Implant size is determined by the patient’s anatomic starting point and aesthetic goals. It’s always difficult to discuss cup size because it means different things to different people and is, therefore, a frequent source of confusion. For this reason, we utilize implant sizers to determine breast size in a more objective manner.
This procedure can be combined with breast augmentation surgery when patients want larger breasts as well. Under these circumstances, safety should be everyone’s first priority. When extremely large implants are utilized, the potential for secondary complications increases dramatically. For this reason, it’s appropriate to stage procedures when patients want large implants.
In contrast, when patients want small to moderate sized implants, it’s reasonable to perform these procedures together. This approach is associated with excellent clinical results, high levels of patient satisfaction and only one recovery.