How Do Body Type and Chest Size Influence the Choice of Breast Implant?

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Women considering breast augmentation today have more options than ever before. From the type of breast implant to the size, shape, and profile of breast implants, the choices are seemingly endless — leaving many women wondering how to choose the right breast implant for them. Some of the most important factors to take into account when selecting breast implants are your body type, frame, and how much natural breast tissue you may have. At Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Anaheim Hills, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef is here to help you better understand which breast implants may be most suitable for your figure and best align with your desired outcome.

What options do I have for breast augmentation surgery?

Generally speaking, breast augmentation surgery is typically performed using either synthetic breast implants or a fat transfer to the breast. In some cases, a combination of breast implants plus fat transfer may be recommended to achieve the most natural-looking and optimal results. Beyond choosing between breast implants vs. fat transfer, however, patients considering breast enhancement surgery will have a number of decisions to make, including:

  • Type of breast implant (silicone, saline, gummy bear, etc.)
  • Size of breast implant (measured in cc's by volume)
  • Implant profile (how far the implant projects from the chest wall)
  • Implant placement (above or beneath the chest muscle)
  • Whether or not to combine breast augmentation with breast lift surgery

Which type of breast implant is right for me?

When choosing the type of breast implant, implant size, profile, placement, and other aspects of your breast augmentation surgery, it is important to consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Motakef, who can help you understand how various implant choices may be most suitable for you. For example, women under 22 years of age will need to choose a fat transfer and/or saline breast implants in most cases, as silicone gel implants are only approved for use in women older than 22. While there are many factors to consider when choosing breast implants, the patient's natural body type is one of the most important.

How does body type relate to breast implant choice?

A woman's natural frame, size, body type, and breast volume can significantly impact how different implants will look on her vs. another patient. For instance, a woman who is over six feet tall with broad shoulders and naturally full breasts may notice only a subtle change with 300cc implants, while a 5' 0" woman who is petite and small-breasted may find that the same 300cc breast implants look disproportionately large on her frame. To help ensure you feel comfortable and confident about how well your choice of breast implants aligns with your ideal breast augmentation results, Dr. Motakef will:

  • Closely listen to your concerns and goals
  • Explain all of your available options at length
  • Review any inspiration photos you may have
  • Share breast augmentation before-and-after photos showing how certain breast implants may look on a patient with a similar body type to yours
  • Have you try on sizers

With the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon, the choice between the many different breast implants available today doesn't have to be overwhelming.

Find your perfect fit with a personalized breast augmentation in Orange County, CA

Every woman's body and goals are unique, meaning breast implants are not a one-size-fits-all solution. To learn more about finding which breast implants may best help you achieve the beautiful final results you desire, call Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA to schedule your private consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.