How to choose the best implant size for your body

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Guide to Choosing the Best Implant Size for Your Body

Why it’s important to choose the right implant size and why you should Avoid Large Breast Implants.

It is becoming more common for women to seek larger, firmer or more shapely breasts. This can be achieved by undertaking a surgical breast implant procedure.

Breast Implants have been around for decades, in fact, one of the earliest breast augmentation procedures was performed back around the 1960s. Breast implants have come a long way since then, the evolution has included a confusing myriad of implant choices in including shape (such as teardrop/anatomical and round), size, filling (silicone gel or saline), texture (smooth or textured) and profile (projection/shape).

With more choices now than ever before, it’s no wonder women can find it difficult to choose the right implant type, size and profile shape (ask us about our high-quality Mentor and Motiva implants).

So many options can leave many patients confused as to how to best select the SIZE of breast implants for their breast enlargement procedure.

Thankfully there are methods to help you choose your breast implant size. Vectra 3D imaging (three-dimensional renderings of your body with different sized implants) is one of these methods. Bra sizers and other visual aids can also assist in the process.

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Furthermore, with over 20 years of experience, he is an expert at helping patients, like you decide what will look great. However, at the end of the day, the decision is yours. 

No matter how BIG a look you are wanting to achieve it’s important that you understand all the potential complications and risks that can be associated with choosing larger breast implants.

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Implants of 400cc or more are considered to be ‘large’. Dr Craig Rubinstein and his team often believe that ‘less is often more when it comes to breast implant sizes. This is partly due to the fact that they are more likely to last, with fewer complications. This is true when choosing moderate or smaller sized implants compared to super-sized breast implants.

Anything above 275cc – 300cc CAN be considered large for some individuals. That being said on a petite person, even a 200 cc implant might be considered very large when based on their overall body proportion.

Having a great looking breast implant will depend on numerous factors. These factors include, but are not limited to;

  1. The amount of natural breast tissue you have
  2. Is the size aesthetically proportionate to your physique
  3. What your chest and rib cage measurements are
  4. The distance between your areolas (nipples)
  5. proportions of your body overall, as well as your upper body measurements
  6. whether or not you have asymmetrical breast (uneven breasts)
  7. The level of ptosis in your breasts (droopiness)
  8. Breast pocket accuracy and location
  9. How the implant is placed (above the muscle, under muscle or dual-plane)

Breast implants – like most surgical implants – are foreign objects placed into your tissue.  They add dimensions and shape to your breasts. However, they also add weight. It might not seem like a lot to you, but it can be a lot for your skin. Holding your natural breast in place and keeping your implants up, can be more than your skin can naturally accommodate – ESPECIALLY if you choose LARGER implants.

Why do larger implants, sometimes lead to breasts that sag more rapidly and/or have higher complication risks.

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Gravity almost always works against you. As you carry out daily activities, and even while you sleep, gravity is nearly ALWAYS working against those implants, breast and other body tissue will be impacted by gravity over time.

The heavier or larger the implant, the more that the effects of gravity are working against it. It almost seems like gravity is trying to bring your implant and breast tissue down and away from the structures of your chest.

If you are determined to get large implants and follow through with the procedure you will most likely be happy with your results (after you heal) you might even think they look amazing. But that could be short-lived. In the long run, you will most likely wish you didn’t opt for such a large size and chose a more natural option.

Not only can larger implants lead to premature breast tissue sagging but they can also be linked with post-op issues like ‘bottoming out’ or problems with ‘double-bubble’. To help minimise your risks it’s important to always wear a supportive sports bra and to follow ALL post-surgery instructions.

Your Breast Implant Surgery Consult

During your consultation, you will discuss breast implant size options. Furthermore, it will give you the opportunity to discuss with your surgeon what implants will not only look great short term but long term too.

During your consultation with Dr Rubinstein, you will discuss not only the pros but also the cons of Breast Augmentation surgery overall and the pros and cons of different SIZE implants.

The size of the implant you select should also suit the type of lifestyle that you lead. Many patients forget that you will likely have these implants for many, many years. Whilst they generally need to be removed or replaced at some stage within 9 to 10 years. Whilst this time frame can vary it’s important to understand what happens to implants over time. This should help you make your sizing decision.

What happens to your Breasts and Implants as you Age

As you age, your skin naturally loses its firmness and elasticity. Over time your skin starts to droop, sag and become lax. This is not localised to your breast but occurs all over the body. Of course, some areas have more visible consequences – including;

  • The breasts (due to nipple direction or location changes)
  • The face (especially if eyelid skin or jawline skin starts to sag and look ‘droopy’).

Your natural breasts also ‘drop’ (droop) over time.  This is natural and may depend somewhat on:

  • Whether or not you wear a supportive bra at all times
  • Your genetic tendencies
  • Your body and breast weight, including if your weight fluctuates a lot over the years.

The heavier your breast tissue – (with or without breast implants) – the more likely they will be to sag or ‘fall.’

You and the Breast Specialist Plastic Surgeon you choose should aim for the best shape and size enhancements for your chest area, using the smallest implant possible to achieve the result.

The larger the implant size selected, the higher your chance of complications like;

  • Rippling
  • Skin stretching
  • Bottoming out
  • Or, asymmetries that can occur with larger implants.

Weight of Breast Implants

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A surgeon like Dr Rubinstein will be able to tell you the weight of your selected implant and give you a rough estimate on how much extra weight you will carry on your chest as a result of your breast implant additions. Some women say the extra weight is noticeable. In other words, they can sense that their chest feels slightly heavier, however, other women don’t notice it at all!

It needs to be noted that if you opt for very large silicone or saline implants, you are more likely to notice the weight, or at least feel it. If you do choose to go for a very large implant you will need to be even MORE diligent about wearing a bra at all times – even whilst you are sleeping!

On average, a breast implant with 650 cc’s will add over 1.3 kg (three pounds) to your chest wall. That is a LOT of additional weight for your natural breast tissue to support on its own.

The larger your implant, the more your skin will stretch in response.  If you are younger, it may not be too much of an issue for you, however, there are limits to how much the skin can stretch without incurring problems.

Over time, as your skin stretches, you will notice your breasts getting droopier, and potentially wrinkly-looking breasts. Even without implants, your breasts will end up drooping and sagging. This is natural and is part of ageing. However, this is the main reason women seek a Breast Lift/Mastopexy procedure (with implants or without implants).

Larger breast implants can also put you at a higher risk for revision surgery (or an earlier need to remove or replace your implants).

Revisional breast surgery or breast lift surgery may be required in relation to the breast tissue stress associated with choosing larger implants. You are also more likely to be at an increased risk of experiencing nipple numbness or chest wall deformation (a curving of the ribs because of the size and weight demands placed on your body frame by having chosen extra-large implants).

It’s important to remember that a female’s breasts go through many changes over the course of a lifetime, particularly if you become pregnant and breastfeed or pass through menopause, even certain medications that interact with your hormone levels can affect your breasts. Furthermore, genetic makeup can also affect the longevity of your breast firmness, whether you have implants or not.

it goes without saying that it’s important for you, (regardless of your genetic makeup) to take care of your entire body, not just your breasts. Your Surgeon can discuss ways to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, giving you the information you need to help prolong the aesthetic appearance of your breast implants.

If you are currently thinking ‘the bigger the better’ – and the Surgeon you choose doesn’t try to talk you into a more moderate implant or a size that is a better proportion to your overall body proportions – you are likely sitting in the wrong office.

As previously mentioned a healthy lifestyle is important to help ensure long-lasting, pleasing results.

It is extremely important that you DO NOT smoke or abuse your body in other ways.  Anything that impacts your skin and/or organ functions will have a detrimental effect on your breast augmentation results.

Your Breast Implant placement and incisions matter.

Many breast augmentation patients want to know WHAT incision location and WHAT placement choice will give them the best breast surgery results.

Be sure to discuss with your plastic surgeon whether or not you should have your implant placed above or below the muscle. This is an extremely important decision and it will have an impact on how well your implants last over the years. And if you are of Asian heritage or have skin that is known to react to incisions by forming Keloid scars, ask about the Transaxillary Implant incision option (Dr Richard Sacelariou at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery).

Maintenance of your Breast Implants for Best Results


You should also wear a supportive bra after breast augmentation surgery (or even if you have non-augmented breasts).

Supportive garments – immediately after surgery AND on a day to day basis even whilst sleeping – can be the single most important factor in helping keep your breast implants looking their best.

Wearing the right bra will often help keep your implants within their ideal position and will help prevent the sagging effects of gravity – or at least help stall the effects of gravity and time from showing up on your chest area!

A lighter-weight sports bra can often help as your sleeping bra if your day to day sports bra is a bit too firm, but any bra should be highly supportive – ask your Surgeon or Nurse whether or not your favourite bra will work in a supportive manner.  Our patients also get vouchers for SHE-SCIENCE bras.

It’s also incredibly important to wear an ultra-supportive sports bra while working out or attending gym classes.

This will also help you to defy the effects of time and gravity.

So be sure to find a bra that holds your breasts firmly in place as much as possible, while not compressing them too much (once you’re past the recovery stage of surgery) – as some movement is natural.

What Implants Will You Choose Now That You Know That Gravity Is Not A Friend To Breast Implants?

Hopefully, you are thinking of choosing an implant size that is aesthetically proportionate with your entire body shape – and not too big.

Unfortunately, gravity is not your friend when it comes to your body –  and especially not to larger breast implants.

Having shapely, well-proportioned breasts can be a boost to your self-esteem, but choosing the right size can be an art form as much as a science.  If you want a full assessment including detailed measurements (or even Vectra 3D imaging) to learn what size might suit your body best, get in touch with our leading Melbourne Surgeon Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon team.

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Trends are a part of life, whether it’s make-up trends, fashion trends or weather trends. So it should come as no surprise that breast implant sizing also experiences trends. Previous Implant trends were large and obvious, while smaller, natural-looking breasts are now preferred. MOTIVA brand implants are also the current implant of choice. If you’re considering a boob job, this article covers a range of breast implant SIZE choices as well as short and long term surgery outcomes.

Whether or not you’ve thought about getting implants before, chances are you’ve seen other women cleavage and wondered if they’ve had work done, if their boobs are natural and perhaps you have even wondered if your breasts could ever look that good.

If you’re contemplating getting your breast done or you’re in the early stages of researching your options it’s helpful to learn the PROS and CONS of different breast implant surgeries.

Implant Size Matters

Choosing implant size and type is a big decision to make when it comes to getting bigger breasts.

  • Size does matters, if it didn’t you wouldn’t be thinking about getting an augmentation.
  • However, it still leaves the question – How large should you go when you’re investigating breast implants?
  • Should you choose a “glamorously enhanced” look or a “more natural-looking” Breast Augmentation?

It’s important to discuss the above with your Surgeon of choice. A Surgeon, like Dr Craig Rubinstein, someone who has years of experience not only in completing Breast Augmentation but also helping women assess the size and type of breast implant that will suit their body and skin health.

There are 2extremes in breast implant surgery procedures:

  • Mini boob job; Great choice for athletes, Petite individuals with less breast skin. and professional bodybuilders -with a low BMI that has caused a reduction in their natural breast size
  • Voluptuous or Glamorous enlargement operation, which uses large breast implants

Helping you choose.

So, how do you know what breast implant to choose?

Thanks to 3D imaging and bra sizers, its easier than ever to see your potential results. These are effective tools that you should utilise.

  • It doesn’t matter if you are choosing small breast implants or large breast implants, there are different factors that can influence the results of your breast augmentation. And, you’ll want to understand these factors before moving forward.
  • A good Plastic Surgeon will take all these factors into account when helping you choose which breast implant size will be best for you.
  • While you have the glamorous looking larger breast implants and the mini boob job, there is A LOT in between!

Breast Augmentation surgery is a common surgery not just in Australia but also around the world. However, this does NOT mean that it is a simple operation.

Moreover, breast augmentation can not guarantee a good result. Like many forms of cosmetic and plastic surgery, getting good results require precision planning, high surgical skills, and extensive experience.

Selecting the right breast implant size/shape to suit your body, is both “an art” and “a science”. It involves specific measurements and calculations.

What to consider when choosing your breast implant size

Dr Craig Rubinstein strives to create not only aesthetically pleasing results but also long-lasting results that are less prone to complications (like premature sagging). To achieve this Dr Rubinstein (and any good Surgeon) takes several factors into account, including;

  • Your lifestyle.
  • Your surgery goals.
  • Existing proportions.
  • Personal ideal for breast shape and size.
  • condition of your skin
  • Evaluate your existing breast tissue, breast composition and your breast crease ( inframammary crease).
  • They will also assess where your breasts sit on the rib cage, the height of your torso, as well as your overall height and weight.

This is to ensure that your expectations are realistic. Furthermore, a good surgeon will explain (in detail) what can and can not be achieved through breast surgery. Some of which is dictated by your existing body shape, skin and breast tissues. It is vital that you express your motivations and goals to your Surgeon and that they understand them.  To help get the best result you should work together with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon and their team.

Dr Rubinstein will also measure where your nipple-areola complex sits to identify if there’s any noticeable asymmetry in your nipple location, breast size or breast mound shape.  He will also evaluate the condition of your skin’s strength. In other words your skins firmness, thickness and resiliency. This helps assess whether the edges of the breast implant are likely to be felt, seen or cause any rippling.

Breast Implant Surgery planning tip.

As stated previously, during your consultation, you should discuss your lifestyle with your surgeon. This helps you realise how having larger breasts will influence your day-to-day activities, from exercise and sports to your fashion choices.

  • Bra Sizers and 3D Vectra Imaging can help you envision the proportions of larger breasts.
  • These breast implant selection steps are part of how Breast Augmentation Surgeons help you decide on a suitable breast implant size for you, your lifestyle AND your body.
  • A good Surgeon will take ALL of these factors into account and help you choose, however, the decision is ultimately up to you.

Whether you are about to have your Surgery or your merely doing research it’s important to understand the PROS and CONS.

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Natural-looking surgery results versus obviously enhanced appearance.

What you should consider in terms of size?

  • What size implants will suit your body is largely dependent on what you’re starting point is, as well as what you’re aim is in terms of appearance.
  • It also depends on your body proportions, skin health and existing breast tissues.
  • When it comes to choosing between sizes you should also take your lifestyle and/or profession into account as they may be affected. For example modelling, dancing, bodybuilding or swimwear modelling.
  • If you go for a very large implant, you need to be aware that it can make your body appear out of balance.
  • What looks great on one person could look awkward on another.
  • This is where size assessment tools are valuable.
  • If you do choose to go for a large implant and you have a short torso, the breast implant could end up ‘hiding’ your waistline which can leave you looking frumpy.
  • It can appear that you have gained weight all over instead of just on top.
  • Its important to take all of the above into consideration and the overall effect of having larger breasts, including side boobs and cleavage.

No matter what your height, choosing the right breast implant size is VITAL. You need to take; your chest size, rib cage, torso proportions and your body mass index (BMI) into account as they are all factors that can affect the look of the end result.

Best Questions to ask yourself before you choose your implant size

Questions about Your Lifestyle and Implants

  • What is my lifestyle like?
  • Will I be comfortable with breasts entering the room before me? (figuratively speaking), or do I want people to think my breast are natural or naturally enhanced?
  • What exercises do I regularly engage in?
  • Will having larger breasts impact my ability to jog or compete in sports that I enjoy?
  • Do I have a profession where having highly glamorous cleavage is an asset, or would it potentially be a distraction?
  • Will having larger breasts limit what clothing I will feel comfortable wearing?
  • Will I need to buy mismatched size bathers when buying a bikini? (However, this is easily done in today’s society. Many women have different sized top and bottoms when it comes to fashion sizes).
  • Do I want to have children?
  • If I do have children, will I want to breastfeed?
    • Big implants can make it difficult to breastfeed.
    • The ability to breastfeed can be impacted by surgery. However, that being said many patients have successfully breastfed after breast surgery. Including breast lift, breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery. Dr Rubinstein will take great care NOT to disturb the milk ducts.
  • Will finding a bra (that fits) be difficult?
  • It’s vital that you wear a good support bra after ANY breast surgery.
  • This is to help maintain your results.
  • DO NOT go bra-less.

Questions about your Sizing

  • Do you want a much fuller look or do you just want a bit more ‘sideboob’ and upper chest cleavage?
  • Do you want the top half of your body to be more balanced?
  • What process are you using to decide on your ideal Breast Augmentation bra cup size?

Questions about Your Body

  • How tall are you (what is your height)?
  • How long is your torso?
  • Do you have narrow or wide hips?
  • What is the shape of your rib cage? And, how far apart are your nipples?
  • Furthermore, are your nipples located (roughly) in the same place on each breast?
  • What is the condition of your skin?
  • Is your skin firm and tight?
  • Do you have any pre-existing tissue that can help cover an implant?
  • Or, is your skin sagging and droopy? ( This can happen after weight loss?)
  • Do you need a breast lift and/or a breast lift with an implant?

Surgeon’s Assessment of Best Implant Size

Dr Craig Rubinstein uses several methods to help assess a good breast implant size versus an inappropriate size.

  • Not only will he take numerous measurements he will also assess your skin strength as well as your body proportions.
  • He will discuss with you what look you wish to achieve and whether or not it is possible via surgery.
  • This is to help you feel better and more confident about your size choices.
  • You can call Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery and schedule a no-obligation surgery consultation with Dr Rubinstein or ask about breast implant sizing options by phoning 1300 264 811.

Implant Size Tips

As previously stated choosing the best-sized implants really does depend on your physique and your ideals. Below are our tips.

  • Think LONG TERM:
    • There are a lot of factors that impact how our results appear, not only just after surgery but also in the years that follow.
    • Consider what you want to look like in 5 to 10 years.
    • You may need either revision surgery or a removal and replacement in the future.
  • Ask your SURGEON for help
    • Choosing the right size and profile is one of the more challenging decisions you’ll need to make before your surgery.
    • There is NO one-size-fits-all option.
    • Good results require customisation.
  • You may think that you want your breast enlargement to be noticeable and for some women, this makes sense.
  • However, once you understand the PROS and CONS of smaller vs larger breast implants, you will most likely PREFER a size that leaves you balanced.

The Downside of a Bigger Breast Implant Size



The larger they are the greater the fall.  The bigger your natural breasts are, the greater they will fall over time. So, how does this affect women who have breast implants? The answer is it depends on the size of your implants and body frame.

  • Implants 350 cc and higher are considered large.
  • However, if you are petite, breast implants larger than 200 cc could be too large for you.
  • Breast implant sizes range from 150 cc to over 700 cc.
  • Your surgeon is there to help you decide what size is best for you.
  • Your Plastic Surgeon will make breast implant size recommendations based on several factors (However, it is up to you to make the final decision.

Factors that can affect what breast implant might be best for you include:

  • Your natural breast tissue
  • The measurements of your chest and rib cage
  • The space between your nipples
  • How much your breasts droop
  • Your overall proportions
  • How symmetrical (or not) your breast are
  • As well as, where the implant is placed. Either above or under the muscle or dual-plane

You may still decide to risk future sagging and get larger, less natural-looking implants for your breast augmentation. That being said, not all surgeons will agree to the procedure if they don’t believe it to be a sustainable option long term or if there are other reasons not to pursue the surgery.

It is important to ask your Specialist Breast Surgeon for their recommendation and explanation as to why they are making that recommendation.

VECTRA 3D imaging and sizers can be used to help get an idea sense of the increase BEFORE you agree to a certain breast implant size.

Breast Implants Add Weight To Your Body And Thus Accelerate The Fall

How much do breast implants weigh?

  • In general, implants are lightweight, however, they still add weight to your body.
  • You will notice the volume increase and cleavage enhancement after surgery.
  • However, that being said you won’t generally feel much of the weight once they are implanted.
  • In spite of this, a 650 cc breast implant can put an extra 1.3kilograms (3 pounds) on your chest wall and breast tissues (breast skin) that needs to be supported.
  • When choosing your implant size keep time, gravity and breast skin in mind.

Movement Accelerates Ageing Of Tissues That Lose Elasticity

  • gravity is working against you and your implants, while you move around during the day whether you are walking, running or taking part in other sports activities.
  • Gravity brings the implants and your natural breast tissue away from your chest.
  • The large the implant the greater the force of gravity.

Consider Ageing And Elasticity Of The Skin

  • Your skin loses elasticity and firmness naturally over time.
  • Enzymes called collagenase breakdown collagen. Levels of collagenase increase as we age. Therefore they are higher in your 50s than your 40s.
  • A lot of women get breast implants for the first time in their 40s, 50s and even 60s.
  • The choice of breast implant size can often depend partially on the skin quality and condition of the breast tissue.
  • Whichever size implant you choose, it is VITAL you wear high-quality, supportive sports bras at all times to increase the longevity of your results.

Personal Habits Affect Skin Changes.

  • gravity changes will be accelerated by smoking.
  • Smoking Leads to premature ageing of your skin and organs.
  • Smoking also causes Vitamin C deficiency, which intern impacts your body’s ability to absorb a lot of nutrients.
  • Vitamin C is a main nutrient that works against the effects of ageing.

Key Items To Consider When Choosing Breast Implant Sizes

  • Choose whether natural-looking or noticeably enhanced breast augmentation, is going to meet your goals – As well as match your overall physique
  • Whether your skin health is capable of holding the implant size you choose.
  • How much skin sagging is there in the breast area. Will a particular sized breast implant worsen the skin sagging or help fill out the breast tissue. Furthermore, how long will the results last?
  • What impact will having larger breasts and cleavage have on not only your overall body shape but also your clothing choices.

The longevity of your results is a key consideration when it comes to choosing small vs large breast implant.

Understandable, you may want a lot of cleavage, but you need to ask yourself how much is too much. And, how long will a larger size last?

Visit a genuine Specialist Plastic Surgeon to help you find out your ideal size options.

Implant sizes can range from:

  • Small – 100 cc to 250 cc range
  • Large – over 400 cc
  • Very large over 600 cc
  • There is no one size that will suit everyone, as all bodies are different.
  • The best way to select the right size for the right person is to match;
    • The person
    • Body frame
    • Torso size
    • Existing breast tissues and skin capacity
    • And, desired cleavage goals.

In other words, the choice should take into account; how much a person weighs, how tall or short they are, how short or long their torso is, the width of their chest/rib cage, the distance between the shoulders and nipples (where the breasts sit), where the nipples are located on the breast, as well as the resiliency of the skin.


  • As stated previously, if you choose overly large breast implants, your surgery results might not last as long.
  • They will probably look great to start with, however, gravity will take hold quicker and the bigger they are the sooner they will sag.
  • Can be more prone to complications like premature sagging, rippling and ‘bottoming out’.
  • If you have experienced sagging skin after pregnancy or weight lose you may need or want a mastopexy-augmentation (breast lift with implants) to achieve the results you want
  • OR to better enable your breast skin to accept and hold your implant firmly.

Do Breast Implants Make You Look Like You Gained Weight?

  • If you choose large implants, and if you have a relatively short torso, your body might end up looking ‘plumper’ than before you had breast augmentation
  • Whereas a smaller implant might give you a more balanced upper-and-lower-body physique without the risk of looking suddenly pudgy when you’ve not actually gained additional weight.

The right Specialist Plastic Surgeon can help you understand the pros and cons of different breast implant size choices and whether or not you’re best off with small breast implants vs large breast implants, or the other way around.

When you come to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Melbourne for an opinion by a genuine Specialist Plastic Surgeon, you’ll get honest and helpful advice about implant size choices.  You can even request a VECTRA 3-D imaging session (ask about this when you phone 1300 264 811).

  • Our Surgeons will explain how different sized breast implants will impact not only your breast cleavage but your overall body proportions and entire physique.
  • They will help you choose the right size by taking numerous physique measurements, using bra cup sizers, and discussing the pros and cons of different implant choices in relation to YOUR specific physique, skin health and appearance goals.

This is helpful information to have as you explore your options for breast enlargement surgery. Because NOT all breast implants will suit all women, and your overall physique impacts your results.

  • It’s also important to understand that weight fluctuation occurs over time – and life events such as having a baby or breastfeeding – are all likely to impact your results.
  • Remember, breast implants have a stated life span of around 10 years. Get the most from your Surgery by choosing wisely.
  • This also means you will require future surgery at some stage, after having breast augmentation surgery.
  • It might be a breast lift/nipple lift and/or removal and replacement or revision breast surgery, but DO expect a future operation at some stage in the future.

You’ll likely want to get the longest time possible out of your breast enhancement surgery. So it makes sense to stay reasonable when choosing breast implants to increase your cup size.

The Pros And Cons Of Breast Implant Size

Watch out for the ‘one size fits all’ approach or ‘cookie-cutter’ style cheap production line surgery outfits.

There are, sadly, Surgeons who will just give a patient whatever implant size they request, not taking the patient’s long term prospects for getting pleasing, lasting and good looking breast augmentation results into account.

Whilst this may sound good to some on first impressions, unfortunately, the patient may not enjoy their surgery for as long as they might if a different or smaller implant size was chosen.

  • Watch out for weight fluctuations over time. And, understand how this can impact your results.
  • Stay fit, healthy and eat nutritiously. This improves your chance of having a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing result.
  • There are signs that you may need revision breast surgery and/or breast implant removal and replacement.

Occasionally, patients can have difficulty with implant surgery. This is more likely to be the case if you choose to go for a larger implant than your body can readily sustain. Furthermore, it’s important to watch out for ‘bottoming out’ or if the breast area goes hard or feels constricted in a painful way.

By following pre-surgery and post-surgery care advice, including;

  • not smoking
  • eating well
  • always wearing a bra
  • Choosing a genuine Plastic Surgeon
  • And, implant size that has the best chance of giving you a pleasing, long-lasting result

Then you may gain the cleavage, fullness and upper body curves you’ve always dreamed of.

About Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein FRACS is one of Melbourne’s Best Specialist Plastic Surgeons for breast and tummy surgery.

He has been rated as a Top 3 Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne and rated a Top 5 Plastic Surgeon on the ‘Best in Australia’ website. 

Dr Rubinstein offers women personalised tummy surgery and all forms of cosmetic breast surgery.

He uses only the highest quality Motiva breast implants and is renowned for his natural-looking, long-lasting results.


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*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient. The information we provide is general. For further information on what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full history and surgical consultation. Read further information about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer page.