The Benefits and Risks of Getting Large Breast Implants By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on March 30, 2014

The Benefits and Risks of Getting Large Breast ImplantsThere are many different options to consider when it comes to improving and enhancing your overall appearance. A skilled plastic surgeon can help enhance your curves and overall body contour as well as remove wrinkles to make you look your very best. One of the most popular options out there for improving your overall body contour is breast augmentation surgery, which has benefited many patients in the past.

One of the most common questions that we get asked with regard to breast implants is whether or not large implants are better. We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider the risks and benefits of large breast implants.

About Breast Augmentation Surgery

Some basics about breast augmentation first. Undergoing breast augmentation surgery can have a positive impact on your overall appearance, enhancing your natural curves and making you look your very best in the process. With silicone or saline breast implants, the overall size and shape of the breasts can be greatly enhanced.

The Benefits of Large Breast Implants

One of the major benefits of large breast implants is that they are able to achieve dramatic enhancement results. A woman can boost the size of her breasts by multiple cup sizes and experience increased confidence as a result.

Large breast implants are especially helpful for women who have small breasts but naturally wider chests and body types, allowing them to have a more proportionate appearance.

The Risks of Large Breast Implants

While beneficial in a number of ways, large breast implants carry a number of risks as well. One risk is that very large breast implants may look unnatural. On some patients, particularly with narrower frames, the breast augmentation surgery may seem obvious and the results of the surgery may not seem natural or look as appealing as planned.

Another risk of large breast implants is sagging and the chance of bottoming out with time. This refers to instances in which the breast implant sags low due to the weight of the implants; in some cases, the implant may dip below the breast pockets created during surgery (this is bottoming out). In order to correct the appearance of these implants, a breast lift or a secondary/revision breast augmentation surgery is necessary.

Other Matters to Consider Beyond Breast Implant Size

While the size of the breast implants is important to consider, plastic surgeons may be able to enhance the patient's results by considering the profile of the implants. Profile refers to the amount of forward projection of the breast implants. The right size with the right profile can produce exceptional results that would not be possible by just getting large breast implants alone.

During your consultation with our team, we will be sure to go over all of your options for aesthetic enhancement in full detail so that you can make well-informed and empowered decisions.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation and Enhancement

If you would like more information about breast augmentation and how we can help you have enhanced curves, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best decisions about your appearance and aesthetic enhancement options.

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