Over the last five years, women have had several changes in their mindset regarding the size of breast implants. In the past, larger full-size implants were the trend, but in recent years that fad is fading. We are pleased to see a rise in the number of women who are choosing smaller, more natural breast implants. There are several reasons for this, which include a change in the type of woman who wants breast implants, what she wants to look like, safety, and more.
1. A new generation of women are getting implants
The number of young, urban, professional, white collar women has increased exponentially over last five to ten years. These are women who have graduated from college, are active in the workforce, have disposable income, and have always wanted to do something for themselves. This new generation of women has been flooding the breast implant market more than in any other time in the last 30 years.
2. They want the natural look
In the past, women from a few years ago idealized celebrities with ridiculous implants that didn’t look good. This included glamorous women such as Pamela Anderson, and even she ditched her large implants for a more natural look. Nowadays, women who are interested in breast implant surgery don’t want to look as if they have had any augmentation done. Today’s woman wants natural looking implants that look good in their everyday clothing and resists the “Snooki” look wherein the woman ends up as wide as she is tall.
3. Proportion, proportion, proportion
An important fact to keep in mind is that most women’s clothes are cut for a C cup. Those who get larger breast implants will have trouble finding clothes that fit right in both the top and bottom. This includes dresses that fit the hips and bust, bathing suits, form fitting tops, and more.
Once a woman over-increases the breast size upstairs she will look shorter and wider, especially if she is the average height of 5’4,” which may not look natural. Women who are 5’10” and taller with a long torso can consider getting whatever breast implant size they want, as it will affect their proportions less.
4. Safety in the implants
Another reason women choose smaller breast implants is the growing number of complications that can occur with larger ones. Breast implants are designed to be flat on the underside because they have to lie flat on the chest wall. The width of these implants must fit the woman, and the idea that a woman can safely get any size breast implant is false. This is because if the breast implant is too wide for her chest, the implant can buckle on the sides which causes fold fatigue/failure, rippling, and all sorts of other safety issues. Larger breast implants can also lead to the loss of sensation in the nipples in some women.
5. Allergen is the leading choice
To meet this growing demand, the industry is putting out more and more natural looking breast implants. This is why the office of Dr. Vitenas exclusively uses the Natrelle® line of breast implants by Allergan because they both look and feel like real breasts. In fact, at least 85% of the women who come to the office do so because they realize our office is the leading Allergan breast implant surgeon in Texas due to the fact that the focus of our practice is natural cosmetic surgery and always has been.
Learn More on Smaller Breast Implant Size
Are you ready to learn more about breast augmentation and what size will work for you? Call the leading plastic surgeon in the Houston area at 281-484-0088. Dr. Vitenas has been rated a top doctor for more than a decade, and his office offers consultations to new patients.