Are 350 Cc Breast Implants Too Conservative for D Cup Goal?
- Asked by Miss 24 in somewhere
- 4 years ago
I'm 25 years old, 5'5, 125 lbs, no kids yet. I've lost 20 lbs and went from a full 36D to 34B. I went to 2 plastic surgeons, both decided I don't need a breast lift as my breasts mainly lack volume. My ribcage is 29", breast width 13cm. I have a 'pigeon's chest' and I also have thin skin on my breasts. Both surgeons recommend high profile silicone breast implants placed over the muscle (based on my chest structure and breast shape), and one of them prefers to use anatomicals. Neither of them will give me more than 350 cc. Will this get me to D cup?
Breast implants for D cup breasts.
1) I agree absolutely that 350 cc's is a maximum for you. They will probably get you to a D cup at least. Excessively large breast implants stretch your tissues, and age badly.
2) High profile implants are a good choice for your dimensions, Moderate PLUS profile implants would probably be fine too, and may give a more natural look.
3) I do not recommend using "anatomical" implants. They have more problems, and do not give you a more natural shape.
There is no way to guarantee a particular bra size. Bra sizing varies greatly between bra manufacturers and a C in one bra will be a D in another. What matters more than the assigned bra size is the way the implant looks on you. The best option for your body and aesthetic goals can be determined in a thorough implant sizing session.
Implant sizing depends on several factors. One of the most important factors is your breast width. Generally, your surgeon will measure your breast width, and then provide you with a range of implant sizes appropriate for your native breast size. There are more nuances to it than just what I've described, but this approach works for most women.
I usually have my patients bring in a large bra and a tight t-shirt to do sizing. I'll then choose 3-4 implants that I feel are appropriate, and have my patients place them in the bra under the tight t-shirt. My patients can then look in the mirror and get a good sense of what they will look like with the provided implant sizes. My patients like this approach and get a great idea of how they will look.
By using this technique, your surgeon can outline a range of appropriate implant sizes that will be aesthetically pleasing, and you make the final decision.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
Breast implant size
It is very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or "fake looking" means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
I use intraoperative sizers and place the patient in the upright position to evaluate breast size. Use of these sizers also allow me to select the press implant profile (low, moderate, moderate plus, high-profile) that would most likely achieve the patient's goals. The patient's goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison.
I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible.
By the way, the most common regret after this operation, is “I wish I was bigger”.
I hope this helps.
Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/choosing-your-size.htm
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I would use the sizers such as those shown below to help you decide on whether the breast implants would achieve the desired appearance as well as the cup size.
350 cc and "D" cup?
Without an exam it is hard to say what exact cup size you would be, and even with exam this can not be predicted with certainty. To get an idea, you can try a baggy test and fill up to the desired volume and try on a "D" bra.
Breast implant sizing
In my opinion, the best way to determine which bra size you will be is to place the actual implant in a bra. If the bra fills appropriately, that is the size you will be. If the bra is too large, it will have excess space and wrinkles in it. If the bra is too small, the implant will bulge medially , and perhaps push the bra away from your chest. The nice part about putting the implants in the bra is that pretty much what you see is what you get. You can see what the implant looks like on your frame size and height which gives you the opportunity to determine whether the size makes you overall look thin, fat, or just right.
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