Breast augmentation has been a popular procedure for many years. At one point, it seemed as though every woman had to approach breast enhancement with a “go big or go home” mentality. Not anymore. In our Chicago breast center, our intent is to help every patient achieve the shape that best suits her body frame. To complement body frame means to choose implants carefully based on proportion. For many women, that means a smaller implant size.
Smaller Breast Implants can have Impact
Size may be the first detail about breast implants that comes to mind. However, there are other enhancements that elevate appearance. These include:
- One of the purposes of breast implants is to provide the shape you envision for your body. Do you want your breasts to be rounder, fuller? Would you like to restore volume at the upper pole of the breasts that has dropped with age? Breast implant selection takes these objectives into consideration so your doctor can make the most of what you already have.
- Most women have some degree of breast asymmetry, it’s perfectly normal. However, when one breast is dramatically larger than the other, it can be difficult to feel happy with your appearance. Properly selected breast implants are an excellent solution through which appearance becomes much more uniform.
- The projection of the breasts may be as important, if not more so, than size. This characteristic of the breasts describes how far forward the breasts project from the chest wall. Implant profile, not size, is what determines projection.
Choose a Surgeon that Looks at the Bigger Picture
Our role in performing breast augmentation is not to look at how big a patient can go; it’s to look at the bigger picture. It is necessary to consider anatomy, skin condition, and symmetry at the beginning of treatment planning in order to determine how to get the best results. And what are the best results? The look of the breasts after surgery.
Breast shape in relation to the body is what matters most, not the cc’s or cup size a woman may achieve from surgery. If you’re ready to see the change you’ve been wanting, we can help. Contact our Chicago office at 312.266.6240. Take a look at our Before and After Gallery. Bring pictures to your appointment. Together, we can create a look that works for you.