How Much Bigger Can the Breasts Get with Breast Implants?

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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Las Vegas, NV, and it's easy to understand why. The promise of fuller, perkier breasts can be tempting for many women who are unhappy with the appearance, shape and size of their breasts. So, how much bigger can your breasts be with breast augmentation surgery? The answer is not always just a matter of placing a breast implant in your breast and may be more complicated than you might think.

In this guide, our professionals at Plastic Surgery Vegas explore several factors that determine the size of your implants and what you can realistically expect after breast implant surgery. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Edwards, Dr. Andrew G. Silver, or Dr. Terrence "Terry" Higgins to learn more about your options today.

What are breast implants?

Breast implants are sterile medical devices that are surgically placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles. These implants can be filled with silicone gel or saline, depending on individual preferences. During your consultation, our team will discuss the different types of implants and help you choose the best possible option for your desired results to include placing implants in a sports bra for primary surgery and allowing you to view yourself in a full length mirror.

Factors that determine breast implant size

Here are some things we consider when determining the size, style and type of your breast implants:

  • Anatomy: People with naturally smaller breasts or a petite frame may opt for smaller implants. There is a limitation depending on the thinness or thickness of your tissues and how much stretch or laxity you have in your breasts. This is because larger implants may not look as natural and can cause discomfort. On the other hand, women with a larger frame may be able to accommodate bigger implants. We will guide you to the proper dimensions of your implants to help to achieve your desired goal. 
  • Implant shape: The shape of the implant can affect the overall look and projection of your breasts. The most commonly used implants are round shaped implants which tend to provide more fullness and cleavage. Shaped or teardrop-shaped implants are much less commonly used because they need to have a textured surface.
  • Personal preferences: We will want to know what your desired outcomes are. Our Las Vegas, NV surgeons, Dr. Silver, Dr. Edwards, and Dr. Higgins will listen to your goals and create a custom surgical plan to help achieve them.

What size can I realistically expect?

Realistic expectations are important when it comes to breast implant surgery. Women who start with small or medium-sized breasts can typically achieve an increase of about 1 – 2 cup sizes. It's not recommended to go from an A cup to a DD cup, as this can strain the breast tissue and skin and may lead to complications or a poor aesthetic result.

You should also keep in mind that breast implants are not a one-time procedure and may need to be replaced or revised in the future. They are not considered to be a lifetime device. As your body changes over time such as with pregnancies, your genetics or weight fluctuations, the appearance of your breasts will change. Plastic Surgery Vegas offers long-term care and follow-up appointments to ensure your implants are still providing optimal results and followed appropriately.

When do you see the final results?

Your breasts may seem a bit high and firm almost immediately after breast augmentation, so it's best to wait a few weeks or even months before investing in new bras or swimsuits. This allows time for swelling to subside and your breasts tissues to settle into their final position. Rest assured that your surgeons will offer detailed post-operative instructions and be available for any questions or concerns during recovery.

Schedule a breast implant surgery consultation

Don't wait any longer to achieve the fuller, shapelier breasts you've always wanted. Schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgery Vegas and learn about breast augmentation with our experienced team of surgeons. By consulting with providers like Dr. Andrew G. Silver, Dr. Michael Edwards, and Dr. Terrence "Terry" Higgins, you can feel confident in your decision. See the transformation for yourself and start enjoying a more confident, beautiful you in Las Vegas, NV.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.