How Do I Choose the Right Size for My Breast Augmentation?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


A woman ponders her breast augmentation choices in MarylandThe decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a very personal and important one for our Maryland patients. While the motives and goals of breast augmentation differ from person to person, one objective is almost universal: looking natural.

How do you determine what breast implant size will best meet your needs without looking fake?

Here are a few things to consider when contemplating your potentially perfect new size:

  • Trust Your Doctor. One of the biggest initial mistakes you can make is choosing a size before consulting with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Your breast augmentation should include a fitting where your surgeon assesses your breast’s shape and elasticity as well as the quality and amount of your current breast tissue. After thoroughly assessing your breasts and expectations, your doctor can make a recommendation that will most realistically help you achieve the look you want.
  •  Don’t Fight Your Natural Frame. Oversized implants need somewhere to go. Rather than resting naturally, ill-sized implants either spread into the armpit area or spill into the center, causing a “uni-boob” effect. Sometimes, when the width is right but the patient demands more volume, the only solution is to make the implant taller, or more projectile. None of these options achieve a natural look. Dr. Chiaramonte knows how to determine the best size options to match your body’s natural frame.
  • Consider Your Lifestyle. As you weigh your options, don’t just imagine yourself in a halter top or bikini, consider the activities you enjoy. If you are very active in sports, breasts that are too large may encumber your ability to perform at the level to which you are accustomed. Although there are some exceptional sports bras on the market, you rarely see a marathoner with a double D bra.

The goals and trends in breast augmentation have shifted in Maryland over the last 20 years. Bigger was once considered to be unquestionably better and looking fake was not all that terrible. Today, looking natural is a top priority, and Dr. Chiaramonte is committed to helping you get the breasts that compliment your body and your lifestyle.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Maryland, it’s important to meet with Dr. Chiaramonte as quickly as possible. Contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today by calling (301) 567-6767 or by completing the form on this page to schedule your confidential consultation. We welcome patients from Washington D.C., as well as Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia.