Why Are Smaller Implants Becoming More Popular for Breast Augmentation?

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Not so long ago, the common desire for breast augmentation was to significantly increase the size of one’s breasts using large implants. Doing so created a “busty” appearance that often dominated a woman’s figure. While this look is still sought-after by many women, things are trending in a different direction these days, particularly here in New York City.

Today, a growing number of breast augmentation patients are seeking smaller implants to achieve their cosmetic goals. In addition to a desire for natural-looking results, this trend is largely due to the role one’s lifestyle plays in their aesthetic surgery decisions. More women than ever before have labor-intensive occupations or are taking part in physically demanding sports and fitness activities on a regular basis. Overall, these individuals tend to be less concerned with how large their breasts are and more interested in attaining a balanced, athletic-appearing physique that fits their active and healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, smaller breast implants can help accomplish this.

Another reason for the shift to smaller breast implants pertains to addressing volume loss in the breasts following pregnancy or significant weight reduction. Many women who wish to regain their former breast size and shape following these events will require an implant in combination with a breast lift, the latter of which is designed to eliminate excess skin and raise the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. The use of a smaller implant in these instances helps to restore lost volume without overly augmenting the breasts, resulting in a rejuvenated, more proportionate figure.

At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, the aim of our board-certified plastic surgeons is to help patients attain the look they desire with respect to their unique needs and lifestyle. Whether you are seeking breast augmentation to achieve a more balanced physique or to make your breasts a focal point of your figure, we encourage you to contact our practice today to schedule a consultation. Our doctor will be happy to discuss your goals, evaluate your needs, and formulate a treatment plan personalized for you.