Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries being performed in the country today. The idea is to help women become more comfortable with the size and shape of their breasts. But you don’t have to go large to have nice breasts. The trend today is to go with smaller implants that offer a more natural look and feel. But why the change? And what does “Small” mean in this case?
The Change from Large Implants to Smaller Ones
In the past, women interested in augmenting the size of their breasts sought out cosmetic surgeons and asked for the biggest implants they could get. Women wanted to emulate large breasted celebrities like Pamela Anderson and Anna Nicole Smith. The bigger the implant, the better, and double-Ds became all the rage.
These days, it’s more common for women to mention smaller chested celebrities when discussing breast implants with their surgeons. The celebs on this list include Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift.
In 2010, reality star Heidi Montag famously got size F implants. Most recently, Heidi has had her larger breast implants replaced with a more natural size C.
Heidi is following a trend that is becoming more common. That is for women to seek out smaller, more natural sized implants.
Instead of asking for Ds and Fs, women are opting for B cups and C cups. The idea is that their breast augmentation won’t be so apparent and will appear more naturally-blessed instead.
It’s easy to see why smaller breast implants are so popular with women today. Look at all the benefits you get by going with a smaller sized breast augmentation.
Benefits of Small Breast Implants
With larger implants, everyone who knows you will know you got your breasts augmented. Smaller breast implants are subtle, yet the effects on your appearance can be dramatic. By going with a more natural size, your cosmetic surgeon can create beautiful curves that perfectly compliment your frame.
Large breast implants can get in the way when running or doing pretty much any other activity. Smaller, more natural breast implants are more conducive to an active lifestyle. You’ll be able to run, jump, swim, and even surf without being bothered by the excess weight on your chest!
Small breast implants will appear more proportionate to your other features. The best cosmetic surgeons will help you choose implants that suit your anatomy. The idea isn’t to go larger for a “Wow” factor. Instead, the aim is to enhance your natural beauty.
Not only can larger implants be obstructive, but they can cause pain as you grow older. Back Pain is a common complaint of women with larger breasts, even artificial ones. Smaller, naturally-sized breast implants are easier on your back and neck for greater comfort throughout the day.
Large breasts can pull on your shoulders, causing them to sag. Before you know it, you’re going about your days hunched over. Poor posture can not only lead to chronic pain over time, but slouching also makes you look unconfident. Smaller implants make it easier to keep your spine aligned, helping your new implants stand out, while helping you look more self-assured.
Restore the Post-Pregnancy Droop
Many women seek out breast augmentation after giving birth because of the loss of fullness on the upper chest. Not only that, but breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose elasticity, which can cause breasts to sag. Small and natural breast implants can restore pre-pregnancy fullness to your breasts. Pair the breast augmentation with a breast lift and you can get even more dramatic with your results.
Should You Add a Breast Lift?
A breast augmentation paired with a breast lift can make breasts firmer and perkier. A majority of breast lift patients are over the age of 40 or mothers with multiple pregnancies. Some women seek out a breast lift after losing an extreme amount of weight. A breast lift is meant to correct significant breast sag. If you only have minimal excess skin, a breast implant can usually provide enough lift to your breasts without the need to add a breast lift into your treatment plan.
Add Volume and Shape
Even a tad more fullness to otherwise natural breasts can drastically improve their appearance. You’ll also add beautiful contours that fill out your clothing and look just as good nude.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Breast implants can cost between $5,000 and $10,000, according to WebMD. And because health insurance doesn’t cover procedures that are only cosmetic in nature, you’ll likely have to pay for the surgery out of pocket (though medical financing is available to make breast surgery easier to afford).
Now that you know more about the trend of smaller implants, there’s one pressing question left to ask.
How Small Should You Go? How to Find the Best Breast Implant Size
Small breast implants is a subjective term. What’s small to you may be a bit large to someone else. You don’t want to go too small, as the implant might not alter your contours to the intended effect, leaving you disappointed after the procedure. Go too large and you get an unnatural effect.
Instead, aim for the “Goldilocks” breast implant – not too large, not too small, but just right. The best method of sizing the ideal implant is to go one or two sizes above your current bust measurement. That slight amount of volume can make vast improvements to your frame.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Moein
To get the size of your breast implants perfect the first time, schedule a consultation with skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.
Dr. Moein will take into account your physique, skin tissue, and diameter of your breasts to help you select the ideal implant size.
Dr. Moein is known for helping patients throughout Los Angeles, Encino, and Glendale achieve their body shape goals. Let Dr. Moein’s artistic touch and vast experience improve your body image with breast augmentation surgery. Ask about skin tightening Renuvion and butt augmentation to make breast augmentation part of a mommy makeover. Call (310)694-4486 today to schedule.