How Do I Choose the Right Breast Implant Shape and Size?

shutterstock_285598448Choosing the right implant shape and size for breast augmentation will depend on a variety of factors that are unique to every individual. During your consultation, Dr. Neil Zemmel will guide you through this important decision-making process by assessing your needs and goals, taking numerous measurements, and employing innovative imaging software to ensure you are fully informed about all available options. This not only helps to establish realistic expectations, it also allows Dr. Zemmel to more effectively achieve the breast augmentation outcomes you desire.

When determining the shape of your breast implants, the pros and cons of each option will need to be weighed in regard to your unique goals and body frame. At our practice, Dr. Zemmel offers round and anatomically shaped breast implants with the choice of high or moderate profiles. Though both implant shapes can provide excellent contour and volume restoration, Dr. Zemmel almost exclusively utilizes smooth round implants due to their reduced tendency to rotate and show signs of rippling. The choice of high or moderate profile will depend on the amount of projection and upper pole fullness you wish to achieve.

When selecting the proper breast implant size, Dr. Zemmel will take several measurements of your breasts and chest to determine a range of sizes that can be safely and effectively accommodated in proportion with your body. VECTRA® 3D imaging can then be used to provide a clearer understanding of how your results may potentially appear with different implant options. Once uploaded onto a computer monitor, your three dimensional VECTRA® photograph can be manipulated based on the various implant shapes and sizes you are considering, helping to give you a realistic idea of outcomes that can be achieved. Lastly, breast implant sizers can also be tried on to help verify your final decision.

Ultimately, Dr. Zemmel will make recommendations based on the goals you have expressed for breast augmentation, but the final decision regarding implant shape and size will be left up to you. By comprehensively detailing every option available, he has found patient satisfaction rates to be exceptionally high following surgery.

If you are interested in breast augmentation and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zemmel, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery today.