Published April 8, 2014

Breast Augmentation 350cc Silicone – Choosing the Most Appropriate Implants

Size is usually the greatest motivation for women that undergo breast augmentation surgery; increasing their breast size is the main goal. As such, many women agonize about the implant size they should go for, because at the end of the day, most women want to look well endowed, but perfectly natural too. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you don’t want to make the mistake of going too big or too small. However, it is also worth noting that women are different; what one may consider too small may be perfect for another.

What suits you?

Breast implants are available in a variety of sizes, which is why any woman should not have a problem getting a size that suits her. As a general rule, go for a size that makes you feel how you imagine you’d feel if your breasts were just the right size. Most women want to get a breast profile that matches their overall figure, and the breast augmentation 350cc silicone plants are particularly popular with the more conservative women. However, there are many women who are happy with a larger look and they get to choose implants that go up to 1000cc and above. Regardless of your personal preference, always work with a surgeon that understands your goals for the surgery.

Breast implants are typically measured in cc, but if you have no idea about the size you should go for, you can start by looking at breast implant pictures online. However, the pre-operative implant size may not be descriptive of how you will look after the surgery. As such, before and after photos of different-sized implants may be more helpful when you need to know what to expect, but the before photos should be as close as possible to your current look.

Lifestyle considerations

Smaller implants are usually the most suitable for women that are active, especially those that lift weights as part of their exercise regime. Lifting weights often creates a squished look on large implants when placed under the muscle. This is because the pectoral muscles push the implants outward. With smaller sizes, such as the breast augmentation 350cc silicone implants, you are more likely to have enough breast tissue surrounding the implant to hide this effect. In contrast, larger implants that force your breast tissue to spread out more could have a more conspicuous effect.

Other surgery considerations

While it is significant, size is just one of the breast implant surgery options you will need to consider. You will also need to choose the surgeon that will perform the procedure, whether you want silicone or saline implants, the implant placement, where the incisions will be made and other considerations. It is therefore important to learn as much as about the procedure and the available options before you visit your surgeon. However, it is still critical to work with a skilled surgeon that understands your needs and can provide expert advice on what would be most appropriate for you based on your health, body profile and preference.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.