Choosing the Right Implant Size for Natural Breasts

by | Oct 21, 2019 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

The size you choose for your breast implants is a personal decision that depends on your goals, preferences, and body type. Years ago, the trend for breast augmentation patients was to get big, round breasts that looked obvious and fake. Now, women are gearing more towards the look of natural breasts with additional volume. The natural look has become so popular, in fact, that many patients err on the side of caution when choosing an implant size. These women end up liking their look, but know they would like it even more if they would have gone with a bigger size.  

Getting Used to the New You

Dr. Paul Chasan, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, has explored the psychology behind changing your appearance. He has found that it takes a very short amount of time for patients to get used to their new look after plastic surgery—only about 2 to 3 weeks. He explains, “By accepting their new image, people (men and women) forget about their previous form. This is precisely why all of us plastic surgeons take so many of those pre-operative and post-operative pictures.”  

But the results you see in those ‘after’ photos don’t happen overnight. In the days immediately following surgery, your breasts are not going to look like natural breasts quite yet. It is common for them to be swollen, firm, and even a little high on the chest as the breasts heal during the first two to three weeks. By then, women have had time to get used to their breasts looking this way. The six to eight week timeframe is when augmented breasts start to look more natural as they descend to a more normal position and begin to soften up. Dr. Chasan says, “I usually tell most patients that if they feel that their breasts are just a little too large in the first few weeks after surgery, then they will be perfect.”  

Communication is Key

Dr. Chasan understands why some women wish for bigger breasts, even after they’ve had breast augmentation. He attributes part of the issue to fear. Most people feel nervous about having surgery in general, but plastic surgery patients also worry about whether they will be happy with their results. Dr. Chasan says, “A lot of women tell me that they were so afraid that they would end up with too large of breasts that they told me pre-operatively to go smaller than what they otherwise might have wanted.” 

This is why it is so important to communicate your wishes to your surgeon clearly during your consultation visits. Dr. Chasan always makes sure to spend plenty of time with his patients so he can gain a complete understanding of their aesthetic goals, concerns, and expectations. Sometimes it can be difficult to describe the exact look you want. Having the look of ‘natural breasts’ can mean different things to different women. Dr. Chasan explains that he has found before and after photos to be helpful for his plastic surgery patients: “Nude pictures are an important communication tool. Don’t try to anticipate what your surgeon is going to do, rather tell him or her what you want as specifically as possible. At some point you need to trust the artistic ability of your surgeon.”  

No Regrets With IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants

Dr. Chasan uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help him artistically create enhanced femenine bustlines for his breast augmentation patients. He is part of an exclusive network of plastic surgeons to offer the new implant for women who want beautiful results that come with peace of mind. The IDEAL IMPLANT is the latest breast implant technology and is the only implant with a structured design. It is filled with saline, which means that IDEAL IMPLANT patients have zero risk of silent rupture. Silicone gel breast implants can leak without any signs or symptoms, but with the IDEAL IMPLANT, you will know if there is a problem just by looking in the mirror. The implant provides the natural look and feel of silicone gel breast implants without some of the health concerns.   

The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled during breast augmentation surgery, so if Dr. Chasan knows his plastic surgery patients’ expectations, he can give them precisely the look and size they want. This way, his patients are more likely to feel satisfied with their results instead of wishing they had chosen a larger size. Implant size is an important choice for any patient, but so is the type of implant she chooses. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, you can have the look and feel of natural breasts and enjoy peace of mind at the same time. 

Experience the IDEAL IMPLANT With Dr. Chasan

Considering breast implants in San Diego? Contact Dr. Paul Chasan today to discuss your options. Simply call (858) 450-1555, or visit Dr. Chasan’s office is located at 1431 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.