Reasons for Starting with Smaller Breast Implants – Advice from Honolulu Plastic Surgeons Randy Wong, MD on 20 Apr 2018
Many women come to Honolulu plastic surgeons seeking breast augmentation and they often enter their consultation with questions about choosing the right size implants. The truth is, while past images of busty celebrities and Playboy models have led to the misconception that implants need to be large and over-the-top in appearances, smaller, more natural looking implants are just as common. In fact, sometimes less is more.
Plastic surgery in Honolulu offers something for everyone when it comes to breast implants. Sure, if you want to draw attention by getting big implants that will have eyes popping the moment you enter a room, you can do that. However, recent trends seem to suggest that subtle improvements made with smaller implants are becoming increasingly more popular. Such work can give you subtle improvements and a more natural look.
Many women first come to their cosmetic surgeon seeking large implants, but after talking with their doctor they realize that smaller implants are in fact the way to go. For example, women who live active lives and are involved in sports and other physical activities are generally better suited for smaller implants that will not affect their activities. Remember, if you start with a smaller implant, you can always decide later to increase the size if you feel the need and are comfortable doing so. This is often easier than discovering your implants were too big for your liking and deciding to size down.
A consultation with your surgeon can help you select the size, placement, and shape of the implants. The incision can also be periareolar or inframammary. Periareolar incisions are done around the areola, while inframammary incisions are in the breast crease. All of these decisions can best be made by consulting with your doctor and discussing your goals, lifestyle, body type, and other factors.
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.