I am 5'2. 120 lbs with chest measurements of 36B before mastectomy. If I want the same size, how big should the implant be?
Which Implant Size to Keep B Cup After Mastectomy?
Doctor Answers (1)
Cup Size Is Not A Good Way to Discuss Breast Size
Cup sizes is no a good way to discuss breast size for many reasons.
- many woman are wearing the wrong size bra, so the cup size they think is their correct breast size is simply wrong
- bra cup sizes vary form manufacturer to manufacturer
- bra cup sizes vary with bra styles even from the same manufacturer
A better technique to determine a desired breast size is by the use of sizers on a paient who has already had a mastectomy. In this way you can directly observe that the implant matches the other side for unilateral mastectomies, as well as decide whether to reduce the un-operated side.
I generally prefer an autologous tissue breast reconstruction techniques using your own tissues from the abdomen and buttocks area. Bilateral cases can match quite well, while unilateral may require reduction of a very large un-operated breast to achieve good symmetry.
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