Breast Augmentation with Mini Ultimate Breast Lift(TM)
700 cc implants over the muscle are too big, will extrude inferiorly and
laterally requiring revision and you will be dissatisfied. From your photograph, you have ptosis of the
breasts and stretch marks. You would
benefit from a new technique called Breast Augmentation with Mini Ultimate
Breast LiftTM. Using only a
circumareola incision it is possible to reshape your breast tissue creating
upper pole fullness, elevate them higher on the chest wall and more medial to
increase your cleavage. Through the same
incision, implants can be placed.
Aligning the areola, breast tissue and implant over the bony prominence
of the chest wall maximizes anterior projection with a minimal size
implant. Small round textured silicone
gel implants placed retro-pectoral look and feel more natural, are more stable,
less likely to ripple or have complications needing revision. Implant profile is irrelevant in the
retro-pectoral position since the muscle compresses it.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Is 700 cc too big?
You should try sizers to 'see' what you will look like. 3 cups of rice in a nylon stocking will provide a volume of 720 cc's which will be a little larger then what you are considering - use an unlined bra and see what you will look like as your height allows you to handle larger sizes.
Will 700 CC over the muscle be too big?
The average volume in the US is 350 cc. So a 700 cc implant tends to
be too large for most women. The best way to determine what you would like would be to try on sizers in the office.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Will 700 CC over the muscle be too big?
Why not a donut lifting with 500 cc sub muscular placed implants as another option? Please respond so we can all understand where this 700 cc came from////
Implant size and placement
Thanks for your question,
Determining breast implant size can be a very difficult process for patients. It is always a good idea to have an in person consultation with an established plastic surgeon. A consult should include consideration of many factors including your desired size and look, as well as your own tissue thickness. In general, placing implants under the muscle helps reduce risks like tissue thinning, rippling, and capsular contracture.
Additionally, a 700cc implant is quite large. I would recommend seeking at least one more opinion before making your decision.
700cc implants ?
Thanks for submitting your picture. A side or oblique view would have been very helpful to determine the level of your droopiness. From your picture , you appear to have level 2 droopiness, which means that you will need at least a mini lift ( donut, purse string ) in order to obtain an attractive looking breasts. As far as the implants size, it is difficult to answer your question without the measurements of your chest and breasts circumference. Let's assume that you are 36 B cup. 700 cc implants will bring you to a 36 DDD. If you are 38 B cup you'll end up 38 full DD. As long as you understand what you are getting into, that's fine, but in my humble opinion this is too big. Always consult with board certified plastic surgeons and check their before and after pictures to make sure that you like the results. Also, make sure that their pictures are numerous and consistent and that they have good reviews.
Best of luck,
Not a good plan
700 cc over the muscle will cause a lot of problems for you including rippling, and severe drooping of your breasts in the ot too distant future. You'd be much better off doing a submuscular implant and lift.
I would reconsider a subglandular implant. Placing implants under the muscle helps decrease risks like tissue thinning, rippling, and capsular contracture. 700cc is also a very large implant. I would recommend going on another consultation to see what others say
?700 cc above the muscle
Most surgeons prefer under the muscle placement for the vast majority of patients. The larger the implant the more the advantages to under the muscle.
I really cannot tell from this single photo, but 15.6 cm is an awfully wide breast, and this does not look like so wide a breast.
Was the 700 cc your idea or the surgeon's? Before choosing that size, be sure to try on 700 cc sizers. If they look too big as sizers, they are too big.
Larger implants have more long term complication risks, early sagging being one that would concern be the most, particularly since you already have stretch marks, a sign of less than ideal breast skin elasticity.
Think hard about getting another opinion. All the best
700 CC over the muscle
Without specific measurements and a physical exam, along with an in-depth discussion as to what your aesthetic goals are via a breast augmentation it is difficult to completely answer this question. However, I am very hesitant to place any implants above the muscle as it may lead to many issues, including stretch marks and more importantly the inability of your soft tissue to support the implant weight. I also am of the opinion that 700 cc implants are large and will definitely show an extreme change in your appearance. Make sure that you understand the risks of having an implant placed above the muscle vs one that is below it. As always consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.