Why New Jersey Patients Now Prefer Smaller Breast Implants

woman in bra wearing pink sweater

Have you ever flipped through your high school yearbook, seen the mile-high bangs, stone-washed jeans, and fanny packs you so proudly sported back then, and thought, “What the heck was I thinking?!?” Such trips down memory lane remind us just how much fashion changes in a relatively short amount of time.

The same is true of cosmetic procedures—and it now appears that the “Baywatch” look that was en vogue through the early 2000s may be going out of style, as well as the large, round breast implants that often helped achieve that look.

“Less Is More: Data Shows Smaller Breasts Are Trending.” That’s the headline from an article published in the Spring 2024 issue of New Beauty magazine. In December 2023, Allure magazine declared women choosing smaller implants would be one of the cosmetic surgery trends to watch in 2024. To be honest, that trend began several years ago.

Several years ago, everyone wanted to be a C cup, or some people wanted to be a D; now it’s a large B, small C.

A number of theories have been proposed to explain why achieving a more modest breast size is appealing to many women today. The main one is a general cultural shift toward a healthy, “natural” aesthetic, evident in the popularity of comfortable, soul-soothing attire (think yoga pants and bralettes), minimal-fuss hairstyles, and clean, whole-food eating.

Celebrities have championed the “less is more” idea when it comes to breast size as well, which inevitably reinforces our own tastes and goals for our appearance. A case in point is that of Amber Rose, who famously and publicly contemplated breast reduction to her Instagram followers.

Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos

During their consultations, the patients in these photos said they wanted implants to increase the size of their breasts to be small C or B cups.

Breast Augmentation Case 351 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 351 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 385 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 385 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 419 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 419 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 392 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 392 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 1000 Before & After Front | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation Case 1000 Before & After Right Oblique | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Parker-Before & After Breast Augmentation

Lifestyle Considerations

Increased participation in fitness and endurance sports is another likely factor that we’ve seen in many of our own Paramus breast augmentation patients—women are choosing their breast implants with both form and function in mind. In fact, small breast implants have certain advantages over very large ones, including a reduced risk for capsular contracture, and with less weight being supported by your breast tissue, premature sagging is less of an issue. You’ll also have a little more choice when bra shopping, especially for supportive sports bras.

Breast Shape and Proportion Is What’s Important

While trending tastes in breast size fluctuate throughout the years, achieving the largest possible breast size has never been our primary goal with breast augmentation. The majority of patients want to improve their overall breast symmetry and shape and get a level of fullness that flatters their natural proportions—and the truth is that this can be achieved with a range of implant sizes. Those who want a larger boost will pick from the higher end of their ideal size range, and those who want a more modest increase will pick from the smaller end of that range.

Considering Your Options for Breast Implants in New Jersey?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Parker and our staff at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery have over 30 years of experience helping patients find the right breast implants to fit their lifestyles, enhance their natural shape, and provide the confidence-boosting look they’re looking for. Request a consultation using the online form or call us at (201) 967-1212. We’ll conduct a breast sizing session where you can learn what’s possible with your many breast implant choices, large and small.

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