For women who are looking to add a liberal amount of volume and curve to their frame, large breast implants may be the way to go. Since large implants still have different sizes, and each one of those will create a different look when paired with a different body type, it's important to choose this step wisely. To get the best results, potentials should consult with an experienced breast enhancement surgeon and consider all ideas before finally choosing.
Choosing the Implant's Size
Choosing the right size within the large breast implants family can sometimes seem subtle, but can make significant differences. Breast implants are measured by cubic centimeters (cc's), a volumetric method of measurement. Large implants are normally considered to start around 600cc's and 700cc's, which would create DD sized breasts for most women (at least), and can go up to 1200cc.
Women who wish to get particularly large breasts tend to select between 800cc and 900cc sized implants, sometimes choosing 1000cc for an even bigger impact. If this is something you are considering, make sure to choose a surgeon who has a lot of experience with larger breast implants. Surgeons that have the necessary experience should be able to provide photographs displaying the before-and-after results of women who have received the size you are looking for. This way you can get a better look at the work they do, and begin to visualize what your implants will look like once they're in place.
Large breast implants do have a significant impact on a person's frame and movement, so patients should only move forward with the procedure when they fully understand exactly how the implants will affect them both visually and physically.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Large Implants
Just like small implants, large breast implants have their pros and cons. In some cases, people who are looking for larger breasts will accept the drawbacks of big breast implants without thinking much about them. This can sometimes lead to patients being dissatisfied with their results in the long term though, so make an informed decision after researching and speaking to your surgeon.
Obviously the main benefit is an increased breast size. Women who are looking for a dramatic shift in their bodies' profile and contours may prefer larger breast implants. Here are some other benefits:
- More noticeable
- Different styles of clothing may fit better
- Will avoid regretting that they went too small, which sometimes occurs with smaller implants
- Creates a more significant transformation
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Large breast implants aren't without their flaws though. Here are some of the reasons why more moderate implants may be the right choice for some:
- Larger implants have a better chance of rippling
- More likely to get capsular contracture
- More prone to rupture
- Implants can be too prominent
- Can affect athletics and other physical activities
Still, choosing size matters little when compared to choosing the correct surgeon for the job.
Discuss Large Breast Implants with an Experienced Surgeon
If you think large breast implants might be the right choice for you, then it's definitely worth talking over with your surgeon. He or she can provide you with more detailed information and help find the best size for you, which can be completely different than the best size for someone else. If you're looking for a surgeon in your location, visit DocShop's listing of local and qualified plastic surgeons.