Need help deciding size and placement :) (photos)
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Implant volume and cup size
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
I don't think that a 500 implant will actually fit, a 400 cc will help you with giving you volume and get you closer to the wish picture.
Breast implant selection
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Personally I would encourage you to not consider implants larger than 400 cc as you have very pretty natural appearing breast shape and going larger than that might give you an unnatural too large a look.
I comes to placement opinions very greatly. The submuscular location has many advantages including a reduce chance of capsular contraction and better coverage of the implant. However as you know vigorous weight lifting does cause motion of the implant with contraction however I have treated bodybuilders and the submuscular location and a are happy with her result.
The subfascial approach is relatively new and popular among younger surgeons. However many more experienced surgeons have not adopted the subfascial approach because of technical difficulties and an increased chance of bleeding
during surgery.The best thing free to do is to consult at least 1 or 2 plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, experienced in breast surgery,and have an excellent reputation in your community.
Implant choice and placement
Regarding the size, from looking at your pictures I think that a 500cc implant will be too big. The best way to work out the size is to see a plastic surgeon who can spend time working out which implant is likely to give you the results you are looking for. If you choose a large implant the result will be less natural and you will be more likely to have other operations in the future.
Size and placement of breast implants
Need help deciding size and placement for breast augmentation?
Thank you for the question and pictures. Based on your pictures, I think that you are starting at a great “starting point” and should have a very nice outcome with breast augmentation surgery. Also, based on your photographs, I would suggest the use of silicone gel breast implants placed in the sub muscular (dual plane) position.
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. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining 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 “D or DD cup” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on him who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
The use of computer imaging technology may also be very helpful during this communication process.
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.
I hope this (and the attached link) help.
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