With the increasing popularity of breast implants, a variety of options have become available, allowing plastic surgeons to customize every breast augmentation. Yet, a wider range of choices also means a greater need for specificity when talking with your surgeon about what you want. Here’s how bringing along some photos of your “dream look” can help.
Translating Cup Size to CCs
While most women tend to think of implants in terms of cup size, surgeons actually think of them in terms of volume, or cubic centimeters. Instead of explaining what cup size you’d like to achieve, it can help to bring in a visual image of your ideal profile so that your surgeon can gain a visual understanding of your goals.
Making Sure You’re on the Same Page
Pictures can also help to ensure that you and your surgeon are on the same page. While you most likely have a pretty good idea of your hoped-for breast size, using subjective terms like “natural” or “dramatic” can get lost in translation without photos that illustrate the look you’re going for.
Choosing from a Variety of Styles
Implants aren’t only about size, but also the overall look you’re trying to achieve. Some women may want a high, firm bust line, while others may prefer a subtler look. A breast enhancement surgeon can achieve customized outcomes through different types of implants and surgical approaches.* Providing a visual, as well as selecting an experienced surgeon, can both help ensure that your results align with your goals.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.