Open up any celebrity magazine at the grocer’s newsstand, or check your favorite websites and you’re certain to find at least one article claiming a model’s or actress’ recent plastic surgery. Entire sites, too, are devoted to such speculation, but lately breast enlargement has made the news. Rather, reversal of enlargement as two known cosmetic surgery patients – Heidi Montag and Sheyla Hershey – have had their implants removed.
For Montag, the decision to reduce her breast size down to a smaller size (a “D or a double D” according to one celebrity blog) comes after several months of publicity regarding her surgeries. Montag has admitted to having undergone a maximum of ten surgeries in one day alone, which may seem quite extreme to somebody considering just one procedure. The decision to downgrade follows an admission to return to a more natural look.
The Brazilian-born Hershey, by contrast, concentrated her surgeries on the enlargement of her bust merely to reach the goal of holding the record for the world’s largest augmented breast size. Various news sources have reported her cup size as anywhere from a triple-K cup to an M cup, sizes which are not attainable via surgery in the United States. To gain these implants, Hershey underwent a series of surgeries abroad. Recently, however, Hershey has had to deal with staph infections that occurred as a result of the operations, which have forced her to go under the knife once again…this time to remove the implants and a good amount of natural breast tissue. Whether Hershey will continue to endure health issues related to her implants is unknown at this point.
How Big is Too Big?
When it comes to cosmetic surgery for the purpose of improving one’s appearance – breast modification following a mastectomy or serious illness for example – one is less likely to hear criticism as when the procedure is considered purely out of a desire to look younger and ampler. While blogs trot out photographs of red carpet celebrities in low-cut dresses, with extremely rounded breasts that look as though they’ve been bolted onto their chests, cosmetic surgeons may dismiss the hype and assure prospective patients that a breast enlargement can indeed look natural. Achieving this look lies mainly in making sure the size you choose is the right one.
How big is too big for a breast job? Consider who you are and how you look now. A woman of small stature (5’6″ or shorter, averaging 120 pounds or less) may not wish to look into getting the D or E cup breasts. Getting breasts too big for your torso will affect your looks – you may turn more heads, but think also of the money you’ll spend for new clothes to fit you, and other adjustments you’ll need to make as you sleep and work.
A reputable surgeon, too, will warn you of the risks of implants that aren’t designed for your body frame. With large augmentations, those in the sizes between Montag and Hershey, come the risk of infections and back problems.
Moving up one cup size to suit your frame may provide a reasonable solution – obtain sample cups to wear to see how the change will affect your body. Consult with a physician, too, about the possibility of a mastopexy – a breast lift procedure that changes the shape of your breast without necessarily adding implants.
The decision to have breast plastic surgery, ultimately, resides with you. Should you choose to have implants, take care to know all the facts and risks involved, and don’t be swayed by pressure or celebrity influence to look a certain way.