Everyone’s body is different. Even the smallest difference is important when it comes to selecting the right kind of breast implant.
Before your surgeon recommends an implant, he or she may perform a series of comprehensive measurements and evaluate your skin and breast tissue characteristics. These measurements play a key role in determining what kind of implants fit your unique shape.
Your surgeon may consider the following:
- The symmetry of your breasts
- The width of your breasts
- Your skin and breast tissue characteristics
- The location of the incision and the implant
- Your goals and desires for surgery
Careful preoperative planning is important because a breast implant that is too large for your tissue can result in excessive stretching of the skin and can contribute to the need for future corrective surgeries. In addition, the implant edge may be apparent or visible under the skin. Also, excessively large breast implants may speed up the effects of gravity and result in earlier drooping or sagging. Once the breast tissue is damaged like this, your surgeon may not be able to reverse the damage. So, listen to your surgeon’s advice and recommendations.