Choosing the right breast implant for you is an important and personal decision. The foundation of any good, natural-looking breast augmentation is a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. A well-trained plastic surgeon can walk you through some of the tougher decisions you’ll have to make about how you want your new breast implants to appear. Many plastic surgeons will tell you to think about several areas of your life, such as your job, your personality, and your lifestyle, and think about how your implant volume, material, and shape will affect those areas.
If you want to start thinking about some of these important decisions before your consultation, board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Wilson, has gathered some of the most important advice for choosing the best breast implants for your lifestyle.
What Does Your Ideal Breast Look Like?
Everyone has a different idea of what the ideal breasts should look like. Some women prefer their breast enhancement to look firm, lifted, and all natural. Other women prefer a rounder, more noticeable breast implant. One of the most important things you need to consider before a breast augmentation consultation is how you want your breasts to appear. It sounds simple, but it’s not, and the breast implant you choose should be unique to your body shape and lifestyle.
How Active Is Your Lifestyle?
The level of activity in your lifestyle—how much you work out, how much you move around, how physical your job is—should be a major factor in choosing your breast implant. In addition to thinking about how more volume could affect your posture and comfort throughout the day, you should also consider how your body might change over the coming years as a result of your physical activity. If you’re a bodybuilder, for example, you might expect to lose a significant amount of body fat over the next several years. As your body changes, you should also consider how your breast augmentation might look after those changes.
How Will Your Breast Implants Look with Your Wardrobe?
The type of clothes you normally wear and the type of clothes you need for your lifestyle—bathing suits, gym clothes, bras—could be affected by your new breast implants. You may want more, or less dramatic contours based on the types of clothes you enjoy wearing and how comfortable standing out feels according to your personality.
What Does Your Long-Term Family Planning Situation Look Like?
If you’re not entirely sure if you’re done having children or breastfeeding, you might want to consider other types of breast enhancement procedures or delaying a breast augmentation. Most plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least six months after breastfeeding your last child before you consider breast implants, so any major changes in your breast size have already occurred.
What’s Your “Why” for Getting Breast Implants?
The choice to get breast implants is many different things for many different people who come through our doors. Some of the most common reasons we perform breast augmentation for our patients include:
- Making uneven breasts appear more balanced and natural
- To increase breast size after pregnancy or weight loss
- Breast augmentation correction from a previous surgery
- To increase self-confidence
Taking the reason you are electing this procedure into account can help you choose which implant material and size will best give you the results you desire.
Ready to Choose the Perfect Breast Implant for Your Lifestyle? Schedule a Consultation Today!
Place your breast augmentation and care in the hands of an expert. Anthony Wilson, MD is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Portsmouth, NH who specializes in facial, body, and breast procedures. If you’d like to learn more about the silicone or gummy bear implants our practice offers, or if you’re ready to schedule your consultation, please contact our practice today!
Call us at (603) 294-4526 or contact us at your convenience through our website!