plastic Surgery in San Diego, we understand that your uniqueness IS your beauty, and will apply available technology and techniques to offer you the change you visualize for yourself. Whether you’re considering breast augmentation for full, robust, rotund size and shape, for mild size increase to add slight femininity but maintain natural proportion, to correct breast asymmetry, or to restore volume lost after pregnancy and nursing, Dr. Laverson has decades of experience with thousands of breast procedures, and offers consistently high quality results.

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He evaluates your existing breast size, shape, and symmetry, your chest, your lifestyle, and your desired outcome in planning your augmentation. Ultimately, however, at Feel Beautiful, YOU choose your implant size and will, therefore, have control over your result.

Give Dr. Laverson a call at (858) 295-4001 to schedule your free consultation or book online here, and we’ll develop a customized treatment plan just for you. 

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