How Many Cup Sizes Can You Go Up with Breast Augmentation?

Breast implants come in many different sizes. You can decide to go as big as you want during breast augmentation without being limited by the size of the breast implants on the market. Instead, what might limit you is the width of your natural breasts. Here’s why that matters.

Picking a Breast Implant Size

Your aesthetic goals play a big role in determining your ideal breast implant volume. You might want to go up one cup size for a subtle boost or several for a more dramatic outcome. That said, you can’t overlook the dimensions of your natural breasts when making this crucial decision.

As a rule of thumb, you want the diameter of your implants to match the width of your breasts. Following this guideline helps to ensure attractive cleavage and prevent unwanted issues. Of course, the diameter will limit the total volume of the implant, especially in low-profile styles.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Choosing an appropriate implant size for your body will give you the best results from breast augmentation. Going too large can stretch your natural breast tissue beyond what is normal. When that happens, other problems can follow, such as thinning skin and visible implant rippling. Breast implants that are too big for your body can also accelerate the sagging process.

Very petite women must take special care not to select breast implants bigger than their bodies. Doing so can create an unnatural result and increase the risk of complications. 

With these recommendations aside, the sky is the limit. You can increase your breast size as much as possible while paying attention to the limitations of your natural breast dimensions. You can choose the look you want to achieve, knowing that you’re likely to find a matching implant.

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation

Breast implant sizing can seem arbitrary until you have a chance to compare different volumes in person. Board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown will gladly walk you through your options. Call 702-260-7707 today to schedule a consultation. Desert Hills Plastic Surgery serves Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby areas of Nevada.

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