Breast implant surgery has been performed for decades. It has been one of the most popular procedures since it first began and we see no evidence of that changing in the foreseeable future. What has changed and may continue to change throughout time, though, are trends related to body shape. These trends and other factors have and may influence women’s choices in breast implant size.
A few decades ago, a significant percentage of patients chose larger breast implants. At one point, the trend was to have implants so large that the look was obviously enhanced. As trends changed, more women began choosing smaller breast implants. Some of the original patients who had enhanced their breasts to unnatural-looking proportions replaced large implants with smaller ones. Today, we’re seeing another swing in trends, and women are once again going bigger, though typically not to a point of looking unnatural.
Why Women Are Going Bigger
Plastic surgeons are thorough in their consultation process to ensure patients are undergoing surgery for personal reasons and not to “fix” themselves or make their bodies more appealing to any other person. This never works. Women who undergo breast enlargement for a partner or other person nearly always regret it. However, outside influence does count.
The people who influence patients interested in breast augmentation are friends, especially friends who have had breast enlargement themselves. Often, women who have increased their breast size eventually say they would have gone larger. This happens because they get used to their new, larger size. While understandable, this doesn’t mean that every woman who gets breast implants will at some point want to replace them with larger devices. Remember, breast enlargement is always a very personal decision and what is right for another person may not be right for you.
Important Factors for Breast Augmentation Patients
Getting breast implants can be life-changing in a great way. The best chance at lasting satisfaction comes with careful consideration. Some of the factors to consider include:
- Natural body frame. Women with narrower chests may be overwhelmed by large breast implants.
- Clothing preferences. Having larger breasts can make certain clothing styles uncomfortable or less attractive.
- Lifestyle habits. Large breast implants may cause discomfort during exercise like jogging, dancing, or even strength-training.
Our objective is to perform breast augmentation that looks and feels as natural as possible. To learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation at our Cincinnati office by calling 513.985.0850.