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What Size Breast Implants Are Right for You?

Fortunately, there are tons of options in today’s cosmetic industry for achieving the look you want. Breast augmentation is one of them. If you are thinking about getting breast implants, your biggest concern may be “what size should I get?”. Some women prefer to have a size proportional to their body, while others desire to go larger. There are many tactics for determining the correct size that is right for you. It’s your body and your decision, so it’s important to know exactly what you want so that our cosmetic surgeons in Philadelphia can meet your specific needs.

 

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Size matters when the ultimate goal of the breast augmentation surgery is to make them appear natural. There are two things you should consider when selecting your new breast size: How you want to appear, and how you want it to fit in with your lifestyle. A breast implant size that can accommodate both aspects is most ideal. Think about your exercise routine (big implants can possibly get in the way) and your personal style.

 

Everybody’s body is unique, so what one breast size may look on one person may turn out looking different on another. In the plastic surgery world, breast sizes are measured in cubic centimeters, or “cc” for short. They can be as small as 125cc and as large as 2,000cc (or higher!). When you come into our surgicenter for a consultation, our certified doctors will meet with you to discuss what breast size you are interested in and provide their expertise. Rather than dictate your size, they act as your guide in your decision-making process.

 

 

Here are some useful techniques that can help determine the breast size you desire.

  • Try on breast implants at our plastic surgery facility.
  • Research online to view before and after photos of breast augmentation procedures. Observe multiple breast implant sizes in women with different body types.
  • Conduct the rice test. The test can be done in the comfort of your own home and is considered to be the most accurate tactic. Simply place measured amounts of rice into a plastic bag and insert it into your bra.
  • Get advice and opinions from friends regarding breast size choices. Bring them with you to an appointment or show them pictures taken from your breast size session. You can also talk to friends who have had the operation done to gain an insight of their experience.
  • Request a second breast size session at the doctors to be sure that the implant is exactly the one you want.

 

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Once you go in for the procedure, your breasts are going to be that size for a long time. Be confident and sure of the breast size you prefer before you opt for surgery. Whether you need a nose job in Philadelphia or are looking to have breast augmentation done, we are here to guide you through the entire process. Book an appointment with us today to get started on achieving the body of your dreams.

 

 

 

 

A Few Important Facts About Tummy Tucks

 

Try to say abdominoplasty 5 times fast.

 

Having trouble? No worries, so did we. But fortunately for you, we don’t have any problems when it comes to providing our patients with abdominoplasty procedures! You might be more familiar with its colloquial term: The tummy tuck.

 

Today we’re going to explain the procedure in an attempt to tuck away any questions or concerns that you might have.

 

Tummy tucks are a great procedure, and many people get them for a variety of reasons. They can help in the wake of aging, pregnancy, hereditary weight gain and many other instances that could cause you to put on a few extra pounds. Weight gain can be frustrating, but it happens to the best of us, and fortunately there are procedures like tummy tucks that are extremely effective.

 

As Philadelphia’s go-to provider of plastic surgery, if you’re thinking about a tummy tuck, you can breathe easy knowing that there’s someone with ample experience nearby!

 

But are you unsure of what a tummy tuck is to begin with? Read on to learn more:

 

What’s a Tummy Tuck?

Simply put, tummy tucks thin out your abdomen by removing the extra skin and fat that build up in that area. In most cases, when it comes time to receive the surgery, we’ll give you a general anesthesia, then make incisions around your abdomen to remove all the excess fat and skin from hip to hip, and from approximately your pubic area up to your rib cage. In other words, we’ll remove all the fat from your entire stomach area.

 

Can Anyone Get a Tummy Tuck?

No! Mainly, if there’s a chance that you’ll want to become pregnant down the road, we recommend that you do not get a tummy tuck until after you’ve had your last child. Also, since abdominoplasties are a surgical procedure, they are only safe for candidates in generally good health. If you’re dealing with serious medical conditions, it won’t be smart to get a tummy tuck.

 

How Much Will It Hurt?

Like any other surgery, that depends. Our center aims to ensure that every recovery entails the least amount of pain possible. By following the surgeon’s orders to a T during recovery, you’ll be able to minimize recovery pain as much as possible.

 

There’s a lot more information you need to know about if you’re considering a tummy tuck. But as the premier provider of cosmetic surgery in Philadelphia, you can rest assured knowing that when you give us a call, we’ll be able to thoroughly answer any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!