Why is it that the same size breast implant can look so different on someone who's even a similar size?
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Choosing the Correct Implant
Choosing the right implant is your second most important decision .After choosing the right surgeon!
Implant choices are scary because they can be complicated.
- Size depends on your height, weight, chest circumference, chest measurements, skin looseness, goals and much more.You really need your plastic surgeon to work with you to help you find the right one. The answers aren't found on-line.
- Bra sizes are misleading - the same woman can wear a B, C or D cup, depending on bra style and manufacturer.
- Photos are misleading too - implants look different in different people and an implant can look much larger or smaller in a photo than it will look on you.
- As a general rule - but it may not apply to you - an implant of 300 or below adds a cup size or less, 350 - 450 adds two cup sizes.
- Larger implants are fashionable but harder to live with long-term.
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Comparing similar implants in different patients
Breast implant size selection
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Size of breast implant
The final appearance after breast implant surgery depends on a number of factors - size of the implant is only one of them. The shape of the implant, how much breast tissue the person has, whether the implant is put under the breast tissue or under the muscle etc. The appearance also depends a lot on the size of the pocket created for the implant - the breast will look flatter if the pocket is too big for the implant and perter if the pocket is smaller.
Why do same size breast implants look different on different patients
Most likely the difference that you see with the same size breast implant and different patients has to do with not only the size but the shape and position of the breast before surgery of the individual patient.
Breast shape different from person to person
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