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I Was a 32A Before Breast Aug, and Recieved 330cc and when I Went to Get Sized, Theyre Saying I Am a 32D is This Possible?

Hello, im 5'0 92 lbs, and had my breast augmentation done almost 5 weeks ago, I did 330cc, and initially after surgery I thought they almost didnt look that big, like they didnt come out too far? So when I went to see my doctor for my check up he said I could start wearing a normal bra, so when I went to get sized the lady said I was a 32D but I dont understand how if they look nothing like D cup size breasts. Is it because i have such a petite frame? And will they get smaller when they drop?

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Bra sizes are tricky.

Caitlin, sometimes you need to forget about Bra sizes. Although as a doctor, I understand that patients feel great when they finally fit into that Victoria Secret bra they've always dreamed of, but truth be told, you're not getting a breast augmentation to look good in a bra. You're doing it to feel best about yourself infront of a mirror or in a bathing suit. Not to mention the fact that as your surgeon, it is hard to fit you into a 34D when every bra manufacturer is different and varies in their sizing. It is very possible to have gone from an A cup to a D cup with such a petite frame. As long as you are happy with your breasts when you are wearing no clothes, a bra should be a simple decoration to top off your new gems. 


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The mystery and fascination of Cup sizes!

Exactly the point many plastic surgeons make when discussing augmentation. Cup sizes are an enigma. Different bra manufacturers use cup sizes in different ways (and many for marketing purposes). The bottom line is whether you are happy with your breast size and how you look in clothes. Being sized for a bra will simply allow you to more easily find bras that fit you. Smaller framed women (32, 34) will see cup changes go up with smaller volumes. Remember, it's not the bra that gives you your figure, but your breasts.

David Bogue, MD
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Bra size post aug

Cup size in my opinion is very misleading because it will vary from one bra maker to another so it is not always easy to say D cup or DD.

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Bra and volume of implants

The question you asked is a good one. Implatn volumes do not always correlate with teh specific cup size of a given bra.  All manufacturers make their cup sizes differently.

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