Implant Size - Differing Opinions from 3 Surgeons
- Asked by ExcitedGal in Lawrenceville, GA
- 2 years ago
I am 5/4, 117 lbs, full a/ small b - deflated from pregnancy/ bottom heavy/ no tissue at top. I went to 3 very good surgeons and 2 stated 300 ccs silicone, moderate profile, memory gel to bring me to a large b. I do not want to look like a C cup, just a large natural B. The surgeon I thought was best thinks that I should go with a 350-375 cc silicone moderate profile, memory gel implant to get this size. This sounds like a big difference. He said that 300ccs would be too small. Help!
Implant sizing - picking the right implant size for you
Try implant sizers preoperatively to see what look you like the best. I consider two factors when selecting implants for my patients:
2.Gel Implant Sizing system
Dimensional planning – The measurements of your chest wall are taken. Also, the breast dimensions including the height, width, and current dimensions of each breast form the basis of dimensional planning. Based on these measurements, the implant size is recommended. This will give you a unique breast implant that is suited for your body frame. Even your fitness levels and other relevant criteria are taken into consideration. It is you who will decide what you are comfortable with.
Gel Implant Sizing system – During the preliminary breast implant consultation, you will be provided with an option to “try on” a variety of implant shapes and sizes. You can also visualize the possible outcomes of your surgery which helps you to get that perfect size to give you the shape that you longed for.
This way your preferences are known and you can then pick a range of implants that will “fit” just right to give a soft natural fuller look.
Web reference: http://www.basuplasticsurgery.com
The 350-375 will probably bump you up to a large "C". However, without an exam I would not necessarily recommend either implants to you.
When it comes to breast augmentation, you will have several choices on implant size and shape. What I find helpful for patients in their decision making process is to show before and after pictures of patient with breast shape close them. It will defiantly help you if you do that.
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