How to Choose the Right Breast Implants

Jun 28, 2021 | Breast Augmentation

Breast implants are what help the breasts achieve their desired look after breast augmentation surgery. Therefore, if you would want to obtain sweet results that even surpass your expectations, you would have to choose the right breast implants. This may be one of the toughest decisions you would have to make in your lifetime. Breast implants generally come in two types: silicone and saline. While some patients may prefer a silicone breast implant, others may go for a saline breast implant. This article explains tips that will guide you as you choose your appropriate breast implants.

1. Size of the Implants

The size of the breast implants is one of the key factors to look at. This includes their volume and diameter. When you go for a consultation and the surgeon asks about the size of breast implants you would prefer, certainly, you may end up confused and lack an answer. Well, while some women may go for the biggest size there is, this may not be the case. It is important to know that breast implants aren’t similar in size to bra cups. They are measured in volume, and the larger the volume, the larger the implant, which means the more it will protrude outwards. In terms of the diameter, breast implants with a narrow diameter have a greater projection compared to implants with a wider diameter.

2. Shape of the Implants

Another important factor to check on would be the shape of the breast implants. Breast implants generally come in two shapes, that is the rounded shape, and the teardrop shape. Rounded breast implants give the breasts a symmetrical shape that makes them look full at all angles, compared to the teardrop-shaped breast implants which make the breasts look full from half the nipples going downwards. Most women may prefer the rounded breast implants though they look less natural, and others may opt for the teardrop-shaped breast implants because they look and feel more natural.

3. The Type of the Implants

Breast implants are available in two types, that is saline and silicone. Each one of them is uniquely different, yet similar in the material that makes them. Silicone implants are made of a silicone material and contain silicone fluid, while saline implants are made of silicone material, but contain a saline fluid. Silicone implants are mostly preferred by women because they look and feel like natural breasts compared to saline implants. They have been approved for use by women 22 years and above, while saline implants are recommended to any female 18 years and older.

While searching for the best type of implants, you should consider the event of a rupture. Both types of breast implants will possibly rupture after a period of time. When saline breast implants rupture, the saline fluid leaks into the breast tissues which can be felt, therefore causing the need for breast revision surgery. Similarly, when silicone breast implants rupture, the silicone fluid leaks into the breast tissue which can go unnoticed, and may eventually cause severe pain, or changes in the breast’s shape, and sensation calling for the need for breast revision surgery.

4. Consider your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle is your way of life. When choosing the right breast implants, you must have this in mind. The appropriate breast implants should perfectly blend in with your lifestyle without forcing you to change any of that. If you are highly active in sports, you should get ones that favor this, if your work makes you travel a lot, then you should consider ones that are not affected by changes in climate, or weather. Don’t always rush for the biggest implants because you think the bigger the better, and the sexier. A person active in sports, or one who does more physical work should avoid large breast implants at all costs since they will be tiring, and painful at some point because of the pressure they will have.

5. Consider your Natural Body Shape

The right breast implants should blend in with your body shape. If your chest is narrow, then you should go for breast implants that have less profile, less volume, and less diameter, and if your chest is wider, then the measurements for a large breast implant would suit you. In a case where a person has a narrow chest but desires larger breast implants than the one suitable for them, your surgeon would assist you to choose higher profiled implants to give you the look you want.

6. Listen to the Surgeon’s Opinion

A surgeon’s opinion is crucial and very necessary. Most times, you find women wanting to get implants that will make them look like someone, that will make them feel like it’s worth their money, or that are ideal because someone has stuck that idea in their head. As much as they want to achieve all these, none of it is possible without the surgeon’s intervention. Always remember that the surgeon is an expert in his field with extensive knowledge and experience. So, if you want to achieve your desired looks, heed his advice and opinion.

7. Age

Age is a factor that affects most of our life’s decisions. The more we age, the more the breasts lose their elasticity hence droop, or sag. Most surgeons insist on getting implants after giving birth to the number of kids you want. This is because pregnancy causes the breasts to grow then shrink, which can be a waste of time and resources if you had implants before then. Likewise, having larger and heavier implants placed while you were young could have effects as you grow older. Such effects include the breasts drooping faster due to the load exerted by the implants.

8. Your Existing Breast Tissue

The amount of breast tissue one has determined the size of breast implants to be placed. A person who has minimal breast tissue would work best with a larger breast implant, and a person who has a lot of breast tissue would be best with smaller, or minimal breast implants.

9. Think of a Longer Duration

Logically, breast implants are meant to stay in place for a longer period of time. This may be for 8 years, or even longer. Before you select breast implants that would suit you best, you must consider this. To help you easily understand, you could ask yourself several questions such as whether those implants would still please you 5 years later, whether you would love how they feel and the shape they give the breasts, or whether you would still want to have those years to come.


As you choose your appropriate breast implants, let these factors guide you. Ensure that you choose the ones that perfectly blend with your body and your mindset. Do not leave any space for regret.