boob job patientIf you feel self-conscious about breasts that are too small, uneven or disproportionate to your body, then you may benefit from breast augmentation. As the most popular breast enhancement procedure for women, the surgery can produce results that improve your body contour along with your self-image.

Most surgeons agree that any breast surgery should make the patient’s natural proportions a priority when designing a specialized treatment plan, and it’s equally important for you to have realistic expectations for the enhancements that breast augmentation can provide. Although you may see celebrities with abundant and over-sized breast implants, it’s not always the safest option when it comes to your health and satisfaction. As you consider the size of your implants, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding how big is too big.

What are Your Aesthetic Goals?

Because breast augmentation is so popular, there are many options to choose from that can help you personalize your procedure. There are several sizes, shapes, materials and textures to consider, and the number of possibilities may be overwhelming to think about! But before you get overwhelmed, it’s best to think about your goals for breast augmentation.

Do you want breasts that balance out the rest of your body or do you desire added volume to breasts that are already comparable in size? If you can determine the outcome you’d like to see, then you may be able to narrow down the right implant for you.

What’s Your Lifestyle Like?

Breast augmentation is a personal and financial investment, and it should be performed correctly the first time around. It’s also important that you choose the implant size that blends seamlessly with your lifestyle.

For example, if you exercise regularly, you might consider implants that stay out of your way whenever you work out; however, if you don’t see yourself being active on a continual basis, then you might be free to choose a larger size. You can discuss your options with Dr. Lickstein before making any decisions about implants.

What’s Your Body Telling You?

Even if you desire ample breasts, your body may be telling you otherwise. For breast augmentation to be successful, there must be enough tissue to cover the new size of your breasts. If that skin is lacking, then larger implants may not be able to fit.

You will have to choose a shape of implant that fits your unique body contour along with a specified size. Implants that are too large may pose health risks such as back, neck and shoulder pain, and your posture may suffer as a result. You’ll want to find an implant that maintains your health, rather than detracts from it.

Overall, size is relative; what may be too small for someone else may work perfectly for you. The goal of breast augmentation is to give you a look you desire while still maintaining your health and safety. Dr. Lickstein is available to help you weigh your options, and he will suggest the implant size that will give you a natural-looking and proportional result. To get started on your breast augmentation, contact Lickstein Plastic Surgery at (561) 571-4000 and schedule a consultation.

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