Selecting the Right Breast Implants for Your Body

Getting breast implants is a very personal decision. But deciding to go ahead with surgery is only one step in the process. You also need to select a breast implant type, shape, and size that suits your needs and goals.

How do you know which breast implants are right for you? With expert guidance from a skilled plastic surgeon, you don’t have to figure it out all on your own. At Matthew Lynch, MD, in East Windsor, New Jersey, we specialize in breast augmentation procedures. 

Our highly skilled board-certified surgeon, Dr. Lynch, creates an individualized surgical plan so you get the look you’ve been dreaming about. This includes helping you select the right breast implants for your body type.

How do you choose the right breast implant for you? Here, we want to share some of our tips.

Size, shape, and filling

When considering breast augmentation, size is usually the primary consideration. While your bra size is a good starting point, implants come in cubic centimeters (cc), ranging from 150 to 800cc. 

The ideal size of your breast implant depends on your current breast size and your personal goals (ultimate breast size). Some women may be able to go from an A cup to a C cup using a 150 cc implant, while others may need close to 300cc implants. You may even need two different sizes of implants to get the best aesthetic results. 

In addition to size, you also need to consider shape. Breast implants are either round or shaped. The shape you choose depends on the type of look you’re going for. Round implants create a fuller top breast, while shaped implants slope downward.

You also need to choose your breast implant filling, which includes saline (watery solution), silicone (gel-like), stabilized silicone gel (also called “gummy bear,” which holds its form), or your own body fat (fat grafting). How you want your breast implants to feel plays a significant role in the type of filling you choose. 

Consider your body type

Breast implants can make you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. To achieve these results, we need to keep your body proportions in mind when selecting breast implants. 

If you have a small body frame, we recommend smaller breast implants so you get the right proportions without the risk of future problems (like upper back pain). If you have a larger body frame, bigger breast implants can give you the look you want without causing problems. 

Consider your future self

Breast implants aren’t meant to last a lifetime, but they will be with you for quite a while. With that in mind, you need to consider how your breast implants may affect your life in the future. You want to choose implants that make your current and future self happy. 

Listen to your surgeon

Most importantly, you need to listen to your surgeon. We have years of experience helping women achieve their desired look. We make breast implant recommendations that take your body type and personal goals into consideration. 

Plus, the type of breast implant you choose influences how we perform your surgery.  


Are you considering breast implants? Do you have a specific look in mind? Schedule a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon today by calling our office or requesting an appointment online. We can provide the professional guidance and support you need.

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