4 Big Benefits of Small Breast ImplantsPosted on March 27, 2020
When you think of breast implants, dramatic changes and deep cleavage probably come to mind. But there’s a hot trend in the other direction, to smaller implants. Full curves in the style of Pamela Anderson are giving way to the subtler lines of stars like Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, and Rihanna.
As you consider breast implants, it’s worth taking time to weigh the advantages of a smaller enhancement. Here are four of those benefits for you to consider.
1. Natural-Looking Results
The main goal of breast augmentation is to bring the shape of your breasts into harmony with your figure so that you feel more beautiful. The ideal breast size for you is unique to your frame and physique. That might mean opting for much more volume, or it might not. A small increase may be all you need to bring your silhouette into better harmony.
You might also be considering implants to change the shape and firmness of your breasts or to improve their symmetry. For these kinds of enhancements, smaller implants can be exactly the solution.
Smaller implants tend to look more natural for other reasons, too. If your breasts are small to begin with, adding implants that are too large can give them an unnatural spherical shape. If there’s little natural tissue to cover larger implants, they can be more visible and give your breasts an unnatural texture.
A drastic change in your breast size can also draw unwanted attention. Many women prefer to make subtle changes with cosmetic surgery, ones that fly under the radar rather than broadcast themselves. You want people to see you as beautiful, not focus on your enhancements.
2. A Better Choice for an Active Lifestyle
If physical activity plays a vital role in your life — if you enjoy running, tennis, cycling, CrossFit, kickboxing, or rock climbing — you’re probably looking to enhance your beauty without sacrificing flexibility and athleticism. You might regret choosing overly large implants when they get in the way of your tennis swing or add an uncomfortable bounce to your running stride. This issue isn’t merely distracting. It can hurt your performance and make your favorite activities less enjoyable.
If you lead an active lifestyle but want to look more feminine and attractive, small implants may be an ideal option. You’ll get more enticing curves without giving up speed, agility, and range of motion in the activities you love. It will also make shopping for a supportive sports bra easier.
3. Reduced Risk of Complications
If you are naturally thin and have smaller breasts, larger implants can increase your risk of complications. Large implants in small breasts can cause trauma to the surrounding breast tissue, including tearing. They can cause nerve damage, resulting in loss of sensation. They can expand the skin to the point where stretch marks are visible. They weigh more, so they can cause the breasts to sag over time.
Small implants reduce the risk of these unhappy outcomes. They also minimize another notable complication — of capsular contracture, a condition in which scar tissue thickens and hardens around an implant, squeezing it and distorting the shape of the breast. Capsular contracture, while relatively rare, is one of the more significant risks of having breast implants. When it occurs, the remedy is surgery to remove the implant and scar tissue, then time to allow the tissue to heal.
4. Long-Term Satisfaction
Trends change over time, and so might your ideal for your body shape. Five or 10 years from now, you may regret the choice of large implants. Smaller implants tend to weather the passing changes of time and fashion well. They free you to dress in a wide range of outfits, from revealing bathing suits and evening wear to conservative corporate dress.
Smaller implants are also a better choice when anticipating the effects of aging and gravity. They enable you to maintain a chic and stylish figure into middle age and beyond.
Schedule a Consultation With an Expert
Implant size is a personal decision, but it can help to get guidance from an expert. Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery have developed an impeccable reputation for their stunning, natural-looking results. Contact us today at (310) 746-5475 or send an online request to schedule a consultation.