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Women Who Wear Breast Implant Sizers for Two Weeks Pick Larger Breast Implants

Choosing the right size breast implant is a very personal, but also a very complicated decision. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Philadelphia breast surgeon Dr. David A. Bottger can use their clinical experience, professional insight, and training to make qualified recommendations, but in the end it is a decision women have to make for themselves. However, it’s hard for them to make the decision without the proper context.

According to research by a British plastic surgeon, women make better decisions about their breast implant size if they’re given the opportunity to “test drive” their new breasts by wearing breast implant sizers for two weeks before surgery, and they tend to pick breast implants that are 33% larger.

Many women thinking of breast enlargement begin by thinking about bra size, which is a very poor judge of breast size. Not only is it a notoriously inaccurate measurement (with cup sizes varying widely between manufacturers), it also comes with pre-loaded social judgments. Studies have shown that one reason why up to 80% of women wear the wrong bra size is that they just don’t think of themselves as a “D” cup, or an “A” cup, labels that come with one or another social stigma in their minds.

The same holds true with women considering breast augmentation. Many of them think of themselves as modest women who are not trying to be like other women who want attention or are vain, so they don’t want to move up to the D cup range, selecting instead a modest C cup. However, when they see the results, they may be disappointed and want to move to a larger breast implant size. According to studies, a desire to change their breast implant size or style is responsible for 20-30% of all revision breast augmentation surgeries, so it’s important for women to consider carefully and make the right decision before surgery.

When you are planning for your breast augmentation surgery, it’s important to consult thoroughly with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Philadelphia breast implant surgeon Dr. David A. Bottger. If you are considering breast augmentation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger in Philadelphia today for a consultation.