If you have not been paying close attention, you may just have missed the shifting tide in breast augmentation. The large, voluptuous chest most people associate with breast implants is changing. Bigger is no longer better. More than ever, women are looking to smaller breast implants to make their body look beautiful, all while still maintaining a natural appearance.
The reason for this shift toward smaller implants is simple. Today’s body ideals favor fit figures and confident bodies over eye-catching and exaggerated silhouettes. “Surgeons are seeing a definite shift in the look many women are asking for, away from the very round, prominent ‘stripper boob’ toward something more in keeping with their natural shape,” Dr. Daniel Mills, Past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) told Health.com. Moderate sized implants provide subtle results, yet enhance the physical proportions for a youthful, natural looking appearance.
Another factor is that women are conscious of the long-term effects large breasts have on their bodies. Even though an implant is not organic tissue, the heavy weight can still cause back pain, shoulder discomfort, and sagging skin. Additionally, as modern breast implants can last up to a full decade, women are also asking themselves how long they will want the larger size boobs. To put off future breast augmentation revision surgery for as long as possible, a more moderately sized implant can become the top choice.
Hollywood’s leading ladies are also getting into the trend for smaller breasts. Dr. Scot Glasberg, Immediate Past President of the ASPS, said that he often sees celebrities coming into his practice to trade in their larger implants for smaller ones. “Celebrities are requesting more modest results when they undergo breast augmentation surgery,” he said. Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag, Pamela Anderson and Tamra Barney have all been extremely vocal about downsizing or removing their large implants all together. While the most-requested cup size used to be a D or DD, now the most common request is for a B-cup or small C-cup size implants.
Wondering what size implant is right for you? Talk to Dr. Vitenas about your breast augmentation needs and desires. Consultations are complimentary and can be scheduled by calling Vitenas Cosmetic surgery at (281) 407-7428. During your initial appointment, Dr. Vitenas will use implant sizers and computer imagery to help determine the most proportionate, shapely choice for your physique.