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Most women relate their breast size to the size of their bra. From an A all the way up to a V (the largest made American bra size estimate!), cup sizes have become a norm when we talk about the breasts – but that’s not entirely how a double board-certified plastic surgeon would approach breast size when working with breast augmentation patients. Generally I find most women come in with a general sense of the “size” they want their breasts to be. In order to increase the overall size of their breasts, it’s best that we use breast implants during the procedure to help achieve these goals for the patients. I’m a firm believer in the idea that patients should physically see the possibilities because it can be hard predicting what you’ll ultimately be happy with just by reading articles online – and we all know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach in plastic surgery. So let’s take a look at breast augmentation and what you should know about breast implants.

There are a couple questions you can ask yourself when considering any breast surgery procedure. Do you want to go bigger? If you go bigger, do you want them to sit up higher on the chest or do you want them to have a more natural hang? Would you want a dramatic increase or a subtle augmentation that is well-suited for your body frame? At the very core, we take into account several key factors when determining which breast implant will provide the most aesthetically pleasing breast augmentation results for your individual needs, including: cosmetic goals, body type, medical history, breast implant preferences (shape, texture, and type), and optimal surgical techniques.

At Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) we carry several types of implants that can easily be inserted into a sports bra so you can visualize what your new breast size could potentially look like during your complimentary consultation. Your breast augmentation preferences should be entirely your own and performed when the body has fully developed. With the exception of gummy bear implants (FDA-approved for patients 21 and up), breast implants are FDA approved for safe use on women 18 years of age and older. Breast implants have the possibility of lasting decades and even come with a lifetime warranty to give patients extra peace of mind when deciding to undergo their breast surgery procedure of choice. If you’re a woman who feels uncomfortable in the way her clothes fit, have finished having children and want to restore her pre-baby body, or have achieved great weight-loss success and want to fill out skin that has stretched significantly, I encourage you to explore the positive benefits breast augmentation can have for you.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation or any of the additional cosmetic breast procedures I, Dr. David Whiteman, perform at SPS, contact my office to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials, be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+.