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The Advantages of Small Breast Implants

One of the best things about breast augmentation is that it offers women a range of potential breast implant sizes, from the extra large implants to more conservative, smaller breast implants. The growing market for small breast implants is probably due in part to the increasing number of overall breast augmentation surgeries—women of all backgrounds are getting their breasts done. A small breast augmentation is a subtle change that leaves many women feeling more feminine and filled out. But just like any other plastic surgery procedure, not everyone is cut out for small breast implants.

What are Small Breast Implants?

Small breast implants is a broad term that covers any breast implant that’s considered smaller than average. Generally speaking, plastic surgeons consider any augmentation lesser than 2 cup sizes to be a small breast implants surgery. The smallest available implant is 120ccs, made out of silicone, saline, or a mixture of both. The 120cc implant will take a completely flat chest to an A cup. If the patient has more existing breast tissue, the end cup size will be larger.

Advantages of Small Breast Implants

  • Appear more natural
  • Safer than large implants: they are less likely to stretch, sag, ripple, or otherwise form visible irregularities
  • Since they’re safer and come with less complications, the need for replacement breast surgery will be less frequent
  • Less of a need to buy new clothes to accommodate your new breasts—you’ll just fill them out better.
  • Non-obtrusive, ideal for active or athletic patients

Disadvantages of Small Breast Implants

The biggest disadvantage to small breast implants is that patients sometimes wish they had gone larger. In such cases, they may be dissatisfied with their breasts or they may undergo a second surgery. Otherwise, small breast implants carry the same risks and side effects as other sizes of breast implants.

Expect bruising, swelling, and tenderness after breast augmentation. The implants will probably sit too high on the chest for the first few months after surgery—they should fall into a resting position later. As with all breast implants, small breast implants need to be replaced every ten years or so.

If you’d like to learn more about small breast implants, the best thing you can do is visit a plastic surgeon for a consultation. The representatives at Breast Augmentation Resources will be happy to schedule you a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area with experience in small breast implants. Contact us today!

 

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