In the 1990s, Pamela Anderson arguably popularized the “larger than life breasts” and was even flaunting them in Baywatch with her scanty, one-piece, red swimsuit. But after two decades, the blonde beauty has downsized her breast implants in an effort to achieve a more natural look.
Plastic surgeons have noticed that smaller breast implants are the new trend these days. In fact, many Hollywood stars have been reported to have “downsized” including Victoria Beckham, Drew Barrymore, Denise Richards, and Dolly Parton. Also, Beyonce and Kate Hudson have been rumored to have had breast augmentations using small implants.
Take note that in the past, big-bosom celebrities were popular and frequently represented in the media.
In terms of aesthetic results, leading Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Tarick Smaili believes that smaller implants look more natural especially when used by women with small frame.
“Smaller implants look very flattering on petite women simply because they add curve to the body without creating the heavy top look. They also look natural that it would be hard to tell if someone has them,” Smaili said.
According to a recent survey, most breast augmentation patients today choose breast implants size between 200cc and 300cc because of the growing popularity of “natural look.”
However, women with a relatively large body-frame can also benefit from smaller or at least moderate-sized breast implants which can give a slimmer appearance.
Aside from giving a natural look, smaller breast implants also make it easy to do physical activities and exercise; in fact these are the popular choice of athletes and women with an active lifestyle.
Because of the risk associated with extremely large breast implants, US implant manufacturers Allergan and Mentor do not produce sizes that are over 800 cubic centimeter (cc), and while there are bigger saline implants, rarely these are used because of the potential problems they can cause.
In fact, no ethical board-certified plastic surgeon would use extremely large breast implants for cosmetic reasons as doing so can lead to a wide range of health problems such as chronic back pain, shoulder strain, bad posture, and difficulty in moving—symptoms that Sheyla Hershey, the woman who holds the world record for having the largest breast implants, are experiencing.
According to reports, Hershey, who is from Houston, Texas, has undergone several breast augmentations to achieve the 38KKK bust size. But because no US doctors would dare to operate on her, she traveled abroad just to receive surgeries.