BREAST ENHANCEMENT IN PETITE WOMEN By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on March 24, 2014





Women have many more choices today in terms of breast implant styles than ever before.  Silicone gel and saline implants are two major choices that a woman must make, but size of implant is also a major decision.



Remember and respect your body size.  You have to pick the implant size and shape that will fit your body and more importantly your breast.  If you go too large or use a implant style that is too wide your implant will likely reside too lateral on your frame and look to hang off your ribs.  This is typically the problem when you see a lady walking away from you who obviously has implants in place.  If you like that look or don’t mind that visual effect, fine, then go for it.




Once implants are placed your shirts will definitely fit differently.  Remember, if you want to look trim and you have inflated your chest you might make your midriff look less skinny!  If you want to be able to wear a button up shirt and you have placed implants beware the size you pick. 



Unfortunately, there is not one breast size that is perfect for all activities.  When you want to go out on the town and let people know you have arrived - you need to doll up your chest.  You will need a certain type of bra for that.  If you want to run a 5k you will want to wear a compress type sport bra- and you might wish to have a smaller implant.  If you pick a breast implant that is quite large you have to remember that you will be carrying the weight of the implant when jogging.  This is not insignificant weight and may have an adverse effect on you neck and shoulders.  Athletic women will be happier with moderate size implants, nonathletic ladies will tolerate larger implants.


My advice is that you pick a size that will be good for the majority of the activities you enjoy (knowing that you will be buying bras for all occasions).  A simple form of guidance when you are choosing the size of your breast implants is to wear a button up shirt.

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