Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to ever be developed. Women seek augmentation as a way of increasing breast size. What many people don’t consider is how changing one part of the body affects other parts. The careful selection of breast implants based on a patient’s frame and preferences can have a profound effect on overall body balance.
The Balance of Breast Size
One of the things that many patients express as they seek breast augmentation is that they feel out of proportion. Their breasts don’t match their body. It doesn’t take much observation to understand this. On a technical level, what the eye looks for is symmetry between the hips, breasts, and shoulders. In some cases, women also express that they want their breasts to match the rounded contour of their buttocks.
Lack of balance between the breasts and the body can show up in numerous ways. The shoulders may appear overly-wide. Even a slight amount of belly fat can create self-consciousness. It may be difficult to find clothing that fits without having to adjust top and bottom sizes (bathing suits? A disaster!). Overall, many women with small breasts seek augmentation to achieve the feminine shape that feels like home to them.
How Breast Augmentation Can Balance the Body
Breast augmentation does not only increase the size of the breasts. During the consultation phase of treatment, patients try out different implant sizes as well as shapes. Round breast implants are currently the most popular choice (over teardrop). In addition to shape and size, breast implants also have a specific profile. This attribute is what supports projection, how far the breasts project from the chest wall. In combination, these three breast implant attributes dictate the appearance of the breasts as they relate to other parts of the body.
Dr. Dahan has been performing breast enhancement procedures in Reno for many years. His experience helps patients understand their choices and how those choices will affect the balance between the upper and lower body. If you would like to know more about the details of breast augmentation, call (775) 826-4477. We’ll schedule a convenient time for you to visit our friendly office.