I am going in for my breast implants in a week, and I'm having second thoughts about the size. I am 25 years old, I have one child, and I don't have any sagging or stretch marks on my breasts. I am currently an A cup and I would like to be a full natural D cup. My surgeon and I decided on 600cc cohesive gel implants. I'm wondering if they will end up looking too big. Is 600cc too big? If not, how big will my breast end up being?
600cc Breast Implants to Achieve D Cup Too Large?
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600 cc? and you want to look natural?
I've never once seen 600cc implants look natural...at least in my opinion of what natural is.
I've also never seen an A cup patient wth 600 cc implants whose tissue wasn't damaged from the weight and pressure over time.
If you want to be natural, forget about the cup size. Go to a surgeo who can measure you and determine on objective grounds the ideal sized implant to fill your breast envelope. My bet is that it isn't more than 350cc...
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It depends on your proportions
I certainly agree with the comments above. 600cc implants are generally considered large, but cup size is proportional to bra size. If you're a 40 bra band size, 600 cc may be right for you. If you're a 32, 600cc will be larger than a D.
In your surgeon's office, try on a set of sizers and see what 600cc looks like on your body. That's a good way to tell if you're overdoing it.
Finally, we've got a 3D scanner so you can see a close representation of what various sizes of implants would look like. Not many offices have the technology, but it really helps people visualize what results may be achieved.
Implant Selection Process
600 cc implants are on the very large size of what I use in my practice. It is well known that larger implants cause more frequent implant complications. In terms of size, there is not a general rule of thumb or objective criteria to implant selection.
Your plastic surgeon will perform several measurements of your chest wall and breast anatomy and determine a range of implants that both fit your chest wall and reach your desired goals.
The next step is to try on this range of implants in the office with your doctor. The key to this success is showing your surgeon the body proportion you desire with a bra sizer and allowing your surgeon to guide you to the right implant. It will be much easier to communicate in implant cc's than cup size when determining the appropriate implant for you.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
Web reference: http://www.drpaulgill.com
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Vectra 3D Imaging May Help You Determine If 600 CC Breast Implants is Ideal for Your Anatomy
It’s virtually impossible to answer this question without a consultation and physical examination for a variety of reasons. When choosing breast implants for breast augmentation, we’re not interested in implant size, but instead, we’re interested in the appropriate implant fit. I want to achieve harmony, balance, and proportion with the surrounding anatomic structures.
It’s obvious that a 600 CC implant would have a much more dramatic effect in someone whose 5 foot tall, then someone who is 6 foot tall. Also, your starting breast size would impact your final breast size and final result. Terminology is also important. I find that not everyone’s idea of a D cup is the same and this potentially can lead to confusion as well.
The best approach to resolve this issue is consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
In an effort to minimize confusion, I utilize both implant sizers and the 3D Vectra computer imaging system. These two systems help the surgeon understand the patient’s aesthetic goals. They also significantly alleviate the anxiety that many patients experience regarding breast implant size.
Implants too large
I just saw this question so you probably already had your surgery.. I hope things went well. It's hard for anyone to say what size you will be with 600cc implants without knowing how much breast tissue you started with and your goals. Hopefully you are happy with the results.
600cc is a larger than average implant
A 600 cc implant is larger than average. Some of the data in the breast implant brochure mandated by the FDA for reading prior to breast augmentation suggests that the risk of complications is higher in individuals with implants exceeding 350cc.
That having been said, 600cc may achieve your goals but it is not likely to be natural. Try sizers on once again prior to surgery and walk around with them for an hour or two. Make sure you like the look and are comfortable with the weight. Expect that other procedures will be required at a later date.
600 cc implants and a "D" cup
It is hard to predict specific cup size with only the volume of an implant. The best way to size up your chest is based upon your base diameter and desired projection. 600 cc implants are very large.
Cup size is not every thing
It sounds like a huge implant but other factors are important to consider including chest,breast diameters etc...Do not focus on the cup size but what would make you look good, even if this would be a C!
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Natural it won't be, but 600 cc may be the right size.
The size of the implant has to be put into the context of your chest width and how tall you are. I have seen patients who are 6 feet tall, where 600 cc is only a 38 C cup. I have also seen patients where it is a 34 DD cup.
I would discuss options with at least two board-certified surgeons. Have them show you examples of women who look like you and whose results are at least 3 years out.
Web reference: http://www.enhanceyourimage.com
Your own words - "full, natural D cup" may be contradictory in the sense that using a 600cc implant may get you to a D cup, but it is likely to not look natural. Of course if you are very tall and with a wider chest frame, then this may be an exception, but going from an A cup to a D and expecting it to look natural may be expecting too much. Ask to see pictures of a patient on whom your surgeon has performed a 600cc augmentation when they began with an A cup. Look at different views and see if it looks natural to you.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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