You might be interested in breast implants for any of a number of reasons. Perhaps you’d like to enhance the overall proportions of your silhouette, or maybe you want to restore firmness and fullness to your bustline after weight loss, pregnancy, or nursing. Just as there are many purposes for implants, there are also many sizes. While the final decision on the size of your breast implants belongs to you, you could potentially benefit from the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Daniel Greenwald at Bayshore Plastic Surgery. For more than two decades, Dr. Greenwald has been performing breast augmentation surgery in Tampa, Florida, providing his patients with the information they need to make the best possible treatment choices.

Dr. Greenwald always begins with a personal consultation at his office in Tampa, FL. When you meet with him, he will review the goals you hope to achieve with breast implants, referring to his before-and-after photo portfolio to help ensure that you’re both on the same page. If you’d like, you can ask a partner or trusted friend to accompany you to your appointment. While Dr. Greenwald’s friendly staff can skillfully guide you through the process, you might find it helpful to have additional feedback from someone who knows you well.

In general, here are some important factors to keep in mind when choosing the size of your breast implants:

  • Your individuality – Don’t choose your implant size based on how it looks on a friend, even if you have a similar body type. You are an individual with many unique characteristics that can influence your decision. If you are open-minded about your options, you will be more likely to find the right-sized breast implants for you.
  • Your clothing style – You might want to bring a few outfits with you when you try on your sizers. That way, you can get an idea of how comfortable you’ll feel in your casual, every day, and formal wear.
  • Your fitness routine – If you are a serious athlete or runner, or you regularly participate in other high-impact activities, you’ll want to make sure that your breast implants won’t interfere with your exercise regimen.
  • The years ahead – Remember, you will likely have your breast implants for many years to come. Think about how you might feel about them in the future. Also, consider that very large breasts can sag over time and cause back pain down the road.

As Dr. Greenwald can explain in detail, there are many nuances that factor into a decision regarding the size of breast implants. In addition to achieving a balance between the desired breast size and a woman’s skin and chest “footprint,” the goal of breast augmentation surgery is multifaceted, and includes achieving top-to-bottom proportionality between the shoulders, bust, waist, and hips, as well as left-to-right symmetry between the breasts.

Of course, you’re in charge. Dr. Greenwald can be a helpful guide in planning your surgery, but the process is collaborative, and the ultimate decision on the size of your breast implants is yours.

If you’d like to discuss breast implants with Dr. Greenwald at his office in Tampa, FL, call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199.