Honolulu Plastic Surgeons Explain How to Get the Most out of Breast Augmentation Randy Wong, MD on 01 Feb 2018
People visiting Honolulu plastic surgeons often are interested in breast augmentation. Many patients are looking to increase their breast size, but there is more to consider than simply size when choosing what implants and shape will best complement your natural look and body type.
When considering breast implants as part of plastic surgery in Honolulu, it is vital to know the difference between bra size and implant size. Bra sizes tend to vary from brand to brand and by style and therefore are not uniform. On the other hand, implant sizes are uniform and are measured in cubic centimeters of volume. Talk to your surgeon about the differences and get help finding the right implant size for you.
Similarly, it is important to be clear about the goals you are trying to accomplish through the surgery.While some patients seek subtle improvements, others aim for dramatic changes. Some patients may be looking to lift sagging breasts, while others are hoping to increase cleavage or alter breast position.
Your lifestyle is important to consider when deciding on breast augmentation. If you are active and work out, play a lot of sports, or have a physically demanding job, this could affect the size of implants you choose. Women who lead an active life can of course still enjoy implants, but in some cases a smaller increase in volume may be a wiser choice.
As with any cosmetic procedure, including breast augmentation in Honolulu, it’s important to have good rapport with your surgeon. Make sure you clearly communicate your goals and discuss them with your doctor. He or she will be able to help you choose the right size for implants as well as possibly suggesting a breast lift to go with the augmentation. Take some time to look at before and after photos in the office to find pictures of women with similar body types and see how their augmentation improved their appearance.
For more information on a tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast augmentation in Honolulu, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Wong, a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the people at Honolulu Plastic Surgery. Our friendly staff will happily answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Call (808) 725-2114 today.