How to Choose a Size for Your Breast Augmentation

Dr. Tjelmeland helps breast augmentation patients achieve fuller breasts and a more attractive figure. During your initial consultation together, a lot of your conversation will center on the goals that you want to accomplish through surgery, your increase in size being one of the most important.

So, how do you select the right size for your body?

Each Breast Augmentation is Personal

It’s likely that you want to discuss augmentation with friends or family members who have had the procedure. This is a great way to get an idea of what their experience was like and to learn about the surgeon they used. Many of the Austin breast augmentation patients we see at Meridian come from recommendations of other women we have supported.

While you can learn a lot from people who have had the procedure, be cautious about choosing a size solely based on the experience that someone else had. While you may share a pre-operative breast size with that person, there are other important factors, including:

  • The width and shape of your chest.
  • Your body’s other proportions.
  • The thickness of your breast tissue.
  • Your personal comfort and goals.

Talking about the surgery with others can be a good starting point, but don’t commit to a specific implant or breast size based on these discussions.

Get a Visual Idea of What You Want Before an Austin Breast Augmentation

Instead of focusing on numbers, model sizes, or implant styles, decide how you want your breasts to look. Dr. Tjelmeland suggests to most patients that they explore our breast augmentation before-and-after page. There, you can see a variety of results for women with different body frames, initial breast sizes, and attractive outcomes.

Why use this approach? If you see a photo that resembles the results you want, Dr. Tjelmeland can recommend an implant that works for your body to arrive at similar results. This might mean an implant that is smaller or larger than you anticipated, positioned differently in the breasts, or shaped differently, but it can still give you the same type of outcome.

That’s why we recommend that you focus on the goal and not the process. After all, size is just a number. It’s attractive, natural-looking results that matter.

Explore our breast augmentation before-and-after photographs, or call Meridian Plastic Surgery in Austin for an initial consultation at 512-617-7500.