What Size Breast Implants Do I Need To Get A Natural Looking Result?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am going to get breast implants and need some help in selecting size. I am currently a 34B with one breast about a quarter of cup larger than the other. They are perky but just not full. I am uncertain on whether to get saline or silicone implants and am looking for the most natural result possible.

A: When it comes to getting a natural breast augmentation result, it does not matter whether a saline or silicone implant is used. That has nothing to do with making a difference between looking augmented or not. Rather it is a function of implant size and implant location (above or below the muscle) as well as what your breast tissues look like now. As a general rule, it is almost always better  to go below the muscle so that there is a natural slope in the upper pole of the breast. If you keep the implant base width at the same size or less than that of your natural breast base width, you will almost always look fairly natural. The size of breast implants is directly related to their base diameter. The larger the base diameter, the larger the implant. A simple tape measurement of your breast base diameter would help considerably in making a good implant size selection for you. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana