What Implant Size is Do You Recommend?
- Asked by NYstateofmind
- 3 months ago
I am 48 years old and weigh 135lbs. I have had 3 children. My cup size is a 36B. What size implant would give me a DD result? I was thinking 550cc
Proper Implant Selection
In order to make an accurate size recommendation, I would need to assess your chest wall and breast mound measurements and characteristics. 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.
Web reference: http://www.drpaulgill.com
are very accurate and can also give you an idea if DD cups are too large for your frame or height. At some point, implants can make you look fat (not phat) so be careful with your choices.
Following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do, whether or not they have 2 dimensional photos of you, but without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, discussing the pros and cons of the procedure and implant options may not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
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Trying to predict cup size post-operatively is at best unpredictable.
As a rough guide, 100cc equates to 1 cup size.
Don't worry about volume of the implant, but rather make sure your surgeon customises the implant to your body dimensions and your goals.
Implant size question
It is very difficult to predict what cup size you will be after your procedure. Cup sizes are not standardized. So a D cup in one designer could be a C cup or B cup in another designer. This is the approach I use to help guide my patients with their implant size selection:
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. However, there are some limitations of what size we can recommend. For instance, some implants may just be too big for a narrow chest wall. Your surgeon can review this with you during the consultation.
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. If you have decided on saline implants, then based on the gel sizer you select, we can guide you to the saline implant that achieves a similar look.
Hope this helps.
Web reference: http://www.basuplasticsurgery.com
550 cc breat implants sound too big.
1) Very large breast implants stretch your tissues and age badly. We never use implants larger than 500 cc's.
In order for myself or another surgeon to give you a proper assessment, you need to post photos. I recommend a clear front and side view of the breasts. Additionally, any surgeon you see should offer you a sizing process. I offer my patients both VECTRA 3D imaging and implant sizers.
What Implant Size Do You Recommend?
It is impossible to give a good answer without more information but a 550 cc implant may get you to a D or DD. Your PS should be able to give you this information as well as let you try on sizers.
Breast Implant Size
Breast implant size really depends on the patient anatomy, skin quality, and measurements which can only be determined in the office. We also use the VECTRA XT 3D system to help patients visualize their virtual results during their consultation. The machine shows patients what they can look like in 3D using the actual measurements from the implant manufacturers. This is a very useful tool during your breast implant consultation.
Web reference: http://www.ShaferPlasticSurgery.com
Talk to your doctor
This decision needs to be made in person with your surgeon. They need to see and feel the amount of tissue and it's quality and determine what would be best for you.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.