I am really petite. Standing at 5ft, 90lb, with a ribcage of 26 and 30 bandwidth. My BA is in one week and my PS recommend me with 225cc Mentor silicone, under the muscle. I'm still very undecided about the size. Don't know if I should go bigger with a 250cc. Question is, will I be in a full B or Med B with a 225cc? And do you think I should go with 225cc or 250cc based on my body frame. Keep in mind, I am going for a natural look, no where like a C cup.
I Am 5 Ft. 90lb Dr. Recommend 225cc Mentor Silicone, Under. Is This a Good Size for Me? (photo)
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I Am 5 Ft. 90lb Dr. Recommend 225cc Mentor Silicone, Under. Is This a Good Size for Me?
Yes I might consider 250 UHP silicones for you. If you want a B cup than discuss with your chosen surgeon.
I agree a silicone gel under the muscle will give you the most natural look. If looking natural is your main goal, a smaller implant will always be best. I think you will be happy with either one.
Sizing for breast augmentati
There are many ways to be sized. In my practice, I put actual implants inside a bra with no padding such as a Warner 1003 which you can get at Macy's. I then place you in a t shirt or tank top. When you find the size which you feel is proportionate to your frame I then add 25 to compensate for being placed under the muscle. This in my practice helps patients the most.
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you have a very tight breast envelope. there not a significant difference between the two sizes that you are considering. The size may need to be determined at the time of surgery by your surgeon.
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From your photos, you have very little breast tissue and will benefit significantly from the procedure. However, 25cc difference is almost nothing and the better way to approach the surgery is to communicate with your surgeon about what you desire and let him/her choose the implant that best suits your goals.
Best of luck,
Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
Deciding on the size of implants before breast augmentation
Thank you for sharing your pre-op photos.
A difference of 25cc (225 or 250) is about table spoon and should not make a bold difference even on a small frame like yours.
With that perspective, the subpectoral implants advantages are many especially if you are after the "natural" look.
That being said, please remember that commendable results require an exceptionally skilled surgeon to perform the surgery and settling for anything less than that increases the chances of additional corrective surgeries dramatically.
I hope this helps and please feel free to check the website below.
Thank you for your inquiry.
The best of luck to you.
Is This a Good Size for Me?
There are no fixed definitions of cup size. I have numerous patients who have bras in 3 different cup sizes all of which fit. A B cup on a 34 band is smaller than one on a 36, larger than one on a 32, and so forth. I would not hazard a guess as to your cup size after enlargement.
25 cc is less than two tablespoons. If you look at the two implants you are considering, without reading the label I would be surprised if you could pick out the larger one. Your surgeon should be certain that the implants chosen matches the width of your natural breast tissue, and help you choose the best size for you. Thanks, and best wishes.
Implant size for petite frame
Based on the photos, I think either one will work. Because you have very narrow chest wall and very little breast tissues, selecting the right fit and profile of the implant is more critical than the volume of the implant. If you like really smooth upper pole profile then choose moderate profile implant and pick smaller of the two. If you are looking for fuller B cup then the larger one will do. Both will look quite nice on you, just a matter of personal taste and refinement of what you seeking.
Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery
Implant Selection Process
Thank you for sharing your photos. I think your implant range will put you in the B cup range. Unfortunately, there is not a general rule of thumb or objective criteria to implant selection.
Your plastic surgeon will perform several measurements of your chest wall and breast anatomy and determine a range of implants that both fit your chest wall and reach your desired goals.
The next step is to try on this range of implants in the office with your doctor. The key to this success is showing your surgeon the body proportion you desire with a bra sizer and allowing your surgeon to guide you to the right implant. It will be much easier to communicate in implant cc's than cup size when determining the appropriate implant for you.
I wish you a safe recovery and fantastic result.
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