How Big Should You Go? Choosing Breast Implant Size By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on June 04, 2015

Close-up of a woman’s breasts, contained within a red bra, after breast augmentation surgeryIf you are considering breast augmentation surgery, you know that you want to have bigger breasts. You may even have an idea of how you would like your breasts ideally to appear. At this stage, it’s okay if your goals are still a bit vague; there’s a reason that Dr. Oren Z. Lerman consults patients before they commit to undergoing a serious plastic surgery procedure such as breast augmentation. Issues such as the shape, profile, type, and texture of your breast implants will be discussed during your initial consultation. At that time, you will also make a final decision regarding breast implant size at his Manhattan plastic surgery practice.

What you may be surprised to learn is that, although you may wish to have larger breasts, you may not necessarily need to have particularly large breast implants to achieve your goals. Selecting the right size of implant for your body type and natural breast size is essential to the success of your breast augmentation and to your satisfaction with your results. Many patients who are dissatisfied with the results of their breast augmentation surgeries end up that way because their surgeons failed to advise them properly when it came to choosing the size of their breast implants. The patients assumed that bigger would indeed be better and found out the hard way that this old adage doesn’t always hold true.

Fortunately, patients of Dr. Lerman’s never have to worry about receiving care of less than the highest standard. He will make sure that you fully understand all of your options and what you can reasonably expect from each. You can be assured that Dr. Lerman will place nothing above your safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction.

Deciding on the Right Size of Breast Implant

Ultimately, the right size of breast implant in your case will depend on many factors, including:

  • Your aesthetic goals, within reason. Your body type may make certain sizes of breast implant unsafe or unfeasible.
  • How natural you want your breasts to appear after surgery. Some women actually favor a somewhat artificially enhanced look and therefore opt for implants that are slightly disproportionate to their frames; however, if you prefer a more natural look, you may find that there is a limit to the sizes you will want to consider.
  • How active you intend to be after surgery. One of the primary reasons women with larger breasts undergo breast reduction surgery is so that they can exercise more easily after the procedure. If you exercise regularly, you may not want to go too big as larger breasts can interfere with your routine.
  • Your willingness to attract attention. Whether it’s right or not, women with larger breasts attract attention in public, and not all of it is wanted or even positive. All editorializing aside, women who undergo breast augmentation, especially with large breast implants, must be psychologically and emotionally prepared and willing to deal with this attention.

Learn More about Choosing Breast Implant Size

To learn more about choosing breast implant size, please contact the plastic surgery practice of Oren Z. Lerman, MD today.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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