5ft tall, 140 lbs. , 36A or 38A current bra size. 450cc silicone: too big for me? (photo)

I am looking to have a B A soon. I am short and I don't think I am obese but I do weight 140. I don't know what implant would be too big for my height and weight. I posted three pics. I just wish to balance my behind with my front. My wish pic too. Thank you.

Doctor Answers (4)

External sizers

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are quite predictable in showing you the effect of the VOLUME on your overall appearances.  Though some doctors will minimize its effectiveness, it has not failed me in my 20 years of practice.  2 cups of rice in a knee high nylon stocking would produce a sizer of 480 cc's.  Use an unlined bra and see if this 'fits' on your body and simulates the photo you show.  It at least gives you a visual idea of what you will have.


Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

5ft tall, 140 lbs. , 36A or 38A current bra size. 450cc silicone: too big for me? (photo)

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That is a very personal decision. I think 450 cc could look very good. But over internet still hard to advise exactly.//

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Breast Augmentation Size

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In my own practice we keep silicone gel implants of all sizes available for patients to try on in a testing bra. This is not a perfect teaching tool because under the muscle implants tend to lose some projection, but because my patients look it actual implants on their frame I find it the most helpful.

I encourage my patients to bring a friend or friends for a second or third opinion, and to bring a few different shirts.

I suggest as you look at implants you think about the relationship between the width of the breast and the width of the shoulders and hips. Two wide will make you look top heavy, too narrow will make the breasts look like torpedoes. I personally like to see the outer curve the breast have balance with the curve of the hip.

Once we hone in on the right diameter we then look at the projection of the breast which changes the cup size. At the correct diameter we can use a high moderate or low profile implant depending upon the patients goals.

Depending upon the starting situation, and the degree of droop we adjust accordingly.

Photographs of your goals are helpful, but they don't always tell the whole story. They don't always let you know a height and width of the entire patient.

Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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Implant Sizing

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There are several factors that are considered in selecting implant sizes.  I consider two factors when selecting implants for my patients:

1.Dimensional planning
2.Gel Implant Sizing system

Dimensional planning – The measurements of your chest wall are taken. Also, the breast dimensions including the height, width, and current dimensions of each breast form the basis of dimensional planning. Based on these measurements, the implant size is recommended. This will give you a unique breast implant that is suited for your body frame. However, there are some limitations of what size we can recommend. For instance, some implants may just be too big for a narrow chest wall. Your surgeon can review this with you during the consultation.

Gel Implant Sizing system – During the preliminary breast implant consultation, you will be provided with an option to “try on” a variety of implant shapes and sizes. You can also visualize the possible outcomes of your surgery which helps you to get that perfect size to give you the shape that you longed for. This way your preferences are known and you can then pick a range of implants that will “fit” just right to give a soft natural fuller look. Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

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