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375cc Too Big for a Petite Woman with Breast Tissue to Work With?

I am 4ft 11in size 34 B now and getting 375 cc, Is that ok for my body size? My surgery is in 3 weeks and i want to know if 375cc is too big for my frame, I am not boney at all I am curvey and have breast tissue to work with. I am a full B now? Thank you

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375cc Too Big for a Petite Woman with Breast Tissue to Work With?

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There are several other factors which will help determine this.I know this is a crude example but it helps to make the point. If you hide a golf ball (implant) under a silk sheet (tissue), the appearance will be very ball-like. However, if you hide the baseball under a thick comforter, the thickness of the comforter will greatly influence the result. A very thick comforter may make the ball barely visible. The comforter will determine the overall appearance of the result. If you change the golf ball to a volley ball, it may appear more round.

In individuals with very little tissue ( thin athletic women with low body fat and an A cup breast), the breast implants may be more noticeable and will ultimately have a significant role in determining the appearance of the outcome.

In individuals with C or D cup breasts, the overall breast tissue and position of the gland will have a greater effect on the overall appearance of the final result
 


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Implant selection

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To size you up for implants takes a physical exam and discussion of your goals. Everyone carries the volume a bit differently and the bras do not always correlate to the volume.
 

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Are 375 cc implants too big for a 4'11" person

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These do sound quite large for your frame especially if you are alrady a full B cup.  Make sure your doctor has specifically measured your width behind the breasts and that the chosen implant matches this width.  Make sure the profile of the impant matches the look and fullness in the upper pole you want.  And make sure that you know that at your height you will look much bigger, much quicker than if you were 5'11".

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

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How to pick breast implants.

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How to pick breast implant sizes

Answer by George J. Beraka, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
1) This is the most common type of question on RealSelf.

2) It is the surgeon's job to pick the right breast implants, not the patient's. Implant selection is really pretty technical.

3) Make sure your surgeon REALLY understands the look you want. Mentioning a cup size is not enough. Show your surgeon pictures of breasts you like.

4) Then your surgeon has to tell you if your chosen look is realistic for your anatomy. The most common mistake is to go too big.

5) I recommend that the surgeon NOT make a final implant choice in advance, because this is just an educated guess.

6) The surgeon should have a large inventory of different size and shape implants available in the operating room.

7) Then the surgeon can put sterile disposable implant SIZERS in your breasts during surgery, to see what a particular implant really looks like inside you. This is how to make the best choice. A sizer costs only $45, and takes all the guess work out.

8) Finally, the sizer is discarded, and the correct breast implants (based on what you want and on your anatomy) are opened from the operating roon inventory, and put in your breasts to complete the operation.
 

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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