Choosing from Breast Implant Sizes and Profiles

Choosing the right breast implant size requires careful consideration. Breast implants that are too large for your frame, are not the right material, or are not the right profile for you can not only look unnatural, but also cause a variety of other issues. However, correctly balancing the needs of your unique body type with the aesthetic possibilities of breast implants can give you satisfying long-term results. Dr. John W. Tyrone can help you choose between breast implant sizes at his office in Jacksonville, FL, for optimal results and comfort. 

Photo of medical person holding various sizes of breast implants

Choosing the Right Size

Most women desire breast implants that achieve a C cup size. Often, women who pursue larger implants will have trouble adjusting to their dramatically fuller bust, and will return for breast revision surgery. Complaints of breasts becoming an uncomfortable obstacle are not uncommon in these cases.

The final decision for implant size should be determined according to your personal choice and your unique body type. Breast implant sizes are not actually measured by cup size. Breast implants will achieve various cup sizes for different women (because cup size is dependent on bra band size), and thus implants are measured by cubic centimeters (CCs). 

Profiles

While breast implant sizes are measured in CCs, profiles, or the size of the base, determine the shape of the implant. Two breast implants of the same size can achieve dramatically different results based on their profile. Breast implants are categorized under three profiles:

  • Moderate: These implants have the widest base, and pair well with women who have a naturally wide breast base.
  • Moderate Plus: Very similar to the moderate, but with slightly higher projection, these implants have either an exactly even or slightly smaller base width than the natural breast.
  • High Profile: With the highest projection and the smallest base, this implant is often recommended for women with petite, or narrow breasts.

Choosing the right breast implant size is very important. You can achieve stunning results if you have clear expectations, and consult with a reputable surgeon such as Dr. Tyrone, who has a track record of providing aesthetic, natural-looking effects.

How to Prepare

Preparing for your consultation will help you and Dr. Tyrone find the right breast implant for your body type. Starting with a desired cup size is a good start, but there is much more information you can provide about the results you hope to achieve. Bringing examples of before-and-after implant patients is one of the best ways to determine the right implant size. 

Look for pictures that show women with breast and body types similar to yours, to see what results are achievable. It is also best to stay away from examples from popular media, because these photos are often distorted before distribution, and are not helpful for making accurate recommendations. Dr. Tyrone will be able to make better suggestions if you establish a very clear idea of the results you wish to achieve. 

When you come into our office, you will also be able to try on various sizes of implants using a special sizing bra. This process will give you an idea of what your final silhouette can look like, and how your shape will appear under clothing. 

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Choosing the right breast implant size is very important. You can achieve stunning results if you have clear expectations, and consult with a reputable surgeon such as Dr. Tyrone, who has a track record of providing aesthetic, natural-looking effects. To schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

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