Pros and Cons of Large Breast Implants By Michael A. Devlin, MD on January 31, 2019

Large breast implantChoosing to undergo breast augmentation to enlarge the bustline and improve breast shape is an important decision. Fortunately, breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, so Dr. Michael A. Devlin can tailor treatment to each patient’s unique needs and desires.

One of the most difficult aspects of breast augmentation planning is choosing the right size implants. Patients want the results of surgery to be noticeable, but fear going too extreme with large implants.

Dr. Devlin outlines many of the pros and cons of large breast implants for our Little Rock, AR patients so that they can make an informed decision when choosing the size of their breast implants.

Large Implants Can Improve Body Proportions

Large breast implants can be a particularly good choice for women with curvier hips and buttocks. For those women who are more pear-shaped, large implants can balance out body proportions and enhance the contours of the figure.

If a patient feels her figure is off balance because of small breasts, large implants can help her achieve better proportions up top.

Large Implants Draw a Lot of Attention

The larger breast implants are, the more likely they are to draw the attention of others. This could be seen as a pro or a con, depending on the patient’s personality.

Some people want a more noticeable increase in breast size. However, others want a subtle enhancement to boost their own self-confidence.

Large Implants Tend to Look Less Natural

Large breast implants are unlikely to pass as natural, especially if a woman has a naturally small figure. Again, whether this is a pro or a con comes down to personal preference.

However, we have found that most patients want the breasts to continue to look and feel natural after breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Devlin can help patients choose implants that will give the breasts the volume they desire without creating a look that is unnatural.

Large Implants Are Heavier

It is important for women to consider not just the size of breast implants, but also the weight. Large implants are denser and weigh more.

For curvier women, this may not be a problem. However, slender women may experience discomfort over time if they choose large implants.

Large implants may cause neck, shoulder, or back pain, all of which can leave patients feeling dissatisfied with the implants they chose.

Contact Us to Learn More

Dr. Michael A. Devlin goes over every aspect of breast augmentation with our patients. He can customize the procedure to your unique situation and cosmetic goals.

If you have more questions about implant size, or would like information regarding breast augmentation, contact us at your earliest convenience. You can reach our practice by calling (501) 227-8811.

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Dr. Devlin is a cosmetic surgeon who provides each of his patients with personalized care and a compassionate approach. He offers a range of procedures in an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable, and heard. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Pulaski County Medical Society

To get started on your plastic surgery journey, fill out our form or call (501) 227-8811.


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