Large Breast Implants: Pros and Cons for Patients to Consider

Getting breast implants can have a major impact on your overall appearance. By meeting with a plastic surgeon, you can find out if breast augmentation surgery is right for you and discuss all of the variables and options that are connected with it. By getting all of this information, you can make the best informed decisions with regard to your overall health, wellness, and appearance.

One topic that comes up a lot during the consultation process is whether or not large breast implants are an ideal option to consider. Let’s take a moment right now to consider the pros and the cons of getting large breast implants placed.

Bigger Is Not Automatically Better

While many patients believe that larger breast implants are an ideal option in every surgery, the fact of the matter is that bigger is not automatically better. Breast augmentation involves multiple considerations about size, shape, and contour of the breasts, and there are many ways for patients to enhance their overall appearance through surgery. This is why it’s important to undergo a thorough consultation, so all options for enhancement can be discussed in detail.

The Pros of Large Breast Implants

Large breast implants will make a major statement in terms of the overall shape and contour of a patient’s breasts, that’s certain. If patients would like to increase their breast size and enhance their overall appearance, large breast implants are a strong option to consider.

Large breast implants are particularly ideal for women who have broader frames and more pronounced curves. This body type make the large breast implants seem proportionate to the patient’s overall body contour, yielding results that appear more natural.

The Cons of Large Breast Implants

Large breast implants can look unnatural or unrealistic on some patients, particularly if the implants are too large and/or the patient has a slighter or thinner frame. Rippling and other factors that contribute to an unnatural appearance are more likely with large breast implants in these cases.

It’s also worth noting that breast implants have a higher rate of complication and revision when compared to other kinds of breast implants. This includes the gradual bottoming out of the breast implants and even symmastia.

Other Factors to Consider Beyond Implant Size

As we noted above, there is more to consider than just implant size if you want to achieve excellent results through breast augmentation surgery. One important considerations is the profile of your breast implants, which refers to the amount of outward projection achieved by the breast implants. Moderately sized breast implants with a high profile may provide you with the results that you desire.

Weighing All of Your Options for Breast Augmentation

During your consultation at our practice, we will be sure to go over all of your options for care. We will help you make the best possible decision to enhance your appearance and complement your existing frame. We are here for you and your needs.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Santa Barbara cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Douglas Mackenzie and the entire team here look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the very best with regard to your appearance and overall sense of wellness.

Douglas J. Mackenzie, MD

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