The New Year is almost upon us, and at this time of year, many people begin to start thinking about making a fresh start and embracing new beginnings. You’ve heard the saying ‘New Year, New You’ but how about ‘New Year, New Boobs’? If you’ve been contemplating breast augmentation surgery, why not use the New Year as an excuse to treat yourself to a brand-new chest?
When it comes to determining whether or not breast enlargement is right for you or not, there are a number of questions that you will need to consider. One of the most important is ‘how do I choose the right size for me?’. Fortunately, we’re here to help you with that, too! Here are just a few tips for picking the right breast implants to suit you and your dream boobs!
Breast implants come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, profiles and even ‘feels’ so you really do have a wide range to choose from, and all are equally important when you come to decide on the type of surgery you’re looking to have. The main parameters for breast implant surgery include:
- Implant Size (cc) – It’s important to note first of all that the size of the implant isn’t likely to be descriptive of what your breasts will actually look like or the cup size you’ll end up with. The size, measured in cc’s, will all depend on the size of your natural breasts, and your build. For example, a broader-shouldered woman might require a larger implant to reach a certain cup size, where as a narrower-shouldered woman could require a much smaller implant for the same cup size. Your consultant will discuss all of your options with you prior to the surgery, in order to help you to determine which size implant is likely to give you the look that you desire.
- Implant Shape – There are two shapes of implant that you’ll come across when choosing the implants for your new boobs – round, and teardrop. Round-shaped implants are the traditional implant shape, and remain the most popular amongst women undergoing breast augmentation. The round implants give a soft, nicely proportioned look and can even appear more fluid than the more rigid teardrop implants. Nevertheless, teardrop-shaped implants are becoming more and more popular. The silicone used in teardrop implants is far thicker meaning the implant can hold its shape better over time. Teardrop implants are also generally more versatile, with a wide range of different sizes able to enhance the breast’s natural shape as opposed to looking like false implants. With breast implants, there is likely to be something to suit every body type.
- Implant Profile – The profile of an implant refers to how much each implant projects forward from the chest when standing. Different cc sizes will produce different profiles if the width of the implant is different. The profiles come in three different types – low, medium and high and can all affect the final look of your breasts. Low profile implants are likely to look fairly flat in appearance, which is ideal for women with wider chests, whereas medium profile implants often look the most natural, but are typically used for women with smaller, narrower chests. High profile implants are extremely narrow at the base, and will often give the fullest and most rounded results. These are ideal for petite women with a narrow chest wall.
The limits you can face when it comes to choosing your breast implants are fortunately few, but vitally important to consider. To start, you need to look at the breast tissue that you do have, and whether or not it can cover the expanse of the implant. In other words, if there’s not enough breast tissue there in the first place, you may be limited on how big you can go.
Your chest and shoulder width also play a part. Implants come in different widths, so you are likely to find a size to fit your frame, but you have to take into consideration your chest and shoulder width to ensure you do get the right implant width! Your lifestyle and how you spend your spare time can also affect your decision – for example, if you’re athletic and active, a comfortable size is going to be better than implants that are too big and are awkward to exercise with.
Will You Need An Uplift?
What a lot of patients might not know is that breast augmentation can sometimes come with a need for a breast uplift as well as the implants. Whether you need this or not all depends on your desired final look, and the breast type you already have. If you’d like your breasts to be perkier, but not necessarily larger, an uplift alone could be the answer. Alternatively, if you already have fairly perky breasts but would like to go up a size or two, then you might get away with just the implants. Ultimately, the need for a lift or not will depend on you and the discussions that you have with your consultant prior to your surgery. As long as you are clear about the results that you are looking to achieve, our expert consultants will be able to provide you with a choice of options which are likely to provide you with the desired look. It’s important to realise, however, that a breast uplift is likely to result in additional scarring, when compared to the impact of an implant alone.
Whatever size, shape and style of breasts you currently have, why not pick up the New Year, New Boobs! motto for yourself? Starting out the New Year with something as confidence-boosting as new breasts can do wonders for your self-esteem, and who doesn’t want a great look to start out a new chapter in their life? Book a consultation with Longevita for your new boobs today. If you pre-book in December for surgery anytime in 2018, you will also benefit from our Christmas Mega Sale and receive up to £500 off!