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Are Large Breast Implants Right for Me?

By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on September 02, 2014


Attractive and proportionate female bodyThere are many cosmetic surgery options available to help patients enhance or restore their body and facial features, but year after year, one of the most popular plastic surgeries is breast augmentation. Breast augmentation allows patients to enhance or restore the bust line in order to improve breast size and shape while creating more pleasing contours and proportions for their figure. Because of the many ways in which breast augmentation can be customized, each patient can achieve her own personal aesthetic goals. While each surgical decision is important, most patients contemplate implant size the most of all the aspects of breast augmentation. In order to make the results of surgery worth the cost and recovery time that goes into surgery, most patients assume that large breast implants are the best choice. While this may be true for some of our Edina patients, large breast implants are not right for every patient. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of large breast implants before making a final choice regarding implant size for breast augmentation surgery.

Benefits of Large Breast Implants

Large breast implants will greatly enhance the bust line, most likely making it very obvious that the breasts have been surgically enhanced. For women who are not embarrassed for others to know they have undergone plastic surgery, and for those who enjoy standing out in a crowd, large breast implants can provide the results they desire. Some of the other benefits of large breast implants include the following:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved body proportions for those women with more curvy hips and thighs
  • No fear that the results of surgery will not be as significant as hoped for

Cons of Large Breast Implants

Although large breast implants do have their advantages, there are also some potential drawbacks to consider. Large breast implants may not be the right option for all patients, particularly those with a naturally smaller frame. The following are some of the disadvantages of large breast implants:

  • An unnatural appearance
  • Uneven proportions for women with smaller hips and thighs
  • The possibility for increased neck, back, and/or shoulder pain
  • Greater likelihood that drooping or sagging will occur
  • A slight increase in the risk of surgical complications
  • Difficulty finding clothing that will fit properly
  • Possible limitations or discomfort performing some activities

Determining the Right Implant Size

There are many factors that go into determining the right implant size for each patient, including the patient’s natural body frame, the desired outcome of surgery, and the natural shape and size of the breasts. Many times, women find that they can achieve the appearance they desire for their breasts even without going with large implants. Dr. Kobienia is happy to help patients find the right implant size for their breast augmentation surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts and have considered breast augmentation surgery, we invite you to learn more about this procedure from one of the best, Dr. Brian Kobienia. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to get more information on breast augmentation and find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure. We look forward to meeting you!

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