The Many Benefits of Getting Smaller Breast Implants

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Breast Implants

Once you have decided to undergo breast augmentation, it can be a very exciting time. When a plastic surgeon has been selected, a consultation can address all the details, including any questions you may have. There are decisions to be made, such as choosing the right implant size for your body frame. By meeting with a qualified surgeon, your mind can be put at ease so you feel comfortable with your decision to have breast augmentation.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and his team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, are experts in breast augmentation. Dr. Kelishadi understands that choosing the right implant size is crucial for each patient's overall happiness with their new bust size. Women today are choosing more modestly sized breast implants for both aesthetic reasons and medical benefits. Read below as Dr. Kelishadi outlines some of the advantages of smaller breast implants.

Size matters

Breast augmentation can beautifully complement a woman's chest area. Many Newport Beach, CA, women choose to have breast augmentation to achieve a more youthful breast volume. Women who have experienced loss of tissue following childbirth, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss are often left with deflated, sagging breasts. Patients who have naturally small breasts may choose modest breast augmentation to increase their chest size while still fitting into their current wardrobe. More women are electing to have smaller implants for a variety of reasons, including:

More natural-looking

For a woman, breasts can play an essential role in making her feel feminine and beautiful. But when breast implants are too big, they may no longer positively enhance a woman's body. A little can go a long way when it comes to breast augmentation, and the results often look more natural with just a slight increase in size. Dr. Kelishadi's artistic skill in breast augmentation takes into account not only breast volume but projection as well. When large implants are selected, they can make a woman's body appear larger all around.

Active lifestyle

Patients who enjoy an active lifestyle should consider how breast augmentation will fit in with exercise and other physical activity. Generally, women with bigger breasts can have more pain associated with activities like running and playing sports. There are several options to help with these issues, including supportive clothing. For active women who would like to increase their breast size but still maintain their fitness goals comfortably, a breast augmentation with smaller implants can be a perfect solution.

Less risky

Besides the aesthetic and lifestyle reasons, smaller implants also mean fewer risks. Thin women who have very little breast tissue should not opt for overly large implants, as complications with thinning skin and a loss of sensation can arise. Also, larger implants weigh more and can lead to sagging over time. Larger implants can also feature higher degrees of scarring and stretch marks because of tension on the skin.

More comfortable

Imagine having breast augmentation and then suffering from back pain, neck pain, or other issues as a result of having large breasts. This unnecessary pain is the result of the strain that excessively large breasts can put on the body. When women decide they no longer want to carry that excess weight, they often switch to smaller implants that can be better supported by their frame.

Personal preference

Newport Beach, CA, women know that their implant size decision is theirs to make. Dr. Sean Kelishadi can assist in showing you how your new implants will pair with your body. There are many factors to consider, including knowing that smaller implants can fit nicely with your clothing. Smaller implants can provide a more natural and subtle look.


Your new implants should fit in with your lifestyle as well as your stage of life. Consider your life both socially and professionally. While bigger breasts may look fantastic in low-cut blouses at a dance club, they may not work for other more conservative situations. Many women find it difficult to dress appropriately in the corporate arena if their breasts are too large. Smaller breast implants allow you to look fantastic while remaining in sync with your lifestyle. When considering your new breast implant size, think of your all-around aesthetic goals.

Schedule your consultation today

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and his team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, will thoroughly discuss your goals, assess your body style, and answer all of your questions. Your happiness with your results is our number-one concern. Together, we will help you get there. If you are ready to get started on enhancing your chest size and your self-confidence, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to help you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.