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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by diggied in Lansdale, PA
The more breast surgery I do the more I realize that there is no correlation between the size of implant and resulting cup size. This may have to do with several factors including: the amount of breast volume the patient starts with, the shape of the patient's chest wall (concave or convex), the type and model of breast implant selected (saiine/silicone and low/moderate/high profile), bra manufacturer variance in cup sizes, the degree of filling of the...
The breast width will determine the size of implant along with other measurements. Around 250-280 cc will most likely be quite natural. also consider getting dual plane augmentation technique which will help with the natural look.
The choice of implant size will be largely determined by the width of your breasts. An implant that is too wide for the breast will look unnatural. Once the width is set, you can choose the implant profile. Moderate profile implants are more flat than high profile implants of the same width. The more pointy high profile implants, in my opinion, give a less natural look but allow a larger volume to fit behind a given breast width. Finally, silicone implants tend to look and feel more natural...
In my practice I try to understand what the patient wants regarding size. For example, maybe she wears a B-cup now and would like to be a full C. By examining her and taking some measurments, I can decide if her desire is realistic and achievable. In the operating room, I use sizers to determine how many cc it will take to achieve her goal. That is the size implant I will use. Whether the breasts look "natural" depends on several factors including how tight the skin is...