425 cc High profile silicone implants with lift, too big? Measurements and pics attached. (photos)
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Benelli Mastopexy Plus 425cc HP - Is This Too Big For My 5'8" Frame?
You show the four main problems seen in the postpartum ptotic (droopy) breasts.
1. Your breasts are hanging on your chest wall.
2. Your areola are too large.
3. Your areola are too low on the breast mound.
4. You have no fullness in the upper quadrant.
The high profile implant not only gives you more fullness in the upper quadrant, but it also tends to lift the breast more. The circumareolar mastopexy (Benelli) does a nice job of lifting your breasts, but the extra lift from the high profile will help give you the perky breasts you are looking for.
Lift with 425 HP implants, ? Too Big
Active life style and large implants, combined with a lift that puts stress on already stretched and weakened tissue, not a good combination. Think smaller in these circumstances. Perhaps trying on sizers and wearing them in your bra for a week, if your doctor would permit that, would save you some headaches, down the line.
Are 425 cc breast implants plus lift too large for me?
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I also agree that a small lift will be needed.
Peter Fisher M.D.
425 cc High profile silicone implants with lift, too big? Measurements and pics attached.
Thank you for the question and pictures. Based on your photographs, you should have a very nice outcome with breast augmentation/lifting surgery. Unfortunately, in regards to specific size/profile of breast implant, despite good intentions, online consultants will not be able to provide you with meaningful specific advice. Ultimately, you will do well spending additional time with your plastic surgeon communicating your goals, questions, and concerns. Do not proceed to the operating room until you feel comfortable that you are both on the same page when it comes to the goals you are trying to achieve. In other words, careful measurements, dimensional planning, and careful communication will be key.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you're looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Again, have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining which operation and/or breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.
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 or D cup" etc 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. The use of computer imaging may be very helpful during this communication phase.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery. The use of temporary intraoperative sizers with the patient in the upright position makes selection of the best breast implant size/profile relatively easy.
I hope this, and the attached link, helps.
Breast Lift with Implants
It sounds like you are seeing a very carful surgeon, who does good preop analysis. A narrower base implant make sense. This is more fully outlined below by Dr. Lowen, so see his answer. If the implant is too wide, you end up with a "Side-boob." So, any way, all the best, "Dr. Joe"
Are 425cc high profile implants too big
Needs more than a Benelli
Are 425 high profile silicone implants too big for breast augmenation?
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