Assessment & Measurement

Selecting a Breast Implant

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Key measurements need to be taken to decide on the best size and type of implant.

  • Breast width
  • Breast cup size

Selecting the right implant also considers

  • Implant volume (size of the implant in cc’s)
  • Implant diameter (ideally slightly less than the width of your breast)
  • Outward projection (shape of the breast post implant)

Trying-On Breast Implants

Trying-on implants will give you and us a rough idea of the volume range that looks good for you. We have sample sizes of the implants and we will have you try one fitted into a tight sports bra so that you can see the effect of different sizes.

Fitting Breast Implant Diameter to Breast Width

An implant slightly narrower or about the same width as the width of your breast is usually the best choice. For example, if your breast width is 12 cm, you should choose a breast implant with a diameter of about 11-12 cm. It is best to select an implant that is slightly narrower, rather than wider than your breast.

Breast Tissue Thickness Is Important

A woman with thick breast tissues may be able to have a wider implant than a woman with thin breast tissues. This difference relates to how the implant interacts with and stretches the breast tissues and skin, especially over time. In thin patients, wide implants are more likely to stretch and thin the tissues, leading to less padding over the implant and causing visible implant ripples.

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