The Subtle Breast Augmentation

Woman wearing new bra after breast augmentation

Women pursuing breast augmentation at my plastic surgery practice in St. Petersburg aren’t always looking for a dramatic transformation. In fact, most of the women I treat today opt for moderate size increases designed to bring balance to the body and to create a timelessly beautiful look.

In this blog post, I’ll discuss the reasons women are increasingly choosing subtle augmentations. I’ll also explain how I use my experience in breast surgery to help determine the ideal implant size for each woman’s goals.

Changes in Trends

While augmentation goals are highly individualized, women are largely turning away from dramatic results and exaggerated bust sizes in favor of more subtle, natural-looking enhancements. It often takes only minor changes to transform the overall appearance of the body.

Today’s breast augmentation focuses on creating breasts that reflect body proportions and enhance femininity without going overboard. More women are choosing smaller implant sizes and, in some cases, exchanging existing implants for smaller replacements.

Finding Your Size

Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, and size is one of the most significant factors. There are a few things worth keeping in mind as you consider potential sizes.

  • Cup size isn’t everything. Cup sizes aren’t a great measure to go by since cup sizes look different on each body and sizes aren’t standardized. We measure implants in “cc,” or cubic centimeters, which provides specific information. I provide implant sizers during consultations that allow you to “try on” your new size so you can see how it will look on your own body.
  • Be open to your surgeon’s recommendations. Having an idea of what you want and being inspired by other women’s bodies is a great place to start. However, I also encourage patients looking for natural results to be open to recommendations that will introduce you to all possibilities. I have years of experience using various implant sizes on different body types, and I use this expertise to provide thoughtful guidance during each consultation.
  • It’s all about proportion. While certain breast implant sizes may look great on certain bodies, the key is selecting a size and shape ideal to your unique frame. The right size will bring your proportions into harmony. This is the key to creating a feminine shape that still looks natural.

Your Consultation

During your consultation, we’ll talk in depth about your lifestyle, proportions, and ultimate goals to determine the implant size that will help you feel most confident in the years to come.

I pride myself not only on having the skill to create natural-looking breasts using implants but also on having a compassionate attitude that makes patients feel comfortable and supported every step of the way. My goal with each augmentation is to make the experience a positive and empowering one for each woman who visits my practice.

If you would like to see actual patient examples of various size adjustments, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

To learn more about breast augmentation in St. Petersburg, please contact us online or call (727) 289-7119 to request a consultation.

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